Tom Petty died on Monday night - after inaccurate news of his death was released online upsetting his family and friends who were at his bedside.
On Sunday, Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home,... Continue reading »
Dave Dobbyn has released his classic Kiwi anthem Welcome Home in te Reo to celebrate Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori).
The 60 year old singer said he wrote the song in 2005 after watching anti racism marches in Christchurch. He... Continue reading »
It was our pleasure to welcome Kristian Lund and Mikayla Wiltshire to Gold FM this morning.
Kristian is passionate about music and already has a large catalogue of songs he has written, sung and self-produced. Seventeen year old Kristian has just... Continue reading »
News of Glen Campbell’s death got us thinking and talking about the power of music today.
After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 Glen Campbell bravely used his own difficult experience to put a public face on the cruelly degenerative... Continue reading »
Posted 1 August 2017
by Gold FM
in New Releases and Legend
Media Release: Universal Music New Zealand
Mick Jagger is doing a state of the nation address – via two brand new tracks rush released this week. The songs, 'Gotta Get A Grip' and ‘England Lost' were urgent responses to what he calls ‘confusion and frustration with the times... Continue reading »
New Zealand thrash metal band Alien Weaponry just entered its second week at the top of the Spotify NZ Viral 50 Music Chart with it’s song Rū Ana Te Whenua. Spotify is the world’s largest online music distributor and it’s “Viral 50” chart measures... Continue reading »
Out this Friday on limited edition double LP and digitally is the remastered inside a quiet mind from micronism.
Stepping through deep house, glitch and techno, and originally made across bedrooms in Auckland and Brisbane, inside a quiet mind isn’t... Continue reading »
Big celebrations are planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
One week before its official release, the 50th anniversary edition box set of the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper” already ranks at number... Continue reading »
Roger waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind PINK FLOYD, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be available for pre-order April 22 and released globally on Friday, June 2 via... Continue reading »
Multiple Grammy and BRIT Award-winning international mega-star, Ed Sheeran, has kicked-off music in 2017, unveiling TWO brand new singles - ’Castle on the Hill’ and ’Shape Of You’
Ed Sheeran's two comeback singles – ‘Castle on the... Continue reading »
Blues-roots fans are in for a treat if they head to the Waihi Beach Hotel tonight. Swamp Thing, a two-man blues-roots juggernaut is rocking the house from 9 pm.
Brian Gentil caught up with Michael Barker, formerly of John Butler Trio, to talk about... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach Hotel Summer Festival is underway with an emphasis on keeping it real by promoting bands with a feel good vibe. The feel good continues tonight with the Narcs bringing classic eighties kiwi hits to the stage tonight!
Brian Gentil... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach Hotel is synonymous with live music over summer and this year is no exception, with 45 live performances scheduled across 15 days kicking off on Christmas Eve.
The Summer Festival will feature top New Zealand acts including Drax... Continue reading »
Posted 6 December 2016
by Nicole Thomas
in Concerts and Legend
Media Release: NikNak Media
The UK’s most successful reggae band, UB40, is returning to New Zealand in November 2017, playing all their hits and more!
Spearheading the global reggae revival throughout the 80s and 90s, UB40 became a household name with smash tunes like ‘Red Red... Continue reading »
New Zealand soul songstress Hollie Smith has released ‘Please’, a song she has written in support of this year’s White Ribbon campaign.
Despite 2016 being an incredibly busy year, releasing latest album WATER OR GOLD, touring Australasia and... Continue reading »
Leonard Cohen's son Adam shared his feelings as he buried his father.
He posted a message on social media telling the world his dad had been buried:
My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few... Continue reading »
New Zealand soul songstress Hollie Smith, today launches the 2016 White Ribbon Campaign by releasing ‘Please’, a song she has written in support of this year’s campaign.
Despite 2016 being an incredibly busy year, releasing latest album WATER OR... Continue reading »
Freddy Mercury would have turned 70 years old on September the 4th.
The supernova star has long since departed for heaven but would surely have been over the moon to learn about his astronomical namesake.
Who better to break the stellar news about... Continue reading »
Based in Berlin, Graham Candy was born & raised in Auckland, where he attended Rangitoto College and participated in the Play It Strange songwriting competition claiming 7th place in 2008.
After being spotted by a Berlin-based record company... Continue reading »
We featured Bryce Carter's music during June. Bryce was born and bred in Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, Christchurch - New Zealand. He's a singer/songwriter who says he's driven to connect with truth and honesty in music.... Continue reading »