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UB40 Hits NZ in 2017

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...
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R.I.P Leonard Cohen

Posted 14 November 2016 by Gold FM in Legend

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...
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Freddy Mercury's Asteroid

Posted 6 September 2016 by Gold FM in Legend

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...
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Bryce Carter

Posted 6 July 2016 by Gold FM in New Zealand Music and New Releases

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....
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Smokefree Rockquest Winners Join Forces

Posted 31 May 2016 by Gold FM

Smokefree rockquest winners Alien Weaponry (Northland) and Altered Blondes (North Shore) are joining forces this Friday to put on a killer show for Auckland's youth. The all ages show at the Ellen Melville Hall in the City runs from 5:30pm -...
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Alien Weaponry

Posted 5 May 2016 by Gold FM in New Zealand Music

Gold FM is acknowledging NZ Music Month by paying attention to Alien Weaponry and featuring them this month. Hailing from Northland, Alien Weaponry are a three piece hardcore thrash metal band with an average age of 13 set to take the New Zealand...
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Still His Guitar Gently Weeps

Posted 22 April 2016 by Gold FM in Legend

Sad, sad, sad to hear Prince has passed.  BIG respect to Prince, AKA: Jamie Starr, Christopher Alexander Nevermind, The Purple One, Joey Coco, The Artist Formely Known As Prince, TAFKAP.  Master of Funk, R&B, Rock, Pop, New Wave, Synth Pop,...
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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton 'Can't Let You Do It'

Posted 11 April 2016 by Gold FM in New Releases
Media Release: Johnny Parker Records

Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for...
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Phil Rudd Still Ranks As A Drummer

Posted 6 April 2016 by Gold FM

Phil Rudd has been named one of the best rock drummers of all time by Rolling Stome magazine. While Phil Rudd welcomed the ranking as good news he graciously played it down saying, “There are a lot of drummers around.” Credited with influencing a...
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Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith Releases 'Water Or Gold'

Posted 12 February 2016 by Gold FM in New Zealand Music and New Releases
Media Release: Warner Music NZ - Georgia McNaught

Warner Music New Zealand has announced the release of Hollie Smith’s third solo album WATER OR GOLD, out April 1st 2016. Undoubtedly one of Aotearoa’s strongest voices, Hollie Smith emerged in the late 1990s, working with the likes of Fat Freddy’s...
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R.I.P David Bowie

Posted 12 January 2016 by Gold FM

The ever elegant Thin White Duke took his leave of this mortal coil surrounded by loving family and his death has come as a complete surprise to the rest of the world. David Bowie released his last album, ‘Black Star’ on his 69th birthday, just two...
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Fat Freddys Drop

Fat Freddy's Drops 'Bays'

Posted 6 January 2016 by Gold FM in New Zealand Music and New Releases

Fat Freddy’s Drop launched BAYS, a 9 track boil up heralding a fresh chapter in Freddys fantastic voyages, to a packed house at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday, October the 24th.  Bays opens with the slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’...
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They're The Voice For Climate Change

Posted 27 November 2015, 10:35 am by Gold FM in New Releases

Natalie Isaacs, founder of Australian women's climate movement 1 Million Women, was facing a dilemma. The former cosmetics entrepreneur turned climate activist had embraced the suggestion of collaborator Andreas Smetana, that it would be an...
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New Zealand Music Celebrates 50 Years of Awards

Posted 24 November 2015 by Gold FM

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. The pair collected Tuis for the Mentos Album...
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