NEW ROCK If you have tickets for Cold Chisel's anticipated Hope Estate show on January 18 your appetite was understandably whet this week with the release of the pub rock legends' new single Getting The Band Back Together.
The Don Walker-written song features Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes sharing vocal duties, in what is a relatively light-hearted and bluesy track by Chisel standards.
"Getting The Band Back Together seemed like the right sentiment to accompany the tour but the album itself has a lot of songs that are darker than that, and a few quieter ones too," Walker says.
MASTER TRIO Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are three of the most iconic singers of the 20th century, who changed the face of the entertainment industry. You can take a trip down memory lane on November 27 when Wests New Lambton hosts The Way We Were - a tribute to three of Las Vegas' biggest stars.
Sharon Owens delivers Streisand hits like Funny Girl and Woman In Love, Robbie Howard embodies Sinatra and his big band classics Come Fly with Me and New York New York and Johnny Edwards will perform Martin's songs like Everybody Loves Somebody and That's Amore.
TWO TO TANGO A trip up the Hunter Expressway will be in order when acclaimed concert pianist Nicholas Young reunites with 10-string guitarist Matthew Fagan for their latest program exploring Spanish classical, flamenco, tango and modern jazz. Espaa El Vito - The Spirit Of Spain & Tango comes to the Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Singleton on November 24.
DOUBLE STING This is gonna be loud. German rock behemoths Scorpions are teaming up with English glam metal band Whitesnake for a co-headline tour of Australia.
Scorpions are best known for their ballad Wind Of Change, which became an anthem for the fall of the Berlin Wall, and their 1984 metal classic Rock You Like A Hurricane. While Whitesnake are famous for their 1987 hit Here I Go Again.
Scorpions and Whitesnake play the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (February 19), Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (February 22) and Brisbane Entertainment Centre (February 24). Tickets go on sale 2pm Friday.
MEETING OF MINDS As the creative sparks at the centre of Oasis and You Am I, Noel Gallagher and Tim Rogers were arguably the greatest rock songwriters the UK and Australia produced in the '90s.
Their long list of songwriting credits include classics like Wonderwall, Live Forever, Berlin Chair and Heavy Heart. Both are also wicked raconteurs renown for their hilarious interviews.
On November 22 Gallagher will be the special guest on Rogers' Double J radio show Liquid Lunch Live in Sydney. Expect to hear colourful stories from Oasis' infamous 1998 Australian tour, which was supported by You Am I.
Fans can win access to watch the exclusive chat live from November 8 through Double J's website.
LIPA SERVICE The international contingent for the ARIA Awards continues to grow after the UK's two-time Grammy-winning pop star Dupa Lipa confirmed she would perform at the ceremony on November 27. Lipa boasts a monthly Spotify audience of 26 million and is best known for her single New Rules.
EXTRA BLUES US rockers The Eagles Of Death Metal and UK trip-hoppers Morcheeba joined the Bluesfest sideshows tour this week. The Eagles Of Death Metal play the Metro City, Perth (April 13); Metro Theatre, Sydney (April 16) and Croxton Ballroom, Melbourne (April 18). You can catch Morcheeba at 170 Russell, Melbourne (April 7) and the Enmore Theatre (April 9).