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  • Mudhoney Add Big Day Out Sideshows

    20 November 2013 9:59 PM 23

    Mudhoney will perform shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as their own Big Day Out shows in January. The Seattle band were last in Australia in 2011 for Meredith and return for 2014 to Big Day Out’s bill with Pearl Jam and Cosmic Psychos. Both Pearl Jam and Mudhoney paid tribute to Cosmic Psychos in the recent movie Blokes You Can Trust

  • Mudhoney Auckland Big Day Out Side Show Announced

    20 November 2013 9:31 PM 22

    Thursday, 21st November 2013 10:20AM Mudhoney have been announced to perform a headline show in Auckland the night before the Big Day Out in January. The grunge originals have been going strong since the late 80s, releasing music consistently through the years culminating in their ninth album Vanishing Point. The album came out in April via Sup Pop, who put out their

  • Apology to furious Foo Fighters fans

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 16

    Event contractors Vbase took to Facebook to say sorry after fans complained of delays while queuing to get into AMI Stadium for the first of three New Zealand Foo Fighters shows. Several took to Twitter to say they missed opening songs Something From Nothing, The Pretender, Learn to Fly and Breakout while they waited to enter. Vbase blamed the delays

  • Crash kills off Foos Akld gig

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 13

    Details have emerged about the crash that derailed plans for the Foo Fighter's charity show at Auckland's Town Hall tonight. The show, set to raise funds for the New Zealand Music Foundation, was cancelled late last night after the truck transporting the band's equipment from Christchurch to Auckland was involved in a crash. Police have confirmed that the truck

  • Actor Ben Woolf critical after accident

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 13

    Woolf, who stands about 132cm tall and plays the character Meep on the FX channel show, was hit around 9pm on Thursday (local time), Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Jane Kim said. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, Kim said, though his current condition was not known. The driver remained at the scene after the accident, Kim said. The Emmy-nominated

  • Serving big portions of everything

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 11

    It is absolutely not for the faint-hearted, which is of course to be expected from this provocative screenwriter whose controversial films include The Fly, Naked Lunch, Crash and Maps to the Stars, which screened as part of the most recent New Zealand International Film Festival. That film was a biting satire of Hollywood excesses: black humour mixed

  • Lyrically written tale of dystopia may be next NZ Booker contender

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 14

    Although the Victoria University writing programme has its detractors, it has introduced several new and talented writers in recent years. My favourite book of last year was a product of this course, and The Chimes by fellow VU graduate Anna Smaill is definitely top of my list for 2015. Set in a dystopian future England, after an unspecified crisis known

  • 'Birdman' named best picture at Academy Awards

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 12

    The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and in return received the film industry's highest recognition, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's story of a washed-up, former superhero actor attempting an improbable comeback on Broadway won four Oscars in its nine nominations, including

  • 'Tour of Duty' in the South

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 12

    Sir Tony (he was knighted in 2013) is probably best remembered as the terrific Baldrick in Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder, in which he came complete with the ''I have a cunning plan'' catchphrase. Since his Blackadder days, he has been most prominent in the Time Team series, doing time-limited archaeological digs in a show that was always entertaining and informative

  • Grim Fandango Remastered: Return to Land of the Dead

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 12

    Grim Fandango Remastered From: Double Fine For: PS4, PSVita, PC Three and a half stars (out of five) As with all Double Fine games, those who played them absolutely loved them. Games like Psychonauts and a personal favourite of mine, Brutal Legend, reviewed strongly, were well received by fans, but sank like the Titanic at stores. You are Manny Calavera