Neil Finn reveals how playing at house parties established the way Crowded House wanted to connect with their audience.
The story of local Aboriginal rock icons Us Mob and No Fixed Address provides an insight into the challenges faced by Aboriginal people and the resilience shown through the powerful medium of music.
Kylie Minogue met Michael Hutchence at a bash after the Countdown Awards in 1987. By the time their two-year affair ended, it had transformed a singing budgie into a femme fatale, and set Kylie's course towards pop divadom.
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Graham Norton showcases his wickedly cheeky sense of humour in this fast-paced interview show with Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and Tinie Tempah.
George Gittoes ventures into Iraq to discover first-hand how soldiers and civilians use music to deal with the realities of war.
Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in this concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, this concept film is a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. Waters, together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators, brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.
A quest to perform at a rock club is at the centre of this comedy series that melds fiction with reality. Best friends and roommates devise a number of schemes in the hopes of getting their band booked to play a show at the Rivoli, a modest Toronto club. Going to unnecessary extremes to land the gig, sometimes causing real-world madness with thousands of extras who are unaware they're on a TV show, they're planning to take Toronto by storm one scheme at a time. In an effort to raise awareness about the band, Matt and Jay drop a huge banner across from The Rivoli. It turns out to be more revealing than originally planned.
Matt and Jay try to get a float into the annual Santa Claus parade. Challenges abound, leaving them wondering if they will get their Christmas miracle.
In 1971, four university students got together to form the band, Queen. Forty years later, they have released 26 albums and sold more than 300 million records worldwide. This two-part documentary explores the remarkable story of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon against a backdrop of brilliant music, stunning live performances and an extensive archive of unseen and rare footage.
While watching the original Star Wars trilogy in a single sitting, Matt goes temporarily blind on opening day of The Force Awakens.
Jay writes Matt a letter saying he is leaving the band. Over a feast at an all you can eat Chinese buffet, Jay tries to work up the courage to read Matt the letter.
Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie 'happening' in Central Park and falls in love with the beautiful Shelia. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake, and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate with shocking consequences.
On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament - Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind. However, once the Cold War space race had been won, popular interest in space exploration waned rapidly - as reflected in songs by Elton John and Gil Scott-Heron. In December 1972, NASA launched its final manned mission to the moon, and we have never gone back since. Almost half a century after the moon landing, while our deep yearning to explore the universe lives on in the realm of art and music, its most profound legacy may be the perspective it gave us on our own planet and who we are as a species.
The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to life in this extraordinary dramatisation of the staging of the duo's legendary 1985 comic Opera - The Mikado. A world famous Victorian librettist and composer along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production.
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. Starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
A celebration of both the unifying power of music and the pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival, created by rap superstar Jay-Z.
Over 50 celebrities share stories about the man in the hat - Molly Meldrum. Join Kylie Minogue, Gene Simmons and more as they reveal outrageous insights into this Australian rock legend.
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Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.