Buzzing: Aussie rock band Midnight Oil reunite

Members of the Rolling Stones (from left) Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrive for the Exhibitionism opening night gala in London, Britain, on April 4, 2016.
Members of the Rolling Stones (from left) Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrive for the Exhibitionism opening night gala in London, Britain, on April 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Aussie rock band Midnight Oil reunite

Australian rock band Midnight Oil are reuniting for gigs at home and overseas, they announced yesterday. The band had worldwide hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Beds Are Burning and Blue Sky Mine before disbanding in 2002, when frontman Peter Garrett entered politics. He became an environment minister before quitting in 2013.


Stones tell Trump not to use their music

The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday to stop using their music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request. "The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that it cease all use immediately," a spokesman said. Politico magazine said the Trump campaign was undeterred and used Adele's Skyfall at a rally in Little Rock, Arkansas, two days after her statement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe