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Rock 'n' roll romancing

We think love rocks, literally. Enjoy our cavalcade of rock 'n' roll romancers and heartbroken balladeers.
Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence
Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair.

Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence


History lesson: In the deep dark past, before portable MP3 players, the Internet and cable TV, Kylie Minogue wasn't cool. In 1989, after two albums of corporate-driven pop, Kylie stood a good chance of being just another footnote in the world of flash-in-the-pan bubblegum music. In 1989, the gay community was not obliged to celebrate all aspects of her Kylieness, though obviously some members of the community chose to do so of their own free will. This was not the Kylie we know today.

Things began to change in 1990 with her album Rhythm of Love. With this, Kylie presented a more adult image, her new look helped by her brand spanking new relationship with INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence. Michael's wild ways were just the tonic needed to turn a cute, bubbly pop star into a more mature pop icon. Hutchence at one time listed his favourite hobby as "corrupting Kylie".

This change in Kylie's image saved her from the obscurity that plagued most of her Stock, Aiken and Waterman contemporaries. The lessons in rock stardom weren't all taught by Hutchence, though. Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair. The couple split in 1991 after Michael began an affair with model Helena Christensen.

While Kylie has evolved into the cool multi-faceted, ever-evolving star we know today, Hutchence's story is far more tragic. The singer died, aged 37, in 1997. The official cause was listed as suicide, though some still believe his death was unintentional and accidental. Hutchence's ways ultimately proved to be self destructive but his wild streak did, in some small way, help shape and enhance a career. If only, as Kylie has shown, he'd used it in a positive fashion.

TomKate/Bragelina name: Mylie/Huchinouge

See pics in the great rock romances photo album.

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My god I wish I had the fame and the money to date the wooman of my dreams, Kylie. Lukas

New showmance? Big Brother stars Tully and Tim's PDA at Splendour! MusicFIX Blog by Amy Nelmes Jul 29 2014 9:50AM

TheFIX has eyes everywhere but we’re guessing that Big Brother’s Tully Smyth and Tim Dormer wanted us to see their non-stop PDA’ing at Splendour.

One of our spies said the pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other during the three day festival in Byron Bay last weekend.

But we’re calling it….showmance! It’s no secret the pair has desperately been trying to stay relevant, especially now with the next Big Brother just months from kicking off.

The source said: "They were all over each other, holding hands and pawing at each other. They were definitely trying to tell the world that they’re in a relationship.

"It was definitely not how you would act with a friend. But they were pretty bratty too, whenever anyone asked for their photo, they would just put their hand up and say, 'no photos'."

Erm, totes awks. Even Lily Allen, who closed the festival on Sunday night, stopped for photos with fans and she’s an international pop star #justsaying.

The pair at Splendour

The pair attended the festival as guests of Smirnoff vodka, posting several photos thanking #smirnoffaustralia for having them.

In one telling post, Tully wrote: "So we made it without killing each other- in fact, we may have even fallen a little more in love."

We wonder what Tully’s on-off fling and fellow BB contestant Anthony Drew thinks about this? The pair split just a few weeks after leaving the Nine reality TV show but have remained close.

View slideshow: Desperate for fame? Tully clings to spotlight with scantily-clad snaps

Lily Allen shocks Sunrise's Kochie with raunchy performance: 'It was a bit confronting' MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Jul 28 2014 2:20PM

Holy Sheezus! Lily Allen just loves pressing buttons… and she's done it again.

The visiting UK pop star gave Aussie breakfast TV viewers a serving of twerking, denim shorts and wedgies with a team of scantily clad, butt-shaking dancers on Sunrise this morning.

Host David "Kochie" Koch labelled the performance "raunchy" and "confronting". See it for yourself above!

The 29-year-old sang her tongue-in-cheek take on sexism in the music industry, 'Hard Out Here'. Despite Kochie's outrage, he did understand the point of the OTT bumping and grinding, saying on air: "It's about the objectification of women in the industry".

It's the second controversy for Lily since she touched down in Australia late last week for Splendour in The Grass. The Australian Federal Police are investigating the star for posting to Instagram a mock picture of herself being arrested by a uniformed police officer. She has since removed the photo.

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