Powderfinger Perform 30,000 Feet In The Air

The boys from Powderfinger jumped on their Jetstar plane and belted out some of their classic hits to raise money for a very good cause. Watch highlights from the mile-high concert from ‘Sunrise’ below.

Powderfinger ‘Burn Your Name’ Video

Powderfinger are out with the video to their new single ‘Burn Your Name’, the second release off the Australian rock band’s seventh studio album ‘Golden Rule’, out now on Universal Music. Watch the Natasha Pincus directed video, shot in Thailand during the Yi Peng Festival, below.

Powderfinger ‘Wishing On The Same Moon’ Video

Powderfinger are out with the video to their new single ‘Wishing On The Same Moon’, which is actually a condensed short film by Nicholas Kallincos, titled ‘The Luminary’. The track is off the Brisbane, Australia alternative rock group’s sixth studio album ‘Dream Days at the Hotel Existence’, out now on Universal Records. Watch it at YouTube.

Never A Doubt Fanning Would Return To Powderfinger

Beat magazine spoke with Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton about the band’s return after a solo jaunt by Bernard Fanning, and whether the frontman would be rejoining the band before their latest effort ‘Dream Days At The Hotel Existence’ came about. “No, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind,” Middleton said. “I think we’ve all come to appreciate and respect what has allowed us to do these successful, or not so successful, side projects. It didn’t just appear overnight, the success of that solo project. Myself, I was pretty understanding, and happy for him (Bernard). I know what it’s like to be able to do something yourself, and steer the ship, and not have to look to the four other members for approval.”

The full interview at beat.com.au has since been removed.

2007 APRA Music Awards

Eskimo Joe, Ella Hooper of the band Killing Heidi, Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger, and Augie March attended the 2007 APRA Music Awards at Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday (June 5) in Melbourne, Australia. Celebrating 25 years this year, the Australasian Performing Rights Association awards honor the composers and songwriters behind Australia’s favorite songs. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Powderfinger Visit Hot30

John Collins and Darren Middleton of Powderfinger were in the studio with Austereo’s Hot30 Countdown on May 28th, and asked the Aussie rock veterans if they’ve gone mellow on their new album, their love for cricket, and whether they’ll tour with Silverchair. Listen to the interview here.

Powderfinger’s Melding Of The Minds

Time Off magazine spoke with Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning, who admitted that it’s often a challenge for the band to come to terms with new material because of the personal dynamic of five members. “We have pretty different tastes in music and everyone pulls a different way,” Fanning explained. “On any given day one person might be more determined to shout louder than the rest, and that will be what ends up determining where the song goes. In the past I used to probably shout the loudest, and Cogs [drummer Jon Coghill] also. This time, to a much greater extent, there’s been less of that and probably more of the influence of Haugy [guitarist Ian Haug] and JC [bassist John Collins] in terms of how songs went. There was also a really pointed effort to steer away from [Fanning’s 2005 solo effort] ‘Tea & Sympathy’, and what that record was like. So I kind of just had to step back a little bit.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.