1 June 2012 | 6:51 pm | Dan Condon

Been busy? Here's a quick rundown on the week that was in the world of rock'n'roll music and its associated industry.

What a week it has been. Gotye continues to take a run at being the legitimate ruler of the free world, by winning every accolade that exists, a couple of deaths, a break up, a prank call, a long wait and another dose of sardonic bullshittery at the hands of our old pal SPA Confidential.

Tuesday night was the APRA Awards, which saw Gotye pick up the big three gongs for the year. Other points of interest were Yusuf Islam handing out an award, Jonathan Biggins ensuring nothing was sacred and our man on the ground's awesome spelling skills.

Mr Gotye also stayed on top of the charts in the US as his right hand lady Kimbra made an astonishing debut.

If there's one guy we like talking about more than Gotye then it's Prince and some of us are pretty sad that he's bid Australia farewell after dominating entertainment pages (and this website) for most of his stay. Want to relive it all? Well why not start with this story and scroll down to the bottom to see's full coverage of the Royal Visit.

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Hmm, what else happened this week?

A rich man likes Tassie's Falls Festival enough to keep it afloat.

Channel Ten announced they'd not only have artists perform but also get them talking about current affaris.

Joel Madden got tongues well and truly wagging with his dissing of The Voice.

Prince got pranked.

Prince pranked us.

Veritable rivers of stoner tears were shed with the news that the world's brownest band Ween had broken up after 28 years.

The legendary Doc Watson bid us farewell at the age of 89.

We got a look inside the new Xavier Rudd record courtesy of the man himself.

If you have a need for some new musical delicacies then Sick Tunes has you covered again.

And SPA Confidential got some inside information about Facebook's future plans. Well, either that or some really good crack cocaine.

Don't stay at home all weekend, go dancing to live rock bands. Here's a few suggestions from us:


TZU – Corner Hotel, Friday night
Light Asylum – The Toff In Town, Saturday night
Zola Jesus – The Toff In Town, Sunday night


Hard-Ons – Annandale Hotel, Friday night
Amon Tobin – Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Saturday night
Karen O in Stop The Virgens - Sydney Opera House Opera Theatre, Sunday night


Zola Jesus – Alhambra Lounge, Friday night
The Horrortones – Beetle Bar, Friday night
Funkoars – The Zoo, Saturday night
Levon Vincent – Coniston Lane, Sunday afternoon
Suicide Swans – Black Bear Lodge, Sunday night


Soundworks WAMi Showcase - Rocket Room, Friday night
WAMi Festival Awards Ceremony – The Bakery, Saturday night
Rap City – Metropolis Fremantle, Sunday night


Missy Higgins - Her Majesty's Theatre, Friday night
The Mission In Motion - Jive, Friday night
The Jezabels - Thebarton Theatre, Saturday night


Def Wish Cast - Republic Bar, Friday night
Def FX -Republic Bar, Sunday night