For 36 years Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst told no one his secret. At the age of 17, he fathered a daughter who was promptly given up for adoption. Now they’re back together and making music. Rob & Jay’s incredible album, ‘The Lost & the Found’ will be released later this month.
Tommy, PVO, Lisa and Susie are at the desk! Can Celeste Barber and the RFS find a way to get the millions she’s raised into the hands of bushfire victims. Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst on the secret he kept for more than 30 years. Plus, Ronan Keating joins us live at the desk.
Midnight Oil is one of Australia's most successful and well-known music acts of all time, but for 36 years the band's drummer Rob Hirst kept a secret, not even his wife knew about. Catch the full story tonight on #TheProjectTV
Today's conversation between drummer Rob Hirst and Sarah will be on @RadioNational only (at 305pm), as we make way for the broadcast of the Bob Hawke Memorial on Local Radio. You can also catch up with Rob's story via podcast, available later today.
Today, drummer, Rob Hirst, in a wide-ranging conversation: from drumming on his parents' bar stools, to meeting a long-lost daughter. 1105AM ABC Local (except Vic); 305PM ; or, stream here: Get the later today. #podcast #Oils
A thought on tonight's Midnight Oil show: Peter Garrett makes Midnight Oil a good band. Jim Moginie and Rob Hirst make them a great band.
Got 20 mins? Really get to know our new PM through people who were there - Rob Hirst, Bob Carr and Sandy Grant.