Keith Lamb, leader singer of Australian glam-rock band Hush, said a state funeral is a fitting send off for music promoter Michael Gudinski who passed away on Monday night.
Mr Lamb said the last tour Hush shared with Mr Gudinski was the Countdown Spectacular in 2006.
"He was always about what was best for the artists. No greed. No rip-offs. All support," Mr Lamb said. "The last big tour Hush did with him was the Countdown Spectacular, 2006. Michael took us all on a great ride. It revived careers for so very many who thought there performing and recording days were done.
"He nurtured us all, spared no expense, fed us royally and was side of stage as into the music as the biggest fan. It is so sad for...the family. A state funeral is only fitting."