NME reports the Pink Floyd member played lap steel guitar on the Bicycle Club’s ‘Rinse Me Down’ before performing a version of his own band’s classic ‘Wish You Were Here’.
Soul fans also got quite a surprise this week whendropped the follow-up to Voodoo, his modern classic from 2000.
The Virginian did a bit of a Beyoncé in releasing Black Messiah online with little advance notice.
At least part of the extended hiatus has been down to the singer’s battle with alcoholism.
Q-Tip and Questlove are among the producers credited on the album, as is former Who collaborator and legendary Welsh bassist Pino Palladino. It will be reviewed on these pages on Monday.
Finally, anybody lighting a Christmas candle with a wish forto reform may be wasting good wax.
Michael Stipe was emphatic on a recent TV appearance in the US: “That will never happen… There’s no point.”
Ticket-buying options are expanding by the day as promoters rush to get on those Christmas pressie lists.
The big hit of the week was(Aviva, July 1), an almost instant sell-out with tickets that cost €87.50+bf.
Other announcements included(Marlay Park, July 3, €49.65+bf), while the second batch of tickets also went on sale.
Weekend camping tickets for the annual extravaganza at Stradbally (Sept 4-6) are on offer until Dec 31 for €154.50+bf if you can prove you’ve been to three or more Picnics, or €194.50 if you haven’t been before.
The first acts for Picnic 2015 have also been announced – Róisín Murphy of Moloko fame, Belle & Sebastian and British electronic producer Jon Hopkins.
Theseries of gigs has also been confirmed for July 17-19 at Marlay Park, with the first announcement of acts due on January 23.
Dingle bandare at the INEC in Killarney tonight, the Olympia in Dublin on March 11, and will appear at the Savoy in Cork on March 14.
Also in Cork, New Year’s Eve options includeat the Opera House; at the Everyman; and at Crane Lane.
is back in Cork for an appearance at the Savoy on Sunday, while the same venue has 2fm DJ headlining its New Year’s Eve event.
have just released their latest EP, Turning Stones, with some of it presumably getting a spin at their New Year Eve party at the Library in Cork.
That night will include a live set from their longterm vocalist Tracey K.
In Dublin, the big night is being celebrated at theby a number of the capital’s best home-grown DJs.
of Warp plays District 8 in Dublin next Saturday.
This will be the third year New Zealand-based artist Maddie Leach’sproject will be on display in the Albert Road area of Cork.
Shalom Park at the city’s ‘Jewtown’ will host the lighting of the lamps on Tuesday, the last night of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
A concert of Christmas music in aid of Cork Simon Community will take place tonight at St Francis’s Church, featuring local talents such as soprano Louise O’Sullivan and baritone Darragh McGann. Admission €15.
must be the hardest-working man in comedy and has just added two more dates to his 12-night run at Vicar Street in Dublin in January and February.
has also added a third night to his August visit to Cork, and will now play on 27, 28 and 29 of that month at the Opera House.