IF YOU’RE seeking glowing praise for an artistic endeavour, Morrissey is unlikely to be in your top 10 list of cheerleaders.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Blondie have come up with a novel solution to the creative lethargy that often bedevils a band deep into their career.
Sat, 06 May, 2017
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From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics pick the best on offer this autumn.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Johnny Marr and Paul Weller want to record a song together.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015
Modest Mouse’s first album after a baffling eight-year silence may be their best yet, writes .
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
Whenever we do stuff like Stoptober or Movember, it’s always to benefit ourselves. Movember is all about showing your awareness of prostate cancer by sporting a great big freshly-grown moustache which gets you extra likes on Facebook, while only the most uni-cellular amongst us need the benefits of stopping smoking in Stoptober spelled out.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2015
Rock veterans The Who will end their 50th anniversary tour by returning to London's Hyde Park.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
The Stone Roses, Led Zeppelin and Blur have all reformed in recent times and the rock nostalgia market is way more lucrative for bands than actually releasing music.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is already under way, and choruses of ‘not as good as it was’ will (mostly) be drowned out by a whole new generation of revellers at the wide range of offerings.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Gerry McAvoy spent 20 years on the road with Rory Gallagher. Despite the hard work involved, he remembers those days with affection, writes
Mon, 20 Oct, 2014
What is immediately apparent on Johnny Marr’s new record is that there are elements of all the stages of his career dictating proceedings.
Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
The original line-up of The Smiths could take to the stage again after they were listed as one of 15 possible new members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2014
Friends and music stars have paid tribute to former Primal Scream musician Robert “Throb” Young, following the guitarist’s death.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Brandon Flowers thinks Morrissey is like a modern-day Elvis Presley.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
Leopardstown Racecourse have announced the line-up for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
The Smiths' former drummer Mike Joyce insists he will never read Morrissey's autobiography.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
Morrissey’s memoir has outsold the latest Bridget Jones novel to top the best seller charts in its first week.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
The Would Be’s are a cautionary tale for young musicians everywhere.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
Morrissey’s long-awaited autobiography is coming out later this month just weeks after the former Smiths’ frontman claimed he had abandoned plans to publish it.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
Former Smiths' frontman Morrissey has pulled plans to publish his autobiography after what he described as a "a last-minute content disagreement" with his publishers Penguin.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2013
Christy Moore has announced a return to Leeside, playing at Cork Opera House with Declan Sinnott on Thurs, Nov 7.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2013
Thirty-five thousand music and arts lovers packed the Stradbally estate in Co Laois for last weekend’s Electric Picnic.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2013
Were you there? Here's our pictures of the crowds and bands at last weekend's Electric Picnic.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
JOHNNY MARR has stopped running from the past. Ten years ago, the ex-Smiths guitarist refused to play his old songs on tour. When he visited Dublin’s Academy, last March, he led his band through half a dozen Smiths standards; for his encore rendering of ‘How Soon Is Now?’, grown men were hugging.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2013
It’s 25 years since Morrissey, his quiff intact, emerged from the wreckage of The Smiths with his first solo album, 1988’s Viva Hate. To celebrate, the singer has released a live concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, which documents a recent, intimate show in his adopted home town of Los Angeles.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2013
Electric Picnic organisers have today revealed which bands would be playing on each day of the festival.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013
A new music festival on the Isle of Man has been cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales, organisers said.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2013
The first acts confirmed for Electric Picnic have been announced this afternoon.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
The Rolling Stones were finally confirmed as headliners for this summer’s Glastonbury Festival after months of rumours, with Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
And with good reason, after last night's heartache against Austria, but momentary distraction was provided by an unexpected presenced in the Aviva Stadium.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2013
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr was deemed a “god-like genius”, but while the musician said it was nice to be appreciated, it was really all about the music.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013
The Stone Roses, Blur, Pulp – everyone’s reuniting these days. Now it looks like Led Zeppelin could be coming back.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013
Elton John is has been announced as an unlikely headliner for Bestival 2013.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
MUSIC NEWS: Beyoncé has bounced back after her post-baby break and has already been booked to play at the Super Bowl in February.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012