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Courtney Love: The Hole queenpin shares stories and ketchup with Brian Boyd, including tales of Kurt, Bono, Lady Gaga and Bobby Sands. Foals: frontman Yannis Philippakis on how reacting to a hit debut album and two years of touring will …

Fri, May 7, 2010, 09:26

   

Courtney Love: The Hole queenpin shares stories and ketchup with Brian Boyd, including tales of Kurt, Bono, Lady Gaga and Bobby Sands.

Foals: frontman Yannis Philippakis on how reacting to a hit debut album and two years of touring will change a band

Hollywood’s history with history: ahead of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood movie, Anna Carey asks does every film reflect the era in which it was made, rather than the era in which it’s set.

Plus: new music releases reviewed from The Rolling Stones (CD of the Week slot for the reissue of “Exile on Main Street”), LCD Soundsystem, A Guy Called Gerald, Pearly Gate Music, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Dead Weather, Roesy, Lee Konitz New Quartet, Seamus Begley & Tim Edey, Chuck Prophet, and others, and reviews of new flicks in the cinemas including Four Lions, The Back-Up Plan, Furry Vengeance, Hot Tub Time Machine and Nightmare On Elm Street.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

IMRO v music blogs update: Nialler9 reports on the outcome of the meeting between IMRO and himself, The Torture Garden and Asleep On A Compost Heap yesterday.

Bumper to Bumper plug: I’ll be DJ-ing at the Bumper to Bumper headphone disco with Michelle Doherty at the Dublin Dance Festival’s opening night bash in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 tomorrow night from 9pm. Admission is free but you’ll need to get a ticket in advance and bring a radio and headphones on the night. Full information here. Please drop by and say hello!

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