No, these aren’t cast-offs from the band’s 1994 Division Bell album but rather some of the musical ideas from those sessions worked on over the pas(...)

The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

Some rock bands want to drink their dinner; others want to order breakfast at midnight; all want a place where they can hang out until late in mellow (...)

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‘When my husband told me the marriage was over my first feeling was relief.” “You can’t blame your ex for everything.” “I love my husband but here’s w(...)

Which would you prefer: Russell Brand banging on about drugs or Roy Keane banging on about headbutting his former team-mate Peter Schmeichel? Photograph: John Giles/PA WIre

Sport is the new show business. Both front and back pages of newspapers here this week were given over to coverage of Roy Keane’s autobiography The(...)

Who is Red Bastard? That’s simple: he’s a whore and a fascist. What does he do? He does something very interesting every 10 seconds. How does he do(...)

A selection of old demos, some stretching back to the 1960s, the eighth studio album by one of the voices of Fleetwood Mac is one of the best thing(...)

Walter O’Brien, the son of a Wexford farmer, says he has an IQ of 196. The Irishman’s life is now the subject of Scorpion, a prime-time TV drama in the US.  Photograph:  Lisette M. Azar/CBS via Getty Images

The man with perhaps the fourth-highest IQ ever measured says, “Once your IQ is 150 or over, it stops beings ability and becomes a disability.” Walter(...)

U2’s lead singer Bono U2 gestures to the audience after performing at an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, last week. Photograph: Reuters

In a front cover interview with Time magazine, U2 have announced details of a “secret project” with Apple about a new digital musical format which the(...)

There is a breach in the natural order when you realise Andrew Hozier-Byrne is just 24-years-old. To have such an understanding of the vital pulse (...)

(left to right) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2.  Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts.  File Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts. The highest re-entry is at number five for the “Joshua Tree”(...)