Late former Motorhead drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. File photograph: Getty Images

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, the former drummer with British rock band Motorhead, has died. The 61-year-old played with the heavy metal group from 1(...)

Adele with presenter Nick Grimshaw at BBC Radio 1 where she was promoting her new single Hello from the album, 25. photograph: @R1breakfast/BBC/PA Wire

In one week Adele has set a new record in musical sales, made flip-phone users feel good about themselves and given Lionel Richie the opportunity t(...)

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Local boys: Adam Zindani, Kelly Jones, Jamie Morrison and Richard Jones of Stereophonics. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

One problem about calling your new album Keep the Village Alive, as Stereophonics are finding out, is having the village take you up on the offer. (...)

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Rory Gallagher playing with Taste in Denmark in 1970. Photograph: Jorgen Angel/Redferns

What have the showbands ever done for us? Bob Geldof is of the opinion that the Irish showband phenomenon – which featured predominantly throughout(...)

Parquet Courts (including Austin Brown, foreground): a band with a pre-internet era outlook. Photograph: Ben Rayner

Several years ago, an up-and-coming indie-rock band from New York called Parquet Courts rolled through the town of Murray, Kentucky, on their first(...)

Come scream with me: Harry Styles of One Direction. Photograph: Mat Hayward/Getty

Ever hear of a couple having a “trial separation” and then getting back together to live happily ever after? The news this week that One Direction (...)

At the Witnness Festival in Fairyhouse racecourse, Co Meath in 2000, ‘festival virgins spent their time sampling every delight possible’

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find interesting articles from previous summers. In 2000, the oddly spelled Witnness music(...)