Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 28th, 2008. Photograph: Chang Lee/The New York Times

Tributes have been paid to Eagles frontman Glenn Frey after he died at the age of 67. He died in New York from complications of rheumatoid arthriti(...)

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A Japanese fan photographs posters depicting Bowie’s  ‘Blackstar’ album, displayed at a music retailer in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sales of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, have soared after the singer’s death, as a series of tribute shows and memorial events in his honour w(...)

David Bowie during David Bowie “Reality Tour” at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph:  KMazur/WireImage

The last time I worked with David Bowie was the Reality tour. I’ve kept in touch and we were always back and forth about the art in a monthly email. (...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)

Lanterns on the Lake: from left, Bob Allan, Paul Gregory, Ol Ketteringham and Hazel Wilde

Many bands are obsessed with the pursuit of celebrity, but orchestral dream-pop quartet Lanterns on the Lake are quietly preoccupied with a quest for(...)

Blaine Harrison (second from right) with the Mystery Jets: “When you get to 30 there’s this slight sigh of relief, because you’ve been through the grinder a couple of times and it’s your first chance to have some sort of distance from it”

Blaine Harrison takes a deep breath and sighs. He takes another deep breath. He pauses. “The way I’ve always looked at it,” he says, “has been as a(...)

Gerry Leonard (on right) playing live with David Bowie

Many an Irish musician has made the trek from Dublin to New York in search of work and adventure. Some have settled in or around the Big Apple, synci(...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Kendrick Lamar. Photograph: Simon Laessoee/Reuters/Scanpix Denmark/Files

(...) every list. These are the albums that sum up the year in rock, pop, jazz, trad and whatever you(...)