This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Angel Haze: Dirty Gold

Raykeea Wilson’s debut as Angel Haze has been a long time coming, so much so that the artist herself leaked the album last month to get the label t(...)

From the heart: Christy Moore

Christy Moore is thinking about the songs he never wrote. The ones that remained unfinished, the ones that resisted polishing, the ones that failed to(...)

Temper-Mental MissElayneous

Once upon a time music was the news. Accounts of battles, rebellions and atrocities travelled from place to place in songs. There were patriotic an(...)

1 Dropping off the face of the planet. It’s common for freshers who are living at home to regard the folks’ gaff as a venue of last resort. If you (...)

B y Shane Filan’s estimation, he’s been interviewed about 10,000 times. Ballpark. That happens when you’ve sold 44 million records with Westlife. Pops(...)

Music students from Dundalk Youth Centre taking part in a workshop on the John Lennon Music Mobile an Education Tour Bus. Engineer Jamie Thompson, Conor Loughnan and Kate Rogers play outside the bus at the National Concert Hall today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Students attached to the U2-funded Music Generation project have been given a chance to participate in a venture founded by another musical icon; John(...)

Sing out sisters

The most beautiful song ever written about love and loss is Emmylou Harris’s From Boulder to Birmingham. Written just after the death of her beloved G(...)

Denis on a rowing shift

My eyelids open wearily. It’s one of those mornings I wish I didn’t have to get up. It’s been four hours since I closed my eyes. It is 1am as I crawl (...)

The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury could go down as the greatest rock’n’roll swindle of the year. The band only allowed the BBC to broadcast nine songs(...)