Status Quo’s Francis Rossi at his home in south London. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton has settled his legal action against a bank and firm of accountants over alleged negligence and breach of contract. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton has settled his legal action against a bank and firm of accountants over alleged negligence and breach of contra(...)

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As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

Him too: Paul McGuinness (back) with U2 at an Island Records party in 1980. Photograph: L Cohen/WireImage/Getty

It was music’s Alex Ferguson moment: the guiding hand of a high-achieving corporation standing down after a long and hugely successful tenure. The 35-(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
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Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

Adam Clayton and his new wife Mariana Teixera pose with The Edge and his wife Morleigh outside the registry office in Dublin in which they got married today. Photograph: Mark Doyle

U2 bassist Adam Clayton married his Brazilian girlfriend Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho in Dublin city centre this morning. The reportedly low-key cerem(...)

Big news from my kitchen: I’ve started to squint while looking at the instructions on the side of a stock cube. I know it’s a very small box but it sh(...)

U2 singer Bono with French culture minister Aurelie Filippetti after he was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Charles Platiau

LARA MARLOWE in ParisBefore she hung the green silk ribbon with the gold medal around Bono’s neck last night the French culture minister Aurélie Filip(...)

Niall Horan of One Direction performing in the O2 last year. He now ranks among the richest music performers in Britain and Ireland. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Despite not touring since 2011, U2’s combined wealth makes them the third highest-grossing music millionaires in Britain and Ireland. Wi(...)

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