‘I’m living under a series of mantras from The Grateful Dead right now,’ says Bill Walton, ‘I learned from them about how to become a champion.’ Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

Very early in his autobiography, shortly after touching upon the dark day in 2009 that years of chronic back pain made him contemplate suicide, Bill W(...)

A Rolling Stones concert in Havana, Cuba in March. They are set to join five other classic acts at the Desert Trip festival in October. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Six of the world’s biggest rock and roll bands will share the stage for the first time at a new festival from the organisers of Coachella, it has been(...)

Amir Amor (far right) and his bandmates in London band Rudimental

There’s a rich seam of cultural DNA at the heart of the latest chapter in the Guinness Made Of More campaign, fusing the energy of 1930s New York jaz(...)

Bruce Springsteen, center, in concert with the the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, left, and Patti Scialfa at Madison Square Garden in New York,on January 27th. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

“The subtext to ‘The River’ was time,” Bruce Springsteen said as the E Street Band played a slow, shimmering vamp. “Time slipping away. And once you e(...)

I don’t know why parents can’t just call their children normal names, like Aednat or Summer or Maeve spelled with three or four Bs, three or four Ds and three or four Hs?”

Sorcha says she hopes I haven’t forgotten about Saturday, but I barely even hear her. She goes, “Ross, are you even listening to me?” I’m there, “Yea(...)

In an overmediated time where social media robs everything of its mystery, Bowie’s obstinate refusal to play along is almost a work of art in itself. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

It was a horribly mundane way for such an otherworldly figure to vanish from public view. While performing at a festival in Scheeßel, Germany, on June(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

A reading from the Stylebook of Leviticus: Use ye not the word “fulsome” when ye mean “full”, for that is unclean. Avoid also the word “epice(...)

In Colorado, tax revenue from marijuana is ring-fenced for the upgrade of schools run down as a result of spending cuts.  Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Watching Bob Dylan at Slane, I found clinching evidence of the factual basis of the first line in Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty And I(...)

Rod Stewart performing at the RDS during a show on June 19th, 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Rod Stewart will play Nowlan Park in Kilkenny next summer. The first major outdoor concert announcement for next summer was made on Friday morning. (...)