Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ringo Starr and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day perform with Sir Paul McCartney and Gary Clark Jr onstage during the 2015 ceremony. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist - the last of the four bandmates to earn the(...)

Dave Grohl: “There’s more than just going out and selling T-shirts and turning on the smoke machines. To me, it seems like at some point, you need to give something back.” Photograph :Andrew Stuart

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Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl performing in Marlay Park, Dublin in August 2007. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Bad Brains: architects of a new hardcore sound in the 1980s

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Pete O’Hanlon and Ross Farrelly of The Strypes performaning at IMMA  in Dublin in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For Cavan teenage band The Strypes, 2013 has been a year that they hoped would never end. Twelve months ago, they were just another promising young ba(...)

Kerr Logan as Feargal Sharkey in Good Vibrations which, despite rave notices and celebrity endorsements, has already exited the Irish top 10

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Sound and vision: musician and director Dave Grohl arrives at the SXSW screening of Sound City, his film about the famous LA recording studio of the same name. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The best documentaries usually turn out to be the ones with the best stories and characters. A keen documentarian will always relish coming acr(...)

Sound City

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In 2007, Erika Eiffel, an object-sexual advocate, married the Eiffel Tower. Madame Eiffel has absolutely nothing to do with rock-doc Sound City , b(...)