“People say to me, ‘Do you ever get nervous?’ and I say, ‘If an album bombs, I’ll make another one.’ I’ve made enough sh*t records – and great records – to know that you ride it out”

It’s towards the end of the interview that it happens. We’ve been discussing the rumours of a mooted collaboration between Noel Gallagher and Blur (...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

Chloe Howl: tunes and chutzpah

Another weekend, another festival for music fans to flock to in search of sonic thrills. Indiependence has been pulling the crowds to Mitchelstown,(...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Levy said the strong euro was also to blame for chipping away at the group’s growth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

French advertising group Publicis has warned it would be “very difficult” to meet its sales growth target this year after a second-quarter slowdown, c(...)

Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)

Remy has been hit by a Chinese government crackdown on gift-giving and a slowing of its economic growth

French spirits group Remy Cointreau has forecast a return to growth in the key Chinese market next year on the back of increased promotional efforts, (...)

Half the country might be stomping around the fields of Laois at the Electric Picnic this weekend, but if you believe good festivals come in small pac(...)

Foy Vance

IT’S NOT that Foy Vance is a forgetful man, but these days he has a lot on his mind. Like birthday parties, and daughters, and cinema trips, an(...)

There’s a lyric on Hit Void that implores the listener to “read your Marx and Engels(...)