Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

Fearghal McKee, lead singer of Whipping Boy at Feile. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

It was a hell of a year. It was the year Ireland went to the World Cup in Italy and the country turned upside down and inside out. It was the year Nel(...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Ed Sheeran concert for Croke Park, despite the Yorkshire-born singer selling out two concerts at th(...)

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

For the proto-punks and New Romantics-in-waiting, David Bowie’s 1972 appearance on Top of the Pops, performing Starman in full Ziggy Stardust regalia,(...)

Veteran rocker Iggy Pop in action during his 2008 concert at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rocker Iggy Pop has hit out at the modern music industry which he said is “laughably maybe almost entirely pirate”, but said he understands that some (...)

Electric Picnic is sold out. If you don’t have a ticket, you shouldn’t turn up. But the blaggers and chancers will still be out in force in Stradbally(...)

Sound footage: Neymar in Beats’ star-studded The Game Before the Game promo video

Poor Neymar. The suits in Fifa have ordered the Brazilian footballer to remove his beloved Beats headphones when in or around World Cup stadiums fo(...)

Manhunter and boy: Tony Parsons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony Parsons says that he no longer worries about his “fading former glory”. Was his glory really fading? It was, he says. After huge success in 1999 (...)

Peaches is on a bad phone line from Berlin. Peaches is annoyed about the bad phoneline. Peaches keeps asking me to repeat my (lengthy) questions. I am(...)