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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(...)

Released in 1972,  ‘Transformer’ featured Reed’s most successful pop songs, ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, ‘Perfect Day’ and ‘Satellite of Love’.

Velvet Underground Formed in 1964 and largely commercially ignored, they have been long regarded as one of the most important and influential groups o(...)

Philip Chevron outside the Project Arts Centre.

Philip Chevron, who has died aged 56, grew up in the Dublin suburb of Santry in the monochrome 1960s with a passion for theatre and music (in particul(...)

Where will you be Wednesday, October 16th at midnight? Actually, you may not have any choice in the matter, as we’ve already been told we will be trem(...)

Iggy and the Stooges performing at Mohawk during the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this month. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

The gap between the truly great and the merely good is always widening. There has never been so much music, film, literature, TV, art, theatre (...)

Hal Willner has gone to sea again. A couple of years ago, the producer, encouraged by Pirates of the Caribbean duo Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, (...)

Singer Solange performs onstage at the Hype Hotel during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rita Quinn/Getty Images for SXSW)

Every March, a city in the heart of Texas becomes the place to go if you want to see the music business in action. Austin is already the(...)