Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

German chancellorAngela Merkel can make daring leaps if they are politically opportune. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel spent the weekend packing for her summer holidays: walking shoes, sun cream and encrypted mobile phone. Distrac(...)

Spit on me, Bob: ‘No other performer f---s with his fans like Dylan’

What’s worse, waking up an alcoholic or waking up as the editor of a Bob Dylan fanzine? That’s the question one of the contributors to a new bo(...)

Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher performing at the Rainbow Theatre in  London in  1972. File Photograph:  Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A campaign to rename Cork International Airport in honour of Irish blues legend Rory Gallagher is continuing to gain momentum, with over 10,000(...)

By the letter: Neil Young’s covers album is only available on vinyl, and it’s  a stunner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past, recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology” is the rather grandiloquent quot(...)

Susan Wood at her exhibition, ‘Close Up’, at City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 1:46

The first photograph Susan Wood remembers taking was a self- portrait. She positioned the camera on a bench or stool, stood back and took the picture.(...)

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Beatles fans will still need deep pockets if they want to pick up the latest piece of Fab Four memorabilia at a discount. John Lennon’s former mansion(...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

Fifth-class students taking part in the philosophy and ’thinking time’ session at Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, with class teacher John Rice (left) and resource teacher James Hayden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Lennon sang, “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.” Well, primary-school pupils at Balbriggan Educate Together had a shot at wondering ju(...)

There’s no greater debate in rock music: Lennon or McCartney? We sat down with two local musicians to verbally slug it out. In the red corner, repr(...)