A Rolling Stones concert in Havana, Cuba in March. They are set to join five other classic acts at the Desert Trip festival in October. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Six of the world’s biggest rock and roll bands will share the stage for the first time at a new festival from the organisers of Coachella, it has been(...)

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Every so often I drift back to the early 1990s, to a shed in Donore, not far from Newgrange, which is just outside Drogheda and just inside Co Meath.(...)

Seven years after debuting his solo project Dovecote, Niall Colfer (former vocalist and guitarist with Wexford indie band Salthouse) returns with (...)

Neil Young, who sent Donald Trump a cease and desist letter after the Trump campaign used Rockin’ in the Free World at its rallies. Photograph:  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Afrika Bambaataa and NWA playing at the next US president’s inauguration ball is a real possibility. If Florida senator Marco Rubio succeeds in securi(...)

The idea that  Trump could carry Republican hopes and lead the party of Abraham Lincoln into November’s election  is now a very real prospect. If he wins in the Iowa caucuses next Monday, it could be difficult to stop him. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Cast your mind back seven months to that moment Donald Trump descended that escalator at Trump Tower into the presidential race to the strains of Neil(...)

Hattie Johnson and Domhnall Kearney Domhnall (36), from Limerick, has been a technician with Intel for 10 years and left Ireland in 2011 to work in (...)

The couple were married on June 26th, in a humanist ceremony, in the walled garden of Trudder Lodge, Co Wicklow.

Hilary O’Hagan (32), head chef at 3FE coffee and owner of Blas Catering company, and Conor Brennan (33), a music technology lecturer at IADT Dún La(...)

Family reunion: Bernadette O'Donnell and her daughter Maureen will fly to Edmonton to meet Brian, Aidan and John (pictured). A fourth brother, Peter, will have moved to Canada by the time they arrive.

Bernadette O'Donnell has waved goodbye to four sons over the past three years, as they scattered to Canada and Australia after work dried up in the(...)

‘Musicians, their managers and many others are frustrated. The black box of hidden transactions in the music business, while maybe not illegal, is a recipe for chicanery,’ says musician David Byrne. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Musicians are known for speaking out on issues such as human rights, politics and the environment. They are less known for speaking out about how the (...)

Jack O’Rourke:  “It wasn’t a  conscious decision  to write a coming-out song . . . but Silence did seem resonate with a lot of people, both men and women”

A singer-songwriter whose composition about coming out was adopted by Amnesty International in the marriage equality referendum is hoping the song wil(...)