David Byrne: one of the few musicians still fighting the fight on behalf of musicians

One of the most important voices is usually missing from any of the ongoing debates about the music business. Be it the chatter around streaming ro(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

Regrouping: Romeo Stodart, Angela Gannon, Michele Stodart and Sean Gannon

It’s been four years since the last album – an age in today’s music business. Well, my sister [Michele] made a solo album in 2012. It was someth(...)

Born in Raheny, Dublin, Alan Richie Taylor attended secondary school at St Fintan’s, Sutton. He went to University College Dublin to study archaeology but opted instead to make a career out of music. Photograph:  Ronan Lang/Feature File

Alan Richie Taylor, who has died aged 61, unexpectedly after a short illness, was one of Ireland’s best-known music and entertainment news journalists(...)

Eddie Vedder: letter man. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Rihanna, Neil Young and Roger Waters have all have had something to say of late about the living hell that is the Israel/Hamas conflict.(...)

A generation has grown up never having had the pleasure of a crystal clear line.

Technology, we generally accept, improves and advances the quality of life. “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology), as our frie(...)

The Beach Boys with Al Jardine (second from left) and Brian Wilson (centre) in November 1964. Thetwo will play together in Cork next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Fans of legendary group The Beach Boys are in for a treat next month with the news that original founding member, Al Jardine is to join his old bandma(...)

Adam Granduciel: “I was shaking during the mixing. People around me thought I was going crazy.”
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Adam Granduciel puts a lot of pressure on himself. The musician invested so much in Lost in the Dream, a sprawling rock album hailed as one of the yea(...)

Liam Casey: “China is still cheaper and the best place, if you take quality, access to raw materials, a skilled workforce and global logistics.”

When rock’n’roll legend Neil Young wanted to change the way people hear music, he turned to Liam Casey, founder and CEO of the Cork, San Francisco and(...)

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(...)