Guy Garvey: “Most people don’t realise till they’re nearing 40 that you’re allowed to feel more than one thing at one time”.

Every day’s an education with Guy Garvey. You ring the Elbow frontman up for a chat, and before you know it you’re deep into a conversation about t(...)

Former Genesis singer and drummer Phil Collins has not released an album of new material since 2002Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British singer Phil Collins has said he is coming out of retirement, four years after leaving the music business. In an interview with Rolling (...)

The Edge, Yoko Ono and Bono stand infront of a tapestry in memory of John Lennon at Ellis Island. Photograph: Edu Bayer

U2’s Bono claimed John Lennon and the rest of The Beatles as Irish at a ceremony on Ellis Island off New York City to unveil a giant tapestry marking (...)

Iarla O Lionáird: the sean-nós singer wants to know “why we sing and what happens to us when we do”

Once upon a time, to describe music as “noise” was not to compliment it. Even when the phrase was defiantly adopted by experimental musicians looki(...)

Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

In 1985, Paul Simon broke the cultural boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa to make Gracelands, much to the anger of many, including Steve Van Zandt.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s the sort of question that might come up at a particularly rarefied pub quiz (which, in its own way, sounds like something Hieronymus Bosch mig(...)

He began his career as a clear-cut singer-songwriter, but the last few years have seen Dan Mangan evolve. For the Canadian’s fourth relea(...)

The Real World label was founded by Peter Gabriel 25 years ago, just a few years after the establishment of the Womad Festival, and two years after th(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

For some it will always be just The Point or even The Point Depot. It has more recently been the O2 but from now on it will become known as the 3Aren(...)