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

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Pictured at the Wrecking Ball Weekender at Nowlan Park Kilkenny was Bruce Springsteen. Picture Dylan Vaughan.

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