File photo taken in 2012 shows Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen taking off his hat to salute in Paris.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82. A post to his official Facebook page anno(...)

Jeff Buckley backstage at Trinity Ball

From The Smiths at Dundalk’s Fairways Hotel to Nirvana playing the Top Hat in Dún Laoghaire and David Bowie in the Baggot Inn, there are some concert(...)

Leonard Cohen on stage in Loerrach, Germany. File photograph: Rolf Haid/EPA

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,(...)

Former president of the Irish Olympic Council Pat Hickey

We were rehearsing for a Halloween show during the week when the band suggested we play The Hurricane. “Just substitute Pat Hickey for Rubin Carter,”(...)

David Simon, creator of HBO series The Wire, called John Banville “f**knuts” on Twitter. Photograph: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Are you familiar with the word “f**knuts” ? Let the Urban Dictionary enlighten you: “A person so annoying and dumb that they can no longer be classed (...)

Man Booker prize 2016 winner  Paul Beatty with his book The Sellout. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

As darkening clouds of disbelief continue to gather over the US, anything can now happen. We know that for certain; the great Bob Dylan insists on pre(...)

Bobby Vee at his family’s Rockhouse Productions in St Joseph, Minneapolis. Vee died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Photograph: Jeff Baenen, File/AP Photo

US pop singer Bobby Vee, whose early 1960s hits included Take Good Care of My Baby and Rubber Ball, has died aged 73. Vee, who helped a young Bob Dyl(...)

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s continued silence over his Nobel honour has been denounced as “impolite and arrogant” by one of the members of the Swedish Academy that awarded him the prize. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s continued silence over his Nobel honour has been denounced as “impolite and arrogant” by one of the members of the Swedi(...)

Guinness heir Tara Browne who died in December 1966 with his wife Nikki photographed by Michael Cooper Copyright the Michael Cooper Collection

Like many young Irish couples, my parents moved to England in the mid-1960s when its capital city just happened to be the coolest point on the planet.(...)

A billboard for Bob Dylan with congratulations on his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature outside the Cosmopolitan  Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the singer played a concert on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Newly minted Nobel laureate Bob Dylan kept cool as a cucumber on stage in Las Vegas, barely speaking a word to the audience in his first public perfor(...)