A student robot strips to pay her way through college, Las Vegas. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Image of the week: Stripper robot It is with regret that we must confirm that while Planet Earth has had a good run, the human race has now entered i(...)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck has clearly put the hours in on this candid biographical portrait of Eric Clapton. Contemporary fans may be a (...)

Following on from his 2009 George Harrison covers EP Tribute To, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James is back in the musical dressing-up box for another roun(...)

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

A steady stream of visitors came throughout the day as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was played on rotation. Photograph: Wikipedia

It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This record would for many of their fans be the definitiv(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

George Martin, Neil Aspinall, John Lennon and Paul McCartney at  Abbey Road studios during The Beatles’  recording of ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’.  Photograph: Henry Grossman/Govinda Gallery

When my editor asked if I had ever listened to The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from start to finish, I immediately answered with: “I(...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

Kathy Etchingham: Former girlfriend of US guitarist Jimi Hendrix sits in the flat she once share with him in London. Photograph: EPA

When Jimi Hendrix lived in London at the end of the 1960s, the rock guitarist made his bed neatly every morning and liked nothing better than watching(...)

“It must be difficult for the DUP leader to hold the line.”.  Photo : Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the first out of the blocks after the report on the IRA and the other paramilitaries was published was Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Al(...)

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