Robert Smith: ‘I couldn’t understand how we could be so successful and still be honest.’ Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/GettyImages

The first thing Robert Smith does is apologise for the makeup. He hasn’t worn it since his last concert with The Cure, in December 2016, but he has a (...)

Actor Robert De Niro on stage at the Tony awards in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Actor Robert De Niro won a standing ovation at Sunday night’s Tony awards in New York for criticising US president Donald Trump. Appearing on stage at(...)

Taylor Swift on stage as she opens her Reputation stadium tour at the Eitihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

You could, if you wished, infer a great deal from the stage set of Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour. Not since the British Herpetological Society held t(...)

Johnny Marr: 'My solo records are so satisfying now that I’m turning down more things than ever.'

Rock stars don’t come much better than Johnny Marr. Nicer than the purported “nicest guy in rock” Dave Grohl, cooler than Kurt Cobain, more benevolent(...)

Mick Jagger during the Rolling Stones gig at Croke Park: Musicians can’t always get what they want when it comes to political use of their songs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As inevitable as chorus follows bridge follows verse, politicians and political campaigners in need of a soundtrack will attract the ire of the musici(...)

 The larger homes, on roads in and around Grove Avenue and Stillorgan Grove, are also known for their large gardens. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like many other areas of south Dublin, Stillorgan was very much a small village on the outskirts of the city, until large-scale building took place in(...)

Attendees wait in front of the Walter Kerr Theater to see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ in New York City. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Official show time for Springsteen on Broadway is 8pm, but for those with the determination and bladder control things begin well before lunch when th(...)

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro boost to the local economy. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters.

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro (...)

 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

Amazing what you’ll find  on the bark web. Photograph: Kiszon Pascal/Getty Images

Years ago, a colleague introduced me to the concept of a Springsteen clause. Everyone in a committed relationship should have a Springsteen clause, he(...)

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