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 Don McLean: “All my stuff is about loss.  I’ve never really been happy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

When Don McLean was 15 years old, he had a premonition that his father was going to die. Distraught, he ran to tell his grandmother. “Don’t be ridicul(...)

Little Richard ag seinnm ag an B.B. King Blues Club & Grill i  Nua Eabhrach i 2000. Grianghraf: Steve Berman/The New York Times

Is dócha go dtarlaíonn sé do dhéagóirí ina n-uain féin. Is ea, tugann buachaillí go háirithe dílseacht d’fhoirne éagsúla i léigeanna peile Shasana ar (...)

Beck: “It would be very easy to come along and make something deliciously krautrock, or hide in the safety of the familiar.”

If there was ever a musician who is capable of whipping something novel out of the unexpected, it’s Beck Hansen. The Californian has spent his career (...)

In the End is a smart and stylish farewell for The  Cranberries

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken(...)

Released in 1995, Windows 95 introduced and features the taskbar and  the Start button to Microsoft operating systems.

Nostalgia transforms an outdated, clunky technology into a thing of beauty and I can’t wait to bathe in the gloriousness of Windows 95 now that it has(...)

Too close for comfort: Ann Skelly in Kissing Candice

Money moves unusually in the film business. Aoife McArdle, one of our most successful video directors, has worked with such luminaries as Jon Hopkins,(...)

Rhob Cunningham: “I don’t listen to it so often nowadays, I just cherish the world it opened up for me.”

As a wee nipper, I first learned of the influence a record can hold with this collection of musical poems, as narrated by the jangled wordsmithery of (...)

Peggy Gou: the Korean-born, Berlin-based artist has spent much of her time DJing in clubs around the world, quietly growing her reputation in the flesh and through a series of mixes

What: Producer and DJ gaining a foothold Where: Korea via Berlin Why: At Glastonbury Festival last summer, Peggy Gou looked up from the decks while DJ(...)

Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines celebrates a knockout win against Fadhili Majiha of Tanzania during their bantamweight fight at The Venetian in Macau in 2015. Ancajas will fight Jamie Conlan in Belfast next month. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

When they rode the ribbon highways of the American Midwest, shoehorned into Sean Gibbons’ white Honda Civic hatchback, they called themselves the Knuc(...)

Legendary   piano man Fats Domino in 2007.  The New Orleans resident has died at 89. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Fats Domino, the rock’n’roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music, has died at the age of 89. He died on(...)

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