Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn: “I’ve always been very strong on finishing work at five and cooking dinner.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

With the honourable exceptions of The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supergroups tend to b(...)

After Graham Coxon left Blur in 2003, the Britpop behemoths fizzled out with a whimper. Damon Albarn threw himself into completing the second Gorillaz(...)

Joe Strummer was a trailblazing punk pioneer who musically and politically helped shape a generation. In Bono’s words, he wrote the rule book for poli(...)

The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Gorillaz toon up for Malahide Castle on Saturday night

Gorillaz Malahide Castle, Co Dublin Saturday June 9th 4.30pm €69.50 ticketmaster.ie Oh, for the love of Thor – 20 years?! Yes, believe it or not, Gori(...)

Dua Lipa performs on stage during the 2018 Brit Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London.  The singer won best British female and British breakthrough artist. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

The Brit awards became the latest awards ceremony to show support and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, with artists including Dua Lipa, Ed Shee(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

Bitch Falcon has proven that when it comes to no nonsense brilliance there are very few to beat them.

Saturday, November 25 Bitch Falcon Whelan’s, Dublin;. 8pm, €15; whelanslive.com No frills, no fuss, no filler – Dublin rock band Bitch Falcon has bee(...)

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

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