Dave Grohl

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Dave Grohl in action  as the Foo Fighters play the RDS.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fresh off the back of Monday night’s Belfast gig, Foo Fighters returned for their first show in the Republic since the sold-out mudfield of Slane Cast(...)

Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl’s band sell out pretty much wherever they play. Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Redferns/Getty

Dave Grohl holds a distinctive place in rock history as the founder, 25 years ago, of one of the world’s most successful guitar bands, especially give(...)

Saturday 17 Yurt City Charleville Demense, Offaly. Also Sunday 18 Following on from 2018’s Yurt City event in District 8, curators Boots & Kats a(...)

Baxter Robot (centre) pictured with his Happyalone bandmates, Slee and Paperclip Photograph: Zach Cronin.

I remember listening to Nevermind when I was seven or eight-years-old on my father’s Creative Zen MP3 Player and instantly wanting to buy the album. (...)

In 1993, Nirvana contributed an outtake from the Nevermind sessions called Verse Chorus Verse to an AIDS relief benefit album. The title was a pithy d(...)

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(...)

Concrete and Gold was written in seclusion in the small Californian town of Ojala, where Foo Fighters linchpin Dave Grohl – recuperating from a broken(...)

Royal Blood: “We definitely didn’t want to rip ourselves off”

Good beards, say Royal Blood, are the key to success. That and good shoes. There’s no other way that Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher can explain their rapi(...)

A candle in front of a painting of  David Bowie in Brixton, London, after his death was announced. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

In the wake of David Bowie’s death, the impulse to treat Blackstar like a puzzle to be solved was understandable yet seemed to defeat the point of his(...)

Jack White by Deirdre O’Callaghan

When she was 18, Deirdre O’Callaghan hightailed it to London the day after she completed her Leaving Cert. Not to hang around and wait for her result(...)

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