Dave Grohl

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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(...)

Dave Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer, wrote  an open letter to Cornwall Council after the father of two of the band members contacted him, urging the authority to ‘reconsider the restrictions’.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The IRish Times

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s letter to Cornwall Council in support of a local teenage heavy metal band was “pretty phenomenal”, a member has sai(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

The memorial service for Motörhead frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, the US. File photograph: YouTube/PA Wire

Rock’s biggest names lined up to pay tribute to Motörhead frontman Lemmy at a star-studded Hollywood funeral. Dave Grohl, Slash and Metallica members(...)

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