Jeff Lynne

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Thomas Walsh: “I thought there was one record in me that I should make for myself.” Photograph: Graham Keogh

In a world of media-managed pop stars, blander-than-beige musicians and so-called rock stars too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for ris(...)

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

Femi Oluwele outside the Rotunda Birmingham. “A lot of this referendum has been xenophobia disguised as patriotism,” he says. “Even when most economic experts are saying we’d be better to remain, immigration is still being raised as an issue.”

At the Rotunda in Birmingham’s Bullring, the centre of one of Britain’s most ethnically diverse cities, all human life has come to shop, eat and serv(...)

There is no doubting Patrick Freeman’s influences after just one run-through of his debut album. Judging by these nine tracks, it sounds like th(...)

Thomas Walsh has always borne his influences brazenly – but when those influences are classic pop bands like ELO, The Kinks and The Beach Boys(...)

Bryan Adams has operated under the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage for most of his career, but now it’s time to shake things up. Well,(...)