Johnny Marr

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Hayden Thorpe: “It was quite interesting to be the leather-clad frontman of quite a ballsy record, while at the same time feeling quite unnerved and a bit fractured.” Photograph: Liza Geddes

When Hayden Thorpe woke up in his hotel room the morning after the final Wild Beasts gig, he felt one prevailing emotion: relief. “Y’know, it felt lik(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

Two men are being questioned in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Athy, Co Kildare, on Thursday. The victim has been named as 34-year-ol(...)

U2’s  eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour comes to Belfast this weekend. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

U2 SSE Arena, Belfast Saturday October 27th/Sunday October 28th 6.30pm £185/£105/£75/£38 ssearenabelfast.com What? Back in Ireland already? For a b(...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)

Liam Gallagher: all parka and no knickers as the new tunes fall flat. Photograph: Getty Images

Gibney’s pub in Malahide is advertising an Oasis tribute band with a poster featuring half of Liam’s face, and half of his estranged brother Noel’s. D(...)

Despite the media-baiting symbiotic relationship between him and his former Smiths bandmate Morrissey, Johnny Marr is now the saviour of that band’s o(...)

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(...)

Dave Haslam: 'Mark E Smith always seemed to symbolise something beyond himself'

Studio 54, Cream, CBGBs – some places have delicious mythology battered into their very foundations. The Hacienda, likewise, was ground zero for a Man(...)

The Rolling Stones: life in the old fossils yet

Ben Folds & A Piano Vicar St, Dublin Saturday May 12th 7.30pm €36.50 ticketmaster.ie Now here is a musician/songwriter who isn’t content to (...)

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