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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 (...)

It is arguably the best album by indubitably one of the most influential guitar bands of all time; the fact that The Smiths’ third studio album still (...)

Morrissey: a bit of an arse. Photograph: NurPhoto via Getty Images

I was wrong about almost everything when I was young. Almost all young people are wrong about almost everything. Calm down. This is not one of those I(...)

David Rawlings

If you’re going to go to the trouble of watching a total solar eclipse, it might as well be in the middle of a cornfield in Nebraska. “I had never see(...)

Now the singer’s worldview is hardening as he voyages deeper into middle age

Steven Patrick Morrissey isn’t always easy to love. New biopic England Is Mine has hit cinemas at a time when the singer is testing the limits of his (...)

If necessity is the mother of invention, it also begets collaboration. Following the untimely death of drummer Jon Brookes in 2013, Tim Burgess and co(...)

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward and Siobhan Fahey are about to tour for the first time together as Bananarama

The last time all three founding members of Bananarama were properly together as a band was in 1988 at the Brit awards. They were performing their hit(...)

Ryan Adams: “Even during my most unhappy-sounding records, I might feel normal”

“I feel like I’m kinda back where I started. I’ve finally evolved into what I was when I first picked up the guitar, where I play without preconceive(...)

Geoff Travis at his Rough Trade Shop in London, circa 1977. Photograph: estate of Keith Morris/Redferns/Getty Images

Geoff Travis signed the Smiths and the Strokes, but the founder of Rough Trade Records is also completely over the moon about his latest acquisition: (...)

 Kevin Kennedy who used to play Curly Watts in Coronation Street but who is now starring in The Commitments, The Musical. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Before Kevin Kennedy was Curly Watts he was the bass player in Johnny Marr’s first band. As claims to fame go, learning to play Thin Lizzy covers in t(...)

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