Kurt Cobain

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A Clockwork Orange: Ronnie Barker’s Porridge offered more biting satire

There are no sacred cows. Once something gains such status it has begun to atrophy. You may as well sling it in a gallery and put a red rope around it(...)

Lot 53: Bronze death mask of Robert Emmet (€800- €1,200) at Whyte’s.

The phone lines at Whyte’s on Molesworth Street have been hopping since the catalogue for its forthcoming Eclectic Collector sale was issued last week(...)

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. (...)

Snail Mail: “Avril Lavigne got me into music … into alternative music.” Photograph: Michael Lavine

Ellicott City, Maryland, has a hard-won reputation as the US’s most haunted town. At night a “demon truck” is rumoured to prowl the highways, like a g(...)

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(...)

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones more than a decade ago. To be honest, I didn’t much (...)

XXXTentacion: his fans included Diplo, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky. Photograph:   Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images

XXXTentacion lived a life of hyperfast, nihilistic violence where nothing could ever be put on pause. In the past year alone, he had a number one Bill(...)

Ssinger and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana at the recording of  ‘MTV Unplugged in  Novemeber  1993. Photograph:  Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The first public exhibition of some of Kurt Cobain’s personal items is be put on display this summer at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Co Kil(...)

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(...)

Jane Goodall in Gombe National Park, 1965: her findings on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees would challenge the scientific orthodoxy of her time

When conservationist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall ventured into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1960, she wasn’t Dr Jane Goodall. Indeed(...)

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