Neil Portnow

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Girls Rock Dublin. Photograph: Kristy Hal

A number of Irish initiatives are addressing gender imbalance in the music industry. “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times,” B(...)

Cardi B performing at the Grammys in 2018. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music’s biggest party. But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even majo(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Musician Jeff Hanneman of Slayer performs onstage during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club in April 2011 in Indio, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The death has taken place of pioneering musician and founding member of thrash metal band Slayer, Jeff Hanneman. He was 49. Hanneman died(...)