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Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

Portrait of Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave and English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey to promote their duet ‘Henry Lee’ from the album Murder Ballads. Photograph: Dave Tonge/Getty

The Boatman’s Call has long been considered one of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ most confessional records, written around the time of Cave’s break-up (...)

The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

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(...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

Nick Cave: ‘Art must be wrestled from the hands of the pious.’ Photograph: Gus Stewart/Redferns/Getty

He is seen as one of rock’n’roll’s last defenders: showman, icon, innovator. But the musician Nick Cave has cast aspersions on the beleaguered genre’s(...)

Madonna: she will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on May 18th. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Pop superstar Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The singer is expected to take to the stage in Tel Aviv on May(...)

Scott Walker on the BBC’s Presenting Nana Mouskouri TV show, 1970. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

When David Bowie, Nick Cave and Brian Eno all salute you as a “musical genius”, you are more than an extraordinary talent, your work is woven into the(...)

Liss Ard estate near Skibbereen in west Cork is going for  €5m

Liss Ard, the one-time west Cork artists’ haven (currently operating as a country house hotel and wedding venue) took the plungethis week when its ask(...)

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