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Simple Minds are  coming to Dublin this month for a headline gig at the 3Arena. Photograph: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images

Two years ago, Jim Kerr experienced the mother of celebrity comedowns. His band Simple Minds were in Copenhagen, 10 dates into a world tour, when all (...)

The house’s gardens. Photograph: Niamh Whitty

There used to be something a little louche about Liss Ard, but only in the most enticing sense of the word. Maybe it was the rumours of gold stashed i(...)

Hurray for the Riff Raff: ‘I need to save myself’

Before Alynda Segarra (she/they), who records under the moniker Hurray for the Riff Raff, went into the studio to record the mostly excellent Life on (...)

Aimee Mann: ‘Not seeing other people in lockdown was so stressful for me.’ Photograph: Sheryl Nields

In Los Angeles, it’s early and overcast. “It has that six-in-the-morning feel,” says Aimee Mann, eternally droll, from a home office wallpapered in fr(...)

Patti Smith at her local coffee shop in SoHo, New York, in 2019. “What’s my favourite period? Right now. I’m alive.” Photograph: Andre D. Wagner/The New York Times

More than two decades ago, Patti Smith and a group of other artists were sitting with the Dalai Lama when the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys aske(...)

Michael Stipe: ‘My life’s work with music is intangible’. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

The last time I saw Michael Stipe he had a beanie hat on and was wandering between the tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp in Trafalgar Square(...)

Apis Protect co-founder Fiona Edwards Murphy: included in the manufacturing and industry list.

Normal People star Paul Mescal, Olympic rowing champion Paul O’Donovan and Apis Protect co-founder Fiona Edwards Murphy are among at least a dozen Iri(...)

Don Letts: “Contrary to popular opinion, it’s a beautiful world”

“I’m as old as rock’n’roll,” Donovan Letts, who turned 65 in January, says with a laugh. Don Letts documents his remarkable life in an entertaini(...)

Liss Ard has 25 rooms and can accommodate 60 guests across the main house, a lakeside lodge and four mews houses

The Liss Ard estate on 163 acres in west Cork has sold to US investors for an estimated €3.5million. The prominent Victorian mansion operating as a bo(...)

Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York.

Neil Young has sold half of the rights to his song catalogue to Hipgnosis, in the same week the publishing house has acquired catalogues by former Fle(...)

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