Paul Les

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Weeping in the Promised Land is  former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty’s first song in eight years. Image: Youtube/screengrab.

Veteran rocker John Fogerty could hardly have chosen a more opportune time to release his take on Donald Trump’s America than the day the president’s (...)

Slash playing a Gibson Les Paul   at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert,  Wembley Stadium, London in 1992.  Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns

The maker of the Gibson guitar has filed for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. Gibson guitars have been esteemed by generatio(...)

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Towards the end of 2011 I was in Australia with Def Leppard when I became sick. I remember seeing a “rock doc” at one of the gigs. Every promoter has (...)

Tommy Lennon with his creation of a giant-size trumpet at Galway’s Cross Street yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Wellingtons may be de rigueur, but the hosts of Galway’s jazz festival are confident that a potential flood warning for the city will not deter music(...)

Approach with caution: Savages

Last month in Derry I sat in a church pew chatting with Savages. Not the “all-girl band Savages” or the “all-female quartet Savages”. Just Savages.(...)