Phil Lynott

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Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott with Brian Downey and Gary Moore in 1974. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty

With input from the late Dublin rock star’s close friends and family, Emer Reynolds’s new film, Songs for While I’m Away, puts forward a different (...)

Phil Lynott. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Even those of us who lived through Phil Lynott’s high period have trouble believing such a man ever existed. Internationally acknowledged Irish rock s(...)

Phil Lynott: Scott Gorham formed a lasting friendship with his Thin Lizzy bandmate. Photograph: Jack Kay/Express/Hulton/Getty

“I’ve never seen an Irish person that patriotic about his country,” Scott Gorham says about his late friend Phil Lynott. “Being Irish meant absolutely(...)

Thin Lizzy: Brian Robertson, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham performing live onstage in London, 1978. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Former members recall the magic and tragic descent of Thin Lizzy – even if they disagree on it If you want to see the platonic ideal of a rock b(...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

Disaffected but not punk, eager to please but only on their own terms, a thorn shoved into the skin of church and state, it is easy to view The Boomto(...)

Bono happy to serve Jonny Sexton during his visit to the Ireland squad at Carton House.

“Spending time with Bono is like eating dinner on a train – feels like you’re moving, going somewhere,” wrote Bob Dylan in Chronicles. Paul Hewson’s (...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott , daughters of Phil Lynott with new coin. Photograoh: Tom Honan

A commemorative silver coin marking 70 years since rock artist Phil Lynott was born was unveiled by President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. Lynott g(...)

Pete Townshend: ‘In Ireland, you go to pubs and you see not just good musicians playing together, but supremely good musicians playing together, and it’s a shock that they’re not making millions of quid filling Wembley Stadium.’ Photograph: Terry McGough

“Phil Lynott was a good friend, but he was a heroin addict when I knew him,” Pete Townshend recalls. “He reminded me a lot of Jimi Hendrix, who, in th(...)

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