Boyzone playing their final Irish gig, which filled the 13,000-capacity 3Arena in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tonight was an emotional one for Boyzone as they played their final Irish show, 25 years after first crooning, writhing and grinning their way into th(...)

Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Keith Duffy of Boyzone on stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating thanked fans in Belfast as the band bid farewell to Belfast at their final concert in the city. They will their la(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Seven years before coming out, George Michael performed with Lisa Stansfield at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for Aids Awareness, at Wembley Stadium on April 20th, 1992. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

It was 1990, and my neighbour had gotten a Casio SA-1 keyboard for Christmas. It was notable for its sound bank: preset sounds that allowed you to pus(...)

Matt Lapinskas, Lloyd Daniels and Danielle Hope in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

We are just going in to Any Dream Will Do, one of the many hits from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. “I closed my eyes . . . ” sings (...)

Boyzone today

The audience at the recording of the ITV music special Boyzone at 20: No Matter What consists mainly of middle-aged women and their adult daughters: t(...)