Tony Allen

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After Graham Coxon left Blur in 2003, the Britpop behemoths fizzled out with a whimper. Damon Albarn threw himself into completing the second Gorillaz(...)

Sally Foran and David Kitt

What subject do you wish you had studied more in school? Sally: I’d like to have taken another language. I did my Leaving Cert on tape, I smashed my (...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

There is an appropriate symmetry to Tony Allen’s homage to Art Blakey. The co-creator (with Fela Kuti) of Afrobeat was hugely influenced by the thunde(...)

Dunnes Stores strikers picket outside the store on Henry Street Dublin. The strike began in 1984 and lasted almost three years. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A register of sports people and entertainers who travelled to South Africa, published in 1986 by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, included(...)

Jack White by Deirdre O’Callaghan

When she was 18, Deirdre O’Callaghan hightailed it to London the day after she completed her Leaving Cert. Not to hang around and wait for her result(...)