Tony Visconti

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Jimmy Cliff: ‘I turned up in Kingston at just the right time – at the beginning of the real Jamaican music.’ Photograph: Vision Addict

Even on his parents’ rural Jamaican farm, Jimmy Cliff dreamed big. “When I was a very small boy, my cousins and me would look after my family’s cows a(...)

Tim Burgess of The Charlatans in festival mode, 2015. Photograph: Stuart C Wilson/Getty

People need culture in their lives – now and always, says Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, author and all-round good guy. Especially now, h(...)

 David Bowie in November 1969. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

When I was six years old, my father sat me and my sister down to tell us the story of Major Tom. There was a man who got lost in space, he began, in a(...)

Tony Visconti: ‘I miss David dearly.’

Some collaborations and friendships are meant to last. Just ask musician/producer Tony Visconti, the Brooklyn-born son of second-generation Italian im(...)

Rhys Lewis: playing in Derry and Galway

Saturday, January 4th Vibe for Philo 2020 Whelan’s, Dublin; And still the love and admiration for Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott soldiers o(...)

David Bowie at Haddon Hall in Beckingham, Kent, from the  documentary David Bowie: Finding Fame. Photograph: BBC/Alamy/Pictorial Press

Each year, the Dublin Bowie Festival highlights a particular album of David Bowie’s, yet the event organisers have lately been blessed with the prolif(...)

Damon Albarn: “I’ve always been very strong on finishing work at five and cooking dinner.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

With the honourable exceptions of The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supergroups tend to b(...)

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

Venus Dupree, NYE at Bernard Shaw, Dublin, free

Saturday December 30th Turn Whelan’s Dublin 8pm €20 About 20 years ago, in Kells, Co Meath, three hopeful musicians formed Turn. Am(...)

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,(...)

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