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Sam Amidon is trying his hardest to rein in his inner fanboy, but it’s impossible. He just can’t help it. “I mean, Martin Hayes, ” he says with the(...)

Ben Shepherd and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden perform an acoustic set in Seattle earlier this year.

Ben Shepherd was born in Okinawa Japan (where his father served in the US army), in 1968. When Ben was 3-years-old the family moved to Texas where (...)

Every night on tour, Janelle Monae would walk over to an easel set up onstage and start to paint. Monae was the star turn, a woman who knew that every(...)

Your phone, your inhibitions, your keys, your dignity, your credit card, your patience, your favourite jacket, your mind. You might well lose one or m(...)

JJ Cale

Award-winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, who has died aged 74, was one of the most versatile musicians of his era. He played guitar and spanned mu(...)

Festival-goers in 2011. The suburban cosiness is so exhaustingly bland one longs for outbreaks of pestilence and mayhem. Photograph: Getty Images

Unless I’ve got this wrong, the Glastonbury Festival is currently taking place in a part of England famous for comical accents and cider with lumps in(...)

Drummer Chris Dave: ‘I’m like a lab rat. I don’t really like to leave the studio so it’s hard to walk out the door unless I’m getting on a plane to play’

When a top jazz drummer rolls into town, usually what happens is that a small group of fans gets very excited, and the rest of the music world (...)

Following The Avengers on stage must be, for the attending Marvel pack, a little like going on after Jimi Hendrix. After you. No, no, after you. Wh(...)

Customers in Freebird Records on Wicklow Street in Dublin hoped to get some of the many limited-edition Record Store Day releases by Irish and international acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent record stores in Dublin enjoyed a vinyl revival on Saturday when music fans came out in droves to support international Record Stor(...)

Music fans digging in the crates at   Freebird Records on Wicklow Street in Dublin during  Record Store Day yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Independent record stores in Dublin enjoyed a vinyl revival yesterday when music fans came out in droves to support international Record Store(...)

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