Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
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Sunday 02 December 2012
All have done time with Miles Davis, one of them is the long-standing drummer with the Crusaders, another the regular live bassist with the Stones.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Rare letters written by Vincent van Gogh, John Lennon and other iconic figures are being offered at an upcoming auction of more than 300 historical documents in New York City.
Saturday 24 November 2012
On 14 January Hoboken's second-finest (no one can top Sinatra), Yo La Tengo return with Fade, their 13th full album release.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Now that we have finally broken the connection between guilt and pleasure when it comes to music, it's time to reappraise these stalwarts of the 1970s pop charts.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Yoko Ono will curate next year's Meltdown Festival choosing the musicians and artists who will appear at the annual event.
Monday 29 October 2012
The Killers were always bound for arena-level stardom, one felt, thanks to their gold-dust blend of attractive pop choruses, a certain down to earth authenticity as unembellished alternarockers in the traditional vein and a true talent for sheer, unalloyed blandness where it’s really necessary.
Saturday 20 October 2012
A celebration of her two decades as a singer, 20 contains that many tracks culled from all corners of her career, performed as duets with esteemed friends and peers.
Sunday 14 October 2012
If, in the past, Bat for Lashes has sometimes seemed a better proposition on paper than reality – all feathers and no parrot – then The Haunted Man is the album on which Natasha Khan should truly silence all doubters.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The most immediately striking thing about Radiohead's current show is the impact of their new double-drummer line-up, which transforms much of their repertoire, and not always for the better.
Monday 01 October 2012
Julian Fellowes wants to write a Downton prequel. Why not march forward to the septic Seventies? John Walsh offers his plot suggestions
Saturday 25 August 2012
Most B-sides compilations seem to have been thrown together to fulfill contracts but Dead In The Boot has a form and substance beyond that.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Following up on their Diamond Jubilee performance Madness will be taking centre stage at the Olympics closing ceremony.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Animal Collective have premiered the wild first single from forthcoming album Centipede Hz, due out on 3 September.
Saturday 28 July 2012
'Keith Richards is my favourite guitarist. It's amazing he's still walking'
Sunday 08 July 2012
Six albums down the line, Dirty Projectors – aka David Longstreth and his band – show no signs of settling into any one formula.
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