EXCLUSIVE: Irvine Welsh On The Election Of Donald Trump

“From a citizen’s point of view it sucks, but from an artist’s point of view it’s fucking great!” says the Trainspotting author. By Olaf Tyaransen

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Eurosonic 2017 - Eurosonic 2017, Day 2 - Picture This, Lisa O'Neill, Exmagician, Walking on Cars, Bonzai and Hare Squead

Eurosonic 2017 - Eurosonic 2017, Day 2 - Picture This, Lisa O'Neill, Exmagician, Walking on Cars, Bonzai and Hare Squead. By Kathrin Baumbach

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Singer Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out Of Performing At Trump's Inauguration

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has made a dramatic u-turn and decided not to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s looming inauguration on 20 January. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Fleetwood Mac Duo Working on New Album

Fleetwood Mac stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are busily working away on a new album of duets that they plan to release in May, it is understood. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Uproar Prompts Sky To Pull Short Flick About Michael Jackson From Its Schedule

Sky Arts has now decided not to show a controversial short movie in which British actor Joseph Fiennes portrays the King of Pop, following an outcry from both fans and family members of the late Michael Jackson. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Villagers, Ed Sheeran, Trent Reznor, Overhead, The Albatross & St. Vincent star in Free Music Friday

The stellar cast also includes Austra, James Cameron, Iggy Pop, Stephen King & Joe Chester... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Exorcist creator William Peter Blatty has passed away

He bequeathes us arguably the greatest horror film of all time... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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WATCH: Trent Reznor & Atticus Rose soundtrack The Vietnam War

The landmark TV documentary series premieres in September. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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LISTEN: Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse collaborate on 'Gold'

It graces the new Matthew McConaughey thriller of the same name... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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LISTEN: New Stephen King podcast

If you're a fan of the Maine man, step this way... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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MUSE NAMED ‘HEADLINER OF THE YEAR’ AT EUROSONIC’S EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS

Matt Bellamy & Co. are going to have to extend their mantelpiece again... By Olaf Tyaransen

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Here's The Full Track Listing For The Grammy's 2017 Nominees Album

The Recording Academy’s Grammy Recordings and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 Grammy Nominees album. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Watch The Weeknd's New Music Video

The Canadian R&B star has just released the single 'Party Monster' from his album, 'Starboy'. By

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Remembering George Murray

He was a man who knew his music inside out – and then some. But he was also a generous and humorous character, as Brian Palm – harmonica player with the Mary Stokes Band – illustrates in this warm tribute. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Paul McGrath & Elton John pay tribute to Graham Taylor who died today

Football has lost one of its true gentlemen... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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LISTEN: Villagers releases 'Apollo House'

Conor J. has conjured up a beautiful song in support of Home Sweet Home. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Catalan people: David Bowie exhibition comes to Barcelona

Book your Ryanair flights now for May! By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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WATCH: Walking On Cars receive EBBA at Eurosonic

The Dingle indie rockers were presented with the award by Jools Holland... By Olaf Tyaransen

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Home Sweet Home to accommodate residents elsewhere until Minister Coveney delivers on pledges

A statement has been issued as occupiers leave Apollo House for new locations... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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WATCH: St. Vincent makes her directorial bow with gory horror film

The XX will be scaring you witless in February... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Michael Jackson’s Daughter Slams Joseph Fiennes’ “Shameful Portrayal” Of Her Dad

Paris Jackson says she's "incredibly offended" and wants to vomit at the thought of the white British actor Joseph Fiennes playing her iconic pop star father. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Charlotte Church Rejects Overtures To Sing For “Tyrant” Donald Trump

Welsh singer Charlotte Church has become the latest high-profile star to turn down the opportunity to perform at US President-elect Donald Trump’s looming inauguration ceremony. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Back To Basics Tour 2017: Barry Jay Hughes, Greg Clifford and Ian N. Brennan

The Irish performers will board on a 3 act acoustic showcase tour around Ireland in February and March. By Jessica Kimy

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year nominees have been announced...

Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, this is the one that matters... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Barq's Jess Kav looks ahead to this month's Jameson Bow St. Sessions

The latest instalment of Jameson Bow Street Sessions will see Barq team up with urban-electronic musician Soulé and brass supergroup, Booka Brass. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Kodaline man Jason Boland has co-produced the debut Otherkin album

He's also been zooming in on Overhead, The Albatross... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Ed Sheeran reveals album track-listing

Intriguingly, there's a song called 'Galway Girl'... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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2fm switch into all Irish mode ahead of Choice Music Prize shortlist announcement

We'll know who's in the running later on today... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Mrs Brown To Get Her Own BBC Chat Show

Comedian Brendan O’Carroll’s hugely popular character Mrs Brown is getting her own Saturday night chat show on BBC One. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Sex Tape Scandal: Donald Trump Denies Russia Has Shocking Blackmail File On Him

Senior US intelligence officials briefed both US President Obama and Donald Trump last week about claims that Russian spies have obtained compomrising personal and financial information about the President-elect, according to shock news reports that surfaced last night in the US media. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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BREAKING NEWS: Home Sweet Home "disappointed with Coveney’s undermining of his commitments"

The Apollo House occupation may not end tomorrow. Read their statement in full here... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Iman, Mike Garson & Tony Visconti among those paying tribute to David Bowie

The flags are flying at half-mast at HP Towers... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: We remember his legendary October '99 visit to the Hot Press Hall of Fame

"Bowie can act alright, so long as he’s singing at the same time," ventured our man Peter Murphy. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Influential Political Figure T.K. Whitaker Has Passed Away

President Michael D. Higgins leads the tribute this morning to influential economist and public servant, T.K. Whitaker who passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 100. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Trump’s Shock Victory Played Part In U2’s Decision To Postpone New Album

The Edge has revealed that controversial President-elect Donald Trump’s shock election victory was a contributing factor in U2’s decision to postpone their eagerly anticipated new album, ‘Songs of Experience.’ By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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New Hair-Raising Irish Documentary Asks, "Does The Devil Exist?"

Hostage to the Devil is a new Irish documentary about a possessed child and an exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. This feature length doc – from Belfast based Causeway Pictures, which will launch on Netflix this Sunday, 15 January 2017 – tells the true story of Kerryman Father Malachi Martin and asks, in the battle for saving a soul, just who really is ‘Hostage to the Devil?’ By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Victory For Home Sweet Home As Apollo House Occupation Set To End

There were dramatic developments on Monday in the occupation of Apollo House, with the activists reaching an agreement that additional hostel accommodation would be provided in Dublin By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Celebrity fans play Brixton birthday gig

Gary Oldman, Simon Le Bon & Joe Elliott were among those raising glasses last night to David. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?' hitmaker Peter Sarstedt has passed away

He jointly shared the 1969 Ivor Novello Best Song Award with David Bowie. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Irish trad outfit Beoga to appear on new Ed Sheeran album

Niamh Dunne and her bandmates flew over to his studio late last year... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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The Lumineers thrilled to open for U2 in North America

They've been known to bash out a mean 'One' cover... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Peter Murphy cast a retrospective ear over The Joshua Tree

"The Joshua Tree documents a cultural as well as musical watershed, bookended by the band’s momentous homecoming gigs at Croke Park in ’85 and ’87," he wrote in 2002. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Read Hot Press' original February 1987 review of The Joshua Tree

"It clarifies how U2's vocation has become the revival and renewal of rock and the recovery of its most romantic values," said our man Bill Graham. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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U2 Tour: The Full Details

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is on! The full details have now been announced, with a Croke Park date included... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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U2 Confirm Croke Park Show

Speculation has been rife that a Croke Park date would be included in the rumoured U2 'Joshua Tree Anniversary' tour. PLUS full details of North American Joshua Tree Tour & European Joshua Tree Tour By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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La La Land Wins A Record Seven Gongs At Golden Globes

The musical La La Land was the clear winner at the 74th annual Golden Globes, with the Ryan Gosling movie taking home a record seven awards last night. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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U2 Joshua Tree Tour: It Will Be Confirmed This Morning

Speculation has been mounting about a special U2 tour that would celebrate the release of their global smash hit album The Joshua Tree, 30 years on. Well, the announcement will be made this morning... By Niall Stokes

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New David Bowie EP And Music Video Is Released To Mark His Birthday

David Bowie fans will be excited to learn that a new EP with four of his songs and a music video has just been posthumously released without any fanfare to mark the occasion of what would’ve been the icon's 70th birthday. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Francie Conway Releases New Single

Singer-songwriter Francie Conway has just released a new song entitled ‘Peace, Love & Rock ‘N’ Roll.’ By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Scary Monsters And Super Creeps got a rave Hot Press review in 1980

"He has more realities than idols, more fears than mere acceptance of them, more scars than dreams," Tony Clayton-Lee eloquently opined. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Rubberbandits To Feature On Trainspotting Soundtrack

The Irish musical satirists join a select list of important artists who will be part of one of the cinematic events of 2017, including Iggy Pop, The Clash, Blondie, Underworld and Wolf Alice... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

The '90s included his jury-splitting Tin Machine detour... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Hot Press was granted an audience with the Thin White Duke in 1999

Stuart Clark still hasn't calmed down after meeting his childhood hero in U2's Clarence Hotel... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: 12 classic covers

Nirvana, Coldplay, Lorde, Oasis & Glen Hansard are among those who've re-interpreted Mr. B... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: We speak to the director of Bowie in Dublin documentary

Linda Sharkey, who has spent the better half of the year involved with the David Bowie Tribute Festival happening between January 5-10, worked on a special documentary titled Dubh Star tracing Bowie's time in Dublin. By Peter McGoran

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David Kitt, Ed Sheeran, Run The Jewels & An Emotional Fish star in Free Music Friday

We've also tasty treats from Chief Keef, Declan McKenna, Morphine, Elbow & The Shins By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Cranberries 'unplugged' hits album to be released in April

There are also three new tunes to look forward to! By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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LISTEN: The world has woken up to two cracking new Ed Sheeran singles

'Castle On The Hill' and 'The Shape Of You' represent very different sides of the Suffolk singer. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

When MTV launched in 1981, David was more than ready for them! By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Joe Elliott reviewed The Next Day for us in 2013

The first song that Def Leppard ever played when we got together in a rehearsal room was ‘Suffragette City’,” he told us. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Billy Corgan, Robert Smith, Nile Rodgers & more on why they loved the alien...

No other artist has been lauded in Hot Press quite like the Thin White Duke, says Stuart Clark... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Watch his horrifying cinematic debut!

The X-rated 1969 short he starred in, The Image, surfaced online last year... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Bill Drummond and the KLF/Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are back!

Hopefully they're bringing their ice cream van with them (uh huh uh huh uh huh)... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: The late, great George Byrne waxed lyrical about The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust in 2002

"In under 40 minutes David Bowie had not only salvaged his career but become a superstar," he reflected. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

The '60s & '70s: Mr. B was making love to the camera long before MTV came on the scene. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Frank Murray: A Final Farewell

The funeral took place yesterday of Frank Murray – the man who began his career as tour manager with Thin Lizzy, and worked with Elton John and The Specials, before managing The Pogues, as well as The Frames, The Lost Brothers and more, in what was a highly distinguished career. By Niall Stokes

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Apollo House protesters march to Leinster House with petition to open NAMA buildings for the homeless

Apollo House protesters today marched to the Department of Finance buildings to deliver a petition to Michael Noonan asking him to open empty NAMA buildings to accommodate the homeless of Ireland. By Peter McGoran

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The Irish music industry gathers to say 'goodbye' to Frank Murray

There were tears and laughter this morning at the legendary Thin Lizzy and Pogues man's funeral... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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President Michael D. Higgins supports Home Sweet Home

More Hollywood A-Listers have also been championing the Apollo House cause. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Welcome To 2017!

It's going to be a Hot Press 40th birthday celebrating New Year... By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Searchlight Showcase 2017 will take place at The Button Factory this week

Five up-and-coming acts will perform at The Button Factory this Thursday as part of the Searchlight Development Deal to showcase new bands. The ...

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The Young Offenders released on online platforms

Following its release in UK cinemas this weekend to glowing reviews, the Irish box-office smash hit The Young Offenders is now available to view across online platforms in ...

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Run the Jewels to perform live at The Olympia Theatre

Having already surprised us by dropping RTJ 3 on Christmas Eve, the hip-hop duo have pulled it out of the bag again and lined themselves up for a date at the Olympia Theatre this ...

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Therapy? announce Dublin date at Whelan's

Irish metalheads Therapy? will be bringing their Wood & Wire acoustic tour to Whelans, Dublin this April, offering their fans a rare chance to see the band in a different context. The ...

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Ed Sheeran surpasses chart-toppers Clean Bandit

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Gig Review: Whelan's Ones to Watch- Night 1

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Exorcist creator William Peter Blatty has passed away

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WATCH: Trent Reznor & Atticus Rose soundtrack The Vietnam War

The landmark TV documentary series premieres in September. Trent Reznor and Atticus Rose have penned two hours worth of new music for The Vietnam ...

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Watch: Picture This cover Ed Sheeran in traffic jam video

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Paul McGrath & Elton John pay tribute to Graham Taylor who died today

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Catalan people: David Bowie exhibition comes to Barcelona

Book your Ryanair flights now for May! Currently enjoying a sell-out Tokyo run, the David Bowie is exhibition heads back to Europe for a Museu del Disseny de Barcelona residency starting ...

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Ed Sheeran announces title of new album, full track listing + 'The Fresh Prince' cover

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Home Sweet Home to accommodate residents elsewhere until Minister Coveney delivers on pledges

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The Joshua Tree Tour: Dates & Ticket Prices

Having yesterday announced a North American and European tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking album The Joshua Tree, we can now reveal ticket prices ...

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Record shop owner George Murray has passed away

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Golden Globes 2017

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From the archives: Hot Press met U2 back in 1987 following the release of The Joshua Tree

It took the combined force of Hot Press' Editor Niall Stokes and U2 journalist extraordinaire Bill Graham to thrash it out with the four ...

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20th Century Fox has announced their premieres for 2017

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Foo Fighters to spend 2017 recording new album

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child top-selling book in Ireland for 2016

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Irish singer Keith Cullen charts stateside with debut single 'Say Something'

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Donald Trump stretches truth in tweet about Jackie Evancho's album sales

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

The '60s & '70s: Mr. B was making love to the camera long before MTV came on the scene.

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: His musical director, Gerry Leonard, on the covert making of The Next Day

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Free gigs in Ireland for Syria

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Department of Finance issue response to Home Sweet Home letter regarding NAMA

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James Corden remembers George Michael with the first-ever Carpool Karaoke

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HBO releases trailer for documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Florence and the Machine to appear in Terence Malick music drama

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Irish actress Sarah Greene to star in Ransom

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Hot Press' David Bowie tribute starts on Thursday!

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The Irish music industry gathers to say 'goodbye' to Frank Murray

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HOT FOR 2017: Davis release debut EP Simple Words, Complex World

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Apollo House protesters march to Leinster House with petition to open NAMA buildings for the homeless

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The Irish music industry gathers to say 'goodbye' to Frank Murray

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Bow St. Sessions Line-up Announced For The Sugar Club!

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Mariah Carey's manager fires back at "Rockin' Eve" producers

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Ed Sheeran will release new music this Friday

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President Michael D. Higgins supports Home Sweet Home

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Classic Hot Press interview with Lemmy

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Author of the year 2016 Paul Howard

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Home Sweet Home Planning To Spread Outside Dublin

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Harrison Ford leads tributes to Carrie Fisher

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Paul McCartney & Brian May join George Michael tributes

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U2 Promise Fans "A Very, Very, Special" 2017

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THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Roz Purcell on Trump, Food and Repealing the 8th

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THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: James McClean

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Actress Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack On Flight

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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE: IRA prisoners adopted 'Bird On A Wire' as their freedom anthem

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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE: Cathal Coughlan recorded one of the definitive Cohen covers

"He was deeply confused & anguished as a human being," proffers the former Fatima Mansions man. “Various Positions was the first album of his ...

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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE: Camille O'Sullivan believed he was a conjuror...

The singer turns to Leonard when her soul needs nourishing. “I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager in boarding school. In fact, I can pinpoint ...

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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE: Judy Collins recalls her lifelong friendship with the singer

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R.S.A.G. will play Dublin later this month

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THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Caitriona Balfe told us about her pals Sly, Arnie, George & Jody...

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Clean Bandit Hold Off Weeknd To Secure Xmas No.1

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Leonard Cohen Keeps Little Mix Off No.1 For Xmas

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Arctic Monkeys confirm they are working on new album

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Watch: Dame Helen Mirren sums up 2016 in Christmas message

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"He charms you so much that you feel like you've got the best interview in the world!" she told Paul Nolan. A hugely respected rock writer who has contributed ...

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Pogues Manager and Thin Lizzy Man Frank Murray Dies

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DOWNLOAD: Carol Keogh and friends release 'Light Of Apollo' in support of Home Sweet Home

The glorious act of civil disobedience is getting the quality tunes it deserves! Carol Keogh has joined Lisa Hannigan in releasing a Christmas ...

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Classic Joe Strummer interview from the Hot Press archives

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Lisa Hannigan supports Home Sweet Home with 'Silent Night' download

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Amnesty International slam BAI Ray D'Arcy Show ruling

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2016 Was the Year for Walking On Cars

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Hot Press' Leonard Cohen tribute to be made available online

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Protesters Gather to Support Home Sweet Home at the Four Courts

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