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Xmas Summit features The Minutes, Kodaline & more

Our new issue brings together seven of the nation's leading musicians for a proper round table on all that's gone on in 2014. Taylor Swift quitting Spotify, the U2 album giveaway, Bob Geldof's Band Aid comeback and ... READ MORE

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LIVE REPORT: Kicking Bird EP Launch

Kicking Bird gave an overwhelmingly enjoyable performance in The Odessa Club last night. The four-piece folk rock group, which consists of Shannen Byrne, Michéal Smith, Daniel ... READ MORE

The Coronas achieve highest Irish chart entry

The Long Way is at No. 2, just beneath pop behemoth One Direction. The Coronas make their major label debut with The Long Way and it has achieved major sales in its first ... READ MORE

Our Love To Admire - Hot Press meets Caribou

With two hugely popular albums under his belt in Swim and Our Love, dance producer Caribou, aka Dan Snaith, tells Paul Nolan why he still flies Ryanair and discusses ... READ MORE

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Starring Eminem, The Libertines, Hamilton Leithauser, Duke Special, Public Service Broadcasting, Chromatics, Sun Kil Moon, Mogwai and much more... Despite working harder than ... READ MORE

He Ripped It Up But Is Starting Again

Former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins’ battle to recover after a massive brain haemorrhage nearly killed him is documented in a moving new film. When recuperating after a ... READ MORE

The Coronas say new LP 'is definitely a break-up album'

Danny O'Reilly admits his band were a "good support group" when he split from Laura Whitmore. Signed to Island, back with a new album and – most excitingly – Hot Press cover ... READ MORE

The Global Drug Survey 2015 Launches In Ireland

From the prevalence - or otherwise - of new forms of cannabis to our relationship with alcohol, the Hot Press-assisted online survey will lift the lid on Ireland's substance use and ... READ MORE

Inside the new Hot Press: Christmas edition

The Coronas grace the cover of our new bumper issue, out tomorrow. We dive right into the festive season tomorrow (Thursday November 27), as the new issue of Hot Press hits the ... READ MORE

Kasabian: Lars said we killed Metallica at Glasto

Tom Meighan says drummer Lars Ulrich told him: "You killed us in two songs. It was over, it was done." Ahead of their December dates with Dublin and Belfast, Kasabian's Tom Meighan opens ... READ MORE

A Troubled Enigma Returns - Hot Press meets Damien Rice

He was the hottest singer-songwriter on the planet and then, suddenly, he vanished from view. Back after an eight year hiatus, in a fascinating interview, Damien Rice discusses ... READ MORE

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Hot Press interview with late 'Mad' Frankie Fraser


With 'Mad' Frankie Fraser having passed away at 90, we revisit Stuart Clark's memorable meeting with the gangster once considered "Britain's most dangerous man"......

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THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS

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