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End of The Ramones Era as Tommy Ramone Dies

The original drummer with the legendary New York punk outfit was the last original member alive. Now, however, he has joined Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny in punk heaven The death has taken place of Tommy Ramone. He ... READ MORE

THOMAS HOUSE celebrates third birthday this weekend...
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DAVID GRAY continues Indie Chart domination...
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RACHAEL MCCORMACK signs to Universal Music Publishing...
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BIG SANDY hits the road this month...
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WATCH: EXCLUSIVE premiere of new Neon Atlas video...
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KACEY MUSGRAVES, The Academy...
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ELLA HENDERSON back on top of Irish Singles Chart...
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BERNARD SUMNER announces autobiography, Chapter and Verse...
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HOZIER'S 'CHERRY Wine' will feature in new Zach Braff film...
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TIJUANA PANTHERS - Wayne Interest...
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GARTH BROOKS returns to summit of Irish Album Chart...
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WATCH: NEW Lethal Dialect video...
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GARTH BROOKS update: Matinee Option Not A Runner For Brooks...
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WATCH: THE Flaws make their comeback...
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NEW RELEASE from Bat For Lashes...
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'REMEMBERING PHILIP': Date Announced for Evening with Philomena Lynott...
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THE PANORAMICS to put on wedding band showcase...
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PARQUET COURTS talk prison & the value of inspirational house pets...
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THE LIBERTINES plan for new album in 2015...
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN premieres new short film...
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THE CORONAS sign to Island...
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BOMBAY BICYCLE Club gets in gear for Longitude...
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THE STRYPES to headline Sweeney’s 5th Birthday this Friday, 11 July....
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WATCH: INTERPOL release video for 'All The Rage Back Home'...
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THE RIPTIDE Movement to support Neil Young...
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CHRISTOPHER OWENS announces A New Testament, releases video for "Nothing More Than Everything To Me"...
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AC/DC WRAP up new album...
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JENNY LEWIS shares 'The Voyager'...
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LISTEN: TOM Vek Unveils New Song...
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WATCH: TRAILERS for Transformers 4, Begin Again, Love Eternal & more!...
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WATCH: RAY Donovan, Halle Berry & Hemlock Grove in the new Hot Press!...
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SPIES ANNOUNCE Whelan's date...
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TICKETMASTER ISSUE Details of Garth Brooks Refunds...
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WATCH: NEW Vid From Royal Blood...
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5TH ON Teeling Reveals Top Trad Acts for Fleadh...
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INSIDE THE new Hot Press...
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BECK PROJECT Song Reader to feature all-star cast...
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MASTODON TO play The Academy...
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WATCH: JESSIE Ware releases video for 'Tough Love'...
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WATCH: JUNGLE'S new single 'Time' from upcoming album...
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DAVID O'DOHERTY for Vicar Street...
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IT'S OFFICIAL: all Garth Brooks shows cancelled...
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CHARLI XCX performs 'Boom Clap' on Seth Meyers...
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Children of the Son

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R.S.A.G.

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Therapy?

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FREE MUSIC FRIDAY

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Jimmy Deenihan issues statement

As he ends his term as Minister for Arts, Deenihan reflects on his time in the position. Here is the statement in full: It has been a great honour and a privilege to serve as Minister ... READ MORE

Jimmy Deenihan's Term As Arts Minister Ends

Newbie Heather Humphreys has been appointed to the position in today's cabinet reshuffle, as James Reilly, Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore also lose out. The complexion of Enda Kenny's ... READ MORE

Free Music Friday

This week sees Free Music Friday assembling another quality batch of tunes without any need for An Taoiseach, President Obama or the Mexican ambassador to get involved... ... READ MORE

Ellie Goulding: 'Immense. Dublin I do adore you'

The Herefordshire star was clearly as smitten with the Marlay Park crowd as they were with her yesterday evening. Playing support to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Marlay Park yesterday ... READ MORE

Sharon van Etten Interview: The world at her feet

Capable of reducing a room full of revellers to reverential silence, Sharon van Etten’s star just keeps on rising... Sharon Van Etten gained a nuts-and-bolts view of the machinations ... READ MORE

Kacey Musgraves, The Academy

Kacey Musgraves, Thursday 10 July at The Academy, Dublin. Less than a year on from her captivating Whelan's show, Kacey Musgraves returned to Dublin to make the step up to The Academy ... READ MORE

Garth Brooks returns to summit of Irish Album Chart

There clearly is no such thing as bad publicity as Brooks holds Ed Sheeran at bay… Very few positives have come from the Croke Park fiasco over the past two weeks or so, but at least the ... READ MORE

Kacey Musgraves Interview: Kacey and the sunshine band

She’s the perky new country-pop starlet. Just don’t compare Kacey Musgraves to T**** Swift. Kacey Musgraves is not a tongue-biter by inclination. If she has something to say, ... READ MORE

Garth Brooks update: Matinee Option Not A Runner For Brooks

The proposal to run five concerts over three days in Dublin has now been rejected. Following a day of intensive negotiations, the offer from Dublin City Council that the five planned ... READ MORE

"It was perfect" - Brazilian reaction to shocking World Cup exit

In the wake of Germany's destruction of Brazil's World Cup hopes, we caught up with the locals and found out why there might be a positive knock-on ... READ MORE

What a World Cup: And then there were two

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Alfredo di Stéfano R.I.P.

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Nina Conti: Her Master’s Voice

After Ken Campbell died in 2008, comedian Nina Conti inherited his collection...... READ MORE

Indie Game: The Movie

Video games have become a noteworthy addition to our culture, which has...... READ MORE

Ninja Sex Party

Fans of musical comedy listen up: Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian are...... READ MORE

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s New Hope

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Who doesn’t know the difference between flirting and sexual harassment? Very few...... READ MORE

Sex at the XMas Party

JENNA’S BACK Jenna Jameson quit the adult entertainment industry in a blaze of glory...... READ MORE

Bad Sex Awards

FRENCH TO OUTLAW SEX WORK? France’s ruling Socialist Party has tabled new legislation aimed...... READ MORE

All about Virginity

LIGHTS OUT! How is this even possible? A study has found that...... READ MORE

THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS

The more than 2,700 members of the European...... READ MORE

The Lorax review

THE LORAX Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyla Balda. Featuring Danny DeVito,...... READ MORE

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Alfredo di Stéfano R.I.P.

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World Cup semi-finals: Then there were four…

Football fans’ mouths are watering worldwide as two...... READ MORE

And then there were eight…

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