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Music | Main Event 100% | 20 May 1996
A Tribute to Bill Graham Bono U2
Bono's tribute to Bill Graham

Music | News 98% |  7 Apr 2011
Bill Whelan & Brendan Graham inducted into the IMRO Academy The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Riverdance and 'You Raise Me Up' men were honoured this week in Dublin.

Music | Main Event 86% | 20 May 1996
A Tribute to Bill Graham Bono U2
Bono: I can't imagine how the people in Hot Press are feeling right now. From the beginning there were four or five in there who were like a band - losing Bill, for them, must be like how I'd feel if something happened to Edge or Adam or Larry. He was like a brother to his colleagues and a cousin to us.

Hot Features | Interview 84% | 30 Mar 2011
U2 Versus The U.S.A. Bill Graham
As they hit the road on a major stateside tour, U2 had left the memories of those first rehearsals in Larry Mullen’s kitchen far behind. Here we present an intoxicating trip down memory lane. By Bill Graham, April 5, 1981

Politics | Message 76% | 18 May 2006
Remembering Bill Niall Stokes
It was ten years ago this issue that Hot Press and Ireland in general lost the great Bill Graham.

Music | Interview 76% | 26 Jun 2007
Close to The Edge Peter Murphy
30th Anniversary Retrospective: In a special interview, The Edge reminisces about the early days of Hotpress, explains Bill Graham’s role in U2’s development, and comes clean about what the band have been up to recently in Morocco.

Music | Interview 71% | 11 Nov 1983
IT'S A CELEBRATION Bill Graham
Bill Graham reviews "Under A Blood Red Sky"

Politics | Frontlines 70% | 25 Aug 1993
A MODEST PROPOSAL Bill Graham
When Michael D. Higgins suggested that U2 and Neil Jordan should be studied in Irish colleges, all hell - if Mr McPhisto will forgive the expression - broke loose. However, there may, on some of Michael D.'s critics' part, be a deliberate attempt to misconstrue what he said. By Bill Graham.

Music | Interview 70% | 16 Nov 1984
THIS IS THE EDGE Bill Graham
The Edge comes out from behind the guitar. Interview: Bill Graham

Music | Interview 70% |  1 Oct 1982
THE ODD COUPLE Bill Graham
Bill Graham witnesses the summit meeting of U2 and Garret Fitzgerald.

Music | Interview 70% |  5 Nov 1992
Alone Again Naturally Bill Graham
An essential Bill Graham interview with one of Ireland's landmark musicians - revisited to celebrate his newly-announced dates for 2013.

  70% | 19 Jan 2004
Graham goes gold  
Veteran Irish composer Brendan Graham is celebrating one of the biggest successes of his already hit-laden career.

Music | Interview 69% |  9 Apr 1987
Enya: The Latest Score Bill Graham
ENYA: THE LATEST SCORE From the Gweedore family that gave the world Clannad, another success story in the making. Enya,whose new album featuring music for the forthcoming TV series The Celts , is already making waves months before the programme itself goes on air, is joined by producer Nicky Ryan for a three-way conversation with Bill Graham. Pix:Colm Henry.

Music | Interview 69% |  1 Jul 2002
You Can Always Hear The King's Call Bill Graham
In 1991, five years after the death of Phil Lynott, the late Bill Graham wrote in Hot Press of Philo's enduring legacy. Over ten years later his words are as relevant as ever

Music | Interview 69% |  4 Mar 1983
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE Bill Graham
U2 hit No. 1 In Britain. Bill Graham reports

Music | Interview 69% | 12 Jun 2003
Golden Graham Paul Nolan
Having drummed his way round the world with Therapy?, Graham Hopkins is now upfront singing with his own band Halite. But as Paul Nolan finds out, he’s no indie Phil Collins

Music | Interview 68% | 16 Nov 1984
QUEST FOR FIRE Bill Graham
Bill Graham follows U2 and "The Unforgettable Fire" from Slane, Co. Meath to the concert halls of Europe.

Music | News 67% | 13 Mar 2014
New Graham Norton memoir on the way The Hot Press Newsdesk
Recent Hot Press cover star Graham Norton is to pen a new memoir, The Life And Loves Of A He Devil for Hodder & Stoughton.

Music | News 66% | 16 Dec 2008
Davy Graham RIP The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press learned today of the passing of the highly influential guitar player Davy Graham.

Music | News 66% | 20 Nov 2013
Brendan Graham co-write Top 20 on UK Singles Chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
'Always & Forever' is the second track on the UK's Festival Of Remembrance official charity single 'The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye)'.

Music Review | Album 66% | 11 Nov 1983
Under A Blood Red Sky Bill Graham
Bill Graham reviews "Under A Blood Red Sky"

Music | News 64% | 21 Nov 2011
'You Raise Me Up' tops Swedish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Brendan Graham-penned hit continues to dominate charts worldwide...

Hot Features | Interview 64% | 26 Feb 2004
The interview: Bill Carter Peter Murphy
Following the sudden death of his girlfriend in the early ’90s, traumatised US writer Bill Carter took off for the unlikely destination of war-torn Sarajevo. Whilst there, he established a series of satellite link-ups with U2’s Zooropa tour, which still rank among the most divisive and controversial moments of the band’s career. Despite the subsequent media fallout, an unconsummated affair with an indian supermodel, and several brushes with death, Bill Carter has lived to tell his extraordinary tale.

Music | News 64% | 26 Nov 2012
The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan returns to Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
A new stage adaption of The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan is coming to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in 2013.

Music | Interview 63% | 14 Jun 1979
THE U2 WAY Bono U2
1980. Bono writes about being in a band on the threshold.

Music | News 63% |  5 Feb 2014
BBC & RTÉ snap up new Graham Linehan sitcom The Hot Press Newsdesk
RTÉ and the BBC will both be screening The Walshes, a new sitcom from the pen of Father Ted man and former Hot Press-er Graham Linehan.

Politics | McCann 61% | 31 Mar 1999
Is Bill Clinton A Rapist? Eamonn McCann
It is a measure of how far Bill Clinton has dragged the US down that so much of the media remained paralysed for months over the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Hot Features | Interview 61% | 31 Jan 2003
Back behind bars Olaf Tyaransen
Otis Lee Crenshaw might shortly be returned to jail in dublin but his alter ego Rich Hall will remain at liberty to crack us up.

Music | Interview 61% | 30 May 2007
Bring the noisemaker Peter Murphy
Jinx Lennon is a true original, a rock'n'roll outsider whose music throbs to the pulse of rural Ireland. Here he talks about attending cocktail parties with David Norris and explains why Dundalk just might be the strangest town in Ireland.

Music | Interview 61% | 22 Jun 2000
Man And Boy Peter Murphy
The latest Boy to leave the Zone, the launch of Mikey Graham s solo voyage has been attended by controversy and criticism. But don t underestimate his determination. I m not the passenger, he tells PETER MURPHY. Portraits of the Artist: DECLAN ENGLISH

Music | Interview 61% | 17 Jul 1986
WIDE AWAKE IN AMERICA Pat Singer
In what may well be the most effective marriage yet of rock and pragmatic politics, U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and others are pushing the Amnesty International message on the 'Conspiracy Of Hope' tour. Pat Singer joins them on the road.

Hot Features | Interview 61% |  2 Aug 2001
James Ellroy Danny Ilegems
Best known as the author of the modern noir classic LA Confidential, JAMES ELLROY is back in the spotlight with his new book The Cold 6000, a factional encounter with late 20th century America. Here, the straight-talking Ellroy tells why JFK was second-rate and J. Edgar Hoover a fiend, why Bill Clinton is a horrible human being and George W. Bush not as bad as we think, and why Martin Luther King was the greatest American man of the last century Words: DANNY ILEGEMS

Music | Interview 60% | 16 Aug 2001
Full circle Liam Mackey
With their biggest dates ever in Ireland looming, LIAM MACKEY dips into voluminous hotpress archives and selects a small sample of what the paper said about U2 over the years

Hot Features | Comedy 58% | 28 Sep 2000
BROUGHT TO BOOK Nick Kelly
NICK KELLY talks to GRAHAM LINEHAN about his new Channel 4 comedy Black Books, which also stars Dylan Moran

Music | Interview 57% |  8 Sep 1993
GET CARTER Bill Graham
Misdirected criticism of U2 for their Sarajevo satellitre link up has plagued publications as diverse as The Independent and NME. But none of these has bothered to ask BILL CARTER, the American in Sarajevo who actually conceived the idea, what he makes of the whole thing. Here BILL GRAHAM does just that.

Hot Features | Comedy 57% | 29 Sep 1999
The Bold Bailey Nick Kelly
NICK KELLY interviews BILL BAILEY, en route to Cork with his innovative stage show.

Politics | Frontlines 57% | 11 Aug 1993
A CRUCIAL LINK Bill Graham
Zoo TV takes on an entirely new dimension as U2 introduce a nightly satellite link-up with the distressful city of Sarajevo. Bill Graham talks to Bono about the idea's conception, downfalls, and ultimate importance.

Music | Interview 56% | 28 Jul 1993
A TALE OF THE UNEXPECTED Bill Graham
Not even GIL SCOTT-HERON knows what Gil Scott-Heron will be playing in his Irish debut in the Olympia on August 6. BILL GRAHAM reports

Politics | Frontlines 56% | 22 Feb 1995
SCAMMING in the NAME of the LORD Bill Graham
Bill Graham gets a crash course in art terrorism from the men who are about to sell you their adolesent fantasies for £500

Music | Interview 56% | 22 May 2002
Bang a gong! John Walshe
John Walshe had a ringside seat for all the music, speeches, laughs and tears that made the 2002 hotpress Irish Music Awards in Belfast a night to remember.

Music | Interview 56% | 12 Jul 1995
West Coast Cooler Bill Graham
For the launch of his second album, UNDER THE MOON, MARTIN HAYES returned from his new home in Seattle to his native town of Feakle, deep in the heart of Clare. BILL GRAHAM travelled west to meet one of the musicians responsible for the resurgence in Irish music and discuss his roots in the local tradition, and speculate on the possibilities and conflicts opening up within the genre.

Politics | Frontlines 56% |  7 Sep 1994
UNION SUNDOWN Bill Graham
In the wake of the IRA’s complete cessation of violence, the Unionist community must engage in a process of re-defintion – because while they have been clinging to the last vestiges of the British Empire, the world around them has been transformed. By Bill Graham.

Politics | Frontlines 56% | 22 Sep 1993
There Will Always Be Coca-Cola Bill Graham
Coke is it. Coke is the real thing. It's not the choice of a new generation but the choice of countless generations past, present and future. Coca-Cola knows how to get American presidents elected and is even responsible for Santa Claus as we know him. Here BILL GRAHAM delves into Mark Prendergast's unauthorised history of the company, For God, Country and Coca-Cola, and discovers over a century's worth of evidence that Coke is no ordinary soft drink.

Music | Interview 56% |  8 Sep 1993
Zooropa: The Greatest Show on Earth... Bill Graham
...or was it? U2's recent Irish dates were greeted with everything from wide-eyed adoration to open hostility. BILL GRAHAM was in the crowd at Pairc Uí Caoimh and the RDS and puts the Zoo TV experience into perspective. Pix: COLM HENRY

Politics | Frontlines 56% |  5 Oct 1994
A HARNEY REIGN’S GONNA FALL Bill Graham
As Albert Reynolds basks in the post-ceasefire glow and Dick Spring’s Labour party strives to assert its independence in government, BILL GRAHAM believes that the real losers in the new political landscape are the Progressive Democrats.

Music | Interview 56% |  6 Sep 1995
No Woman No Cry Bill Graham
Despite the controversies in which she has recently bee involved, when SINIAD O'CONNOR starts talking music it becomes evident why she ran away to join the rock'n'roll circus in the first place. Citing Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Van Morrison as her ultimate trinity, she discusses the spiritual forces that drive and inspire. Interview: BILL GRAHAM

Music | Interview 56% |  1 Dec 1988
Get Your Yeah Yeahs Out! Bill Graham
From small-time ramshackle punk'n'Irish troubadours to 'international touring act' in the space of six incident-packed years, The Pogues have not only produced music to consistently surprise and delight - they've put it in the charts too! With the help of band members Phil Chevron and Jem Finer, Bill Graham examines The Pogues' enigma in advance of the outfit's impending Christmas single 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' (phew!) and their seasonal show at The Point Depot in Dublin.

Music | Interview 56% | 16 Jul 1987
ALL IRELAND WAS THERE Bill Graham
It's a double home-coming as U2 return from their odyssey 'round the globe to bring "The Joshua Tree" tour to their fanatical Irish supporters in Dublin and Cork. Bill Graham reports.

Music | Interview 56% | 13 Oct 1977
The Clash came and conquered Bill Graham
No irony intended by Bill Graham either. Read on

Music | News 54% |  9 May 2013
Brendan Graham pens song for Prince William & Kate Middleton The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish songwriter has written the lyrics for a new lullaby 'Sleep On', dedicated to the child expected by the royal couple...

Music | News 54% | 21 Mar 2013
Brendan Graham song sung for Barack Obama The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns performed 'O, America' for US President Barack Obama at the post St.Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington...

Music | Interview 53% | 15 Apr 2013
Twitter Interview: Bill Ryder-Jones The Hot Press Newsdesk
The 140 character-forming interview...

Music | News 53% |  9 Aug 2012
Brendan Graham premieres new song at Aussie famine event The Hot Press Newsdesk
'Orphan Girls' will be heard for the first time in Sydney.

Politics | Frontlines 53% |  7 Jun 2013
Sinn Fein To Publishes Bill To End Water Fluoridation Adrienne Murphy
On May 9 last, Sinn Féin (SF) spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government, Brian Stanley TD, published the Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Repeal Bill 2013.

Politics | Frontlines 53% | 19 Jun 2003
Licking the liquor bill Stuart Clark
As critics deem the proposed new drink legislation unworkable, Stuart Clark hears the very real concerns of the Waterford club owner

Music | News 52% |  9 May 2013
Exclusive: Complete lyrics to song For Kate Middleton's child The Hot Press Newsdesk
The song 'Sleep On' was written by Brendan Graham to music composed by Paul Mealor...

Hot Features | Interview 52% |  5 Mar 2014
The Hot Press Cover Story: Graham Norton Stuart Clark
With the pantigate controversy going global, the world is starting to pay attention to Ireland's attitudes towards gay rights, in particular, RTE's decision to pay off the conservative crusaders who have bridled at being labeled 'homophobic' has been widely criticised. Watching the furore from afar, Graham Norton - perhaps Ireland's best-known gay man - shares the widespread disgust at the broadcaster's refusal to stand and fight. Speaking exclusively to Hot Press he gives his support to Panti - and labels the country's right-wing rump 'rats trapped in the corner of barn'.

Hot Features | Reports 52% | 21 Jun 2007
It's too early to stop now Liam Mackey
30th Anniversary Retrospective: Former staff writer and Assistant Editor Liam Mackey reels in the Hot Press years.

Hot Features | Interview 51% | 23 Jun 2014
Bill Whelan Interview - Whelan In The Years Niall Stokes
On the 20th anniversary of Riverdance, composer Bill Whelan looks back at the phenomenon he gave birth to, recalls the fateful decision to sack Michael Flatley, discusses the Limerick City Of Culture controversy and shares his thoughts on the future of music in an era when fewer and fewer people pay for records.

Music | News 50% | 20 Jan 2012
Another No. 1 For 'You Raise Me Up' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brendan Graham song hits the top of the Swedish charts – for the second time!

Music | Interview 50% |  6 Jul 2000
Sweet Syns Eamon Sweeney
Synergia is a new cutting edge compilation of Irish dance acts. GRAHAM GILLIGAN is the man behind it.

Film Review | Film 50% |  7 May 2010
American: The Bill Hicks Story Tara Brady
A handy primer for newcomers, American: The Bill Hicks Story is spot on. Recommended.

Hot Features | Commentary 50% | 24 Nov 1999
Typographical Terror The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fans of Graham Rawle's wonderful Guardian series Lost Consonants will be delighted to learn that a new collection is in the shops in time for Christmas,

Music | Interview 50% |  3 Jul 2007
Twangs for the memories Jackie Hayden
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet consists of four virtuoso players acclaimed across the world for their unique blend of classical and flamenco styles. As they prepare for their Irish debut, Jackie Hayden asks key member Bill Kanengiser how it all works.

Music | News 50% | 25 Oct 2013
Photos: Cannabis Regulation Bill launch The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out a gallery of shots from Thursday's ground-breaking proposal...

Music | News 50% | 15 May 2008
New Broadcasting Bill proposes single regulator The Hot Press Newsdesk
The new Broadcasting Bill provides for the introduction of a single content regulator, which will be able to fine broadcasters up to €250,000 for breaching codes of practice.

Hot Features | Interview 49% | 25 Feb 2005
How The Wes Was Won Tara Brady
Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums are tough acts to follow, but Wes Anderson has outdone himself with his new movie, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, which boasts the combined talents of Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson and some surrealist fish.

Music | Interview 49% | 17 Aug 2000
Folkin Great Great Colm O Hare
English folk singer KATE RUSBY has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She tells Colm O'Hare about sad songs, her Bon Jovi phase, and attracting praise from Blur s Graham Coxon

Music | News 49% |  8 Jul 2010
Bill Bailey records new DVD at the O2 The Hot Press Newsdesk
He's doing his musical stand-up comedy thing in September.

Music | News 49% | 20 Jul 2007
Graham Hopkins hospitalised after onstage incident: UPDATED The Hot Press Newsdesk
Graham Hopkins was admitted to hospital after suffering an on stage collapse at a Dolores O’Riordan gig in Los Angeles’ House Of Blues.

Music | News 49% | 14 Jun 2012
18 new acts added to bill for Indiependence 2012 The Hot Press Newsdesk
New additions to the festival bill as Red Bull Bedroom Jam and Breaking Tunes bands announced.

Music | Interview 49% |  8 Jun 2000
Paying His Dues George Byrne
BILL WYMAN talks to GEORGE BYRNE about his Rhythm Kings project, getting used to playing clubs and why he has no regrets about leaving the Stones

Hot Features | Interview 49% | 30 Apr 2004
Homage to Uma Tara Brady
Kill Bill is widely seen as a vehicle for director Quentin Tarrantino to express his deep-seated fascination with his favourite leading lady, Uma Thurman. But the character of The Bride – the super-deadly vixen played by Thurman in Kill Bill – is based on the blood-thirsty heroines of a bevy of B-Movies with which modern cinema’s most deadly talent is obsessed. So, as Kill Bill 2 hits the screens, we ask who are these foxy ladies, and what makes them such ruthless killers?

Music | News 49% |  4 Mar 2011
David Crosby & Graham Nash for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
The legendary duo are playing Vicar St. in September,

Music | News 49% | 30 Oct 2002
Graham cracker The Hot Press Newsdesk
Get set for a v. special V Graham Norton tonight - featuring no less than Sinead O'Connor

Music | Interview 49% | 17 Feb 1999
Smog Alert Peter Murphy
PETER MURPHY talks to Smog mainman BILL CALLAHAN about road songs, childhood and the band s new album Knock Knock

Politics | Frontlines 49% | 26 Jun 2013
A Step in the Right Direction Anne Sexton
Pro-choice activists believe that the government’s controversial new abortion bill is an important milestone in a very long journey...

Politics | Frontlines 49% | 12 Jun 2013
The Fluoride Debate Adrienne Murphy
It was long before the Belfast Agreement. But the campaign against fluoridation in Northern Ireland united these political foes in a campaign that defeated British government plans to fluoridate the North. So why was this extraordinary rapport ignored in the South? asks campaign leader Walter Graham...

Politics | Frontlines 49% | 11 Jun 2003
“The drink laws won't work” Stuart Clark
The Irish nightclub association reacts angrily to the proposed Intoxicating Liquor Bill.

Hot Features | Interview 49% |  4 Aug 1999
Gay Old Times Stuart Clark
Irish film-maker BILL HUGHES has just completed a documentary on the past 100 years of homosexual life in Ireland. ANGELA McGOLDRICK met him to talk about the programme, and his own experience as a gay Irish person.

Music | News 49% |  5 Sep 2008
Graham Hopkins leaves Boss Volenti The Hot Press Newsdesk
Just days after playing a barnstormer of a show with them at Electric Picnic, Graham Hopkins is stepping down as Boss Volenti drummer due to other commitments.

Politics | Frontlines 49% |  1 Apr 2002
Rage against the machine Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy looks back at the career of the hard-living, hard-hitting US comedian Bill Hicks, now the subject of a new biography.

Music | News 48% | 20 Apr 2012
Bill Bailey for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bearded funnyman to make extra appearances in the capital...

Music | News 48% | 24 Oct 2003
Graham Hopkins pays respect to Elliott Smith The Hot Press Newsdesk
Halite's Graham Hopkins has expressed condolences for Elliott Smith

Music | Interview 48% |  9 Nov 2004
The Sweet Hereafter Tanya Sweeney
Having departed the major label fold, Halite’s Graham Hopkins is back on song with the band’s independently made sophomore effort, Courses

Music | News 48% | 18 Jun 2007
Smog’s Bill Callahan for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill Callahan, aka Smog, will grace Dublin for an intimate show later this year.

Music | News 48% | 28 Apr 2006
More names added to Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish fans will be able to catch a live earful of the new Rapture album when the New Yorkers jet in for the Electric Picnic, who lead the new set of acts on the bill.

Music | Interview 48% | 17 May 2008
Northern exposure Colin Carberry
Belfast boys General Fiasco may be one of the standout acts on the Oh Yeah showcase CD, but when HP catches up with the band, they're feeling a little, um, overexposed.

Music | News 48% | 15 Jun 2006
Mundy joins Bob Dylan/The Flaming Lips bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mundy turns the former double bill of Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips into a triple treat.

Music | News 48% | 24 Sep 2010
Bill Withers Documentary Set For Sugar Club The Hot Press Newsdesk
Still Bill kickstarts a series of music doc screenings in Dublin and Cork

Music | Interview 48% |  5 Nov 2002
Bow’s belle Sarah McQuaid
Violinist Zöe Conway has moved from classical violin toward a more traditional style, impressing such trad legends as Bill Whelan and Steve Cooney in the process

Music | News 48% | 11 Sep 2013
Bill Callahan for The Olympia The Hot Press Newsdesk
He's over in the new year...

Hot Features | Interview 48% | 13 Oct 2003
Murder. He. Wrote Craig Fitzsimons
Following the lukewarm reception accorded Jackie Brown six years ago, Quentin Tarantino reached a crossroads in his career. now, following a prolonged retreat from the media spotlight, a rumoured struggle with writer’s block and his break-up with Mira Sorvino, the most influential film-maker of the nineties has made a stunning return to form with the explosive samurai thriller, Kill Bill. Craig Fitzsimons travelled to london to meet the director and discuss the film he describes as “the movie of my geek boy dreams.”

Hot Features | Interview 48% | 29 Oct 2004
The Secret Of His Success Olaf Tyaransen
Ireland’s biggest transatlantic TV star, Graham Norton has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Bandon. In his new tell-all autobiography, So Me, Norton writes about his tumultuous rise to the top, living in the media spotlight, keeping A-list company and coping with emotional upheaval. “It’s an uncertain time in my life,” he tells Olaf Tyaransen.

Music | News 48% | 20 Jan 2012
Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells for The Grand Social The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Scottish partnership are over in March.

Music | News 48% | 10 Sep 2009
Johnny Fean and Bill Whelan for Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Horslips guitarist and Riverdance composer will appear at next month's expo.

Music | Interview 48% | 10 Apr 2012
Blurring The Boundaries Ed Power
Blur’s Brits Lifetime Award speech went on longer than the rest of the ceremony and they’ve been chosen to close the London Olympics. Meanwhile guitarist Graham Coxon has a new solo record out. He explains his departure and return from the day-job and why his latest LP is a sequel of sorts to ‘Girls & Boys’.

Music | News 48% | 24 Oct 2013
Luke Flanagan releases details of his Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Deputy Luke Flanagan has just unveiled details of his private members Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013, which will be presented to his Dáil colleagues on November 6.

Music | Interview 48% | 16 Feb 2004
Deb's call Colin Carberry
If Dave McCullough isn’t careful he might hit paydirt with The Debonaires. Plus: a night for Bill Hicks and more good stuff from The Desert Hearts.

Hot Features | Interview 47% |  3 Jun 2004
The outsider Paul Nolan
He may just be the best-kept secret in Irish comedy, a veteran export who has won critical acclaim in Britain and the respect of luminaries such as Frank Skinner, Bill Bailey and Simon Munnery. Paul Nolan talks to Ian MacPherson in advance of his homecoming.

Music | Interview 47% |  4 Mar 1998
Parker, WELL DONE! Peter Murphy
Even though he s just as acerbic and witty as he ever was, these days GRAHAM PARKER isn t what you d call the man of the moment. Which is a shame, because the veteran new-wave critics darling is currently writing some of the best material of his life, including last year s Acid Bubblegum album, which he describes as a fucking great record . And as if that wasn t enough to be going on with, he s also got plenty of short stories on the go. Tape: Peter Murphy

Music | News 47% |  4 Dec 2006
Anna Rice recieves Bill Whelan Bursary The Hot Press Newsdesk
The promising Irish composer Anna Rice is this year's recipient of the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary.

Music | News 47% | 30 Jun 2010
Bill Cullen's advice to jobless people to work for nothing - "absolute bull" says Dunne The Hot Press Newsdesk
In a wide-ranging interview with Hot Press, businessman Ben Dunne also talks frankly about his notorious cocaine bust in Florida, delivers his verdict on legal highs, and offers his thoughts on Charlie Haughey’s greed...

Music | News 47% | 24 May 2011
KT Tunstall added to Sligo Live bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Talented troubadour tops the bill at folk, roots and indie festival

Music | News 47% | 12 Oct 2010
Bill Coleman streams his new album The Hot Press Newsdesk
You can listen to You Can't Buy Back Your Life now.

Music | Interview 47% | 22 Oct 2004
Daddy cool Dave Fanning
In a rare interview, US alt culture icon Tom Waits talks to Dave Fanning about touring with Zappa, getting the nod of approval from Dylan, his fastidious approach to songwriting and why Bill Hicks remains America’s foremost political commentator

Music | Interview 47% | 26 Mar 1987
THE WORLD ABOUT US Niall Stokes
On the release of "The Joshua Tree", Niall Stokes and Bill Graham talk to Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge about the making of U2's tour de force.

Film Review | Film 47% |  8 Mar 2005
Kinsey Tara Brady
This excellent biopic from Bill Condon (who, as you may recall, delved into the psyche of director James Whale in Gods And Monsters with similarly successful results) has seen various noted puritans wailing, gnashing and getting their presumably heavily reinforced knickers in a twist. Weirdos.

Film Review 46% | 30 Oct 2014
The Skeleton Twins - Film Review Roe McDermott
BILL HADER AND KRISTEN WIIG STUN IN HEART-CRUSHINGLY REAL DRAMEDY ABOUT TROUBLED SIBLINGS  

Hot Features | Interview 46% | 31 Mar 2006
Republic of Lewis Tara Brady
Their reputation for seriousness precedes them. But in the flesh, Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller could very nearly pass for an everyday couple. Photos by Graham Keogh.

Hot Features | Interview 46% | 31 Aug 2007
Portrait of the artist Olaf Tyaransen
Graham Knuttel talks about his fight with the bottle, his friendship with Sylvester Stallone and why he doesn’t want to be surrounded by his own paintings.

Music | Interview 45% | 15 Dec 2000
The Man Who Built The Old Weird America Peter Murphy
It's been a long strange trip and no mistake, one that describes a discernible line from Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music through to the Handsome Family. But there's even more going on beneath the surface. GREIL MARCUS, the music critic's music critic, is PETER MURPHY's guide on a mystery train whose other passengers include Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, Mark Twain, Nick Cave, The Blair Witch, Bill Clinton, The Band, Siniad O'Connor, Beck, William Burroughs, William Faulkner and Bob Dylan. And that's just the first class carriage. All aboard

Music | News 45% | 25 Feb 2009
He who dares Darwins The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill Bailey brings his new On The Origins Of Species-inspired show to Dublin

Music | Homefront 45% |  7 Jun 2001
homework The Hot Press Newsdesk
Enigmatic Therapy? drummer Graham Hopkins is the latest addition to the ever-burgeoning brigade of offshoot side projects.

Music | News 45% |  6 Feb 2014
Eamonn McCann on William J. Clinton's past indiscretions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Eamonn McCann was one step ahead of the Daily Mirror this week in his chronicling of Bill Clinton's alleged sexual peccadilloes.

Music | News 45% | 14 Apr 2011
Cathy Davey & Jape headline Coors Light Live At The Latin Quarter The Hot Press Newsdesk
Donal Dineen, Túcan & J-Rocc are also on the Galway Bank Holiday bill.

Music | News 44% |  2 Sep 2014
Si Cranstoun tops iTunes Blues Chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
The son of Irish ska and soul hero Bill Cranstoun finds his new single 'Dance For Evermore' at number one.

Politics | Message 44% | 22 May 2008
Why 'culture' is the dirty word in the corridors of power Niall Stokes
The new Broadcasting Bill has much to recommend it. If it goes ahead in its current form, however, it has the potential to become a hugely retrograde step for Irish radio and television.

Music | News 43% | 22 Oct 2012
Hot Press join Delorentos for Spanish festival The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ahead of an in-depth piece, here's an initial report on how our men Stuart Clark and Graham Keogh got on...

Music | News 43% | 12 Mar 2013
New Irish Film Board has been announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill O'Herlihy is the new Chairman Designate.

Music | Interview 43% |  9 Aug 2006
Phil Lynott: an epitaph Bill Graham
The following article was Bill Graham's epitaph to Philip and first appeared in Hot Press Magazine on January 30 1986.

Hot Features | Interview 43% | 14 Nov 2002
U2: Wide Awake In America Bill Graham
Bill Graham reviews a new book by Boston D.J. Carter Alan, which sheds considerable light on U2's American breakthrough

Music | Interview 43% |  6 May 1996
Calling Out Around The World Bill Graham
Not since The Bothy Band in 1976, has an Irish traditional group signed to a major international label. By linking up with Virgin, ALTAN have confirmed their status as the pr-eminent force on the Irish scene and signalled their readiness to take on the world. Of course, theirs has been no overnight success story and, with the tragic loss of Frankie Kennedy, one that has also involved an immense amount of emotional courage. Interview: BILL GRAHAM. Pics: COLM HENRY

Hot Features | Commentary 43% |  8 Mar 1995
WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM A FRIEND Bill Graham
From Chet Baker through Joe Cocker to The Cranberries, the world of music owes the late Denny Cordell an enormous debt. Bill Graham pays tribute to an inspirational craftsman who made Ireland his final home and resting place.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 22 Feb 1995
FORETELLING IT LIKE IT IS Bill Graham
Could it be that the Lansdowne soccer riot was merely the realisation of an obscure English novelist’s prophecy? bill graham investigates.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 11 Jan 1995
ALL FÁIL DOWN Bill Graham
Never has a leader of a government so suicidally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as Albert Reynolds has. BILL GRAHAM mulls over the reasons why.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 14 Dec 1994
A CARDINAL ERROR? Bill Graham
The Catholic Church has blamed ‘system failure’ and human fallibility for its failure to crack down on the paEdophile Fr. Brendan Smyth. Not so, argues BILL GRAHAM: here, he examines the role of the Church and, particularly, Cardinal Cahal Daly in the wake of Fr. Smyth’s crimes, and comes to some damning conclusions.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 30 Nov 1994
RAINBOW’S END Bill Graham
With the next government looking increasingly like another Fianna Fáil/Labour coalition, BILL GRAHAM questions what role the Fine Gael Leader will play now that he has missed the boat yet again.

Music | Interview 43% | 30 Nov 1994
REALITY BITES Bill Graham
When a police investigation was launched into Michael Jackson’s alleged activities with Jordan Chandler, the King of Pop’s media image went from Peter Pan into the fire. In his new biography christopher andersen becomes the spokesman for Wacko’s degeneration offering a damning portrait of the real man behind the mask. Report: Bill Graham.

Hot Features | Commentary 43% | 30 Nov 1994
OVER TO OUR MAN AT THE POLLING BOOTH... Bill Graham
BILL GRAHAM ANALYSES THE FINDINGS OF THE HOT PRESS/CLASSIC HITS 98FM SURVEY

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 16 Nov 1994
Albert, What’s The Matter? Bill Graham
Albert Reynolds has, it seems, wilfully wrecked a coalition government whose achievements were numerous and real, possibly endangering the peace process while he’s at it. BILL GRAHAM wonders why, and ponders the repercussions of the foolhardy actions of Harry Whelehan’s No. 1 fan.

Music | Interview 43% | 24 Aug 1994
b.b. basking Bill Graham
When blues legend B.B. King came to town for his recent bash at College Green, as part of the Guinness Blues Festival, BILL GRAHAM caught up with the man whose extraordinary career has spanned many decades and which shows no sign of abating. Pix: CATHAL DAWSON.

Music | Interview 43% |  9 Mar 1994
BORN AGAIN VIRGIN Bill Graham
With his work on the soundtrack to In The Name Of The Father bringing him into the full glare of media attention Gavin Friday takes this opportunity to put to rest any accusations of riding on U2’s coat-tails. Confident and brimming with ideas for his solo career, The Spotlight Kid gives the lowdown to an eager BILL GRAHAM.

Politics | Frontlines 43% |  9 Mar 1994
POLICY OF TRUTH Bill Graham
Mohammed Amin was the cameraman on Michael Buerk’s historic Ethiopian famine reports, which shocked Bob Geldof into founding Band Aid. Now, as head of Reuter’s African Bureau, he spends his time trying to correct the west’s distorted view of Africa and to show that there is more to life there than apocalyptic crises and starving babies. Interview: Bill Graham. Pix: CATHAL DAWSON

Music | Interview 43% | 26 Jan 1994
No sleep ‘til Culdaff Bill Graham
It’s off to the most Northerly gig in the country with the island angels of ALTAN as BILL GRAHAM spends a weekend in Donegal with our most dynamic traditional outfit and posits the theory that by looking to the past for inspiration Altan may hold a significant key to the future.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 26 Jan 1994
THEMSELVES ALONE Bill Graham
There are those who believe that the Downing St. Declaration offers the best hope of peace in Northern Ireland for twenty-five years. But as Sinn Féin’s consideration of the fine print drags on, Bill Graham accuses them of theological nitpicking and argues that their negotiating position makes impossible demands on reality.

Music | Interview 43% | 26 Jan 1994
No Sleep 'Til Corduff Bill Graham
It's off to the most Northerly gig in the country with the island angels of Altan as Bill Graham spends a weekend in Donegal with our most dynamic traditional outfit and posits the theory that by looking to the past for inspiration Altan may hold a significant key to the future.

Music | Interview 43% | 15 Dec 1993
AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE! Bill Graham
When the offer came to produce the new Rolling Stones album in Dublin what answer could Don Was give but a resounding ‘Yes’. Mick, Keef & Co. are the latest in a long and impressive list of the man’s studio credits which includes Bob Dylan, The B-52’s, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and Paula Abdu. But throw in the small matter of the career of Was (Not Was) and the musical rehabilitation of errant Beach Boys’ genius Brian Wilson and we’re talking major industry player here. Bill Graham takes up the story . . .

Music | Interview 43% | 15 Dec 1993
THE TRAVELLING MEDICINE SHOW Bill Graham
PACK YOUR LEMSIP AND NIGHT NURSE AND PREPARE TO DO BATTLE WITH THE BEIJING FLU AS THE SAWDOCTORS TACKLE THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND ON THEIR LATEST TOUR. CURRENTLY BETWEEN LABELS THE BAND’S U.K. FANBASE IS INCREASING STEADILY, EVEN IF THE CONCEPT OF ‘DESIGNER BOGMEN’ HAS YET TO PENETRATE THE SHIRES CHECKING THE TEMPERATURE: BILL GRAHAM.

Politics | Frontlines 43% |  1 Dec 1993
A Tale of 2 Cities Bill Graham
Over the past twenty-five years, attitudes and experiences in the North’s two biggest cities, Belfast and Derry, have been markedly and vitally different. To understand why may help us to define both the opportunities for and the obstacles to peaceful change. Report: BILL GRAHAM

Music | Interview 43% | 20 Oct 1993
Heaven knows they're Miserable now Bill Graham
When Nirvana exploded out of Seattle with the classic grunge album Nevermind, they were hailed as modern primitives, punk upstarts whose hard musical edge and authentic street style were the antithesis of the dominant ethos of corporate rock. Two years on however, their reputation as Rock 'n' Roll rebels is somewhat less secure. Bill Graham sifts through two new biographies of the band, and talks to Victoria clarke, the co-author of a third which has been effectively surpressed by the Nirvana 'corporation'.

Politics | Frontlines 43% |  6 Oct 1993
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch Bill Graham
BILL GRAHAM on JOHN BRUTON'S failure as leader of Fine Gael.

Music | Interview 43% |  8 Sep 1993
U2's Greatest Hits Bill Graham
We asked the fans to vote for U2's Greatest Hits and they did - in their thousands. The result is a selection of 20 tracks which, without doubt, would combine to produce a record to rank among the weightiest and most powerful anthologies in the history of rock. The full track listing is not without its controversial selections and omissions, however. Bill Graham and Niall Stokes take us through the fans' vision of the fab four's dream album.

Politics | Frontlines 43% | 25 Aug 1993
The Axeman Cometh Bill Graham
Or perhaps we might have reached for another old familiar headline - Fears and Loathing in RTE - as the bosses at Radio 1 announce the chopping of virtually all specialist music programmes from the schedule. It is, writes Bill Graham, an act of cultural criminal negligence.

Music | Interview 43% | 28 Jul 1993
The Sinner and the Saint Bill Graham
Don't write the singular Maria McKee; write the plural Maria McKee instead. Bill Graham encounters a mercurial talent in a variety of moods, musics and memories.

Music | Interview 43% |  8 Oct 1992
The Sawdoctors Go All The Way Bill Graham
Though their second album, All The Way From Tuam, has yet to hit the shops in Britain, The Sawdoctors are beginning to pack em in in the strangest of places like Norwich and Leeds. Bill Graham talks to Leo Moran about the band s phenomenal success to date and, against a backdrop of cynicism among rock s self-conscious cognoscenti, asks the perennial question: what is hip?

Music | Interview 43% | 21 May 1992
Achtung Station! Bill Graham
Zurich turns on to Zoo TV as U2 transmit the greatest show on earth. Report and interview: Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% | 21 May 1992
Achtung Station! Bill Graham
Zurich turns on to Zoo TV as U2 transmit the greatest show on earth. Report and interview: Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% | 26 Aug 1990
Another Side Of Bob Geldof Bill Graham
With his upcoming concert in Poulaphouca marking his solo Irish debut, it's been all too easy in the recent past to overlook Bob Geldof's standing as a musical and lyrical artist. The lines connecting the youthful Dun Laoghaire blues and Dylan aficionado with the creator of The Vegetarians Of Love are rarely traced in media-bytes that prefer to concentrate on Modest Bob, Live Aid Bob and Saint Bob. Here, Bill Graham, who knew the schoolboy, takes musician Bob on a freewheeling trip from then to now.

Music | Interview 43% | 26 Aug 1990
Another Side Of Bob Geldof Bill Graham
With his upcoming concert in Poulaphouca marking his solo Irish debut, it s been all too easy in the recent past to overlook Bob Geldof s standing as a musical and lyrical artist. The lines connecting the youthful Dun Laoghaire blues and Dylan aficionado with the creator of The Vegetarians Of Love are rarely traced in media-bytes that prefer to concentrate on Modest Bob, Live Aid Bob and Saint Bob. Here, Bill Graham, who knew the schoolboy, takes musician Bob on a freewheeling trip from then to now.

Music | Interview 43% | 22 Apr 1990
Building On Reality Bill Graham
Determined to establish a firm identity for their second album, A House forsook exotic locations and took themselves off to Inishbofin to record I Want Too Much, musically and emotionally their starkest statement to date. Bill Graham met up with them to discuss their new-found assertiveness and discovered a band with a single-minded approach to the music industry and its numerous pitfalls

Music | Interview 43% |  8 Apr 1990
Another Side Of Bob Geldof Bill Graham
With his upcoming concert in Poulaphouca marking his solo Irish debut, it's been all too easy in the recent past to overlook Bob Geldof's standing as a musical and lyrical artist. The lines connecting the youthful Dun Laoghaire blues and Dylan aficionado with the creator of The Vegetarians Of Love are rarely traced in media-bytes that prefer to concentrate on Modest Bob, Live Aid Bob and Saint Bob. Here, Bill Graham, who knew the schoolboy, takes musician Bob on a freewheeling trip from then to now.

Music | Interview 43% | 25 Feb 1990
Into The Arms Of America Bill Graham
Deciding he d achieved as much as he could within the confines of the music scene in Ireland. Barry Moore changed his name, packed his bags and took off for the USA. There, as Luka Bloom, he was fjted for his live performances, awarded a major international record deal and his debut album, Riverside, given the four-star treatment by Rolling Stone. On a visit home, he tells Bill Graham about his emigrant s success story and explains how a man who was regarded as a folky in Dublin came to cut a rap track in New York.

Music | Interview 43% | 17 Dec 1987
SHAKE, RATTLE AND HUM Bill Graham
Sprawling across four restless, angry and sometimes contradictory sides, "Rattle And Hum" is nothing less than U2's most ambitious album yet. Review by Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% | 17 Dec 1987
BAND ON THE RUN Bill Graham
Bill Graham travels to Louisiana to discover that U2 are once more in the throes of a re-birth.

Music | Interview 43% | 18 Jun 1987
20 Years A-Growin' Bill Graham
The Christy Moore Interview by Bill Graham Christy Moore is out on his own. He can't be limited as just a folk singer or a popular artist. Rather he's increasingly an Irish national fixture with an influence far beyond the mere entertainer's reach.

Music | Interview 43% | 12 Mar 1987
EMOTIONAL RESCUE Bill Graham
"The Joshua Tree" clarifies how U2's vocation has become the revival and renewal of rock and the recovery of its most romantic values. It also highlights the group's new commitment to the song. Review by Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% |  9 Oct 1986
OUT ON HIS OWN Bill Graham
The Edge talks to Bill Graham about his soundtrack album "Captive" - and about the hidden reservoirs the band are charting in their search for the follow-up to "The Unforgettable Fire"

Music | Interview 43% | 27 Feb 1986
OUTSIDE IT'S DONEGAL Bill Graham
In the magical, wind-swept landscape of Ireland's remote north-west the cameras roll as U2's Bono and Maire of Clannad make the video for their collaborative single "In A Lifetime". Bill Graham joins the entourage at work and at play and talks to the main protagonists.

Music | Interview 43% | 17 Sep 1982
Between Punk Rock And The Hard Place Bill Graham
Four years on from Inflammable Material and even Jake Burns is beginning to wonder if Stiff Little Fingers are losing their bearings. Here he reveals some of his misgivings to Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% | 24 Oct 1981
Irish Ways ... Irish Laws Bill Graham
The Moving Hearts Interview by Bill Graham

Music | Interview 43% |  7 Feb 1980
Shop Stewards For A Generation! Bill Graham
Bill Graham meets the Undertones on the first Irish tour of the 1980's.

Politics | Bootboy 43% |  7 Jul 2004
The can do spirit aka BootBoy
From Bill Clinton’s infidelity to his country’s version of foreign policy, the concept of “moral indefensibility” makes a twisted kind of sense in the United States

Politics | McCann 43% | 17 Jan 2002
Who killed Buddy? Eamonn McCann
The mysterious death of Bill Clinton's dog. Plus: biblical homophobia and American anthrax

Politics | McCann 42% | 17 Feb 1999
The Politics Of Opportunism Eamonn McCann
The perception of Bill Clinton as an OK guy with weaknesses is far removed from reality, writes EAMONN McCANN.

Music | News 42% | 14 Dec 1994
The FINAL COUNTDOWN 1994 ?? ??
The Critics Panel who voted for the Top 30 Albums and Singles of the Year are as follows: Bill Graham, Liam Fay, George Byrne, Stuart Clark, Lorraine Freeney, Tara McCarthy, Gerry McGovern, Neil McCormick, Dermot Stokes, Oliver P. Sweeney, Siobhan Long, Steve Averill, Andy Darlington, Colm O’Hare, Joe Jackson, Niall Crumlish, Olaf Tyaransen, Patrick Brennan, Nicholas G. Kelly, Jackie Hayden and Niall Stokes.

Hot Features | Laugh Lines 42% | 27 Sep 2001
Laugh lines: 27 Sept 01 Stephen Robinson
Johnny Vegas to play the Belfast Festival, Scott Capuro revealed to not be Graham Norton, and Tommy Tiernan in possibly moving to LA to star in a sitcom shocker

Politics | Frontlines 41% | 24 Feb 2006
The Stardust tragedy 25 years on Bill Graham
It was the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 1981 when the fire started in the Stardust nightclub in Artane on the north side of Dublin. It quickly went out of control, and in the ensuing holocaust 48 people died and 214 were injured.

Music | Main Event 41% | 21 Feb 2009
Hot Press snapper wins AIB Photojournalism award The Hot Press Newsdesk
Our own Graham Keogh bagged a live photography prize at last night's awards.

Music Review | Album 39% | 26 Jul 1995
Spring Rain: A Very Fine Love Bill Graham
Any resurrection of Dusty Springfield's career should be applauded. It's almost unanimously accepted that she was the foremost British Sixties diva. Only the undeservedly spurned Julie Driscoll was capable of competing with her. But sadly, A Very Fine Love plays far too safe, submerging and almost drowning her in its mainstream marketing strategy.

Music | Main Event 39% | 14 Nov 2005
Archive artist of the fortnight: Christy Moore  
Given that he’s this issue’s cover star, it’s only fitting that the many Christy Moore goodies in our possession are dug up and given a new lease of life. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s begin…

Music Review | Live 39% | 24 Aug 1994
MARTIN HAYES Bill Graham
MARTIN HAYES with Gerry O'Beirne (An Béal Bocht, Dublin)

Music Review | Album 39% | 25 Aug 1993
Words Mean Nothing, Life's Just Wild Bill Graham
IS L a Thomas Pynchon fan, an acolyte of the siren, 'V', in the American gamester's first novel? Probably not since 'L' is a pun on the French feminine and the L of this record is a far less contrary character than Pynchon's R Sphinx.

Music | News 39% | 26 Feb 2012
The songs of Brendan Graham at The Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brian Kennedy, Eimear Quinn, Eddi Reader and Thomas Walsh joined the esteemed songwriter for the final panel of the weekend.

Music Review | Album 38% |  8 Sep 1993
Human Wheels Bill Graham
JOHN COUGAR is one of those American stalwarts whose appeal rarely crosses the Atlantic.

Politics | Frontlines 38% |  6 Jun 2013
The Fluoride Debate with Walter Graham Adrienne Murphy
While the mainstream media continues to under-report the growing concern in Ireland over the policy of mandatory water fluoridation, political opposition is steadily mounting to the ongoing mass-medication of the population.

Politics | Hog 38% |  5 Aug 1998
The Bill And Michelle Show Dermot Stokes
It’s August. Dog days. Holiday time. Offices of state close down and decisionmakers cut and run. It’s a time when a good family man ought to be taking to the countryside, or the sun and sand. Buckets and spades.

Music Review | Live 38% | 26 Jan 1994
NINE WASSIES FROM BAINNE/IARLA O LIONAIRD Bill Graham
NINE WASSIES FROM BAINNE/IARLA O LIONAIRD (Whelan’s, Dublin)

Music Review | Album 38% | 20 Oct 1993
Spinning Around The Sun Bill Graham
JIMMY DALE GILMORE: "Spinning Around The Sun" (Elektra

Music Review | Album 38% | 20 Oct 1993
Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales Bill Graham
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: "Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales" (Fourth + Broadway

Music Review | Album 38% | 14 Dec 1994
Someone To Dance With Bill Graham
SONNY CONDELL : “Someone To Dance With” (STARC).

Music | Interview 38% | 21 Jan 2004
A Change Is Good For The Rest Phil Udell
How losing a vocalist inspired cork band Rest to take the instrumental path.

Politics | Frontlines 38% | 29 Oct 2013
Irish Doctors Support Cannabis Bill Stuart Clark
Two prominent addiction specialists believe it’s time to face medical facts and legalise cannabis here.

Hot Features | Reports 37% |  1 Jul 2009
The Greatest Dancer Bill Graham
In a feature first published in Hot Press in March 1984, Bill Graham looks at the career of, perhaps, the greatest song and dance man of them all.

Music | News 37% |  8 Mar 1995
THE TIDE They Are A-CHANGIN’ Bill Graham
Now that American rock ’n’ roll has succumbed to its self-destructive urges and with its British counterpart reduced to self-indulgent navel exercises, the stage is now set for the radical rejuvenation of Irish music both as an international commercial viability and as a cultural touchstone for the new generation at home. Bill Graham meets philip king, the captain of the flagship of the latest revival river of sound, and finds that in the wake of the Riverdance phenomenon, it’s full steam ahead for Irish trad. Pix: NUTAN.

Music | News 37% | 22 Feb 1995
Even better than the Real Thing? Bill Graham
Though often overlooked, some of U2’s most exciting and challenging music through the years is to be found hidden away on the flip side of their singles. From U23 to Melon bill graham rides the wild horses of the U2 back catalogue and finds that there’s quite a few thoroughbreds among their many cover versions and experimental remixes.

Music | News 37% |  8 Feb 1995
Selling Ireland by the Sound Bill Graham
It reads like a scene from Twin Peaks but turns out to be far stranger than any fiction. Bill Graham dons his best John Travolta strides and eavesdrops on the American slants being given to Irish traditions at the Green Linnet Folk Weekender. Pix: DAVID NEWTON.

Music | News 37% | 15 Dec 1990
Critics Roundup 1990 Bill Graham
Bill Graham's 1990

Music Review | Album 37% |  6 Oct 1988
Rattle And Hum Bill Graham
Sprawling across four restless, angry and sometimes contradictory sides, "Rattle And Hum" is nothing less than U2's most ambitious album yet. Review by Bill Graham

Music Review | Album 37% | 12 Mar 1987
The Joshua Tree Bill Graham
"The Joshua Tree" clarifies how U2's vocation has become the revival and renewal of rock and the recovery of its most romantic values. It also highlights the group's new commitment to the song. Review by Bill Graham

Music | News 37% | 15 Dec 1982
Critics Roundup 1982 Bill Graham
Bill Graham's 1982

Music | News 37% | 15 Dec 1979
Critics Roundup 1979 Bill Graham
Bill Graham's 1979 U2 became the great green hopes

Music Review | Album 37% | 26 Jan 1994
In The Name Of The Father Bill Graham
VARIOUS ARTISTS: “In The Name Of The Father” (A&M)

Music Review | Album 37% |  7 Sep 1994
Mamouna Bill Graham
BRYAN FERRY: “Mamouna” (Virgin)

Music | Interview 37% | 17 Oct 2002
Archive artist of the fortnight special: Nirvana The Hot Press Newsdesk
On the eve of the release of "new" Nirvana single 'You Know You're Right' and a just-in-time-for-Christmas box set to follow, we revisit the fruits of earlier legal battles involving the 1990s' great lost band

Music Review | Album 37% |  7 Sep 1994
Woodstock Bill Graham
JIMI HENDRIX : “Woodstock” (Polygram)

Music Review | Album 37% | 26 Jan 1994
Troublegum Bill Graham
THERAPY?: “Troublegum” (A&M)

Music Review | Album 37% | 23 Feb 1994
Walk The Dog And Light The Light Bill Graham
LAURA NYRO: “Walk The Dog And Light The Light " (Columbia)

Music Review | Album 37% | 23 Feb 1994
I’m Leaving Tipperary Bill Graham
VARIOUS ARTISTS: “I’m Leaving Tipperary” (Globestyle Irish)

Music | News 37% | 14 Dec 1994
A Year in the Life Bill Graham
How was it for you? The assembled Hot Press writers offer their own opinions on 1994 over the next five pages.

Music | News 37% | 20 Dec 1985
Critics Roundup 1985 Bill Graham
“And now we havf ze results of ze ‘elseekni jooury” … burble, squeal, zeekzrrzzsngtum … oops, we’re sorry, we’ll write that again … the result of the Hot Press jury, who wish to profusely thank David Byrne for all those pints he bought us in the International Bar last week – even if he did rather endanger his chances with all those neo-structuralist musings about The Bogmen.

Music Review | Album 37% | 25 Jan 1995
Melon, Remixes for Propaganda Bill Graham
U2 : “Melon, Remixes for Propaganda” (Island)

Hot Features | Interview 37% | 30 Apr 2004
Meiko Kaji Tara Brady
Aka Lady Snowblood

Music Review | Album 36% |  8 Feb 1995
River of Sound Bill Graham
VARIOUS ARTISTS: “River of Sound” (Virgin)

Music Review | Album 36% |  9 Feb 1994
Love Me or Leave Me, The Best Of Mary Couglan Bill Graham
MARY COUGHLAN: “Love Me or Leave Me, The Best Of Mary Couglan” (East West)

Music | Interview 36% | 31 Mar 1999
On The Wings Of A Dove Olaf Tyaransen
Olaf Tyaransen talks to Graham Cruz of DOVE about the band s desire to be another Irish pop success.

Music | News 36% | 16 Jan 2002
Troubledrum The Hot Press Newsdesk
Therapy? drummer Graham Hopkins hits the road... for good

Music | News 36% | 17 Sep 2008
Gary Moore added to Jimmy Faulkner tribute bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Next week's Jimmy Faulkner tribute gig, which takes place in the Olympia on September 22, will now feature an appearance by Jimmy's friend, guitarist Gary Moore.

Hot Features | Interview 36% | 12 Mar 2014
TV Highlight of the Fortnight: The Walshes Olaf Tyaransen
The Irish sitcom doesn't have an especially distinguished history, but a new Dublin-set collaboration between Father Ted creator Graham Linehan and skit troupe Diet Of Worms could be set to change all that. Just don't call The Walshes this year's Mrs Brown's Boys. Seriously, don't.

Music Review | Album 36% | 21 Sep 1994
Universal Mother Bill Graham
SINEAD O’CONNOR : “Universal Mother” (Ensign)

Music Review | Album 36% | 14 Nov 2002
Zooropa Bill Graham
At its best, Zooropa is sky-funk, music from a band who, permanently or temporarily, have renounced the old folkways for the new airways

Music | Interview 35% | 29 Apr 2003
Los leaders Colin Carberry
How Los Cabras emerged from the hardcore underground and learned to relax and enjoy themselves

Music | Interview 35% |  2 Jul 2004
Happiness is... Paul Nolan
...Life after booze, depression and Blur. Paul Nolan meets a newly energised and optimistic Graham Coxon

Music | News 35% | 23 Mar 2004
Irish promoters say new Police Bill may herald "the death of feativals" The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Association of Irish Festival Events is campaigning against proposals to introduce fees for Gardai services at events

Music | Interview 35% | 26 May 2003
Thinking about tomorrow John Walshe
Blur’s Dave Rowntree on life after Graham Coxon, getting their equipment impounded in Marrakesh and why it’s good to sound grown-up.

Politics | Frontlines 35% |  1 Apr 1998
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Barry Glendenning
Photographer COLM HENRY explains the motivation behind his latest exhibition, Are The Musicians Irish? Tape: BARRY GLENDENNING.

Music | News 35% | 25 May 2010
Navan to host Alzheimers Society Charity gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Whatmans, Joy Booth, Ruairi Coogan and Liam Gilsenan are all on the May 28 bill

Politics | Frontlines 35% | 20 May 2005
Theatre Licences - Is McDowell Making A Big Mistake? Karla Healion
The Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, has just promised “to streamline and modernise our liquor licensing laws”. Karla Healion asks if the government is correct in its approach to curbing problems associated with alcohol.

Hot Features | Interview 35% |  8 Nov 2001
Myles ahead Joe Jackson
JOE JACKSON talks to radio presenter-turned-playwright MYLES DUNGAN

Film Review | Film 35% | 22 Feb 2002
From Hell Tara Brady
A gruesome and stylish take on Jack the Ripper, From Hell sees the Hughes brothers marry mystery and mutilation to produce the world's first arthouse slasher movie

Broadcast | Video 35% | 24 Oct 2013
WATCH: Luke Flanagan on his Cannabis Bill 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
"It's time to take control of the cannabis market," he tells Stuart Clark.

Music | Interview 35% | 30 Apr 2004
Gone to Pot Colin Carberry
Six years ago, when a group of Belfast artists invited Bill Drummond to play host at a gathering at College Green House on Botanic Avenue, something like a seed seems to have been planted.

Music | Interview 35% |  6 Jan 2005
Across the Line Colin Carberry
Colin Carberry looks back at twelve months in which Bill Drummond’s Soup Line tour of Ulster was one of the Northern arts scene’s undoubted highlights.

Music | Interview 35% | 22 Nov 2011
Ryder On The Storm Celina Murphy
As lead guitarist with The Coral, he helped pave the way for bands like the Arctic Monkeys and The Zutons, but these days, music is taking Bill Ryder-Jones in a totally new direction.

Music | News 35% | 29 Apr 2003
Bill Whelan bursary launched The Hot Press Newsdesk
Selected Irish musicians are set to benefit from the scheme, set up by the composer of Riverdance

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 10 Jun 1998
Over And Out For The Touts? Peter Murphy
A Private Members' Bill which aims to put ticket touts out of business will come before the Dail in September. Here we talk to some of the scalpers themselves, to get their reaction. By Peter Murphy.

Music | News 34% | 29 Dec 2005
Republic of Loose added to Meteors bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin's own Republic Of Loose are the latest act to be confirmed to play at the Meteor Awards 2006 event at The Point.

Music | Interview 34% |  5 Aug 1998
Old Cowboys Never Die Colm O Hare
Famed for their live shows in the late ’80s, the Fleadh Cowboys have reassembled for a new album. Peter Cummins explains all to Colm O’Hare.

Music | Interview 34% |  7 Jul 1999
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Cork act Kooky, aka Tony O Sullivan, has just released his debut album, The Good Old Days, but it s been a long time a comin , as John Walshe found out.

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 11 Aug 2003
Now It's Keano, The Musical Paul Nolan
Mothers disowned their kids. The kids fought each other. And the fathers… well, those who weren’t utterly inconsolable with grief did the only thing any grown man could do in such a situation – they phoned Joe Duffy and gave him an earful. For a few feverish, unhinged days in the build-up to World Cup 2002, the fallout from the Roy Keane/Mick McCarthy bust-up in Saipan divided the nation in a manner not seen since, well…

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 27 Apr 2010
Gays and Marriage: What about the children? Valerie Flynn
The new civil partnership laws will see gay and lesbian relationships finally recognized by law. But why is the new legislation silent on the subject of gay adoption?

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 17 Apr 2014
Frontlines: Higher Education Stuart Clark
Founding member of Students For Sensible Drug Policy Graham de Barra tells Olaf Tyaransen why current drug education is failing.

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 10 May 2002
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The Murphy's Cat Laughs Comedy Festival returns to Kilkenny from May 30th-June 3rd. This year's line-up includes the cream of Irish and International stand-up talent and a plethora of extra attractions

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 20 Jun 2013
When Gerry Adams And Ian Paisley Worked Together Adrienne Murphy
It was long before the Belfast Agreement. But the campaign against fluoridation in Northern Ireland united these political foes in a campaign that defeated British government plans to fluoridate the North. So why was this extraordinary rapport ignored in the South? asks campaign leader Walter Graham

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 29 May 2012
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Noel McLaughlin and Martin McLoone’s new book Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2 is an impressive tome – a lovingly-researched and begrudgery-free exploration of the Irish rock scene over the past half century. Jackie Hayden talks to the authors.

Music | Interview 34% | 27 Sep 2002
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Taking time out from a hectic schedule of stage, studio and club work the one and only Boy George sets the record straight on Eminem, Graham Norton, Elton John and the new homophobia

Music | News 34% | 16 Jul 2009
Ciaran Cuffe admits to inequality in Civil Partnership Bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
In an exclusive interview with Hot Press, Green Party justice spokesman Ciaran Cuffe reveals the huge differences that exist between the Greens and Fianna Fail in government.

Politics | Frontlines 34% |  1 Oct 2013
"That Night It Became Crystal Clear to Me That Something Had to be Done About The Irish Cannabis Laws" Olaf Tyaransen
Heavy-handed policing convinced Ming Flanagan that Ireland’s antediluvian drug laws had to change.A decade and a half later Flanagan, now an elected TD, is attempting to pass a bill that will see the country’s prohibited substance policies finally join the 21st century. Will the deputies who have admitted smoking cannabis to Hot Press vote in favour?

Music | News 34% | 10 Jun 2014
WATCH: James Blake covers Bill Withers The Hot Press Newsdesk
James Blake played 'Hope She'll Be Happier' at the Governors Ball festival in New York City.

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 30 Apr 2004
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Music | Interview 34% | 15 Apr 1998
WIDE ASLEEP IN AMERICA Jackie Hayden
They're fronted by a dead ringer for Xena, Warrior Princess; they've just won the Heineken Hot Press Best New Band Award; and, like inbreeding, they're big in Alabama. They're junkster, and here, deirdre o'neill and graham darcy tell jackie hayden exactly what they've been up to since they first "trespassed" on the American Dance Charts.

Music | Interview 34% | 25 Jul 2007
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Whether feeding dubious cups of coffee to celebrity chefs or coercing Joe Strummer to dress up as an Indian on Top Of The Pops, Alex James is a man who knows how to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of life.

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 31 Mar 1999
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When she learned that she had a fatal illness, the British feminist writer Jill Tweedie was much comforted by her friend Jon Snow, the Channel Four television news presenter.

Music | News 34% | 26 Sep 2012
US Republican Party have history in abuse of Irish Music Copyrights The Hot Press Newsdesk
Songwriters were forced to employ Cease and Desist order to stop the use of 'You Raise Me Up'...

Music | News 34% | 12 Aug 2008
Ponytail to head up Whelans bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Baltimore band Ponytail, fresh from a glowing review of new album Ice Cream Spiritual in a recent issue of Hot Press, are set for a Whelans headliner.

Music | News 34% | 19 Feb 2014
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The BBC star pulls no punches in an incendiary Hot Press interview.

Music | Interview 34% | 11 Dec 2003
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Our annual HP-7 summit brings together some of the pre-eminent movers and shakers in irish music to reflect on everything from backstage catering to the end of war, pestilence and famine. Your host: Stuart Clark.

Music | News 34% | 10 Nov 2009
Russell Brand and Bill Bailey release limited number of production hold tickets for O2 shows The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fans who missed out on tickets for the sold out shows have another chance now to see the comedians up close and personal.

Music | Interview 34% |  6 Dec 2001
Ecstasy helped break down the barriers Helen Toland
So says Phil Harnoll of the hugely influential electronic duo, Orbital, but then he's a man whose views are just as radical and progressive as the band's music. Interview: Helen Toland

Music | News 34% |  7 Nov 2013
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Music | Interview 34% | 28 Sep 2009
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The Coronas were about a week into their 2008 American tour when they realised Colonel Kurtz was driving the bus. They can laugh about it now, oh yes. Sat around a table in the Library Bar on the eve of the release of their second album, the foursome – singer Danny O’Reilly, guitarist Dave McPhillips, bass player Graham Knox and drummer Conor Egan – are still young and hardy enough to take it in their stride.

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 19 Oct 1994
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But who started it? Olaf Tyaransen went to the final protest march against Britain’s repressive criminal justice bill and found himself reading helpful hints on how to throw a brick with maximum effect before a full-scale riot broke out. This is his report . . .

Politics | Hog 34% | 14 Jul 1993
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Music | Interview 34% | 23 Mar 2010
In Clane In The Membrane Celina Murphy
Evoking an early hybrid of The Police and The Jam, Clane rockers Planet Parade have rustled themselves up some extraordinary support slots in their short career, including opening for the almighty Passion Pit in Cork’s Savoy this very month. Celina Murphy meets mainman Michael Hopkins.

Politics | Frontlines 34% |  4 Dec 2012
Kellan it like it is Roe McDermott
The end is nigh. Bill Condon’s highly anticipated final installment of The Twilight Saga hits cinemas this month, bringing the secrets, mysteries, clan wars, vampire relationships and werewolf crushes of this remarkable cultural phenomenon to a conclusion. Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novels, the hugely successful fantasy-romance films have captured the hearts and imaginations of obsessive teen fans worldwide, all desperate to learn what Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has in store for star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward.

Politics | Frontlines 34% |  7 Nov 2012
Child abuse writ large Roe McDermott
Irish filmmaker Graham Jones has made a name for himself with controversial and experimental films like How To Cheat In The Leaving Cert and Fudge 44. Never one to shy away dealing with challenging subject matter, his films have previously addressed topics such as suicide and schizophrenia. But his latest feature The Green Marker Scare borders on taboo, pushing the boundaries in all sorts of ways.

Music | Interview 34% | 10 Dec 2002
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He’s collaborated with Bono, Mick Jagger, and Destiny’s Child, hung out with Bill Clinton and co-wrote the biggest selling rap album of all time. but that’s only the beginning. The multi-talented Wyclef Jean here discusses George W. Bush, the death of his father and why Michael Jackson might not be such a strange guy after all

Music | Interview 34% |  6 Oct 1988
HUM'S THE WORD Graham Linehan
And after the album, there's the movie. Hot Press film critic Graham Linehan delivers the verdict on the celluloid "Rattle And Hum"

Music | News 34% | 29 Apr 2011
More acts added to Glasgowbury bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Girls Names, We Are Knuckle Dragger and Darkest Era will all perform at the Draperstown fest

Hot Features | Commentary 34% | 23 Feb 1994
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IT HAS been suggested that Graham Reid’s plays are pungent with “the thick and acrid air” of Belfast. Any actor performing one of these production in The Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast at this point in time would certainly know if that statement is true.

Music | Interview 34% | 15 Oct 1997
WHY, MAN? Colm O Hare
Bill Wyman apparently retired from rock n roll five years ago so what s he doing releasing the first in a trilogy of new albums? colm o hare talks to a Stone alone.

Music | News 34% |  3 Jun 2005
More additions to the Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Hot Features | Interview 34% | 27 Dec 2005
My 2005: Paul Smith, Maximo Park  
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Music | News 34% | 18 May 2012
Enemies & Kowalski added to Glasgowbury bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Draperstown fest takes place over the weekend of July 21.

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 24 Apr 2009
The fang's all here Matt Donnelly
He wrote one of the most influential novels in the English language but, for too long, Bram Stoker has been forgotten by his home town of Dublin. But a new city-wide celebration of Stoker’s Dracula aims to set this to rights

Music | Interview 34% | 20 Jul 2007
Fables of the Reconstruction Dave Fanning
Now venerated members of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, REM are back stronger than ever before.

Politics | Frontlines 34% | 29 Nov 2013
Democracy Fails us on Fluoride Adrienne Murphy
Irish people are being poisoned, against their will, by the compulsory addition of fluoride to the national water supply. But a bill on the issue, put before the Dáil last week, was voted down by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil. It looks like the only answer is through the courts...

Hot Features | Interview 34% |  3 Jul 2006
Irish mockumentary stirs controversy Neil Brennan
He made his name with the excellent anti-establishment drama How To Cheat In The Leaving Cert. Now director Graham Jones is back with another challenging offering in Fudge 44

Music | Interview 34% | 21 Jun 2001
Over The Moon Fiona Reid
NAIMEE COLEMAN tells FIONA REID about the ‘Loved Up’ mood of her new album, Bring Down The Moon

Music Review | Album 34% | 23 Apr 2004
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Hot Features | Interview 34% |  7 Jun 2001
Leo bags a gong Liam Mackey
Irish film-maker LEO REGAN recently won a BAFTA for a documentary about right-wing skinheads and barely a week later saw his latest project, a raw portrait of a friend’s drug addiction, screened by Channel 4. LIAM MACKEY reports

Music | Interview 34% | 23 Jun 2003
Giving good hedonism Stuart Clark
Despite plenty of years of mayhem, Therapy? are not only surviving but thriving – at least in Amsterdam where, as you might expect, Stuart Clark spends a nice restful time with the boys.

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 13 Apr 2004
All you need is love Paul Nolan
Righteous, raging and hysterically funny, the late Bill Hicks was the comedian too hot even for Letterman. Paul Nolan on a new book that fills out the legend.

Music | News 34% |  8 Jan 2009
Pierce Turner on Philip Glass bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Pierce Turner will play a springtime show in New York city with acclaimed US composer Philip Glass.

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 30 Mar 2004
Two men and a little lady Paul Nolan
Despite all appearances, Tamsin Grieg’s Black Books character Fran isn’t an unsympathetic, neurotic freak. “She wears dresses… she makes an effort,” she tells Paul Nolan

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 14 Aug 2002
Untrue wives Joe Jackson
David Horan directs a double bill at Dublin Castle's crypt which gives voice to some literary and historical wives

Film Review | Film 34% |  4 Apr 2004
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Tara Brady
Gosh. It’s so difficult to review Tarantino movies without sounding like a stalker fan-girl who’d blissfully dwell amidst his celluloid garbage. Or worse, his actual garbage.

Music | Interview 34% | 17 Oct 2014
Where Eagulls Swear - Eagulls Interview Roisin Dwyer
They divided indie-dom down the middle with an expletive-packed online screed. But Eagulls are keen to leave the controversy behind and focus on their songs and on famous friends such as Bill Murray and Macca.

Hot Features | Interview 34% |  5 Nov 2008
Rich's Pickings Alan Jacques
With over twenty-one years experience in pro audio, Richard Dowling is the man responsible for making Interpol, Foo Fighters, The Undertones and countless others sound good!

Music | Interview 34% | 21 Jul 2009
Infomatics For The People Celina Murphy
Having battled their way through eight weeks of the Raw Sessions, hip hop collective and noble underdogs THE INFOMATICS were awarded the title of Sony Ericsson Artist Of The Year. We caught up with Bugs, Mr. Dero, Konchus Lingo and BOC (try saying that three times fast!) to hear how appearing on the country’s first ever rockumentary series is going to change them and indeed the face of Irish hip hop.

Music | News 34% | 22 Apr 2013
Calvin Harris Tops Oxegen Bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The first acts have been announced for Oxegen's return this summer...

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Hot Press Joins Opposition to Criminal Justice Bill  
Hot Press is launching an online petition opposing the introduction of On The Spot Fines and Anti Social Behaviour Orders in Ireland. GO STRAIGHT TO PETITION HERE

Hot Features | Commentary 34% |  8 Dec 1999
11 O'Clock Tick tock Barry Glendenning
To the relief of countless Hot Press staff who bet that it would take less than six months, BARRY GLENDENNING completes his transformation from amiable Offaly muck savage into name-dropping London showbiz wanker in the nick of time. Read on . . .

Hot Features | Interview 34% | 30 Apr 2004
Portrait of the Martial Artist Tara Brady
Painter, sculptor, composer and, of course, the all-action hero who got everyone kung-fu fighting. Tailor made for a part in Kill Bill, renaissance man David Carradine discusses his eventful life and times.

Music | News 34% | 14 Jun 2013
U2 join the bill in 'a Night for Christy' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bono and Co. will perform Aslan's 'This Is' for audiences worldwide on Friday June 21

Music | News 34% | 13 Jun 2014
Bill Whelan Rejects Flatley’s Riverdance Claims The Hot Press Newsdesk
The composer also discusses U2, Kate Bush, Planxty – and his concerto with James Galway

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  2 Dec 2009
Bailey Legal Olaf Tyaransen
He’s the wacky comedian with an ear for sonic absurdity. Now Bill Bailey is to put his love of music at the centre of an extravagant new show

Music | News 33% |  9 Aug 2005
Idlewild and Mundy added to Hard Working Class Heroes bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Scottish/Irish rockers Idlewild have taken time out of their busy schedule - which includes playing support to the Pixies - to make an appearance at this year's Hard Working Class Heroes.

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 24 Jan 2003
The fans were right to protest Paul McGrath
West Ham’s signing of Lee Bowyer was a mistake. Plus the race to follow Mick McCarthy hots up.

Music | Report 33% |  9 Mar 2012
The President's Speech The Hot Press Newsdesk
An address from President Michael D. Higgins was always going to be a highlight of The Music Show and the one-time Hot Press columnist didn’t disappoint.

Music | News 33% |  5 Dec 2012
Jape and Cast Of Cheers join bill for TDCC show The Hot Press Newsdesk
They'll be the very special guests in the O2.

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  6 Jan 2005
Morpheus the Merrier...2004 DVD Round- up Tara Brady
From white rabbit-chasing psychedelic epics to 10-disc Matrix retrospectives, the sofa was a great place to be in 2004.

Music | Interview 33% | 28 Jun 2013
Hot Press Meets Phoenix Craig Fitzpatrick
Back with Bankrupt!, Phoenix are rediscovering their Gallic identity and finding beauty in the mundane. Craig Fitzpatrick talks to Thomas Mars, a man Bill Murray calls “the only Frenchman that could play rock and roll, ever.”...

Hot Features | Commentary 33% |  9 Nov 2000
Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know Peter Murphy
He might not have been the first rock n roller but he came pretty damn close. And in the success-through-excess stakes no-one could rival Rimbaud. PETER MURPHY savours a revealing new biography of the wild child

Music | Interview 33% |  1 Mar 2001
A lifetime in music Colm O Hare
BILL WHELAN has been given a Lifetime Achievement award by IMRO. JACKIE HAYDEN outlines the career of the man behind Riverdance

Music | News 33% | 17 Aug 2005
Paddy Casey added to hard Working Class Heroes bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
How many bands can you fit into a weekend? One more than you thought, because it's just been announced that Paddy Casey has will headline a night at Hard Working Class Heroes.

Music | News 33% | 25 Jun 2014
US Premiere for New Bill Whelan Work The Hot Press Newsdesk
Chicago Symphony Orchestra will link with James Galway at Ravinia Festival.

Music | News 33% | 13 Jul 2012
Electronic acts added to Liss Ard bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Chromatics, David Rodigan and Kormac will all play at the Cork event...

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  7 Mar 2012
The Brendan Voyage Jackie Hayden
One of the key panelists at The Music Show at the RDS on February 25 and 26 will be Brendan Graham, internationally-acclaimed Irish songwriter, former IMRO chairman and fervent champion of the rights of songwriters and composers. Here he looks back over the highs and lows of his extraordinary songwriting career, and reflects on the challenges affecting today’s songwriters.

Music | Report 33% | 26 Apr 2010
Getting Into The Habit Greg McAteer
A former Ramone has revinvented himself as a blue-grass playing, er, monk.

Music | News 33% | 16 Nov 2006
Biffy Clyro headline rocktastic quadruple bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Scotland's finest export since a certain Franz Ferdinand are to play a Kerrang! sponsored tour - and the support acts are all of sterling quality.

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  5 Jul 2002
The Goldsbury blend Stephen Robinson
The Edinburgh-bound prodigal prodigy James Goldsbury explains his obsession with the naff world of advertising

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  1 Nov 2010
The Bailey Show Olaf Tyaransen
Bewhiskered comedian and self-confessed uber-nerd BILL BAILEY shares his thoughts on September 11, the curse of celebrity culture and tells us why he named his child after a space-going slug. Or didn’t, as the case may be...

Music | Report 33% | 13 Apr 2011
A McManus For All Seasons Roisin Dwyer
Ahead of his headline appearance at the Irish Guitar and Blues Festival hard rock guitarist Pat McManus reflects on playing with Thin Lizzy, rocking out with Hawkwind and sharing the same bill as Rory Gallagher.

Film Review | Film 33% | 27 Feb 2014
The Randomers Roe McDermott
Thought-provoking tale of how intimacy and love and grow in silence

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Oct 2005
Fuji fighter Danielle Brigham
Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley impressed a lot of people here last year with the quirky guitar pop of her debut solo album Grey Will Fade. hotpress catches up with her as she wows the masses at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival.

Music | Interview 33% |  6 Dec 2004
Andy You're A Star Tanya Sweeney
Northern rockers Therapy? are back in the saddle with their tenth studio album Never Apologise, Never Explain – and as Andy Cairns tells Tanya Sweeney, their rabble rousing punk ethic remains as sharply ingrained as ever.

Music | News 33% | 10 Jun 2011
Agnes Obel added to Fleet Foxes bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Danish singer joins Owen Pallet for Marquee show

Politics | Frontlines 33% | 22 Jan 2008
Freedom Inc Jason O'Toole
Amnesty International are using cutting edge technology and viral marketing methods to highlight human rights abuses.

Music | Interview 33% |  5 Oct 1984
LIGHT A BIG FIRE Liam Mackey
Liam Mackey reviews "The Unforgettable Fire"

Music | Interview 33% | 18 Jan 2008
Swim when you're winning Patrick Freyne
Patrick Freyne interviews Adrian Crowley, whose new album Long Distance Swimmer is shaping up to be one of the Irish success stories of 2008.

Music | Interview 33% | 20 Jun 2002
It was 25 years ago today The Hot Press Newsdesk
That was now and this is then. Hot Press puts the question, "where were you in 1977? and what have you been up to since?"

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  1 Apr 2008
The race is on Stuart Clark
With the 2008 battle for the White House turning into the most gripping saga in years, the best-selling novel The Race, by Richard North Patterson, could hardly be more timely.

Music | News 33% |  7 May 2008
New acts added to Oxegen bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Manic Street Preachers, Paddy Casey and Bell X1 are among the latest group of acts announced for this year's Oxegen festival.

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  4 Aug 2009
No Ordinary Joe Anne Sexton
Legendarily acerbic film critic Joe Queenan has penned a hard-hitting memoir which takes a dim view of the much romanticised Sixties.

Film Review | Film 33% |  9 Oct 2008
Anton Tara Brady
There’s a galloping true story at the heart of Anthony Fox’s screenplay. It is not, unhappily, one that translates well into film.

Music | News 33% | 20 Jul 2011
Aslan and Bipolar Empire top SpoirtFest bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
They are joined by fellow headliner Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club at the festival in Cork from July 30–August 1.

Film Review 33% |  4 Aug 2009
Soul Power Tara Brady
Ali steals the show in this excellent documentary.

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 22 Sep 2003
A Visit from the Bishop Paul Nolan
Honing his Best-Of set, working on a “secret” documentary for RTE, being compared to Bill Hicks, lollygagging at Dr Quirkey’s… it’s just another day at the office for Des Bishop.

Politics | Frontlines 33% | 13 Aug 2010
Does The Gay Movement Want Bisexuals Back In The Closet? Roe McDermott
Gays and lesbians are finally on the way to be being regarded as equals under Irish law. But could it be that the gay community has issues with the 'bis' and transexuals who are both part of gay culture - but are treated as outsiders?

Broadcast | Video 33% | 24 Oct 2013
WATCH: Former Chief Constable on Cannabis Bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
"This really fills with me hope," says Tom Lloyd.

Music | Report 33% |  2 Nov 2010
Folk That: Leaving Its Roots Behind The Hot Press Newsdesk
In the early days, Sligo Live was strictly a rhythm and roots festival. Nowadays, however, the bill is far more eclectic, encompassing artists as wide-ranging as The Stranglers and RSAG

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 14 Feb 2003
Desperate dan Paul Nolan
0ver the past twelve months, Daniel Kitson has risen to prominence following his Perrier award winning show at the Edinburgh fringe, and his celebrated appearance on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights but all the bespectacled comic really wants is to be recognised as a stand-up guy.

Music | Interview 33% |  5 Nov 2007
Wood on the tracks Peter Murphy
Ronnie Wood reveals that his autobiography, a rather entertaining account of his hair-raising life as the 'new boy' in the Stones, was a toil of love to write.

Politics | Frontlines 33% |  1 Nov 2013
Off With Their Heads! Stuart Clark
Hot Press’ review of The Queen Is Dead gets a mention in Morrissey’s Autobiography. Stuart Clark examines why 27 years after the fact he’s still a bit miffed with us! Well, sort of...

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Music | Interview 33% | 13 Oct 2004
REM as Buck would have it Olaf Tyaransen
They are one of the most interesting and enigmatic groups in rock. They are also one of the biggest, with a string of multi-million selling albums to their credit. But they don’t like interviews much, making themselves available for only a handful in Europe to coincide with the release of their new album Around The Sun. Once Peter Buck sits down opposite a microphone, however, a different face of REM reveals itself, as he talks eloquently about life, family, downloads, air rage, Iraq, Bush – and The Thrills.

Hot Features | Commentary 33% | 24 Jun 1998
Living It Up! Donal Scannell
Quadraphonic beats activist Donal Scannell reports from the frontline at the Heineken Cork Weekender…

Music | Interview 33% | 29 Apr 2003
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An A-Z of the Heineken Green Energy music makers then and now. As on every bill, spot the odd filler

Politics | Frontlines 33% | 22 Jun 2000
MEAN STREETS Peter Murphy
The Irish government plan to implement the fingerprinting of asylum seekers from the age of 14. Meanwhile, Amnesty International, the Irish Refugee Council and the African Refugee Network have all reported a rise in race-hate attacks on blacks and non-nationals in recent months. Report: Peter Murphy. Pictures: DEREK SPIERS/REPORT

Music | News 33% | 18 Dec 2009
Glen Hansard joins benefit bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Dublin Simon Longest Night bash takes place next week.

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 29 Oct 1997
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DENIS LEARY, sultan of sneer, is en route to Dublin to star in the Murphy s Ungagged Comedy Festival. By way of a little limbering up, and proving that there s no smoke without fire, here he lets rip on Noraid, The Kennedys, The Royals, Bill Hicks, Dean Martin, Oasis, Father Ted, drugs in Kerry and, oh yes, why he d like to go to Riverdance with a sniper s rifle . Interview: LIAM FAY.

Music | Interview 33% | 14 Dec 1994
The Boyz In The Bubble Joe Jackson
Boyzone are, irrefutably, Ireland s first ever bona fide Pop gods. Reviled by many but dreamed about, screamed at and lusted after by far, far more, they are the men boys of the moment. Joe Jackson meets Louis Walsh and John Reynolds, the Svengalis behind Boyzone, and asks Steve, Shane, Ronan, Mikey and Keith what it s like when every female alive wants to shag you senseless. As if he doesn t know.

Music Review | Album 33% |  5 Apr 2013
Bill Ryder-Jones: A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart Ed Power
Ex-coral man looks inwards...

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Jun 2013
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Since gracing our cover, Kodaline have made friends with people called Chickenhawk and Deputy Dan in the heart of America, fumbled a Daft Punk cover on French TV and beaten up their singer for the sake of art... words Craig Fitzpatrick photo Graham Keogh...

Music | News 33% | 11 Nov 2009
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It's a quadruple-header monster!

Music | News 33% |  3 Oct 2014
Bill Drummond set for No Idle Day Festival The Hot Press Newsdesk
Young Hearts Run Free present No Idle Day next week.

Politics | Frontlines 33% | 24 Jun 2005
Suicide: A Mother's Grief Jaqueline Johnston-Fagan
Maureen Bolger's son Darren committed suicide in 2003, at the age of 16. This tragedy inspired her to create Teen-Line Ireland to assist other young people at risk.

Music | News 33% | 16 Dec 2010
Paolo Nutini added to Oxegen bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The line-up is starting to look seriously tasty!

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  3 Dec 2004
Let's get the party started Stuart Clark
When a gang of Ireland’s finest musicians, media stars and political types gathered in the Central Hotel for pre-Christmas drinks, there were fun and games aplenty. reporting: Stephen Bailey, Stuart Clark and Roisin Dwyer. Photos: Mick Quinn and Graham Keogh. Costumes: courtesy of The Dublin Costume Company.

Film Review | Film 33% |  6 Nov 2012
The Green Maker Scare The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Apr 2000
THE SECOND COMING OF JONI MITCHELL Joe Jackson
In the second and final part of our exclusive interview, JONI MITCHELL tells her story from the ground-breaking Blue to the present day. Having grown increasingly disenchanted with a music biz providing junk food for juveniles it took the classic songs of Billie Holiday and Etta James to restore her faith and give her own career a new lease of old life. Once a romantic always a romantic, she tells JOE JACKSON

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Apr 2000
THE SECOND COMING OF JONI MITCHELL Joe Jackson
In the second and final part of our exclusive interview, JONI MITCHELL tells her story from the ground-breaking Blue to the present day. Having grown increasingly disenchanted with a music biz providing junk food for juveniles it took the classic songs of Billie Holiday and Etta James to restore her faith and give her own career a new lease of old life. Once a romantic always a romantic, she tells JOE JACKSON

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Apr 2000
THE SECOND COMING OF JONI MITCHELL Joe Jackson
In the second and final part of our exclusive interview, JONI MITCHELL tells her story from the ground-breaking Blue to the present day. Having grown increasingly disenchanted with a music biz providing junk food for juveniles it took the classic songs of Billie Holiday and Etta James to restore her faith and give her own career a new lease of old life. Once a romantic always a romantic, she tells JOE JACKSON

Music | Interview 33% |  5 Aug 1983
U2 TRIUMPH Chris Donovan
The Phoenix Park Festival, 1983

Music | Interview 33% |  3 Nov 1988
Room At The Top Graham Linehan
A House are really good! That s just one of the shocking claims Graham Linehan makes in this award winning article based loosely on an interview he did with the band.

Music | News 33% | 11 Sep 2007
Ham Sandwich & The Radio on the same bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ham Sandwich and The Radio are both confirmed for gig in The Sugar Club later this week

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  2 Jul 2007
Losing my religion Peter Murphy
Journalist, essayist, atheist, author and, above all, agent provocateur, Christopher Hitchens has not shied away from controversy over the last 30 years. But in his new book, the writer takes on his biggest adversary to date – God.

Politics | Frontlines 33% |  7 Jun 2001
A master of war Eamonn McCann
Why hasn’t Henry Kissinger been banged up long ago?

Music | News 33% |  1 Jun 2011
Royseven and Bressie added to Coronas bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Two new acts for gig at The Park

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 18 Dec 2003
Best and worst of 2003 Tara Brady
Craig Fitzsimons and Tara Brady nominate the best and worst movies of the year.

Politics | Message 33% |  5 May 2005
Hot Press Joins Opposition To Criminal Justice Bill Niall Stokes
An online petition has been launched to oppose the introduction of On The Spot Fines and Anti Social Behaviour Orders in Ireland. [to sign petition go here ]

Music | Interview 33% |  6 Dec 2001
Ron Wood Stuart Clark
He’s jammed with Bob Dylan, partied with Keith Moon, sued The Byrds, traded spiky tops with Rod Stewart, had close encounters with Presleys Reg and Elvis and played "name that key" with John Lee Hooker, but arguably the best moment in his life was when he was named small breeder of the year. RON WOOD, the man who would be the queen mum of rock 'n' roll, tells a mean tale. Words: STUART CLARK. Pictures ROGER WOOLMAN

Music | News 33% | 12 Mar 2009
Prodigy bill announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Chip, Zane Lowe & Japanese Popstars join them in County Down.

Hot Features | Interview 33% | 25 May 2004
Best of British Paul Nolan
Matt Lucas and David Walliams on the joy and drag of Little Britain. words Paul Nolan.

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  3 Jul 2013
Food for Thought Stuart Clark
As the G8 leaders wave goodbye to Ireland, new Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley talks about the west’s pledge to end absolute poverty by 2030; gives Bono, Bill Clinton, Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean marks out of ‘10’ for their charitable work; addresses the thorny issue of chugging and recalls the horror of dealing with the aftermath on the Rwandan genocide...

Music | Interview 33% |  5 Jul 1985
STORIES OF BOYS Jackie Hayden
The inside story on the early years by Jackie Hayden.

Music | Report 33% | 11 Apr 2014
Elvis, Imelda May, Glen Hansard & The Gloaming star for Michael D The Hot Press Newsdesk
There was a very different sense of Ireland in evidence last night at the celebration of Irish culture in the Royal Albert Hall, organised by Culture Ireland and attended by President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Politics | Frontlines 33% | 11 Mar 2002
No butts, it's Mr nice guy Joe Jackson
He may have an image as a political bruiser, but even if he is prepared to engage Bertie in a head-butting contest, Michael Noonan would rather win over the electorate by the more gentle art of persuasion. Joe Jackson meets the Fine Gael leader to discuss public issues and personal traumas, and discovers why he's partial to drink and Bill Clinton but opposed to Sinn Fein, the Bertie bowl and tax breaks for sports stars.

Music | Interview 33% | 18 Mar 1998
one from the heart Joe Jackson
Siobhan MacGowan s debut album Chariot confirms that the sister of you-know-who is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Here she tells Joe Jackson how her music charts an emotional journey from darkness into light. Pix: COLM HENRY

Music | Interview 33% | 20 Feb 2008
Brine and dandy Roisin Dwyer
They've tangled with the legends of Krautrock, extended the hand of friendship to Eastern Europe and campaigned against light pollution. But what you really need to know about British Sea Power is that they're being hailed as this year's answer to Arcade Fire.

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Jan 2003
Home cooking Sarah McQuaid
 

Hot Features | Reports 33% |  7 Mar 2007
The Doppelganger effect Joe Jackson
The impact of cloning on society comes under the microscope in A Number. Playing three “versions” of the same character raised unusual challenges for the play’s star, Stuart Graham.

Music | News 33% |  8 Jul 2013
Bell X1 added to Indiependence bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
They join We Are Scientists, De La Soul, Bastille and Kodaline...

Music | News 33% | 16 Nov 2012
The Lost Brothers team up with Bill Ryder-Jones The Hot Press Newsdesk
The former Coral man features on their Christmas charity track.

Music | News 33% | 28 Mar 2011
Andy McKee & Smiths legend join Temple House Festival bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Danger Is & The Minutes are also on their way to Sligo.

Music | Interview 33% | 27 Apr 2006
The green, green class of home  
This year’s Heineken Green Energy festival has something for every music lover. Whether anthemic stadium rock (Snow Patrol) is your thing or you enjoy boisterous pop (Kaiser Chiefs), it’s a festival packed with sonic treats.

Music | News 33% | 24 Sep 2010
Westlife top Cheerios Childline bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The charity pop bash is taking place in December in the O2.

Music | News 33% | 12 Feb 2013
'You Raise Me Up' now the finale of Peter Pan musical The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish song continues to break new records...

Music | News 33% | 30 Mar 2011
Thin Lizzy added to London Feis bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Paul Brady, Jimmy Cliff and The Coronas also to play Finsbury Park festival

Music | Interview 33% |  2 Nov 1994
SOUTHERN COMFORTS Graham Neilan
Chris Robinson of Southern American rock giants The Black Crowes talks to Graham Nellan about his “total fuckin’ Shangri-La” lifestyle of sex ’n’ drugs ’n’ MTV . . . while looking for a bottle of vinegar.

Music | News 33% | 14 Jun 2010
Stars added to Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Canadians will be plugging their new album.

Music | Interview 33% |  5 Jun 2001
Mexican Rave Colm O Hare
Carlos Santana tells Colm O'Hare that he's going to be 'fresh and in the moment' when he visits Ireland in June

Film Review | Film 33% | 15 Oct 2009
Zombieland Tara Brady
The Undead Zone

Hot Features | Interview 33% |  4 Jan 2012
The 'Arf Of The Matter Roisin Dwyer
Having left Ireland a decade ago, Dara Ó Briain has become a force in UK comedy. On a quick visit to the auld sod, he talks about bringing his love of phsyics to the stage, the vogue among younger comics for gratuitously offensive gags and why standing in front of an audience telling jokes will always be at the heart of what he does.

Music | Interview 33% | 13 Dec 2006
Talking Turkey Stuart Clark
Never mind pressies and OD’ing on cranberry sauce, the important thing about Christmas is that it signals the return of the HP-10 Summit. Absolutely no blushes are spared as Ireland’s rock ‘n’ roll elite dissects the musical year that was 2006. Keeping order: Stuart “Paxman” Clark. Taking photos: Graham “Paparazzi” Keogh. Taking the piss: Eyebrowy

Music | News 33% |  9 Apr 2014
You Raise Me Up A Hit At Civil Rights Museum The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brendan Graham’s song provided a stirring moment, at the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, following a $27.5 million upgrade.

Music | Interview 33% | 12 Dec 2006
Talking turkey Stuart Clark
Never mind pressies and OD’ing on cranberry sauce, the important thing about Christmas is that it signals the return of the HP-10 Summit. Absolutely no blushes are spared as Ireland’s rock ‘n’ roll elite dissects the musical year that was 2006. Keeping order: Stuart “Paxman” Clark. Taking photos: Graham “Paparazzi” Keogh. Taking the piss: Eyebrowy.

Music | News 33% | 16 Apr 2004
Groove Armada confirmed for Phoenix Park bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Groove Armada will be playing Phoenix Park alongside the Chili Peppers, The Thrills and The Pixies, who for their part, played their first reunion gig this week in the US

Politics | Hog 33% | 15 Dec 1993
That was the year that was Dermot Stokes
The year began with contrasting and contradictory alignments. On the one hand, the United States were about to invest a new president, a young, rock’n’roll-loving sax-playing boyo from the south called Bill Clinton, offering the possibility of America as the last great hope again.

Music | Interview 32% | 13 Sep 2012
3 Shall Overcome Stuart Clark
They’ve tasted global success, headlined the Aviva and won tens of thousands of new fans thanks to singer Danny O’Donoghue’s gig judging the UK edition of The Voice. But they’ve never stopped taking risks and on their latest album, called simply #3, The Script open up as never before about heartache and loss. Taking time out from trashing their hotel suite, they discuss fame, personal upheavals and the night will.i.am stood them up for Bill Clinton.

Film Review | Film 32% | 14 Nov 2005
The Constant Gardener Tara Brady
By several parsecs the smartest mainstream release of the year, The Constant Gardener sees the Brazilian hotshot unravel John Le Carre’s Gordian knot of global corporate conspiracy, post-colonial discomfort and diplomatic scheming to fashion a gorgeous arresting thriller.

Music | Interview 32% |  1 Mar 2001
Buena Vista Socialist Club Stuart Clark
It was one of rock's most bizarre and impressive spectacles - the MANIC STREET PREACHERS live in Cuba, in front of an audience including Fidel Castro! STUART CLARK was there, and spoke to JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD about Bill Clinton, Top Of The Pops, Bono, Elian Gonzales and the band's new album

Music | Interview 32% | 16 Nov 2012
Shortt Story Stuart Clark
The star of Killinaskully and one half of D’Unbelievables, Pat Shortt is the doyen of Irish comedy. But beneath the bumbling exterior is a clever and ambitious performer. In a revealing interview he talks about his friend Gerry Ryan, the painful end to his partnership with Jon Kenny and the downside of being world famous in Ireland. words Stuart Clark portrait Graham Keogh

Film Review | Film 32% | 27 Oct 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox Tara Brady
Fashioned in lovely Oliver Postgate inspired stop-motion, Fantastic Mr. Fox presents a typically dysfunctional Anderson family in action.

Music | News 32% | 17 Sep 2008
TV On The Radio join Heineken Green Synergy bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
TV On The Radio are among the new acts added to the line-up for the Heineken Green Synergy gigs this November, along with Cut Copy, Dan LeSac Vs Scroobius Pip and more...

Music | News 32% | 27 Sep 2004
The Crickets to join Nanci Griffith in Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Buddy Holly's original band The Crickets will play the Olympia next month

Music | Interview 32% | 22 Nov 2013
Hot Press meets Pixies: Pt 2 Eamon Sweeney
From our gushing review of Come On Pilgrim to the high grade intel we got from Kodaline about their NEW EP, Hot Press has been sticking its nose in the Pixies’ business for 26 years – and we’re not done yet! STUART CLARK takes a stroll through the Trinity Street archives, which include some highly revealing interviews with Frank Black.

Music | News 32% | 25 Jun 2010
Candi Staton added to Paloma Faith bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
You can catch them together in the Iveagh Gardens.

Film Review | Film 32% |  5 Feb 2007
Dreamgirls Tara Brady
Occupying the same quasi-fictionalised pop history universe as the criminally underrated Grace Of My Heart, Dreamgirls is the story of Diana Ross and The Supremes with some important fantastical differences.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 21 Jan 1998
Life With The Lines Barry Glendenning
brendan dempsey tells barry glendenning about the joys of making it up as he goes along.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 21 Jan 1998
Life With The Lines Barry Glendenning
brendan dempsey tells barry glendenning about the joys of making it up as he goes along.

Film Review | Film 32% |  2 Feb 2009
Valkyrie Tara Brady
Despite suspicions that this might be more Carry On Hitler than quality historical drama, Valkyrie is a solid, engaging war movie.

Music | News 32% | 15 Dec 2010
Additions to Derek Nally tribute night bill + Osaka Xmas party The Hot Press Newsdesk
Evenings in next week will be at a premium!

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 14 Apr 2011
A Gael At Their Backs Paul Nolan
From Dexys Midnight Runners to the Smiths, many of Britain’s most iconic bands were comprised of second generation Irish musicians. Now a Cambridge academic has written a book tracing the influence of Irish culture on British rock and roll.

Music | Interview 32% | 14 Nov 2003
The Buck stops here Peter Murphy
from reagan to bush; from radio free europe to clear channel; from green to reveal; from the sfx to marlay park. REM call time out and Peter Buck fills in the gaps from 1983 to 2003. interview Peter Murphy

Hot Features | Reports 32% | 14 Apr 2008
Win a Castlepalooza slot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Read on for your chance to get your band on the bill at this summer's Castlepalooza festival...

Music | News 32% | 21 Jan 2004
Damien Rice to perform at Vicar St. benefit gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mr Rice has been added to the bill for the Victims Of Bam Earthquake benefit, which takes place January 28

Film Review 32% |  2 Sep 2013
About Time Roe McDermott
Domhnall Gleeson Is An Irresistably Charming Leading Man In Emotive Time-Travel Rom-Com

Film Review | Film 32% |  4 Aug 1999
Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me Craig Fitzsimons
'Bring on the models, baby, let the magic begin!' intones the immortal Austin as his triumphant, shagadelic sequel begins to rev up - and who are we to argue?

Music Review | Dance Single 32% |  4 Jul 2007
Flood Richard Brophy
Graham Goodwin has been making waves in European house/techno circles and this first release on his label will enhance his reputation: dubby beats and a booming bass underpin layered chords, while Gui Boratto’s glistening, melodic remix represent the acceptable face of trance.

Music Review | Single 32% | 15 May 2006
You And Me Ed Power
Apparently Coxon’s latest LP, Love Travels At Illegal Speeds was a leap forward in so far as it contained songs that you can hum. Sheesh – what a sell out. Oh, and the thick-rimmed specs – isn’t it time Graham got over the late ‘90s dork chic thing? Nice chorus, though.

Film Review | Film 32% | 15 Mar 2002
The Royal Tenenbaums Craig Fitzsimons
The Royal Tenenbaums is clever, likeable and often funny - it's by no means the life-changing masterpiece you may have been led to believe, but there's no arguing with it while it lasts

Music | News 32% | 13 Apr 2011
Indiependence bill revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Editors, Therapy? and The Coronas are among the Mitchelstown headliners.

Music | News 32% | 15 Feb 2012
Hilfiger Denim Music Days continues this weekend The Hot Press Newsdesk
Tarantella Fall, Morgan La Faye, Fox E And The Good Hands and more will perform...

Music | News 32% | 29 Jun 2005
Electric Picnic line-up grows The Hot Press Newsdesk
Matthew Herbert Big Band and James Blunt are among the new additions to the Electric Picnic bill

Music | News 32% |  8 Sep 2009
More additions to Arthur's Day bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Roots Manuva and Ok Go, among others, are Dublin-bound

Music | News 32% |  2 Mar 2010
Wilco top Belfast festival bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
An Electric Picnic appearance is also possible!

Broadcast | Gallery 32% |  7 Nov 2013
Cannabis Regulation Bill Rally  
Cannabis Regulation Bill Rally, 6th November 2013

Music | News 32% | 26 Oct 2013
NORML Ireland seek acts to play at Cannabis Regulation Bill rally The Hot Press Newsdesk
NORML Ireland are looking for bands, solo artists, DJs and stand-ups willing to grace the stage on Wednesday November 6 at the Kildare Street rally in support of Luke Flanagan TD’s Cannabis Regulation Bill.

Broadcast | Gallery 32% | 25 Oct 2013
The Launch Of The Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013  
Tom LLoyd, Cathal O Suiliobhain, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, Garrett McGovern and Stuart Clark at The Launch Of The Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013

Broadcast | Video 32% | 24 Oct 2013
Dr Garrett McGovern on his support for Cannabis Bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dr Garrett McGovern spoke to Hot Press at the launch of Deputy Flanagan's Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013 – watch the video below.

Music | News 32% | 30 Sep 2009
Hopkins Drum Clinic Added To Music Show Bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ireland’s leading rock drummer Graham Hopkins has been added to the line-up for the Music Show, which takes place at the RDS this weekend.

Music | News 32% | 29 Oct 2008
Brendam Graham becomes a 'Million-Air' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish songwriter Brendan Graham is doubtless feeling chuffed with himself this week after joining the ‘Million-Air’ club.

Music | News 32% | 19 Feb 2008
Kaiser Chiefs, Ian Brown and Raconteurs added to Oxegen bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Three big name acts have been added to the bill for this year's Oxegen festival, which takes place July 11-13.

Music | News 32% |  6 Jun 2007
Full Kaiser Chiefs bill revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
The all-day extravaganza that's taking place at Marlay Park on 22 August may have Kaiser Chiefs headlining, but the supporting bill alone is worth the ticket price.

Music | News 32% | 29 Nov 2006
Amy Winehouse leads additions to Other Voices bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The already-fantastic bill for the Other Voices extravaganza has just got better.

Music | News 32% | 13 Jun 2006
Graham Jones' newie debuts at Irish film fest The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fudge 44, the second feature film from Irish director Graham Jones, is set to premier at The International Darklight Festival.

Music | News 32% | 13 Mar 2006
Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips in double bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bob Dylan and the Flaming Lips will perform in a double bill spectacular.

Music | News 32% | 15 Jul 2005
Mundy added to Oasis bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Following his excellent set at the Oxegen Festival, Irish singer-songwriter Mundy has been added to the bill for Oasis’ Marlay Park Concert.

Music | News 32% | 16 Feb 2005
Razorlight added to the Oxegen bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Razorlight have been added to the bill for the Oxegen weekend festival

Music | News 32% |  4 Jan 2005
First Bill Whelan International Music Bursary awarded The Hot Press Newsdesk
2005 got off to an excellent start for five Irish music students who became the first recipients of the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary.

Film Review | Film 32% | 15 Oct 2013
The Fifth Estate Roe McDermott
SURFACE-LEVEL WIKILEAKS FILM DILUTES THE IMPACT OF FASCINATING TALE

Film Review | Film 32% | 27 Apr 2005
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Tara Brady
This film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ book/radio-programme/television show/demi-religious cult took so damned long getting here, that the author – who happily had a hand in the screenplay – never lived to see its completion. But could Adams’ convoluted sci-fi yarn, with its blend of public-schoolboy joshing, humdrum Englishness and Pythonesque surrealism survive him? Apparently so.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 10 Jul 2009
Modern life is great Stuart Clark
As the final countdown to Blur’s Oxegen comeback gets underway, Alex James talks about falling in and out with his bandmates, collaborating with New Order’s Bernard Sumner – and why Clonakilty Black Pudding will definitely be on the band’s Punchestown rider.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 20 Jan 2004
Remembering Fiona Paul O'Mahony
Fiona H. Stevenson aka Fay Wolftree Webb was the gifted Hot Press writer once dubbed the ‘High Priestess of Punk’ in Ireland in the mid-’80s. in later life, having moved to England, she had to cope with the complex and difficult reality of living with manic depression. on December 18, 2003, aged just 39, Fiona died, apparently of a prescription drug overdose. in a personal tribute to Fiona, and as a means of highlighting a major mental health concern, former Hot Press writer Paul O’Mahony here recalls his first love and enduring friend.

Music | News 32% | 14 May 2009
Nighthawks announce May line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Nighthawks returns to the Cobalt Café this month with a generous dose of music, poetry and comedy.

Music | Interview 32% | 12 Jul 2007
The Answer - The band with the biggest balls in Irish rock Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark gets in among the giant plastic inflatables as The Answer add The Who to their growing list of celebrity rocker fans.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 29 Apr 1998
Publish and be Damned Olaf Tyaransen
The publication of EMILY O'REILLY's Veronica Guerin: The Life And Death Of A Crime Reporter, has stirred up a hornet's nest in Irish media circles, with journalistic heavyweights such as Paddy Prendeville, Vincent Browne and Gene Kerrigan queueing up to take pot-shots at the author. Here, she takes the opportunity to answer her critics. Interview: OLAF TYARANSEN. Pics: COLM HENRY

Politics | Frontlines 32% | 13 Nov 2012
Poetry in motion Niall Stokes
The two latest entries to Today FM’s Poetic Champions Compose series arrived a decade apart and certainly made their mark. We plunder the Hot Press vaults once more to reflect on two of the greatest offerings from Van Morrison and The Boomtown Rats.

Film Review | Film 32% | 22 Nov 2001
Osmosis Jones Craig Fitzsimons
The film has considerably more charm to it than we had any right to expect, and makes for an amusing and diverting kiddie flick

Music | Interview 32% |  6 Feb 2006
The black stuff Greg McAteer
Frances Black has returned to her folk roots and released her most extraordinary record yet.

Music | Interview 32% |  9 Mar 2011
The Lynott I Knew Peter Murphy
Legendary Irish music figure Frank Murray reflects on his years working with Thin Lizzy and his relationship with their iconic frontman.

Music | News 32% | 29 Apr 2013
Paul Brady & Phil Coulter to be inducted into IMRO Academy The Hot Press Newsdesk
They'll be joined by Pete St John, Ray Harman, Shay Healy and Jimmy MacCarthy...

Film Review | Film 32% |  3 Nov 2008
Hunger Tara Brady
Steve McQueen delivers a compelling adaptation of the last days of Bobby Sands life that re-defines the mold for Irish historical dramas.

Music | Interview 32% | 26 Aug 2011
Black Rose Still In Bloom Craig Fitzpatrick
The Philip Lynott Exhibition is a remarkable tribute to Ireland’s most iconic rock star. For those who have not yet immersed themselves in its powerful narrative, the remaining time is short. With that in mind, we thought it was time to celebrate what has been a brilliant journey for everyone involved.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 15 May 2012
Only The Lone Lee Craig Fitzpatrick
Currently enjoying a renaissance and now rightly regarded as one of the greatest stand-ups of all time, at 43, Stewart Lee has mellowed somewhat and settled as a family man. But he’s still a restless soul, the daring, fiercely intelligent curmudgeon with a sharp slant on things. Ahead of his Irish dates, he opens up about grappling with his profession, dealing with controversy and his apathy for modern comedy.

Music | Interview 32% | 15 Dec 1993
US3 GET READY . . . Stuart Clark
Well it’s one for the money Two for the show US3 GET READY . . . . . . Now go cats go! When a critic talks about awarding his favourite gig, album and band of the year accolades to the same outfit then we gotta be talking about something special. In this case it’s transatlantic Jazz Rappers US3. And the, er, critic in question: MR. STUART CLARK

Film Review | Film 32% |  9 Jun 1999
A Simple Plan Craig Fitzsimons
Filmed in permanently wintry Minnesota, drenched in spilled blood and bleak snow, A Simple Plan invites comparisons to the Coens' Fargo. It is, however, much warmer in tone and more immediately affecting, a result of palpably human performances from the four individuals at the centre of the tale.

Music | Interview 32% | 11 Jan 2006
Rad for it Stuart Clark
Back in the '60s the MC5 made it on to the CIA's 'Most Wanted' list. Now, they're a chi-chi fashion accessory beloved of Jennifer Aniston and her Hollywood pals. Guitarist Wayne Kramer explains it all to Stuart Clark.

Music | Interview 32% | 15 Nov 2006
Fortune favours the cold Peter Murphy
It wasn't too long ago that The Blizzards were unknown outside of their native Mullingar. Now they've three top 10 Irish singles to their credit and an album, A Public Display Of Affection, that has the potential to explode internationally.

Film Review | Film 32% | 31 Aug 2000
U-571 Craig Fitzsimons
'Twas with a grim and heavy heart that I entered the cinema, having read Jon Bon Jovi's earnest effervescing about how U-571 manages to cut it as a Das Boot for the 21st century

Music | News 32% |  8 Dec 2010
Irish-assisted Josh Groban album storms US Billboard 200 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Declan O’Rourke’s ‘Galileo’ features on the No. 4 album

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 21 Feb 2012
At This Godley Hour Craig Fitzpatrick
Now a Wicklow resident, Kevin Godley remains a contrary fellow, steadfastly following his creative vision wherever it takes him. That vision was born on Manchester’s music scene during the Swinging ‘60s, led him to leave 10cc at the height of their powers and, with old ally Lol Crème, spurred him on to create some of the earliest and most memorable music videos of all time. Re-entering the spotlight with his innovative WholeWorldBand app which is being previewed at this year’s Music Show in the RDS, Godley talks to Craig Fitzpatrick about his astonishing career.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 21 Jan 1998
Too Long In Exile Liam Fay
LIAM FAY talks to writer TIMOTHY O GRADY and photographer STEVE PYKE about their new book, I Could Read The Sky, which chronicles the lives of quiet desperation lived by the forgotten members of London s Irish community.

Music | Interview 32% | 21 Dec 2012
Never Mind The Bullocks Stuart Clark
Already a top five act at home, Delorentos have spent 2012 becoming big in Spain. When we heard they were playing in a bullring there with Wilco, we had to go and check it out!

Film Review | Film 32% | 20 Jan 2004
Lost In Translation Tara Brady
Coppola finds a rare poetic beauty in among the plastic cherry blossoms.

Politics | Frontlines 32% | 10 May 2007
Shooting from the lip Jason O'Toole
One of the government’s most vocal and effective critics, Labour leader Pat Rabbitte could well be the next Tánaiste. He talks about iPods, happiness, gay marriage, breaking the law - and Enda Kenny’s hairdo.

Music | Report 32% | 17 Nov 1993
Church & General - Celebration Concert Jackie Hayden
On Tuesday 23rd November, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Church & General Insurance Company present The Celebration Concert, featuring an extraordinary array of Ireland's finest contemporary songwriting and composing talents. In this four-page special, Jackie Hayden explores the background to the event and we profile the leading players.

Hot Features | Interview 32% | 10 May 2001
Julian Gough Peter Murphy
Once he was the mouthy fop rocker who enraged at least as many people as he delighted; now with a debut novel just published he's a (mostly) critically acclaimed author whose time has apparently come. Peter Murphy meets former Toasted Heretic frontman Julian Gough to discuss a meeting with Morrissey and a near-miss with Sinead, the benefits of being humbled and crushed, fame and creativity on the dole and, one more time with feeling, the epic story of lawyers, lubricants and lunacy at Feile '92. Photography: Phillip Tottenham

Film Review | Film 32% |  3 Apr 2009
Religulous Tara Brady
 

Music | Interview 32% | 28 Sep 2000
About The Boy Peter Murphy
In the second and final part of an extensive interview, MIKE SCOTT discusses inspiration and influences, recalls his difficult solo years and explains the death and resurrection of THE WATERBOYS. Interview: PETER MURPHY

Politics | Bootboy 32% | 30 Aug 2001
Bill Gates is Satan aka BootBoy
How your computer makes the simple life impossible

Hot Features | Commentary 32% |  7 Sep 1994
’SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THIS GUY Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson sneaks a peek at Wayne Studer’s new book Rock On The Wild Side, which gender-bends its way through three decades of gay imagery in rock music from Jimi Hendrix’ first kiss to George Michael’s shuttlecock.

Music | Interview 32% | 21 Nov 2007
The secret history of 'The Joshua Tree' Colm O Hare
For many people it is U2's greatest album. Twenty years on, to mark it's re-release, Colm O'Hare talks to Daniel Lanois and reflects on the extraordinary background to a monumental album.

Film Review | Film 32% | 26 Oct 2004
Coffee And Cigarettes Tara Brady
All of Jarmusch’s films are essentially Dylanological doodles, and Coffee And Cigarettes represents 18 years worth of fleeting daydreaming froth.

Music | Interview 32% |  1 Oct 1982
Open Hearts Surgery John Waters
Music, politics, H-Blocks, homosexuality, education - the operations of Moving Hearts explained to John Waters.

Music | News 32% | 17 Feb 2012
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Rock the box...

Music | Interview 32% | 18 Dec 2003
Whole Lotta Love Eamon Carr
30 years after the music was originally recorded, Led Zeppelin topped the record and DVD charts in 2003 with the sound and vision of the band in all their pomp and glory. The guitar hero’s guitar hero, Jimmy Page reflects on the passion for music which inspired him then – and now.

Music | News 32% |  6 Feb 2014
WATCH: The Randomers The Hot Press Newsdesk
Award-winning Irish filmmaker Graham Jones has released The Randomers online

Hot Features | Commentary 32% |  3 Sep 1997
It s alright ma, we re only SLEEPING Peter Murphy
After being a magnet for A&R men during the 80s, Dublin has recently developed into something of an underachiever. The city may have the second biggest growth-rate in Europe but there are a hell of a lot of gigs and records that simply aren t selling. peter murphy casts a critical ear over the capital s music scene and decides that what s required is a full-scale artistic enema.

Hot Features | Commentary 32% |  8 Feb 1995
Off Screen - A MAN U DON'T MEET EVERY DAY Neil McCormack
A MAN U DON'T MEET EVERY DAY Oui, c'est Eric Cantona: le nouveau enfant terrible de la Premièreship or ze man vu 'stud up' zu de football yobs? Mise-en-scène: Neil McCormick.

Music | Interview 32% | 12 Feb 2003
Beyond The Pale Peter Murphy
The Heineken Rollercoaster Tour is taking to the road again and this time the capital is nobody’s hometown gig. From Kells come Turn, from Limerick Woodstar and from Cork The Frank and Walters. Next stop: a venue near you.

Film Review | Film 32% | 20 Oct 2005
Broken Flowers Tara Brady
Murray’s Don Johnston (cue Miami Vice riffs) is inspired from couch-bound entropy by an anonymous letter claiming that he fathered a son years ago, who’s now out to find him.

Music | Interview 32% | 15 Jan 2003
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Ten, nine, eight… we count down the contenders for 2003. Words Hannah Hamilton, Colin Carberry, Niall Stokes, Richard Brophy, John Walshe, Eamon Sweeney and Stuart Clark

Music | Interview 32% | 15 Dec 2000
Louis Walsh Joe Jackson
As the management force behind Boyzone, Westlife and Samantha Mumba, LOUIS WALSH is Ireland s Mr. Pop. In a candid interview with Joe Jackson he talks about his relationships with his acts, the ones that got away, the importance of the producer, the uselessness of critics and why he s unlikely to end up managing Van Morrison. Portraits: Cathal Dawson

Music | News 31% |  4 Sep 2003
Halite announce dates around Ireland The Hot Press Newsdesk
Graham and co. will take their seductive sounds around the country later this month

Music | Interview 31% |  3 Aug 2000
Just Williams Dave Fanning
DAVE FANNING meets the inimitable ROBBIE WILLIAMS to talk about his latest album, his battles with the booze, the Take That legacy, his desire to play a politically incorrect James Bond, a vaguely remembered visit to Bono s loo and why he loves and hates The Beatles

Music | Interview 31% | 19 Apr 1995
Bloom With A View John Walshe
1998 Bloom With A View John Walshe talks to Luka Bloom on the eve of the release of his fourth studio album, Salty Heaven, about his return to Ireland, the inspiration behind the songs, older brother Christy Moore and the latest generations of the Moore dynasty. Luka Bloom doesn't look 43, when I walk into the room in the Berkeley Court Hotel where our interview is to take place, he's standing in front of the window, guitar strap around his neck and an acoustic six-string in his hand - he strums it and I'd swear that he's 12 years of age. Every time he plays on stage the look is the same, one of wonder and even serenity.

Music | Interview 31% | 22 Jul 1998
Bloom With A View John Walshe
John Walshe talks to Luka Bloom on the eve of the release of his fourth studio album, Salty Heaven, about his return to Ireland, the inspiration behind the songs, older brother Christy and the latest generations of the Moore dynasty. Pics: Colm Henry

Music | News 31% |  5 Mar 2003
Halite on his side The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ex-Therapy? drummer Graham Hopkins' new band sign worldwide deal

Music | News 31% |  8 May 2008
John ‘Irish’ Earle dies The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish music scene is mourning the death today of saxophonist John ‘Irish’ Earle.

Music | Interview 31% |  6 Nov 2002
Pushing the envelope Olaf Tyaransen
With the launch of a commemorative series of Irish postage stamps celebrating four of the nation's most important rock legends, we revisit some of the seminal moments in the careers of Phil Lynott, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison and - first - U2

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 11 May 2007
Belfast's least wanted man Olaf Tyaransen
Commander of the notorious Company C of the UDA in Belfast, Johnny Adair was given 16 years for directing terrorism. While he was never convicted of murder, the rumour mill suggests that he has been reponsible for as many as 43 deaths.

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 30 Mar 2011
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Hot Press had a ringside seat when Neil McCormick’s late, lamented debut band The Modulators played support to none other than...yep, you’ve guessed it. Delving through the HP archives, we take a look back at three different incarnations of the McCormick brothers’ unique musical vision – and at U2 in the early days...

Music | Interview 31% | 26 Apr 2001
Rap Van Winkle Peter Murphy
Stereo MCs Wake Up And Smell The Coffee. By Peter Murphy

Music | Interview 31% | 17 Feb 2003
Wide awake in Dublin Peter Murphy
Not so long ago mavericks and experimentalism were thin on the ground in Ireland. But with the growth of an independent scene, all of that has changed. for confirmation, look no further than the rise to eminence of The Jimmy Cake.

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 30 Oct 2013
The Meaney of Life Stuart Clark
FROM STAR TREK AND THE COMMITMENTS TO DIE HARD AND HELL ON WHEELS, COLM MEANEY’S ACTING CAREER HAS BEEN A REMARKABLE JOURNEY. ALAN PARTRIDGE, TREKKIES, TOMMY LEE JONES, CULT TV SERIES, NAIL-BOMBS AND THE PAUL POTTS BIOPIC HE’S CURRENTLY IN ARE ALL UP FOR DISCUSSION AS HE MEETS STUART CLARK

Music | Interview 31% | 14 Sep 2000
The Rise and Fall And Rise Of The Waterboys Peter Murphy
MIKE SCOTT once fronted the greatest rock n roll band in the world, but before the world got a chance to wake up to the fact he had gone west and invented raggle taggle. Now with a new Waterboys album, A Rock In The Weary Place, just released, Scott takes time out to reflect on his strange but true adventure. By PETER MURPHY

Music | News 31% | 15 Apr 2009
Electric Picnic bill unveiled The Hot Press Newsdesk
Orbital, Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, Madness & MGMT are among the headliners.

Music | Interview 31% |  7 Apr 2010
Mod Almighty Stuart Clark
He was one of the leading lights in punk, helped create the template of the British mod and was unofficial father figure to Oasis and the britpop generation. Now Paul Weller has written perhaps his finest solo album since Stanley Road. Kicking back in London, he talks about the death of his father, his adventures with the Gallagher brothers and his roping in My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields to play guitar on the new LP

Music | Interview 31% |  9 Jun 1978
Rory Gallagher - Pressing Ever Onwards Niall Stokes
When Rory Gallagher hits the stage at this year's Macroom festival gig, it'll be his last appearance in Ireland, a year that has seen him forgo some of the spotlight he's enjoyed over the previous ten years in Britain and Ireland in particular.

Hot Features | Commentary 31% | 17 Jan 2001
Rock Of Pages Peter Murphy
With Cameron Crowe s Almost Famous putting rock hackery on the silver screen, no less, Peter Murphy wonders if Seventies rock journalism is the new rock n roll. Helping him with his enquiries: PAUL MORLEY and GREIL MARCUS

Music | Interview 31% |  7 Jul 2006
The life of Brian Tara Brady
He may not be your average indie kids dream ticket, but Brian Kennedy has lived in very interesting times. An initially promising career was scuppered by record company machinations, but, under the stewardship of Van Morrison, he matured into a remarkably successful solo artist, as well as a respected novelist. Then there were the small matters of performing at George Best's funeral, the recent Eurovision controversy - and his current run at the helm of RTE's flagship summer Saturday night entertainment show.

Music | Interview 31% | 15 Nov 2006
Music man Niall Stokes
He began working in music as a drummer, but Dave Pennefather's greatest success has been as MD of Universal Music. Hot Press looks back over the life and times of a man with a larger than life reputation.

Music | Interview 31% | 25 Jun 2012
Brady's Bunch Niall Stokes
He’s one of the outstanding Irish songwriters of the modern era. Now Paul Brady is taking fans and newcomers alike on an intimate journey, with an album chronicling some of his favourite career moments. Here, he looks back over his extraordinary 45 years in the business, argues that the emerging generation has shot itself in the foot and, controversially, takes the Government to task in relation to copyright

Music | Interview 31% | 21 Apr 2009
Arcadian Fire Stuart Clark
After years of pushing the self- destruct button, Pete Doherty has proved his detractors wrong with a solo album that's on a par with anything he did with the Libertines.

Music | Interview 31% | 11 Dec 2012
Return Of The Clown Prince Chris Wasser
Robbie Williams has enjoyed stratospheric success, both with Take That and as a chart-topping solo artist. But he's also experienced the dark side of stardom, wrestling with a variety of demons – and suffering the occasional knock-out blow. Now, with the release of Take The Crown he's determined not just to reclaim his title as pop's heavyweight champion, but to do it in style.

Music | Interview 31% | 16 Aug 2005
Devil in a black leather jacket Peter Murphy
He was one of Ireland’s first rock icons. Now Phil Lynott’s native Dublin is finally paying official tribute to his legacy.

Music | News 31% |  4 Dec 2002
Separate but equal? The Hot Press Newsdesk
Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Paddy Moloney to publicly oppose Section 21 of new Arts Bill, which proposes to financially separate traditional music from the rest of the Arts Council's remit

Music | Interview 31% | 26 Jun 1980
The Importance Of Being Irvine Dermot Stokes
Dermot Stokes records a personal history of Irish Folk through the eyes of Andy Irvine

Music | Main Event 31% | 26 Oct 2000
U2 The Final frontier Olaf Tyaransen
Well when you've conquered the world, what else can the biggest band on the planet do except go into space? BONO and LARRY discuss matters cosmic and personal with Olaf Tyaransen

Politics | Frontlines 31% | 23 Feb 1994
GRIT AND GRAVITAS Niall Stokes
Niall Stokes and Eoghan Harris – the article the Sunday Times refused to print

Hot Features | Commentary 31% | 25 Jan 1995
2000 AD: BACK TO THE FUTURE George Byrne
Here we conclude our look at what's lurking around the corner in 1995

Music | Interview 31% | 14 Jun 1995
The Late Late Show Niall Crumlish
Though he was busking in Grafton Street at 14, it s taken Glen Hansard more than a few shakes of the lamb s tail to reach the plateau of success which his songwriting talents have, for so long, threatened to take him but after the colossal success of Revelate , The Frames are, finally, set fair to enjoy their day in the sun. Here, Glen and guitarist, Dave Odlum, put Niall Crumlish in the picture.

Music | Interview 31% | 14 Jun 1995
The Late Late Show Niall Crumlish
Though he was busking in Grafton Street at 14, it s taken Glen Hansard more than a few shakes of the lamb s tail to reach the plateau of success which his songwriting talents have, for so long, threatened to take him but after the colossal success of Revelate , The Frames are, finally, set fair to enjoy their day in the sun. Here, Glen and guitarist, Dave Odlum, put Niall Crumlish in the picture.

Music | Interview 31% | 19 Mar 1997
The HISTORY Of POP Niall Stokes
The initial rumours were that it was going to be a rock n roll record . Then subsequent whispers hinted at everything from trip-hop to techno to ambient. But U2 s eighth studio album, Pop, is all of these things and more. It s the first album since 1983 that they ve made without the assistance of Brian Eno, it s been a long time in the making roughly a full year, all told and it s selling like the proverbial warm buns. Here, NIALL STOKES talks to BONO and ADAM CLAYTON, as well as co-producers FLOOD, HOWIE B and THE EDGE, about its lengthy genesis and what the band hoped to accomplish in creating it. Pix: STEPHANE SEDNAOUI .

Music | News 31% |  4 Nov 2009
Contemporaries Concert Series with Iarla Ó’Lionáird The Hot Press Newsdesk
The singer will play three shows in Ireland with Steve Cooney and Graham Henderson.

Music | Interview 31% | 13 Dec 2010
Doing it for the kids Olaf Tyaransen
FORGET WESTLIFE OR THE SCRIPT. THERE'S THOSE THAT SAY THE CORONAS ARE IRELAND’S NUMBER ONE HEARTHROBS. WITH A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL 12 MONTHS BEHIND THEM, THE STARS OF OUR CHRISTMAS COVER SHOOT TALK ABOUT THE TEMPTATIONS OF GROUPIES, THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC COLLAPSE AND THE FRIENDSHIP THAT HAS HELPED SPUR THEM TOWARDS THE BIG TIME.

Music | Interview 31% |  1 Nov 2005
Life in the Belfast lane Stuart Clark

**View the corresponding photo gallery here**

A flyover near the old Harland & Wolff shipyard was the starting point for a remarkable three months that has seen Franz Ferdinand challenging U2 and Coldplay for the title of ‘Biggest Band In The World'. Daredevil photographic exploits completed, Hot Press jumped on their tour bus and got the lowdown on Snoop, Bono, Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and nights of debauchery with the Scissor Sisters.


Hot Features | Commentary 31% | 15 Dec 1993
BETWEEN THE COVERS Andy Darlington
Did you ever find yourself wondering ‘Where have I heard that song before?’ Well, Andy Darlington may be able to help as he trawls through the tangled undergrowth of that increasingly common phenomenon: The Cover Version

Music | Interview 31% | 19 May 1993
Damn Right I Got The Blues Liam Fay
Arriving in Dublin in the last sixties as a 16 year old guitar wunderkind, Belfast born Gary Moore embarked on a musical career that has seen him go through several metamorphoses and achieve numerous notable success in the process.

Hot Features | Commentary 31% |  7 Jul 1999
Beautiful Losers Peter Murphy
In another extract from his ongoing experiment in musical autobiography, Peter Murphy recalls the band that coulda bin a contenduh.

Music | Interview 31% |  1 Dec 1993
One More Time With Feeling . . . Liam Fay
During the late eighties, Aslan were among the most celebrated of Irish rock acts, immensely popular at home and signed to EMI, a major multinational label, on which they released their debut album, Feel No Shame. And then it all came unstuck, amid squalid tabloid accusations of drug addiction, egotism and recrimination. Now they re back, older, wiser and more resolute but with their musical batteries recharged, a new contract with BMG under their belts and that old emotional band intact. Report: Liam Fay (with additional reporting by George Byrne).

Politics | Hog 31% | 18 Jun 2007
From 1977 to 2007 in 30 steps The Hog
It’s a different world than it used to be! In this special extended birthday column, The Hog takes a necessarily selective – and typically colourful – look at the 30 most important influences on the process of change that has brought this country all the way from there to… well, where else but here?

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 20 Nov 2013
Interview with Alastair Campbell Olaf Tyaransen
As Media Advisor to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell was one of the key figures in British political life for over a decade. He is also a writer, a flimmaker, a public speaker, a controversialist – and a self declared alcoholic.

Music | Interview 31% |  1 Jun 1984
The Long Rider John Waters
The Christy Moore Interview By John Waters [with pics by Fergus Bourke (1984) and Colm Henry (1980)]

Music | News 31% | 28 Sep 2008
Boyzone Star joins 'Digging for Gold' panel at The Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mikey Graham is the latest name to be added to the line-up for The Music Show.

Music | Interview 31% |  3 Feb 1999
If You See Her Say Hello Joe Jackson
Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden? It doesn t get much better than this. JOE JACKSON goes backstage for a brief but revealing encounter with Joni and, from a vantage point to die for, finds two 60s legends who can still send shivers up the spine at the end of the millennium.

Music | News 31% | 11 Mar 2003
One night stand The Hot Press Newsdesk
Join Graham Hopkins, Tim Wheeler, David Kitt + more for a quickie in The Village

Music | Interview 31% | 17 Sep 2004
The heat is on Kim Porcelli
Following the huge commercial success of Set List and ‘Fake’, The Frames look poised to ascend to rock’s premier league with the upcoming worldwide release of the Burn The Maps album. Kim Porcelli joins the band on the day of their triumphant show at Marlay Park to discuss the pros and cons of pop-stardom, the departure of dave odlum, the abiding influence of mic christopher, and the challenge of creating their most eagerly anticipated record yet.

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 25 Jan 2005
Old Hayden’s Almanac 2005 Jackie Hayden
It’s the guide Ladbrokes, the Central Bank, Mystic Meg and Mark Lawrenson turn to at the start of each year – Jackie Hayden’s cultural, sporting and political forecasts for the forthcoming twelve months.

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 17 Jan 2006
Old Hayden's almanac Jackie Hayden
An exclusive foretaste of all the wonders 2006 has in store.

Hot Features | Interview 31% |  1 Dec 2009
Albion Rover Olaf Tyaransen
He’s the theoretical physics graduate turned comedian who conquered mainstream TV. Now Dara O Briain has published his first book, Tickling The English, part tour diary, part travelogue, part historical/sociological treatise. Here he talks about the myth of national identity, the loneliness of the long distance comedian, drink as a creative laxative... and that infamous Tommy Tiernan Electric Picnic interview.

Music | News 31% |  7 Apr 2003
NEWSFLASH! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Exclusive: Appleton added to Witnness bill

Music | Interview 31% | 21 Jun 1985
THE HOMECOMING Liam Mackey
Back home in Ireland Bono and Adam talk to Liam Mackey

Music | Main Event 31% | 13 Feb 2002
Return to Neverland Peter Murphy
Nirvana - Ten years after. Peter Murphy talks to producer Butch Vig, musician Mark Lanegan and critic Greil Marcus, and gets the inside story of the making of Nevermind, the classic album that changed the face of music, unveiled the anthem 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and brought the world face to face with a screaming soul called Kurt Cobain.

Music | Interview 31% |  3 Oct 2003
God Speed You Black Emperor Peter Murphy
With the death of Johnny Cash two weeks ago, music’s Mount Rushmore finally crumbled. From the hell-raising country outlaw of the ’60s to his final incarnation as a patriarchal figure intoning songs of guilt and redemption, Cash’s voice resonated down through the years with undimmed intensity. In this special Hot Press tribute to the Man In Black, Peter Murphy talks to Cash collaborators Sandy Kelly and U2, and recounts the turbulent life and times of one of the most iconic figures in 20th century music

Music | Interview 31% | 20 Mar 2007
Some loud thunder Olaf Tyaransen
The Waterboys are back, with arguably their most complete record yet, Book Of Lightning. In this remarkably open and honest interview, Mike Scott talks about his songwriting genius, about relationships, his family, his boozy years in Galway - and turning U2 onto Greenpeace.

Music | Interview 31% |  2 Dec 1996
Ash On Delivery Olaf Tyaransen
Dateline: Chicago 1996. Downpatrick's finest make their first big pact with America. Olaf Tyaransen is there to see how the deal goes down.

Music | News 31% | 19 Dec 2005
Bono named as Time's People of the Year The Hot Press Newsdesk
He may have missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize, but Bono received due recognition for his humanitarian efforts yesterday when he was named alongside Bill and Melinda Gates as one of Time magzine’s People of the Year.

Hot Features | Interview 31% |  2 Nov 1994
U2: The Book of Genesis Joe Jackson
Are Bono and the boys just a really good rock band or have they succeeded where the priests and politicians have failed and unlocked the neuroses of our colonial past? Joe Jackson indulges in a spot of cultural sparring with John Waters and finds the author of Race of Angels: Ireland and the Genesis of U2 well able to maintain his guard.

Hot Features | Interview 31% | 19 Oct 2011
The Candidate Olaf Tyaransen
It has been the most dramatic Presidential election ever, with seven candidates finally lining up to go before the electorate. Among them is former Minister for the Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Michael D Higgins. So who is the man about whom The Sawdoctors wrote ‘Michael D Rockin In The Dail’? And if he does find favour with the electorate, what kind of presidency can we expect from him?

Music | News 31% | 24 Feb 2012
Glen Hansard for Music Show panel The Hot Press Newsdesk
The star studded line-up for The Music Show became even stronger last night with the news that Glen Hansard had been added to the list of panellists.

Politics | Frontlines 31% | 22 Sep 1993
Sex and Sex & Rock 'n' Roll Niall Stokes
They go together like a horse and carriage. You can't have one without the other - or words to that effect. In fact, however, even rock 'n' roll has yet to invent an erotic language that does justice to the breadth and complexity of human desire. In pushing out the boundaries, madonna has taken on the role of sexual pioneer, and done it with courage and no little success. Niall Stokes weighs up the evidence . . .

Music Review | Single 31% | 17 Sep 2003
Head On Kim Porcelli
Graham Hopkins is now coming quite wonderfully into his own as a solo artist.

Music | News 31% | 27 Feb 2003
NEWSFLASH! P.J. Harvey The Hot Press Newsdesk
Polly Jean joins the Chilis, Foos and Queens on the Slane bill

Music | News 31% | 22 Apr 2003
Flavour of the month (of August) The Hot Press Newsdesk
Halite - that's Graham 'Hopper' Hopkins and band to you - join Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters and PJ Harvey at Slane 2003

Hot Features | Commentary 31% | 17 Nov 1993
The Insider's London Fay Wolftree
London has long been recognised as one of the world's leading centres of entertainment and musical excitement - not to mention pleasure in all its multifarious manifestations. But when you really need it, do you know where to find it? Fay Wolftree brings you the insider's inside guide to Europe's premier rock 'n' roll metropolis.

Hot Features | Commentary 31% |  9 Jul 2002
A day in the life of a sex shop Olaf Tyaransen
24-inch, 'raging hard', double-ended dildos ahoy - this is the full, behind the counter account of the shelf gratificaton to be found in your friendly, local Dublin sex emporium

Music Review | Single 31% | 11 Oct 2006
Offer Up The Hope Shilpa Ganatra
Available to download on bandwagon.ie is Bill Coleman’s taster from forthcoming album I’ll Tear My Own Walls Down. As as morsels go, you wouldn’t exactly spit it out – that would just be rude for something which is just so nice (it even has xylophones, it’s that lovely). But it could do with a little more spice to differentiate it from all the other endearing, downloadable songs out there.

Music Review | Album 31% | 22 Jun 2000
The Golden D John Walshe
Blur axeman, Graham Coxon, releases his second solo LP and, like his 1998 debut, The Sky's Too High, The Golden D is a trip into the speed/trash/hardcore underbelly of America.

Music | Interview 31% | 16 Dec 2002
Matters of Life & Death Niall Stokes
At the end of an exciting, painful and earthshaking year, Bono reflects on the political and the personal – from drop the debt, September 11, Afghanistan and Genoa to the death of his father Bob, the birth of his son John and the enduring friendship which underpins U2’s music and career. Interview: Niall Stokes [this interview originally appeared in the spectacular Hot Press Annual 2002 - used in the pictures below - a very limited number of this unique collectors item will shortly be on sale - email u2@hotpress.ie to reserve a copy]

Music | News 31% | 19 Jun 2012
KnockanStockan celebrate 2012 launch with live set in the Ormond The Hot Press Newsdesk
Replete with pizza and live entertainment, Knockanstockan invades Ormond Quay

Politics | Message 31% | 14 Jul 1993
HAVING passed through both the Dáil Niall Stokes
HAVING passed through both the Dáil and the Seanad, the new Sexual Offences Bill needs only the signature of the President Mary Robinson to become law.

Music | Interview 31% | 27 Jul 1989
THE MAKING OF A LEGEND Neil McCormack
From "Out Of Control" to "All I Want Is You", Neil McCormick presents a major critical retrospective on the complete recorded works of U2, the band who went from being one of the world's worst cover groups to become a leading force in modern Rock'n'Roll

Music | News 31% | 23 May 2002
Come together! The Hot Press Newsdesk
They said they would, and they will: Primal Scream confirmed to join the already seriously heavyweight Sunday night Witnness bill

Music | News 31% | 15 Dec 1979
Critics Roundup 1979 Liam Mackey
Liam Mackey's 1979 Released when the infant ’79 was still in the grip of winter, Graham Parker’s ‘Squeezing Out Sparks’ stood the test of time and defeated the heaviest competition.

Music | News 31% | 29 Aug 2002
The great escape? The Hot Press Newsdesk
Despite his protestations to the contrary, rumours are rife that Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has either left the band - or been asked to leave

Music | News 31% |  8 Apr 2009
Ollie Cole plays Radio City gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
The former Turn frontman will play tracks from his new We Albatri album.

Music | News 30% | 29 Apr 2005
Smog announces live dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill Callahan will play acoustic shows in Belfast, Galway and Dublin this June

Music Review | Album 30% | 25 Oct 2001
Universe John Walshe
Jack has produced a dynamic, challenging and innovative record that may not be to the taste of many of his traditional fans.

Music | News 30% | 18 Mar 2008
Little Feat to play Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
LA rockers Little Feat have added a date in Dublin's Academy this summer.

Music | News 30% | 14 Apr 2003
Preach to the converted The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stop Press: The Manics added to Witness bill

Music | News 30% | 31 Oct 2002
WIN! hotpress.com giveaway The Hot Press Newsdesk
hotpress.com is offering YOU the chance to snare a copy of the now-out-of-print The U2 File signed by each member of the band

Music | News 30% | 18 Jul 2012
Bruce Springsteen pics! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out our man Graham Keogh's gallery of images from last night's amazing show...

Music Review | Single 30% | 19 Feb 2007
Say It Like You Mean In / Cutting Down Laws Louise Hodgson
Some people reckon we’ve enough male singer-songwriters on our hands on this wee isle, but thankfully both Eoin Coughlan and Bill Coleman break the mould. The former takes a bluesy/beachy route (accompanied by Damien Dempsey for this tune) while the latter employs a whole band to produce something not dissimilar to Bell X1. Move along Mr Rice– there’s some fresh talent to be heard.

Music | News 30% | 29 Oct 2013
Cannabis to be debated tonight on Prime Time The Hot Press Newsdesk
Tonight’s edition of Prime Time will feature a debate on Luke Flanagan TD’s Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013, which is being presented to the Dáil next week.

Music | News 30% | 22 Jun 2012
Stone Roses support announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Wailers have just been added to the bill.

Music | News 30% | 12 May 2003
Ok, go! The Hot Press Newsdesk
...and Beth Orton, and Tricky: you simply HAVE to head to Witnness now. Read on for latest bill additions

Hot Features | Caught In The Net 30% | 25 Oct 2001
Oddie pull complex Stuart Clark
Madonna pulled, Jimmy Somerville balled and Adrian Crowley saluted as Stuart Clark scythes his way through this fortnight's Caught In The Net undergrowth

Music | News 30% |  9 Nov 2009
Tommy & Hector MC Dublin benefit night The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jape & RSAG are both on the bill.

Music | News 30% |  6 Mar 2009
Metallica confirm Dublin ticket price & support The Hot Press Newsdesk
Marlay Park will be host to a whopping seven band bill

Music | News 30% |  9 Jul 2008
Paul Brady joins Jimmy Faulkner tribute gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
Paul Brady joins Christy Moore & Declan Sinnott on the bill for the September tribute gig to Irish guitarist Jimmy Faulkner.

Music Review | Single 30% | 21 Jun 2006
Rock Bottom Riser Helen Chandler
Bill Callahan, pioneer of lo-fi alt-country, continues in the same vein as always with his latest single 'Rock Bottom Riser' under his Smog moniker. Melancholy and poignant, Callaghan's vocals sound deep and reedy as ever as he waxes lyrical on matters from family to his guitar. "I love my Father, I love my Mother, I love my sister too", he drones. If there was ever a song that would put you to sleep, this is it but if wallowing is your thing you'll love this.

Music | News 30% |  2 Oct 2008
Trabants make rare appearance at The Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
They are the basis for some of the most iconic images in rock. Now, for two days they will be on exhibition at the RDS in Dublin, as part of The Music Show.

Music | News 30% | 20 Jul 2009
Christy Moore adds Bantry date The Hot Press Newsdesk
He's appearing as part of the star-studded Masters Of Tradition festival.

Music | News 30% | 17 Oct 2013
Camilla Kerslake Leads Unique 'You Raise Me Up' Cover The Hot Press Newsdesk
Camilla Kerslake and vocal trio Blake join the Sing To Beat Breast Cancer Choir on a version of the Brendan Graham/Rolf Lovland classic.

Music | News 30% | 10 Jun 2008
Santogold, Crystal Castles and more added to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Santogold and Crystal Castles are among the acts just added to the bill for this year's Electric Picnic.

Music | News 30% | 26 Feb 2012
President Higgins' address at The Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Michael D. had some stirring words to proffer regarding activism in music.

Music Review | Album 30% | 25 Apr 2005
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love Ed Power
There is a tendency to regard Bill Callahan, the morose Kentucky songwriter who trades as Smog, as a sort of bargain-basement Will Oldham, a rural malingerer perched perpetually on the brink of an emotional fault-line. For all its starkness though, Callahan’s oeuvre is tinged with a cautious beauty. Beneath the artist’s pained snarl – he’s one of those live performers who seems in constant distress – one begins to detect the hint of a rueful grin. For his 12th record, Callahan retreats from the mannered melancholia of his recent albums. Here, the ominous tranquility of nature is Callahan’s obsession. Where most see a tranquil lake, Callahan senses the sinister undertow.

Music | News 30% | 15 Dec 1977
Critics Roundup 1977 Niall Stokes
The Hothouse. That phrase has been used in this paper more than once since it’s inception, to describe the London scene.

Music | News 30% | 28 Oct 2014
Childline Concert line-up announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Poptastic bill confirmed for annual extravaganza

Music | News 30% |  8 Aug 2002
Even bigger day out The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ocean Colour Scene added to Slane '02 bill

Music | News 30% | 31 Jul 2008
Snow Patrol hint at new album title, release date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn has spoken to a Belfast newspaper about the possible release date and title for the band's new album.

Music | News 30% | 19 Jun 2002
"...The Sun" also rises The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Walls - purveyors of rather excellent new single 'To The Bright And Shining Sun' (that's from the AIB advert, that is) - added to the Chili Peppers' Lansdowne Road bill

Music | News 30% |  6 Aug 2008
More Tiny Giants offer EP for free The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin foursome More Tiny Giants – who recently made it onto the bill for Hard Working Class Heroes – are offering their entire Wolves At The Door EP as a free download.

Music | News 30% | 25 Sep 2013
WATCH: Trailer for new Irish film 'The Randomers' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Intriguing new project from award-winning director set for 2014 release...

Music Review | Single 30% |  2 Dec 2003
Lavinia/ Feed your Addiction Hannah Hamilton
Rough Trade double bill with The Veils and Eastern Lane.

Music Review | Single 30% |  2 Dec 2003
Lavinia/ Feed your Addiction  
Rough Trade double bill with The Veils and Eastern Lane.

Music Review | Single 30% |  2 Dec 2003
Lavinia/ Feed your Addiction Hannah Hamilton
Rough Trade double bill with The Veils and Eastern Lane.

Music | News 30% |  7 Feb 2005
Green Day for Oxegen '05 The Hot Press Newsdesk
NEWSFLASH: Green Day look more than likely to headline Oxegen's Saturday night bill

Music | News 30% | 28 Jun 2007
Free 1977 reprint with this issue's Hot Press! The Hot Press Newsdesk
To mark its 30th anniversary, the new Hot Press (published Thursday, June 28) comes with a free reprint of the original magazine from 1977.

Music | News 30% | 18 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic additions include Jenny Lewis, Raglans, The Minutes The Hot Press Newsdesk
Final acts added to Stradbally bill

Music | News 30% | 29 May 2003
Punk's dead, let's... er, play with Counting Crows The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jesse Malin - most recently famed for Ryan Adams collaboration We Are Fuck You/Punk's Dead Let's Fuck - joins the bill when the Cranberries and Counting Crows head to Killarney

Music Review | Album 30% | 30 Mar 2000
Dongs Of Sevotion Nick Kelly
What's this, Bill Callahan's comedy hour? Not exactly. The flippancy of the whimsical title is just there to lull you into a state of joviality before the punches come raining down.

Music | News 30% |  8 Apr 2002
Ball without 'em The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Trinity College Ents Officer, Siobhan O'Dwyer, has been talking to hotpress.com about So Solid Crew's dropping from the Trinity Ball bill.

Music | News 30% |  1 Jul 2009
Dinosaur Jr, Dan Deacon and more added to EP The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dinosaur Jr, Dan Deacon, Neko Case, One Day International and Julie Feeney are among the latest batch of acts to join the Electric Picnic bill.

Music | News 30% |  4 Jan 2008
Phil Lynott Anniversary Special The Hot Press Newsdesk
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the death of Irish rock legend Phil Lynott. To mark the occasion, Hotpress.com is revisiting some of the Thin Lizzy man's most notable appearances in the pages of the magazine.

Music | News 30% | 27 Sep 2007
Thomas Dolby to play Green Synergy The Hot Press Newsdesk
English synth wizard Thomas Dolby has been added to the bill for the Green Synergy Festival.

Music | News 30% | 30 Oct 2014
From the Archives: U2 Versus The USA The Hot Press Newsdesk
We go back in time to 1981 and find our current cover stars ready to storm America.

Music | News 30% | 17 Feb 2010
Blind Pilots added to Vantastival The Hot Press Newsdesk
Blind Pilots have been added to the bill of the inaugural Vantastival Festival scheduled for Dunany Estate in Annagassin, Co. Louth for the bank holiday weekend of April 30 to May 2.

Music | News 30% |  8 Jul 2002
Communication breakdown (going insane) The Hot Press Newsdesk
The latest chapter of the Travis v Aslan saga: Travis were never told Aslan were offered the Marlay Park gig in the first place - and they are more than welcome on the bill, if "MCD can accommodate them"

Music | News 30% | 30 May 2009
The Waterboys headline in Skibbereen The Hot Press Newsdesk
Lisa Hannigan and Fred are also on the Cork X Southwest bill

Film Review 30% | 27 Jan 2011
Brighton Rock  
Necessary Update Of Graham Greene's Novel Is Made For Tv

Music Review | Album 30% | 29 Sep 2004
Courses Tanya Sweeney
When Graham Hopkins found himself on the other side of Warner Music Ireland’s door, by rights it should have signalled a downturn in the drummer-turned-singer’s fortunes. Not so. Since the release of their debut album Head On, Halite have also morphed, Foo Fighters stylee, from the singular vision of one multi-instrumentalist to a more ensemble effort.

Music | News 30% | 12 Sep 2006
The Fall lead Heineken Green Synergy line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Legendary post-punk band The Fall lead the bill for the Heineken Green Synergy Festival, which runs in Dublin between October 4 and 8.

Music | News 30% | 27 Jun 2008
Gavin Friday added to Rogue's Gallery show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Gavin Friday and his Virgin Prunes bandmates Guggi and Dave-id Busarus have been added to the bill for this month's Rogue's Gallery gig in Dublin.

Music | News 30% | 15 Dec 1977
Critics Roundup 1977 Niall Stokes
Niall Stokes' Albums of 1977: Graham Parker, Stick To Me (Phonogram) and Bob Marley, Exodus (Island)

Music | News 30% | 18 Apr 2012
More additions to Camden Crawl The Hot Press Newsdesk
Young Wonder, Reid and Hush War Cry have been added to the bill.

Music | News 30% |  9 Jul 2002
Shouted to the top The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin foursome Hi.Rise voted onto Witnness bill by Today FM's Pet Sounds listeners

Music | News 30% | 11 Jul 2005
The Electric Picnic announces new acts The Hot Press Newsdesk
16 new artists have been added to the bill for The Electric Picnic, which takes place on September 3 and 4, at Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois.

Music | News 30% | 27 Aug 2014
Si Cranstoun gets Chris Evans nod The Hot Press Newsdesk
The son of Irish ska and soul hero Bill Cranstoun is in heavy rotation on BBC Radio 2.

Music | News 30% | 28 Mar 2008
Pugwash draw stars to album launch The Hot Press Newsdesk
An all-star cast graced the Whelan’s stage last night for the Pugwash Eleven Modern Antiquities album launch.

Music | News 30% | 27 Apr 2012
Titanic 100 Concert in Cork hits the right note The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Titanic 100 concert, which took place on April 11 in Cobh has been hailed as “a world class event” by the Chairman of Fáilte Ireland, Redmond O'Donoghue.

Hot Features | Caught In The Net 30% |  9 Sep 2008
Caught in the net: Metalocalypse now Stuart Clark
Two weeks ago it was Triumph The Comedy Insult Dog, now it’s the turn of Nathan Explosion and Pickles to be introduced to the Caught In The Net masses.

Music | News 30% | 24 Sep 2008
Carly Sings among acts for JK Ensemble Sessions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Carly Sings, Chequerboard and The Jimmy Cake are just three of the acts performing at John Kelly's JK Ensemble Sessions at The Button Factory next week.

Music | News 30% | 19 Jun 2002
Witnness it yourself The Hot Press Newsdesk
"Why aren't (insert fave newish band here) playing Witnness?" we hear you gripe. Well, Tom Dunne's Pet Sounds (Today FM, weekdays 7 to 9pm) are giving you the chance to vote your favourite Witnness Rising artist right onto the festival bill. Done and done

Music | News 30% | 23 Jun 2009
Accident forces Lizzy to cancel Punchestown The Hot Press Newsdesk
Their spot on the AC/DC bill will be taken by The Blizzards.

Music | News 30% | 11 Jul 2007
Beck's and Hot Press search for new Irish act The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press are joining forces with Beck’s Fusions to find the act who’ll support Neosupervital at the initiative’s exclusive launch party in the Dublin Village on September 5.

Hot Features | Reports 30% |  3 Feb 2009
Mourning absent friends Greg McAteer
It was a bleak fortnight for Irish music with the loss of a beloved record store and one of our foremost folk acts.

Politics | Bootboy 30% | 29 Jul 2010
State of the Union Dermod Moore
The recently passed Civil Partnership Bill has many shortcomings, but at least it signifies a meaningful distinction between church and state.

Music Review | Album 30% | 18 Jan 2005
I'm wide Awake, It's Morning/Digital Ash in a Digital Urn Phil Udell
These have been quite some times for Conor Oberst. Until recently working away in his own little world, of late he’s been flirting with the mainstream to such a degree that he even ended up on the same pre-election bill as Springsteen and REM. All of which seems to have led him to try his hand at that great rock star folly – the twin album release.

Music Review | Live 30% | 22 Feb 2007
Moving Hearts live at Vicar St, Dublin Colm O Hare
The Hearts’ return to the stage was always going to be special and there certainly was magic in the air as Donal Lunny, Davy Spillane, Eoghan O’Neill, Keith Donald, Matt Kellaghan, Noel Eccles, Anto Drennan and Graham Henderson took to the stage for the first of a four night stand.

Music | News 30% | 13 Jun 2011
The Aftermath to launch new single The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish rockers top the bill at Danny Byrne's Music Festival next weekend

Music | News 30% | 19 Jun 2012
Full Castlepalooza line-up revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
SertOne, Hal, and Patrick Kelleher join the Tullamore bill...

Film Review | Film 29% | 26 Jan 1994
MALICE Neil McCormack
MALICE (Directed by Harold Becker. Starring Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwith, Peter Gallagher)

Music | News 29% | 20 Jun 2002
Vote early, vote often The Hot Press Newsdesk
Not only can you vote your fave new band onto the Witnness bill via Today FM - you can do the very same via BBC Radio 1, whose Northern Ireland Sessions are also bringing the power to the people

Music | News 29% | 24 Jun 2013
Arctic Monkeys reveal new album details The Hot Press Newsdesk
AM is out this September.

Music Review | Album 29% | 20 Jul 2000
The Yamaha Years Andy Darlington
How to be happy in a sad sad world? It's deceptively simple. Why not "go to the Zoo/and say 'Boo' to an Ostrich?" suggests John Shuttleworth. Former punk chartster Jilted John, aka Graham Fellows, has reinvented himself as the bastard love-child of Richard Stilgoe and Percy Sugden.

Music | News 29% | 19 Mar 2002
Hey baby, hey baby, hey! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The girls and the boys say that No Doubt - as well as Ian Brown and Green Day - are the latest additions to the bill for Witnness '02. And we've got a hunch that Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, the Chemical Brothers, A and Gomez (just to name a few) shall also be getting a look in. Read on

Music | News 29% | 23 Jun 2008
Maximo Park for Lovebox at Marlay The Hot Press Newsdesk
The line-up for Lovebox has been revealed with Maximo Park, N*E*R*D, and Paolo Nutini all on the bill.

Music | News 29% | 19 Oct 2011
More bands added to gig for Michael D. Higgins The Hot Press Newsdesk
A raft of new names have been added to the bill for the 'Gig for Michael D.', on Sunday October 23, in The Village, Dublin.

Music | News 29% |  1 Jun 2005
Fine Gael target ticket touting The Hot Press Newsdesk
The proposed Prohibition of Ticket Touts Bill would make ticket touting a criminal offence in Ireland

Music Review | Album 29% | 14 Sep 2006
Boss Volenti Olaf Tyaransen
Boss Volenti? Perhaps I’m displaying my ignorance here, but it sounds like an associate of Tony Soprano’s. Or something you’d order in a restaurant. Or even a new brand of designer aftershave. But no, it’s the self-titled debut from the Dublin rock band who've recently been joined by former Therapy sticksman Graham Hopkins. How Dublin are they? Well, they recorded this in The Factory, and thank Joe Elliot and Tony Fenton on the sleeve.

Music Review | Album 29% | 11 May 2004
Happiness in Magazines Phil Udell
For the members of Blur, success has seemed to be something of a burden over recent years. While he was still a member of the band, Graham Coxon released a series of, ahem, ‘difficult’ solo albums.

Music | News 29% | 28 Mar 2012
MissElayneous to play Justice Tonight shows The Hot Press Newsdesk
She'll be on the same bill as Mick Jones this Friday and Saturday.

Music | News 29% | 18 Mar 2011
ARTISIT? stages Workman's Club launch party The Hot Press Newsdesk
The audio-visual shenanigans begin on March 24.

Broadcast | Video 29% | 21 Oct 2007
Hot Press/Tisch NYU Videos Fall 2006 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Continuing our look back at the work produced for previous winners of the Hot Press/Tisch School video contest winners, here's a reminder of the Fall '06 semester videos.

Music | News 29% |  8 Sep 2008
Hard Working Class Heroes reveals day-by-day breakdown The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin's HWCH band showcase has just revealed the breakdown of acts playing each day over the coming weekend, with Fight Like Apes added to the bill for this Saturday.

Music | News 29% | 26 Feb 2008
The Prodigy confirmed for Oxegen The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dance legends The Prodigy are the latest big-name act to be added to the Oxegen bill.

Music | News 29% | 15 Feb 2002
Field report The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Mean Fiddler organisation has just bought a 20% share of this year's Glastonbury festival. And have we mentioned who's on the bill?

Music | News 29% | 16 Feb 2009
The Coronas and Ruth-Anne added to FM104’s The Gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin’s music station FM104 have announced that The Coronas and Ruth-Anne have been added to the bill for their Help a Dublin Child ‘The Gig’ this April.

Music | News 29% |  7 Feb 2003
Archive artists of the fortnight: Turn; The Frank & Walters; Woodstar The Hot Press Newsdesk
As a sort of accompaniment to Hot Press' current cover story on the Heineken Rollercoaster Tour bill-sharers, we decided to make 'em our Archive Artists Of The Week. Getcher old news stories, getcher reviews, getcher interviews. You know you want 'em

Hot Features | Comedy 29% | 16 Aug 2007
Henry the great Paul Nolan
Doing his best to brush aside a splitting headache Lenny Henry talks about the influence of Irish comics on his work.

Hot Features | Comedy 29% | 29 May 2002
Top cats Stephen Robinson
This year's Murphy's Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival features a strong line-up of both Irish and International acts that includes some old favourites and a smattering of Kilkenny virgins. Below we offer some top tips from the Laughlines' Cat Laughs Comedy Card. Ladies and gentlemen place your bets...

Music | News 29% |  4 Jan 2010
Funeral of Denis Keeley takes place today The Hot Press Newsdesk
There was a strong turn-out at the funeral today of Denis Keeley, which took place at the Church of the Assumption in Howth.

Hot Features | Reports 29% |  5 Jun 2013
The Flouride Debate Adrienne Murphy
While the mainstream media continues to under-report the growing concern in Ireland over the policy of mandatory water fluoridation, political opposition is steadily mounting to the ongoing mass-medication of the population.

Music Review | Album 29% | 10 Aug 2005
Without Words Sarah McQuaid
Born in Washington DC, Lily Neill took up the harp at age nine; five years later she was performing for then-president Bill Clinton and appearing as featured soloist in the premiere of John Cameron’s ‘Missa Celtica’.

Music Review | Live 29% | 24 Aug 2006
Castlepaoolza at Charleville Castle, Tullamore Gillian and Maria Verrecchia
Castlepalooza is an event sure to become a highlight of the festival calendar.

Hot Features | Fashion 29% | 18 Jul 2006
Cruz control Shilpa Ganatra
Clothes not only maketh the man, says fashion guru Graham Cruz, they also function as mood altering substances.

Music | News 29% | 30 Sep 2013
Joe Duffy among PPI honourees The Hot Press Newsdesk
Household name broadcaster is one of three names inducted into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame...

Music | News 29% | 18 Apr 2007
World Exclusive: Ash to headline Red Bull's Slane event The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press can exclusively reveal the bill that accompanies the Red Bull X-Fighter Freestyle Motocrosss bash at Slane Castle - the headliner of which is Ash.

Music | News 29% | 19 Feb 2014
Inside the new Hot Press... The Hot Press Newsdesk
Graham Norton comes out fighting and Mike Tyson talks sobriety, while musical heavyweights Foals, St. Vincent and Foals open up…

Music | News 29% |  1 May 2013
Jagwar Ma among new Forbidden Fruit additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
He'll be joined by Simian Mobile Disco, Koreless, Solar Bears and The Hot Sprockets on the Kilmainham bill...

Music | News 29% | 11 Jul 2004
Phantom musings at Oxegen Stuart Clark
Franz Ferdinand steal the Phantom's heart, Michael Franti steals another and other miscellaneous observations from Punchestown

Music | News 29% | 14 Aug 2013
Children Of The Son unveil ‘Colourblind’ video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press brings you the premiere of the Electric Picnic-bound young Wicklow contenders’ new track…

Music | News 29% | 13 Nov 2007
Pharaoh Sanders confirms Dublin date The Hot Press Newsdesk
One of the true jazz legends, tenor saxophone genius Pharaoh Sanders has been lined up for what promises to be a very special Dublin show, early in the new year.

Film Review | Film 29% | 18 Aug 2005
You And Me And Everyone We Know Tara Brady
You certainly wouldn’t need telling that You And Me And Everyone We Know came to our shores via Sundance. With its seemingly endless capacity for navel-gazing and quirkiness (spit), it belongs right down there on a special me-me-me triple bill featuring What The Bleep Do We Know? and My Life Without Me

Music | News 29% | 24 Apr 2008
President Clinton salutes Terri Hooley The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill Clinton has written to the organisers of the Good Vibrations Records anniversary concert to commend the label, along with boss Terri Hooley, for their support

Music Review | Album 29% | 30 Mar 2000
Guarapero/Lost Blues Vol 2 Peter Murphy
YUP, IT'S Wild Will again, the adopted son of Bob at his most hellfire-spittin', sickly nephew of Neil at his most 'Safeway Cart' Beckett-esque, brother figure to Bill Smog, the Handsome Family and any Gram-my loser who ever chased a ghost in anger.

Music | News 29% |  6 Oct 2010
Hot Chip, Bernard Sumner and Hot City - Converse collaboration out now The Hot Press Newsdesk
This exclusive track is available to download for free

Music Review | Album 29% | 20 Feb 2004
Let's Work it Out Phil Udell
Their timing couldn’t be better. As the world continues its love affair with raw, thrilling rock n roll, NPB have released a third album that fits the bill perfectly.

Music Review | Live 29% | 11 May 2004
Shaz Oye at the Riverbank House Hotel Jackie Hayden
It was a tribute to both the dynamism of her live presence, and the openness of an audience really here to see bill-topper Juliet Turner, that by the end of a set that made few concessions to three-chord trickery, Shaz Oye had the audience clapping and singing along to an acappella version of Wilson Pickett’s sixties hit ‘634-5789’.

Music | News 29% | 30 Apr 2010
Villagers to play Tripod The Hot Press Newsdesk
Conor O'Brien and company added to Pavement bill

Music | News 29% | 14 May 2009
Reformed Adventures headline Belfast festival The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Minnows, Sabrejets and three of The Undertones are also on the bill.

Film Review | Film 29% | 19 Oct 1994
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Neil McCormack
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Directed by Stephen Elliot. Starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Sarah Chadwick)

Music Review | Album 29% | 19 Dec 2006
Reverse Presence Adrienne Murphy
Gathering together Dublin maverick Stano’s work from his first recording, ‘Room’ in 1982, to the title track, recorded this year, Reverse Presence is an absolute gem of a collection and a must-have for alternative muso lovers.

Music Review | Album 29% |  2 Mar 2000
Guarapero/Lost Blues Vol 2 Peter Murphy
YUP, IT'S Wild Will again, the adopted son of Bob at his most hellfire-spittin', sickly nephew of Neil at his most 'Safeway Cart' Beckett-esque, brother figure to Bill Smog, the Handsome Family and any Gram-my loser who ever chased a ghost in anger.

Music | Homefront 29% |  7 Jun 2001
Magnificent 7B§ Colin Carberry
colin carberry takes a trip on the slipgate bus

Music Review | Live 29% | 24 Aug 2005
Phil Lynott Tribute Concert, The Point Depot Roisin Dwyer
The sight of a crowded Point Depot singing “Happy Birthday to Philip in heaven” under the instruction of an emotional Philomena Lynott is certainly one to behold. Unfortunately, on an evening pitched as a celebration of the life and work of Philip, much was promised but little was delivered.

Hot Features | Caught In The Net 29% | 21 Sep 2009
Jungle Fever Stuart Clark
Thirty-five years before going to Ennis to meet his relatives, Muhammad O’Ali and a 122-strong security detail journeyed to Kinshasa for his Rumble In The Jungle with George Foreman, who as far as we know doesn’t have any Irish blood.

Music Review | Album 29% |  3 Feb 1999
This Beautiful Hell Patrick Brennan
The world of Gillian Welch is a far cry from all the cheap glitz and ego-maniacal power mongering of the U.S.A. of Bill Clinton's impeachment, Hollywood and rockets to space. It's the other side of those who coin. Welch explores the grey, rural underbelly and she lives and breathes the country blues music she uses to tell her stories.

Music Review | Live 29% | 11 Dec 2003
North Horizon, The Hollow & Mitch Maurice O'Brien
Suited and booted á la The Hives? Or socks on cocks á la Chilli Peppers? No, tonight’s headliners North Horizon take a somewhat more laidback sartorial approach: they all wear woolly hats. But of course the clothes don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got the tunes, more of which later. Because first band up on an interestingly varied bill tonight is youthful three-piece The Hollow. Despite being together for only two months their front man’s haughty vocals and the slightly dark, understated rock with echoes of the likes of JJ72 and Interpol suggest there might be better to come once they gain experience.

Music Review | Live 29% |  3 Aug 2004
Source Festival Colm O Hare
If last year’s line-up (Shania Twain, Pretenders), seemed a little below par following previous appearances by Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, the fourth Source Festival was very much back on track with a much stronger bill.

Music | News 29% | 12 Sep 2008
Pod lines-up weekend comedy fest The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin's Pod Concerts has lined up a stellar comedy bill to take place over the October Bank Holiday weekend, featuring Roseanne Barr, Sean Hughes, Jim Jeffries and more.

Music | News 29% |  7 Sep 2004
Top Irish musicans to appear in Oscar Wilde tribute film The Hot Press Newsdesk
Top musicians Bono and Larry Mullen appear in film to celebrate Oscar Wildes 150th birthday.

Music | News 29% | 10 Jun 2005
Christy Moore & Glen Hansard support Hot Press Petition The Hot Press Newsdesk
Two of the country's leading musicians have added their names to the Hot Press petition opposing proposed changes to the Criminal Justice Bill

Hot Features | Reports 29% | 18 Feb 2013
Your comedy fortnight Maeve Heslin
Graham Linehan’s adaptation of The Ladykillers is making its way to Belfast this fortnight…

Music | News 29% | 16 Feb 2010
Irish bands play London showcase The Hot Press Newsdesk
Kyle John Suckling tops the bill.

Film Review | Film 29% |  1 Dec 2003
The Shape of Things Craig Fitzsimons
Misanthropic, mischievous but keenly-observed battle epics based around the war of the sexes are LaBute’s speciality, and his latest outing The Shape of Things fits the bill perfectly.

Music | News 29% | 18 Jun 2002
Apres match (literally) The Hot Press Newsdesk
Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and friends - Apres Match to you - head the bill at tonight's big little homecoming party for the Irish World Cup side tonight in the Phoenix Park. Oh yeah... some lot called Westlife are playing as well

Music | News 29% | 16 Oct 2009
Heineken Green Spheres goes to Carlow The Hot Press Newsdesk
Digitalism and Marina & The Diamonds are both on the bill.

Hot Features | London Calling 29% |  8 Oct 2003
The Butt Of The Joke Barry Glendenning
Inspired by Michael Martin and Bill Hicks, Barry Glendenning attempts to give up smoking.

Music Review | Album 29% |  8 Dec 2006
The Horse's Tail Sarah McQuaid
With her second CD The Horse’s Tail, wunderkind fiddler Zoë Conway has opted for a radical change from her Bill Whelan-produced 2002 eponymous debut.

Music | News 29% |  4 Mar 2013
Vantastival 2013: Line-up to be announced this Saturday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Vantastival to announce who'll be joining headliner Damien Dempsey on their 2013 bill at a special launch party this Saturday...

Music | News 29% | 13 Jun 2014
Inside the new Hot Press The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cover star Paul Weller on going from an angry young man to a content middle-aged gent who oozes positive – he reckons England will win the World Cup! – playing with his heroes, the problem with politics and much, much more as he chats to Stuart Clark. Also: Sam Smith on his astonishing rise to the top, The Horrors on not compromising and Bill Whelan giving his most revealing interview about Riverdance to date….

Music | News 29% | 27 Jun 2002
Witnness (still) rising The Hot Press Newsdesk
Spiritualised, The Redneck Manifesto, Redsettaz and Telepopmusic are merely a few of the latest additions to the delightfully overstuffed Witnness '02 bill

Music | News 29% | 14 Nov 2005
World exclusive: Dolores O’Riordan readies debut solo album The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dolores O’Riordan is close to completing her debut solo album, which she describes as “the most personal record I’ve ever made.”

Music | Beats + Pieces 29% | 25 Aug 2011
Light at the end of the tunnel Gavin Paisley
A double bill of Irish talent hits Dublin’s Crawdaddy. And other stories...

Music Review | Album 29% |  8 Jun 2000
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II John Walshe
You probably know the story by now. Ol' Bill was asked to supply the music to a series of Woody Guthrie lyrics a couple of years back; he promptly recruited Wilco into the project;

Hot Features | Reports 29% | 12 Jul 2013
Arthur Guinness Projects: Chris O'Dowd Craig Fitzpatrick
As part of the arts panel, Chris O’Dowd returns from Hollywood stardom to lend a helping hand at home. He talks about working with Christopher Guest and Lena Dunham. And he tells Craig Fitzpatrick: “we need more auteurs”...

Broadcast | Gallery 29% | 12 Mar 2009
Hot Press Collected Covers - Volume 20: 1996  
In '96 we talked sex, drugs and murder with Nick Cave, while other cover stars include Lou Reed, Ash, Blur, Bjork and the Cranberries... Plus, we remember the sad passing of HP scribe Bill Graham.

Broadcast | Gallery 29% | 13 Nov 2008
Hot Press Collected Covers - Volume 8: 1984  
1984 was a year of titans: Bill Graham tells us the Michael Jackson story, and we've got covers with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and then leader of Fianna Fáil, Charlie Haughey.

Music | News 29% | 15 Dec 1993
1993 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN A Various
THE CRITICS PANEL WHO VOTED FOR THE TOP 30 ALBUMS AND SINGLES OF THE YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS: BILL GRAHAM, LIAM FAY, GEORGE BYRNE, STUART CLARK, LORRAINE FREENEY, TARA McCARTHY, GERRY McGOVERN, NEIL McCORMICK, DERMOT STOKES, OLIVER P. SWEENEY, SIOBHAN LONG, STEVE AVERILL, ANDY DARLINGTON, COLM O’HARE, JOE JACKSON, HELENA MULKERNS, DAN OGGLY, CATHY DILLON, NIALL CRUMLISH, OLAF TYARANSEN, PATRICK BRENNAN, JACKIE HAYDEN AND NIALL STOKES.

Music | News 29% | 11 Aug 1993
Meanwhile On the other stage . . . ?? ??
...it was a year like any other year at Féile - except that there were dozens of extra acts on show, on not just two but three stages. There was also the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, the Chris de Burgh stripper incident, Michael Hutchence dispensing condoms...and a rather loud Little Red Rooster that nearly got itself strangled. And the crack Hot Press team of reporters who attempted to keep up with it all? Words: Bill Graham, Stuart Clark, Tara McCarthy, Lorraine Freeney and Chris Donovan. Pix: Cathal Dawson.

Film Review 29% | 14 Sep 2009
Adventureland Tara Brady
Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig. [107mins. Cert 16.] Opens September 11

Music | News 29% | 11 Apr 2011
Free stuff from Jane's Addiction, Gomez, Cut Copy, Pulp, Anna Calvi & Adam Green The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Hot Features | Reports 28% | 22 Jul 2009
Civil Partnership for Gays: Breakthrough or Discrimination? Dermod Moore
The gay marriage debate was reignited when the Government’s Civil Partnership Bill, while allowing for same sex partnerships, fell short of legislating for gay and lesbian marriage. In an unusually frank exchange, Green Party justice spokesman CIARAN CUFFE debates the merit of the bill with Dermod Moore.

Film Review | Film 28% |  2 Sep 2004
Phone Tara Brady
Though a perfectly serviceable teen shocker, one would have to say that Phone’s relationship with Ringu represents intellectual cannibalisation on a scale that recalls that of Bill Hicks by Denis Leary, City On Fire by Reservoir Dogs (not that we don’t love you, Quentin), OK magazine by Hello. But as we always say around these parts, if you’re going to steal, go for the big score.

Any | Any 28% | 12 Mar 2013
Irish Film Board Biographies The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill O'Herlihy has taken over from James Morris as Chair...

Music | News 28% | 17 Jun 2004
Waste product Roisin Dwyer
The debut album from Atrophy, the homecoming of La Rocca and more.

Music Review | Live 28% | 13 Mar 2002
Bacardi/Hotpress plugged band of the year competition: Dublin heat Nick Kelly
The third heat in the Bacardi/Hotpress 'Plugged' Band Of The Year showcased a pleasingly diverse bill of young guns intent on making their mark and hoping to emulate last year's winners, Woodstar, in securing a major label deal

Hot Features | Comedy 28% |  9 May 2007
Farrell of laughs Paul Nolan
With The Panel set to return for a series of election specials, show regular Mairead Farrell discusses the state of the body politic, doorstep meetings with Bertie Ahern and her encounter with Bill Clinton.

Hot Features | Foulplay 28% | 27 Mar 2003
Hoops dreams Jonathan O Brien
The Champions League may be beyond them but Glasgow Celtic are far better than their arch critics are prepared to admit.

Music | News 28% | 17 Apr 2002
Primary Witnness The Hot Press Newsdesk
You heard it here first dept: what follows are the latest additions, as of this very minute, to the Witnness 2002 bill

Film Review | Film 28% | 28 Jul 1993
BOXING HELENA Neil McCormack
BOXING HELENA (Directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch. Starring Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton)

Music Review | Live 28% | 21 Feb 2002
Desert Hearts/Throat Fiona Reid
Two of Northern Ireland's finest shared the bill on one of the new series of gigs at The Project

Music | News 28% |  8 Oct 2013
Fluoride Debate Opens on RTÉ's Prime Time The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press reports spark a new interest in the issue at the national broadcaster.

Music | News 28% | 19 Jul 2010
Huge crowd for funeral of Derek Nally The Hot Press Newsdesk
A huge crowd turned out today for the funeral of the music promoter, manager and booker Derek Nally, which took place this morning in St. Mary's Church in Drogheda.

Music | News 28% |  2 Sep 2010
The Duke & The King join star-studded Sligo Live line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Stranglers & Jerry Fish are also on the bill.

Film Review | Film 28% | 22 Sep 1993
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Neil McCormack
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (Directed by Nora Ephron. Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Mallinger, Rosie O'Donnell)

Music | News 28% | 13 Nov 2013
Paul McGuinness to hand over U2 management reins The Hot Press Newsdesk
In a story that is creating headlines throughout the music, entertainment and media industries, Paul McGuinness has confirmed that he is stepping down as U2 manager, following a relationship with the band that has spanned five decades.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 25 May 2005
The Cook's Recipe Dermot Carmody
Dermot Carmody talks to Richard Cook, director of the Smithwick's Cat Laughs Festival, about the challenges of organising an event that remains Ireland's premier showcase for both new and established comedic talent.

Film Review | Film 28% | 28 May 2007
Zodiac Tara Brady
If we're to hypothesise around the perfect male film, Zodiac might well fit the bill.

Film Review | Film 28% | 21 Sep 1994
THE LAST SEDUCTION Neil McCormack
THE LAST SEDUCTION (Directed by John Dahl. Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, J.T. Walsh)

Hotlist | Book 28% | 10 Oct 2014
Lee Shall Overcome - Lee Child Interview Stuart Clark
Lee Child is the former television executive who has sold 70 million novels, and counts Tom Cruise and Bill Clinton as fans. Not bad for a Coventry lad whose early career highlights included watching The Sex Pistols rip it up on regional UK TV.

Politics | Message 28% | 19 May 2005
Sign The Petition Now Niall Stokes
There is still time to persuade the government that the Criminal Justice Bill, under which Anti Social Behaviour Orders and On The Spot Fines are to be introduced to Ireland, should be amended.

Film Review | Film 28% |  9 Mar 1994
TOMBSTONE Neil McCormack
TOMBSTONE (Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Dana Delany, Jason Priestly, Joanna Pacula, Michael Rooker, Billy Zane)

Politics | Message 28% | 26 Feb 2004
Roy Keane is still the man Niall Stokes
A return to international football would finally banish the ghost of Saipan.

Politics | Message 28% |  6 Jul 2000
IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE! Niall Stokes
DON'T stand still. You should never stand still. Because if you do, you'll look up and find that in truth you've been drifting backwards. Gotta keep movin'. Gotta keep movin' on.

Music Review | Live 28% | 19 Jul 2013
The Killers, Live at Phoenix Park Craig Fitzpatrick
With a bill bookended by Cali sister act Haim and Vegas headliners The Killers, the Phoenix Park seems to have relocated to the Pacific Time Zone for one day only...

Hot Features | Comedy 28% |  1 Aug 2007
Tommy dearest Paul Nolan
He’s been busily wooing the US (squeezing in a Letterman appearance while he’s at it). Now, he's preparing to unleash a new show on Irish audiences.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 26 May 1999
Pussy Galore Barry Glendenning
It s lewd feline puns ahoy, as BARRY GLENDENNING chews the fat with RICHARD COOK about the forthcoming Murphy s Cat Laughs comedy festival.

Politics | McCann 28% | 30 Mar 2000
Kow-Towing To Clinton Eamonn McCann
EAMONN McCANN casts a critical eye over the record of the US president, and the claims made on behalf of the man who wants to succeed him.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 25 Oct 2001
Radioheads Stephen Robinson
RTE Radio 1’s new spoof talk-show series Luneen Live is broadcast on October 26th. STEPHEN ROBINSON meets the writers, including Fr. Ted co-creator ARTHUR MATHEWS and PAUL woodful and Luneen herself, comedian and actor DEIRDRE O’KANE

Hot Features | Reports 28% | 24 Apr 2009
The crack is mighty Greg McAteer
Folk fans who are too purist about the genre forget that it’s the flaws that make traditional music so wonderfully distinctive in the first place.

Music | News 28% | 13 Jul 2003
It's Witnness Review Central! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Danielle Brigham caught the highlights from last night's Witnness bill. Feast your peepers on reviews of Badly Drawn Boy, The Thrills, Lemon Jelly and The Streets

Politics | Bootboy 28% | 16 Apr 2002
To L and back aka BootBoy
She's only a middle-aged american singer, so why does Minnelli matter?

Music | News 28% | 21 Oct 2013
Morrissey takes a gentle swipe at Hot Press in his book – here's why! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press is honoured to get a mention on page 193 of Morrissey’s autobiography, even if he’s not happy with us!

Music | Hit the North 28% | 21 Jun 2001
Club stars Colin Carberry
COLIN CARBERRY enthuses about a Desert Hearts/David Kitt double bill hosted by Bright Star Records

Politics | Message 28% | 16 Jul 2009
Fun-Lovin' Criminals Niall Stokes
And that’s just the politicians we spoke to... The publication of a major new anthology of Hot Press interviews by Jason O’Toole, focused primarily on the Irish criminal underworld, gives cause for reflection on what it takes to ‘get good interview’.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 15 Feb 2002
Odd man in Stephen Robinson
Northern Irishman Colin Murphy's Blizzard of Odd series on Network 2 takes a scathing look at some of the stranger films and television shows that appear on our screens. The actor, writer and comedian returns to the stage this month with a brand new stand-up show that proves he's more than just a telly-addict. Stephen Robinson meets the man who puts the 'ouch' in couch potato

Politics | Bootboy 28% | 12 Jan 1994
THE RIGHT TO BE BORING Dermod Moore
I DID a shocking thing recently. I went out shopping with my boyfriend in a supermarket, decided what to cook for that night’s dinner, bought it, split the bill, and went home to cook it. We had a couple of friends over, enjoyed a pleasant meal with good company; they went home, and we went to bed.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 27 Oct 1999
Not A Leg To Stand On Barry Glendenning
IN RAT Pack Confidential, his immensely entertaining analysis of the bacchanalian rites of Frank Sinatra s showbiz pals summit in early 60s Vegas, Shawn Levy tells a story about stand-up comedian Joey Bishop, one of the lesser known rodents on the famous Sands Hotel bill which comprised such showbiz luminaries as Ol Blue Eyes, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% | 27 Oct 1999
Not A Leg To Stand On Barry Glendenning
IN RAT Pack Confidential, his immensely entertaining analysis of the bacchanalian rites of Frank Sinatra s showbiz pals summit in early 60s Vegas, Shawn Levy tells a story about stand-up comedian Joey Bishop, one of the lesser known rodents on the famous Sands Hotel bill which comprised such showbiz luminaries as Ol Blue Eyes, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford.

Music Review | Album 28% | 27 Oct 1999
Live In Seattle Liam Mackey
"Martin Hayes is the most difficult performer in Ireland to write about because what he does is beyond words on account of it's being beyond comprehension."

Music | News 28% | 12 Sep 2008
The Inside Track: High Jinx at the Picnic Roisin Dwyer
News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Music Review | Album 28% |  5 Oct 1984
The Unforgettable Fire Liam Mackey
U2's decision to choose Brian Eno as producer for their new album was a bold move.

Hot Features | Reports 28% | 27 Oct 2009
A Tribute To Stephen Gately  
There is no better or more fitting tribute to Stephen Gately than that which was read and said at the funeral in St.Laurence O’Toole’s church in Seville Place by Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Ronan Keating of Boyzone. The fourth remaining member of the band, Shane Lynch, stood beside the three others and shared in the emotion and the grief. The tribute was written by Ronan Keating, with Keith Duffy providing his own personal introduction and improvising around the text.

Broadcast | Audio 28% | 20 May 2010
Rebel Alliance! The Hot Press Newsdesk
In conjunction with our friends at Cork's 96FM, Hot Press has unearthed a fantastic selection of Cork favourites, superbly showcasing the dynamism and diversity of the county's large community of musicians.

Politics | Bootboy 28% | 20 Jun 2007
Reasons to be cheerful  
30th Anniversary Retrospective: Bootboy carefully compiles his guest list for the ultimate pink party....

Music Review | Album 28% |  5 Oct 1984
The Unforgettable Fire Liam Mackey
Light a Big Fire Liam Mackey reviews "The Unforgettable Fire"

Music Review | Live 28% |  1 Sep 2008
Electric Picnic 2008: Friday Ruraidh Conlon O'Reilly
Friday at Electric Picnic saw Sigur Ros pull off a spellbinding main stage performance, Christy Moore lift the mood of all, and many comings and goings at the Hot Press Chatroom.

Music | News 28% | 12 Jul 2014
End of The Ramones Era as Tommy Ramone Dies The Hot Press Newsdesk
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

Politics | Bootboy 28% | 12 Nov 2004
Left To My Own Devices aka BootBoy
The rising prevalence of technology in society is leaving us increasingly disconnected from human contact.

Hot Features | Comedy 28% |  7 Dec 2005
Loose in America Dermot Carmody
Having conquered Ireland, Tommy Tiernan has set his sights on the US.

Hot Features | Foulplay 28% | 22 Jun 2000
TV Times Jonathan O Brien
As EURO 2000 gets into full swing, your TV-addicted correspondent finds himself entertained by the diverse charms of Big Ron, Bill O Herlihy and Eamon Dunphy

Politics | McCann 28% | 26 Oct 2000
Tomorrow s World Today Eamonn McCann
Hydrogen fuel cells in cars, human brain stem cells grown in dishes and yet it seems they can stll do nothing about Jackie Healy-Rae s hair!

Politics | Message 28% |  6 Nov 2002
Suffer the children Niall Stokes
Recent revelations concerning the Catholic Church’s complicity in the sexual abuse of children exposes that organisation’s inherent corruption

Music | News 28% | 10 Mar 2005
The Inside Track Roisin Dwyer
News from the domestic front

Hot Features | Sam Snort 28% |  3 Feb 2004
A dead loss Sam Snort
Our controversial columnist fails to share in the widespread enthusiasm for Lost in Translation.

Politics | Message 28% | 15 Mar 2001
U2: A Second Slane Is Needed Niall Stokes
Have you got a ticket? The way things are looking, that's going to be the question of the year. U2 played Slane Castle as one of the support acts when Thin Lizzy topped the bill there in 1981. Since then they have gone on to become the biggest band in the world.

Music Review | Live 28% | 11 Jul 2005
Kildare Dreaming The Hot Press Newsdesk
In the first installment of Hot Press' Oxegen coverage, Phil Udell, Steve Cummins and John Walshe pick out their personal favourites of the weekend. This Thursday's Hot Press will feature extended coverage from Kim Porcelli & Ed Power as well as more exclusive photos from Liam Sweeney, Graham Keogh & Andrew Duffy - PLUS the Phantom reports from backstage! Online Gallery Of Live Shots Here

Music | News 28% |  8 May 2003
Ruby on wax Eamon Sweeney
The Ruby Sessions get the LP treatment.

Hot Features | Sam Snort 28% |  3 Mar 1999
The Feds Must Think I m A Proper Charlie The Hot Press Newsdesk
Readers may be surprised to learn that Samuel J. Snort Esq wears underpants.

Music Review | Live 28% | 13 Sep 2001
Sing when we’re winning Olaf Tyaransen
The second Slane show was such a spirited and spiritual affair you couldn’t fail to be as uplifted (or should that be elevated?) by it

Politics | McCann 27% |  5 Jun 2007
Away with the fairies  
The Bastard Fairies are a fantastic band. More importantly, they’ve stood up to Fox News’s resident right wing nut, Bill O’Reilly.

Politics | McCann 27% | 21 Jun 2001
The life of O'Reilly Eamonn McCann
Fond memories of Tony O'Reilly before he stood alongside Nelson Mandela

Hot Features | Sam Snort 27% | 17 Oct 2005
The flight of the hawk Sam Snort
In which our own larger than life rock'n'roll legend pays tribute to another. Let us now praise famous men.

Hot Features | Sam Snort 27% |  3 May 2005
Park Life Sam Snort
Our sports correspondent has a winning answer to the vexed question of Croke Park.

Hot Features | Reports 27% |  4 Dec 2012
The Celtic Verses The Hot Press Newsdesk
We look back to the early ‘90s this issue, as Today FM’s Poetic Champions Compose series shines a light on two sonic masterpieces from U2 and My Bloody Valentine. Here’s what Hot Press had to say about the game-changing Achtung Baby and rightly revered Loveless...

Hot Features | Sam Snort 27% | 31 May 2005
The Unforgettable Fire Sam Snort
As the Summer festival season kicks in, our Nostalgia Correspondent recalls the heady, pioneering days of rock in the great Irish outdoors. Keep a hose handy.

Hot Features | Comedy 27% | 27 Oct 1999
Hall Of Fame Nick Kelly
NICK KELLY meets RICH HALL and his white trash alter ego OTIS LEE CRENSHAW

Politics | Message 27% |  8 Jan 1997
Minister for Finance, Ruairi Quinn: look, he s in a good mood too Niall Stokes
Let s begin 1997 on a positive note. This is, after all, the first issue of the year in which we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Hot Press and so, despite the fact that we have every right to feel knackered and bollixed and fucked, having had just four days to produce the issue you are now reading, we are in a good humour. Aren t we, team? (No, we aren t. Now fuck off The Staff).

Politics | Message 27% | 13 May 1998
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN Niall Stokes
The war is over. There are many messages that can be read into the overwhelming endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement on both sides of the Irish border - but that is the most conclusive, and the most welcome.

Politics | Message 27% | 11 Mar 2010
What happens when the heart just stops? Niall Stokes
When the news broke that Paul Clancy – who had just released his debut album – had died, it came like a bolt from the blue. Sadly, his death was not the only tragedy of the past fortnight to affect people close to Hot Press...

Hot Features | Foulplay 27% | 28 Jul 1993
THE BIRMINGHAM FOUR Declan Lynch
Let us call them the Birmingham Four. It is a collective description with many overtones of the Irish abroad, battling with the British system. The Birmingham Four are, of course, Paul McGrath, Steve Staunton, Ray Houghton, and now Andy Townsend, who has joined in solidarity with his Republic of Ireland colleagues at Aston villa.

Hot Features | Reports 27% | 28 May 2007
Feline groovy  
As Paul Nolan attests, this year’s Smithwicks Cat Laughs Festival boasts the usual line-up in top comedy talent.

Music | Interview 27% |  4 Aug 1977
Look What They've Done To Our Songs, Ma? Bill Graham
The Bothy Band got rhythm and some purists don't like it . . . Donal Lunny ... Triona Ní Dhomhnaill explain . . .

Music | News 27% | 30 Apr 2002
Result! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Hot Press Irish Music Awards proved to be as keenly contested as ever with U2, Ash and The Corrs emerging as big winners. But the number of awards acknowledging nascent talent prove there’s more heavy-hitters waiting in the wings

Music | News 27% |  9 May 2007
Beats + Pieces: System of a Downey Mark Kavanagh
Dance music news with Mark Kavanagh.

Politics | McCann 27% |  3 Nov 2010
Manual Relief Eamonn McCann
Six hand shandies a week heads off cancer at the pass.. And what precisely are we to make of Peter Sutherland?

Industry | Reports 27% |  1 May 2007
She Kane, she saw, she conquered Jackie Hayden
This year, Lesley Kane, general manager with both Music Maker and MIDI (Musical Instrument Distribution Ireland), chalks up 20 years in the musical instruments industry. Jackie Hayden gatecrashes the celebrations to quiz Kane on her career to date.

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Hard Working Class Heroes live in Dublin  
One hundred bands in three days. WCH remains one of the country’s most exciting and important musical events.

Hot Features | Laugh Lines 27% | 22 Jan 2004
Groundhog Day - With A Difference John Henderson
John Henderson on what’s upcoming in comedy in 2004 – including, it seems, the funniest joke ever!

Hot Features | Laugh Lines 27% | 15 Dec 2000
THE GOLDEN COMPENDIUM OF HUMOUR 2000 Nick Kelly
The Hoot Press Gazette and Trumpet. YOUR GENIAL EDITOR: NICHOLAS G. KELLY

Music | Free Music Friday 27% | 23 Nov 2012
Free Music Friday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Kanye remixing Rihanna, UNKLE remixing Lana Del Rey, Jape remixing everyone and The Game returning with a messiah complex...

Hot Features | Laugh Lines 27% | 10 Sep 2004
The wit parade Colm O Hare
Colm O’ Hare previews the exciting range of performers set to light up the inaugural Bulmer’s International Comedy festival

Politics | Message 27% |  4 Jul 2013
What Happens When the Heart Just Stops? Niall Stokes
Reflections on the extraordinary life and times of Peggy Stokes (pictured with Dermot Stokes), 1919-2013...

Hot Features | Reports 27% |  8 Jul 2013
Best DVDs Out Now Roe McDermott
 

Hot Features | Sam Snort 27% | 26 Oct 2006
Blowing my wad in strumpet city Sam Snort
Never mind SSIAs, it's the price of Dublin's prossies that Eddie Hobbs ought to be worried about.

Music | News 27% |  2 Dec 2004
Folk centre Sarah McQuaid
News from the folk and trad scene with Sarah McQuaid

Music | Free Music Friday 27% | 19 Apr 2013
Free Music Friday The Hot Press Newsdesk
The National, Lisa Hannigan, Steve Earle and Death Grips goodies as FMF honours the late Levon Helm...

Music | Free Music Friday 27% | 30 Nov 2012
Free Music Friday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Christmas treats from Sufjan Stevens and Tracey Thorn, and a radio drama based on Wayne Coyne's head are just some of the wonders located within...

Music | News 27% | 25 Mar 1978
REELING IN THE YEARS ?? ??
A U2 miscellany from the pages of Hot Press 1978-85.

Music | News 27% | 30 Jan 2007
Folk column: Clive and dangerous The Hot Press Newsdesk
Clive Barnes has been trekking across the US for most of January, playing at some pretty tasty venues and bringing his wistful desert-hearted acoustic blues to its spiritual home.

Politics | Message 27% | 29 Oct 2008
Helping Irish Musicians to Help Themselves Niall Stokes
There is a huge wealth of music talent in Ireland today. In this economic meltdown, the government should help the industry live up to its potential through the introduction of initiatives that would make Ireland a better environment for musicians.

Politics | Message 27% | 14 Jun 2007
Do you remember the first time? Niall Stokes
30th Anniversary Retrospective: 30 years ago Hot Press wasn’t exactly the, ahem, smoothly oiled media machine it is today.

Industry | Reports 27% | 21 Sep 1994
Right said Freddie! Jackie Hayden
Freddie Middleton, the General Manager of BMG Records in Ireland has been twenty years in the music business. Here Hot Press, and his many friends in the industry, pay him a special tribute.

Politics | Message 26% | 20 Jun 2002
No sleep 'til publication Niall Stokes
It was 25 years ago today that HP first had its say... a quarter century later, the song remains the same

Hot Features | Comedy 26% | 19 Oct 1994
DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! Joe Jackson
That would certainly seem to be the policy in RTE, where the hugely successful Scrap Saturday was ditched and Extra Extra promoted as A GREAT IDEA. Widely considered Ireland's most talented and controversial comedian, Dermot Morgan has suffered more than most in a climate where safety remains the bottom line. Here he talks about Teasey and Haughey, Bishop Casey's bedroom habits, Chris de Burgh's ladies in bed, the loves Labour have lost in government and what makes a legitimate target – along the way excoriating RTE for their unwillingness to take even the slightest risk in the cause of decent comedy. Interview: Joe Jackson.

Hot Features | Reports 26% | 18 Dec 2008
Hot Press 2009 Annual Quiz: The Answers  
Think you've got them all right? Or maybe you fancy a sneaky peak (you're only cheating yourself you know!). Either way, you've got the questions – we've got the answers....

Politics | McCann 26% |  2 Aug 2001
Violent trends Eamonn McCann
Violence in Genoa, visiting a legend in London and Bono’s odd choice of friends

Music | News 26% | 11 Jan 1995
We Cannes work it out! Colm O Hare
Colm O’Hare previews MIDEM, the music business trade fair to end all music business trade fairs held each year in Cannes, France and talks to Irish delegates about the increasing possibilities it opens up for Irish labels.

Hot Features | Comedy 26% | 31 Mar 1999
D'Unbelievable Truth Olaf Tyaransen
D UNBELIEVABLES are probably the most popular comics in Ireland. As preparations continue for the opening of their new show, Olaf Tyaransen talks to the duo about rural Ireland, negative press, and whether they have yet made their fortune.

Music | News 26% |  4 Jan 2005
Have I Got Rock 'n' Roll News for You Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark looks back at the music stories that made the headlines in 2004.

Industry | Reports 26% |  9 Feb 1994
KNOCK MIDEM DEAD! Niall Stokes
The Irish were out in force at MIDEM, the annual music industry bash held in Cannes, in the south of France last week. With Irish music’s international stock running high and the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Michael D. Higgins on hand to lend his support, it proved to be a very interesting year. Report: Niall Stokes.

Industry | Reports 26% |  8 Feb 1995
Canne’d Heat Niall Stokes
Business and pleasure, bad vibes and lucky breaks – all music industry life is on show at MIDEM. NIALL STOKES brings back a first set of snapshots.

Music | News 26% | 14 Dec 1994
THE IMPERFECT YEAR? Stuart Clark
With the death of Kurt Cobain in April casting a shadow over the following months 1994 will hardly go down as one of the most joyous in Rock history. Your guide to a month-by-month account of the names and events of the past year. Stuart Clark.

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Music | News 26% | 17 Dec 1987
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Neil McCormick, a friend of U2 in their earliest days, who, as a writer, has closely monitored their progress since then, analyses Eamon Dunphy's much-touted 'authorised' biography "Unforgettable Fire" – and can't quite believe what he reads

Music | News 25% | 30 Nov 1994
THE BOOKS STOCK'S HERE! Colm O Hare
Colm O'Hare turns over a new leaf or two from the huge variety of publications on the shelves this Christmas, from rock biographies to more general Irish published works. So, for those of you who like your entertainment between the covers, read on . . .

Music | News 24% | 15 Dec 1977
Critics Roundup 1977 Bill Graham
Niall Stokes' albums of '77

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 16 Dec 2002
…and a whopping buffalo bill Stuart Clark
Forget socks and toiletries, the days of truly demented presents are now upon us. Human limbs, bejewelled bikinis, barrels of liquor and whole ungulate quadrupeds, chopped and delivered to your door: It’s all on the net.

Music | Interview 23% |  2 Apr 1997
THE NOISE BOYS Adrienne Murphy
Here s one we put in the cooker . . . The Wormholes explain their experimental hardcore to adrienne murphy.

Hot Features | Commentary 22% |  6 Dec 2002
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Hot Features | Interview 22% | 30 Apr 2004
Uma Thurman Tara Brady
Aka The Bride, Aka Beatrix Kiddo

Music | Interview 22% | 17 Nov 1993
Radical Dance Action Niall Crumlish
Niall Crumlish meets Dublin dance duo Metier

Hot Features | Interview 22% | 16 Aug 2006
Bringing down the hammer on ticket auctioning? Patrick Gleeson
Politicians may intervene to snuff out the possibility of ticket auctioning in Ireland before it happens.

Music | Interview 22% |  3 Apr 2003
“I’m beginning to suspect that our manager is ripping us off..." The Hot Press Newsdesk
Need help, advice or a second opinion? Put your music industry question to theoracle@hotpress.ie. This fortnight's question is...

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The Netherlands has long been a byword for liberalism in relation to cannabis. But the Calvinist attitudes of the current administration there look set to change that.

Music | Interview 22% |  1 Mar 2006
This Is Hardcore Phil Udell
They inhabit a musical no-man’s land between indie and metal. But that hasn’t stopped Boss Volenti building an impressive following. Now their sights are set on international fame words.

Music | Interview 22% | 28 Jun 2013
Hot Press Meets These New Puritans Paul Nolan
With their third album Field Of Reeds, These New Puritans confirm their standing as one of the great art rock ensembles of the era...

Music | Interview 21% | 14 Oct 2014
Lost In Transition - The Lost Brothers Interview Craig Fitzpatrick
How a mini Coral reunion and coming “full circle” in Liverpool brought about The Lost Brothers’ most forward-thinking album to date.

Politics | Frontlines 21% |  3 Dec 2013
The Cannabis Debate: When will common Sense prevail? Stuart Clark
The first thing that strikes you walking into the Dáil is, “Jesus, look at the state of the carpets!”

Hot Features | Commentary 21% | 24 Nov 1999
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Modesty doesn't forbid us drawing your attention to a new book on Irish comedy, in which this here organ plays a small but, dare we say it (and yes we do), significant role. By our special correspondent E. Gomaniac.

Music | Interview 21% | 18 Oct 2006
It's a hard rock life Ed Power
They love Afros, hate spandex and have a sneaking regard for The Police. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please welcome Boss Volenti.

Music | Interview 21% | 21 Dec 2004
My 2004 Cathy Davey
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Music | Interview 21% | 26 Jun 2007
Age shall not weary him Colm O Hare
He’s been a producer for Costello, a son-in-law to Cash, and written a bevy of classics in his own right. Meet Nick Lowe....

Music | Report 21% | 29 Jan 2007
Ticket touting: Legislation Pending? Stuart Clark
Calls for the media to “name and shame” touts is being supported by the Fine Gael T.D. behind the proposed ‘New Prohibition of Ticket Touts Bill’, former All-Ireland winning Kerry fooballer Jimmy Deenihan.

Hot Features | Interview 21% |  4 Mar 1998
The King Is Ted Barry Glendenning
According to producer LISSA EVANS, the third and final series of Father Ted is the most fitting tribute possible to its late star. Interview: BARRY GLENDENNING

Politics | Frontlines 21% | 11 Jul 2013
HP's Adrienne Murphy Takes Fluoride Debate To Leinster House The Hot Press Newsdesk
Along with Aisling Fitzgibbon AKA The Girl Against Fluoride and environmental scientist Declan Waugh, she presented her findings before members of Dáil Éireann.

Music | Interview 21% | 11 Aug 2003
Dishing Out The Medicine Phil Udell
Phil Udell meets a Coral disenchanted with their Hotpress review, but gains Brownie points for recognising that they're NOT - repeat NOT - from Liverpool.

Music | Interview 21% |  6 Jul 2000
A Reminicent Drive Richard Brophy
It s a bit of a mouthful but it s actually the multi-talented Parisian musician, photographer, sometime pop producer and film maker Jay Alanski in an ongoing process of aural and spiritual development.

Music | Interview 21% | 29 Sep 1999
Hello Com' Men Eamonn McCann
EAMONN McCANN on the boardroom shenanigans at Telecom Eireann.

Hot Features | Interview 21% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: December Jackie Hayden
 

Music | Interview 21% |  9 Nov 2010
Parle Of Wisdom Colm O Hare
She’s been beaten up and bruised by the record industry but now, after a multitude of set-backs, Luane Parle is finally getting her career on track. She talks about the long road to redemption.

Hot Features | Interview 21% | 16 Aug 2006
Coffee society Joe Jackson
Ireland is getting its sixth helping of Triple Espresso, the US comedy show so popular it has run for 36 weekes before!

Hot Features | Interview 21% | 27 Feb 2002
Magic arts Joe Jackson
Draoicht’s artistic director and chief executive TEERTH CHUNGH is commited to drawing the public into the world of the arts, as JOE JACKSON discovers

Music | Interview 21% | 17 Feb 1999
Sonny: He Hasn't Gone Away You Know Siobhan Long
Far from it in fact with even the world of advertising now bestowing its blessings, things seem to have come full cycle for one of Ireland s most original and enduring songwriters. SIOBHAN LONG meets SONNY CONDELL.

Politics | Frontlines 21% |  9 Jul 2013
Water Fluoridation to be discussed in Dail Adrienne Murphy
 

Politics | Frontlines 21% | 12 Mar 2007
Touts: the government looks on while the scandal continues Paul Nolan
The grey market in tickets is a growing problem. So why does the Government appear so reluctant to address the issue?

Hot Features | Commentary 21% | 14 Mar 2003
“Democracy gone mad” Patrick Hedlund
Amid scenes of near hysteria, Ireland has chosen its Eurovision entry.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 27 Dec 2005
My 2005: Keith Barry, magician  
The highlights of Keith Barry's year.

Music | Interview 20% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic preview: Hunting high and Arklow  
The pressure’s on for Roisin Murphy. She’s no longer shielded from public scrutiny as a member of Moloko and Electric Picnic is her first outing as a solo star in her native Ireland.

Music | Interview 20% | 21 Mar 2006
Electroclash of the Titans Colm O Hare
They were one of the bands that kick-started the synth-rock revolution. Now, The Human League are finally basking in the acclaim they deserve.

Music | News 20% | 13 Feb 2002
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Look! Up in the sky! On 150 movie screens nationwide! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Hot Press' first-ever cinema advert! Extra popcorn not included

Music | Interview 20% |  2 Dec 1996
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GLEN HANSARD explains that, despite the tribulations of the last 12 months, THE FRAMES are more “focused” than ever before. Interview: PETER MURPHY

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 24 May 2012
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For his latest project Alexei Sayle recalls a childhood steeped in Stalinism. How did he manage to extract laughs from so serious a subject?

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  7 Oct 2005
Last Chance Saloon Tony Cascarino
There's no room for any slip-ups in the two games which will determine Ireland's destiny next summer. words Tony Cascarino

Music | Interview 20% | 29 Jan 2013
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Their epic pop sound came together in the most unlikely of places – a parent’s garage. Hawklion discuss life as one of the hottest newcomers on the local block

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  3 Aug 2006
Defame academy Daniel Finn
A Liveline caller who allegedly libelled a government adviser on air has opened a can of worms for RTE. But can the broadcaster successfully tap the caller for damages?

Music | Interview 20% | 18 Jul 2007
He's Hall that Paul Nolan
Fresh from his Glasto appearance with Lily Allen, Terry Hall talks about his friendship with Damon Albarn and the enduring influence of his band, The Specials.

Music | Interview 20% |  6 Apr 2005
How To Deal With Suspect Record Company/Recording Studio Relations The Hot Press Newsdesk
Need help, advice or a second opinion? Put your music industry question to theoracle@hotpress.ie. This fortnight's question is...

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 21 Feb 2002
Out of Africa Paul McGrath
The African cup of nations, Ron Atkinson's conspiracy theory and premiership management dilemmas

Music | Interview 20% | 19 Dec 2006
Lights in the northern sky Colin Carberry
It’s shaping up as one of the best Christmases ever up north, with much for musical and literary palates to drool over.

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 14 Dec 1994
THE CHURCH AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Eamonn McCann
1994 was the year when paedophile priests were finally forced out of the closet. But the Church is still refusing to answer the vital questions. Report: Eamonn McCann.

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 30 Nov 1994
CAB CALLOWAY (1907-1994) ?? ??
Musicologists often find it neater to trace the roots of soul, blues and rap back to their African origins. In the process, they can often avoid exploring the far untidier influence of the African-American entertainment tradition in which Cab Calloway was a pivotal player.

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  8 Dec 2009
Life After Ted Paul Nolan
Father Ted co-creator Arthur Mathews and his writing partner Paul Woodfull have just penned a new political sitcom for RTÉ, Val Falvey TD. The show features Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon in the titular role, and the series tracks the hapless public representative and his adviser as they attempt to navigate the choppy waters of Irish politics.

Music | Interview 20% | 15 Aug 2005
Come And Have A Go If You Think You’re Hard Enough! Phil Udell
From August 26th to 28th, Dublin will heave under the weight of exciting rock’n’roll bands.

Music | Interview 20% | 29 Jan 2003
Gear: James Yorkston The Hot Press Newsdesk
Singer songwriter and head Athlete James Yorkston waxes lyrical to hotpress.com about his favourite toys

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 11 Jun 2004
Body Talk Barry Glendenning
Although his own isn’t speaking fluently at the moment, Barry Glendenning is captivated by a refresher course in body language.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: February Jackie Hayden
 

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 26 Mar 2009
Byrne after reading Paul Nolan
He was one of the first Irish comedians to make an international breakthrough in the ’90s. And now Ed Byrne is going from strength to strength with an entirely new show. He talks about the role class plays in his work and talks about the time he was accused of misogyny.

Music | Interview 20% | 24 May 2004
At close quarters Colin Carberry
This year’s Cathedral Quarter Festival turned out to be incendiary in more ways than one...

Music | News 20% | 27 Sep 2011
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Caribbean beauty runs afoul on the farm...

Music | Interview 20% | 24 Aug 2006
Quatre me if you can Craig Fitzsimons
Every hip indie musician is namechecking (and soundchecking) Gang Of Four these days. But there’s more to the band than scratchy guitars and funky rhythms – as guitarist Andy Gill tells us, their unique sound was forged during a time of musical innovation and political radicalism.

Music | Interview 20% |  1 Apr 2008
2moro never knows Colm Russell
In just two years the 2fm 2moro 2our has grown into a high-profile showcase for Ireland's best new talent. Ahead of the latest jaunt, the featured acts tell Colm Russell what it means to them.

Music | Report 20% | 28 May 2014
Nothing But the Fruit The Hot Press Newsdesk
A host of homegrown acts are set to impress at Forbidden Fruit.

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 27 Oct 1999
The Writing On The Wall Dundas Keating
DUNDAS KEATING looks at the changing significance of murals in Northern Ireland

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: October Jackie Hayden
 

Music | Interview 20% | 16 Sep 2013
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Interview with The Hothouse Flowers

Music | Interview 20% | 23 Aug 2011
Purple Reign Celina Murphy
He’s one of the greatest performers on the face of this funky earth and he’s about to touch down in Dublin for his first Irish show in nearly a decade. Celina Murphy talks to the people who know and revere him, including drummer John Blackwell – the man Prince himself describes as The Best In The World.

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 10 Mar 2006
Euro Song entrants consider legal action Stuart Clark
Irish songwriters and publishers have deep misgivings about RTE’s selection process for the competition. (Additional reporting: Louise Hodgson)

Music | Interview 20% | 23 Oct 2012
Villain in the name of Colin Carberry
One of their first gigs was supporting the much-missed Oppenheimer. Now The Wonder Villains are taking up that band’s synth-pop mantle. words Colin Carberry

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  1 Mar 2013
Andy, You're a Star Paul Nolan
Dublin-bound Mock The Week panellist Andy Parsons on Frankie Boyle’s controversies, Dara Ó Briain’s stag night, and why he’d prefer to be pottering in his shed than doing stand-up.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 21 Nov 2007
Berry's Treasure Paul Nolan
He’s best known as an experimental UK comedian. But Matt Berry is no slouch as a musician either. Now, he’s combining his love of comedy and music in a ‘rock opera’ about the birth of Christ.

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 17 Jan 2002
Dig the new breed: Mike Pitt, actor A Various
 

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 18 Jan 2007
At home with Paul Woodfull Jackie Hayden
Paul Woodfull isn’t just one of the creators of the megatastic I, Keano, but the alter ego of a veritable houseful of send up acts, including Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly, The Glam Tarts, Tony St James and the Joshua Tree.

Music | Interview 20% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic Preview: Top Seed  
Mick Harvey always had a reputation as the backbone of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, whose headlining slot at the Electric Picnic coincides with the release of the multi-instrumentalist’s new album One Man’s Treasure (Mute)

Music | Interview 20% | 17 Feb 2000
A Trip Through The Wire Patrick Brennan
PATRICK BRENNAN talks to COLIN NEWMAN of WIRE about why they re so much more than just another punk band.

Music | Interview 20% |  2 May 2007
Feel the energy The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Heineken Green Energy Festival is returning for the twelfth time, and the line-ups just keep getting better.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 30 Apr 2004
Chiaki Kuriyama Tara Brady
Aka Gogo Yubari

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 29 Apr 1998
HOW is it FOR YOU? The Hot Press Newsdesk
In June 1993, the legislation decriminalising sex between men was passed in Dáil Eireann and the Seanad, and was later signed into law by President Robinson. Five years on, how has life changed for Irish lesbians and gay men? By DEBORAH BALLARD.

Music | Interview 20% |  8 May 2008
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Patrick Freyne meets synth-rock extroverts Holy Fuck who explain why DIY is the future of music and hold forth on their love for 'stubborn prick' Neil Young.

Music | Report 20% | 13 Apr 2011
Here Comes The Summer A Various
And with it a wonderful array of music festivals, covering the length and breadth of the country. Here, the Hot Press crew look at what’s on offer over the coming months.

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  7 Dec 2006
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Recent postings of dubious merit have plunged the Internet site YouTube into controversy, prompting many to wonder if it’s fulfilling its potential for positive, stimulating and innovative broadcasting.

Music | Interview 20% | 17 Jan 2001
Bonnie King Eamon Sweeney
If that figure easing down the road looks strangely familiar then that s because it s WILL OLDHAM under yet another nom de plume. EAMON SWEENEY reports

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  4 Apr 2013
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Fancy yourself as a sitcom writer? Read on...

Music | Interview 20% |  7 Oct 2003
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Meet Adam Freeland - the missing breakbeat between Bills Hicks and Noam Chomsky.

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  3 Oct 2013
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Any differences between the main two (many would say the main three) parties in Irish politics are so negligible as to make them virtually interchangeable. So why don’t they merge? And could it happen soon?

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 11 Aug 1993
DRUG SQUAD SEIZES BOOKS Liam Fay
Liam Fay reports on strange goings on at Tower Records

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 30 Apr 2004
Pam Grier Tara Brady
Aka Foxy Brown

Music | Interview 20% |  6 Jun 2003
Festival fever Hannah Hamilton
In addition to being an internationally renowned centre of artistic activity, Ireland is also famed for its party-friendly atmosphere. So, what better way to spend the summer than combining both equally noble pursuits – below is a comprehensive guide to the arts events on offer throughout the country over the next few months, and the sheer level of diversity on show offers further proof of our enduring love affair with the festival experience.

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 18 Mar 1998
1998: A DRUM N BASS ODYSSEY Donal Scannell
QUADROPHONIC diarist DONAL SCANNELL chronicles the Dublin-based collective s recent jaunt around the US of A, and reports that Uncle Sam is currently welcoming drum n bass with open arms. Pic: Bruce Dye

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 26 Jan 1994
Off Screen Neil McCormack
DAWN OF destruction! screamed the head line of my paper. Apocalypse Cancelled Due To Lack Of Interest might have been more appropriate.

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 15 Dec 2000
R.I.P. 2000 Chris Donovan
Deaths in the year 2000

Music | Interview 20% |  6 Mar 2002
Things get worse before they get better Colin Carberry
The success of Desert Hearts should give Northern rock a timely shot in the arm

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 11 Aug 1993
DRUG SQUAD SEIZES BOOKS Liam Fay
LIAM FAY reports on strange goings on at Tower Records

Music | Interview 20% | 17 Dec 2003
The Belles of Christmas Eamon Sweeney
Belle & Sebastian close out the year with a new album, a Fr Ted connection and the cover girl of the year.

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 27 Apr 2000
Homelands Ireland Preview Mark Kavanagh
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Politics | Frontlines 20% | 23 Aug 2012
Safe From Harm Roe McDermott
To mark World Refugee Day, members of the Karen Community, representatives from the UNHCR and Minister Alan Shatter gathered in the Lighthouse Cinema to watch Moving To Mars, a documentary on the plight of refugees.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 12 Apr 2006
Godot almighty Joe Jackson
Beckett’s centenary will be marked by a lavish festival of theatre in Dublin.

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  2 Sep 2010
Left To Their Own Devices Paul Nolan
Looking forward to their long-awaited Electric Picnic headline appearance, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes talks about putting the legendary dance ACT back together.

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 22 Mar 2007
Prescription drugs: rip off Ireland at its worst Philip Boucher-Hayes
You can get prescription drugs elsewhere in the EU for a fraction of the price we pay in Ireland. You wouldn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to deduce that there is something seriously wrong.

Music | Interview 20% | 27 Oct 1999
The Angry Brigade Peter Murphy
THERAPY? are back. ANDY CAIRNS talks to Peter Murphy about losing (and re-finding) the plot, hardcore, and the new album s resonances with the Northern peace process.

Music | Interview 20% | 10 Jun 2009
The XMusic files Colm O Hare
What better way for an indie musician to spend an evening than checking out the wares in one of Europe’s biggest and best stoked music stores? Welcome to XMusic, guys!

Politics | Frontlines 20% | 24 Jul 2007
Instant Karma's going to get you Peter Murphy
A breathtaking variety of acts have come together - as Lennon might have put it - to focus attention on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, under the auspices of Amnesty International.

Music | Interview 20% | 10 Sep 2003
The Sun Always Shines On Radio Jackie Hayden
Today FM DJ Ian Dempsey sought his listeners' help to compile a scorching summer compilation.

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  6 Jul 2010
Ten Days that Changed the World Valerie Flynn
We have always been told that history unfolds in slow, inevitable cycles. But, as the recent Bloody Sunday inquiry demonstrates, sometimes a single event can change the world utterly.

Politics | Hog 20% |  4 Aug 1999
Disgracing Ourselves Again The Whole Hog
The whole hog on the northern deadlock

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 29 Jul 2013
Hot Press Meets Kevin Spacey Roe McDermott
House Of Cards actor Kevin Spacey talks about power, conspiracy, his mate Bill Clinton and whether he’d ever run for office...

Music | Interview 20% | 23 Apr 2013
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Those most superstar of DJs David Guetta and Calvin Harris top the bill for Oxegen, which hits Punchestown over the August Bank Holiday.

Music | Interview 20% | 23 Jan 2013
Stars And Strypes Craig Fitzpatrick
Rock star fans, major label contracts and incendiary live shows. Craig Fitzpatrick grabs some fast food with fast-rising Cavan teens The Strypes. photo Graham Keogh

Music | Interview 20% | 19 Dec 2012
Hot Press Summit 2013 Stuart Clark
Forget your brussels sprouts and stuffing sandwiches – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive chinwag that is the Hot Press Summit. The great and good of the year in music 2012 gather to discuss the Savita Halappanavar tragedy, Chris Brown’s attempted rehabilitation and the pros and cons of poppy-wearing. words: Stuart Clark: photos Graham KeoghForget your brussels sprouts and stuffing sandwiches – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive chinwag that is the Hot Press Summit. The great and good of the year in music 2012 gather to discuss the Savita Halappanavar tragedy, Chris Brown’s attempted rehabilitation and the pros and cons of poppy-wearing. words:

Politics | Frontlines 20% |  3 Dec 2012
Cyberbullying is a real threat to society Anne Sexton
And teenagers are especially vulnerable to it, as a series of recent suicides confirm. So what can be done to combat the menace? words Anne Sexton photos Graham Keogh

Music | Interview 20% | 18 May 2010
Holmes thoughts from abroad Paul Nolan
Preparing to DJ on the same bill as Paul Weller at the forthcoming Sea Sessions, David Holmes chews the fat with Paul Nolan.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 10 Jul 2009
Death becomes them Stuart Clark
The first time The Killers played Oxegen they fretted whether anyone would turn up to see them. Now they’re sweeping in to headline the main stage. They talk to us about being chased by papparazi, growing up in Middle America and sharing a bill with Bono and, er, Gary Barlow

Music | Interview 20% | 11 Mar 2009
Reading between the line (part 1) Olaf Tyaransen
As U2 gear up for the release of No Line On The Horizon, they meet HP to talk about the creation of their latest masterwork, meeting world leaders, the way they’re perceived in Ireland, the current state of the music business and their future plans.

Music | Report 20% | 22 Nov 2006
The fine art of mixing Olaf Tyaransen
It was the hottest ticket in Manhattan – and no wonder. With Goldfrapp, The Strokes, Carl Cox and Kanye West on the bill, this was a gig for people of impeccable taste – all the more so since it was brought together by Hennessy cognac.

Music | Interview 20% | 22 Jun 2006
Folk column: Lane academy Greg McAteer
The Streets of London concert will see old and new stars of the country and folk scene sharing a memorable bill

Music | Interview 20% |  7 Jun 2006
A spring in his zep Colm O Hare
Among the finest vocalists in the history of rock, the former Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant will bring something very special to the Cork bill.

Music | Interview 20% |  2 Sep 2005
Electric Picnic 2005: Photo galleries  
Photos: they're the next best thing to being there, and an even better thing in you were actually there. Our resident snappers Andrew Duffy, Graham Keogh and Karla Healion are on hand to catch all the action. See the fruits of their labour here...

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  7 Jun 2005
Magic Hour Tanya Sweeney
Magician to the stars Keith Barry reveals all about succeeding in Hollywood, performing for Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton and Jack Osbourne, being given his own MTV show, and the perils of his orthodontically hazardous work with bullets. Interview by Tanya Sweeney. Photos by Graham Keogh.

Hot Features | Interview 20% |  2 Jun 2005
Mathematical Genius John Walshe
The Magic Numbers are one of the hottest new bands on the bill at this year’s BudRising. Believe the hype.

Music | Interview 20% | 17 Jun 2003
Tips for the big top The Hot Press Newsdesk
Want to know how to get the most out of Witnness? Email your questions/tips/profound insights via the form below (it can be anything from transport queries to what-to-bring hints to who not to miss on the bill) and await response from the online community

Music | Interview 20% |  1 May 2003
The Irish contingent The Hot Press Newsdesk
Some of Ireland’s new, brightest outfits are on the Heineken Green Energy bill

Music | Interview 20% | 21 May 2002
Still crazy after all these years Colin Carberry
Cope and Rowland - post-punk heroes for the new millennium

Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 27 Sep 2001
The day the music died Stuart Clark
For a city so often celebrated in song, it was inevitable that the horrific events in new york would be felt as keenly in the music world as in any other section of society. STUART CLARK reports on the industry response and compiles a broad selection of individual reactions to the attack

Music | Interview 20% |  2 Aug 2001
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After a lengthy period spent "feeding my brain" CERYS MATTHEWS insists she’s really "up for it" again. Although our stop press news suggests her optimism may be slightly premature. Meantime, OLAF TYARANSEN hears about love, politics, presidents, boy bands and CATATONIA's best album yet

Music | Interview 20% |  2 Mar 2000
Its Just Another Eamon Sweeney
The ace bass in the STONE ROSES and PRIMAL SCREAM, MANI is the living embodiment of the concept of largin it . In Ireland to dee-jay and hang out, he sinks a few beers and offers his uniquely colourful thoughts on music, Man U, drugs, Thatcher, Reagan, Blair and Bill Clinton s blow-jobs. Interview: EAMON SWEENEY.

Hot Features | Interview 20% | 29 Sep 1999
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Music | Interview 20% | 21 Nov 2006
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Music | Interview 20% |  1 Feb 2001
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He’s one of Ireland's most promising songwriters-for-hire, but now Limerick native Don Mescall hopes to establish himself as a solo artist in his own right.

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Music | Interview 20% | 14 Oct 2003
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With a Rolling Stones support under their collective belts, it seems that nothing can stop The Cooper Temple Clause. Except perhaps their fondness for the gargle.

Music | Interview 20% | 28 May 2012
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Music | Interview 20% | 30 Jun 2008
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Hot Features | Interview 20% | 20 Jul 2004
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Hot Features | Commentary 20% | 17 Feb 1999
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Music | Interview 20% | 24 Mar 2005
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Music | Interview 20% | 31 Mar 1999
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Politics | Frontlines 20% | 11 Oct 2011
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Hot Features | Interview 20% | 16 Jun 2005
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Hot Features | Interview 20% |  8 Apr 2014
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Music | Interview 20% |  6 Oct 1993
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Music | Interview 20% | 17 Jan 2002
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Music | Interview 20% | 21 Nov 2006
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Music | Interview 20% | 18 Jan 2010
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 May 1998
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Music | Interview 19% | 20 Apr 2011
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 22 Oct 2004
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People with disabilities often confront major difficulties when attending live music – whether at festivals or venues, all over Ireland.

Music | Interview 19% | 15 May 2002
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Music | Interview 19% |  2 May 2002
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Music | Interview 19% | 12 Mar 2003
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Music | Interview 19% | 25 Sep 2002
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Music | Interview 19% | 12 Jul 2007
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Aug 2006
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Since coming to Ireland, IZABELA CHUDZICKA has seen her compatriots arrive in droves and establish a thriving immigrant community here. As the presenter of Ota Polska on City Channel, she has an inside track on the Polish experience in Ireland.

Music | Interview 19% | 30 Jun 2010
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Music | Interview 19% | 11 Apr 2007
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Hot Features | Commentary 19% | 12 Jan 1994
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Oct 2009
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Tara Brady talks to uber-hip actor - and scion of the Coppola clan - Jason Schwartzman about his latest film with cult director Wes Anderson, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Music | Interview 19% | 13 Oct 2004
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He loves Natasha Bedingfield and Charlotte Hatherley, but has no time for Franz Ferdinand, Donnie Darko and hammock-sized bras. Lisa Coen wakes Ian McCulloch from his slumbers and finds the Echo & The Bunnymen legend in wonderfully morose form.

Music | Interview 19% | 22 Jul 1998
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 30 Apr 2004
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Music | Interview 19% | 16 Jan 2003
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 29 Nov 2002
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Our regular columnist rates the various contenders for the job of managing the Irish team

Music | Interview 19% | 16 Jun 2008
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Lauren Murphy talks to Murphy's Live winners Gorbachov about their triumph in perhaps the most prestigious battle of the bands event around.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  4 Sep 2002
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Mar 2011
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Long tagged as the nice guy of Irish observational comedy, Jarlath Regan is starting to show his teeth.

Music | Interview 19% |  4 Jan 2005
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 26 May 2005
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 12 May 1999
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Music | Interview 19% |  3 Feb 1999
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Music | Interview 19% | 31 Oct 2014
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Music | Interview 19% | 30 Apr 2007
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He's the godfather of English whimsy, the spiritual successor to Syd Barrett. So why the hell is Robyn Hitchcock sharing a pokey tour bus with three fifths of REM?

Music | Interview 19% | 24 Feb 2009
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 15 Sep 2011
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His comedy isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you’re willing to go the distance Doug Stanhope has plenty of shock and awe in store, including rape jokes and gags about ugly Irish people.

Music | Interview 19% |  5 Nov 2008
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They've masterminded recordings by Lily Allen, Estelle and Kate Nash, to name a few. In this exclusive interview, Future Cut lift the veil on their whizz-bang production techniques.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 29 Jun 2006
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Ronaldo is a marvellous talent but needs to show more application if Brazil are to hang on to the World Cup.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Sep 2012
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Synth-pop icons the Pet Shop Boys are back with their eleventh studio album, Elysium. It is another excellent collection of electro tunes that are by turns celebratory, witty and moving.

Music | Interview 19% |  9 Feb 2005
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Their football team may be in the doldrums, but Leeds’ latest rock ‘n’ roll heroes Kaiser Chiefs are heading straight to the top of the Premiership.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 22 Apr 2003
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Sorry for bringing up Roy again but midfield is now a real problem for Ireland.

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Music | Interview 19% | 10 Nov 2005
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Music | Interview 19% | 19 Feb 2008
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Music | Interview 19% | 28 Apr 1999
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Dublin songwriter Ken Sweeney, the man behind Brian, talks to Peter Murphy.

Music | Interview 19% | 12 May 1999
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 15 Feb 2007
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Music | Interview 19% |  5 Jul 2005
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Music | Report 19% | 15 Jun 2010
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Nov 2003
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Music | Interview 19% |  4 Jan 2005
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 11 Jul 2008
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Music | Interview 19% | 26 Jul 2005
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Music | Interview 19% | 30 Jul 2014
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Music | Interview 19% |  6 Jan 2004
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Music | Interview 19% | 22 Jan 2003
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Despite huge record sales, high-profile support slots and endless MTV rotation, Good Charlotte are still good boys who choose early nights over conspicuous consumption. Stuart Clark finds out how, and why

Music | Interview 19% | 10 Sep 2012
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 20 Oct 2009
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Music | Interview 19% |  6 Dec 2005
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Music | Report 19% |  2 Jul 2012
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Music | Interview 19% | 28 Mar 2006
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Throughout the pioneering events of Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8, Bob Geldof has repeatedly achieved the impossible, twisting the arms and consciences of self-absorbed rock stars to get them to think beyond their egos and stimulating recalcitrant politicians and a jaded media into doing things that are not really difficult at all but thinking makes them so.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  4 Mar 2005
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 24 Aug 2009
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Former war correspondent Ed O'Loughlin talks about tackling such epic subjects as Irish male identity and the pernicious influence of egotistical journalists on third world reporting.

Music | Interview 19% | 29 Nov 2010
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 17 Sep 2013
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The cannabis legalisation movement has reached a critical mass in Ireland, with two independent film-makers about to start work on a documentary about the drug in this country .

Music | Interview 19% | 24 Aug 2006
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 22 Feb 2006
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The fourth Jameson Dublin Film Festival is a treasure-trove of great cinema from across the world.

Music | Interview 19% | 13 Dec 2002
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 May 1998
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Top British stand-up DONNA McPHAIL takes time out from doing the dishes to discuss sexism in comedy, being pissed and England's World Cup prospects. Token man: BARRY GLENDENNING.

Politics | Hog 19% | 25 Aug 1993
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Music | Interview 19% |  4 Mar 1998
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 25 Jul 2013
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 24 Mar 2006
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All the talk among the teachers and the mandarins is about indiscipline in schools. Now, the Union Of Secondary Students, with President Hazel Nolan to the fore, is fighting back, insisting that the system itself needs to be changed.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 26 Oct 2005
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Tensions between the media and the manager had an adverse effect on our approach to the Swiss game.

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Music | Interview 19% |  5 Aug 2005
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Music | Interview 19% | 28 Jul 2008
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 18 Jun 2007
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So they say. And so too was David, who slew Goliath in the bible. In fact, there is ample reason to believe that key characters involved in two pillars of the DUP’s view of the world would be deeply offended at recent remarks by Ian Paisley Jnr in Hot Press.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 12 Dec 2013
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Hot Features | Interview 19% |  9 Jun 2006
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Music | Interview 19% | 13 Jul 2006
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Hot Features | Interview 19% |  9 Jan 2006
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Hot Features | Interview 19% |  9 Dec 2005
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Music | Interview 19% | 25 Feb 2011
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Music | Interview 19% | 15 Nov 2010
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‘Guitarists’ guitarist’ Pierre Bensusan reflects on a life-long love affair with the instrument, his favourite Irish guitar and why it sometimes pays to use nonconventional tunings

Music | Interview 19% | 11 May 2007
For those about to ruck Ed Power
Rob Hawkins on why The Automatic just can’t seem to avoid fisticuffs...even with their own fans.

Music | Interview 19% | 22 Feb 1995
R.E.M. DOWN, UNDER and OVER Michael Dwyer
In Perth, Western Australia, Michael Dwyer sees two sides of REM on the opening brace of shows in their first world tour proper in five years. He also reports on behind-the-scenes developments, including the marriage of Pete Buck.

Music | Interview 19% | 18 Sep 2007
Sent from Coventry Stuart Clark
They may be Britrock’s hottest property, but The Enemy have a surprising amount in common with Boyzone.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 29 Feb 2012
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 25 Oct 2012
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It is a major cause for concern that half of all LBGT people have considered suicide. And the biggest cause is bullying...

Music | Interview 19% | 30 Oct 2013
Folk That: Sligo Live and Kicking Greg McAteer
The recession has not been good news for festivals – but Sligo Live has defied the odds by continuing to thrive.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Mar 2012
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After a year sidelined with injury, PJ Gallagher tells Craig Fitzpatrick about returning to stand-up, run-ins with Russians and racing motorbikes.

Music | Interview 19% |  8 Apr 2003
Damien Rice signs two major licensing deals Hannah Hamilton
His album has gone platinum at home, but now Damien Rice is set to go global with distribution deals for Europe and the US.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Jul 2003
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Rock over Rage Against The Machine and tell Soundgarden the news – Audioslave are determined to go one (or one million) better.

Politics | Hog 19% | 23 Feb 1994
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There is nothing more odious, to paraphrase a famous quip, than the British press in one of its fits of moral outrage. And it’s true. Nothing can compare. And I’m not just referring to the tabloids . . .

Music | Interview 19% |  4 Oct 2013
Holding Out For Some Heroes Roisin Dwyer
A highlight of the domestic music calendar, Hard Working Class Heroes is back!

Music | Interview 19% | 23 Nov 2000
Waving Not Drowning Eamon Sweeney
ISOBEL CAMPBELL of THE GENTLE WAVES talks to EAMON SWEENEY about her current live outings and her day job with Belle and Sebastian

Music | Interview 19% |  6 Jan 2004
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It’s been a big year for controversy of one kind or another in the world of folk and traditional music.

Politics | Hog 19% | 15 Dec 2000
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In domestic politics, there was a curious sense throughout the year of everything and nothing staying the same. The tribunals progress continued apace, but the effect on Fianna Fail was not easily quantifiable.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 10 Sep 2004
Germany calling Tony Cascarino
As Ireland and England start out on the potentially rocky road to Germany 2006 Tony Cascarino reads the signs from this week’s first round skirmishes.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 17 May 2008
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On the eve of the publication of his latest novel, Will Self joins Hot Press for a walk in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  4 Feb 2014
Ad Man: Hot Press meets Matthieu Chardon Craig Fitzpatrick
From a multicultural background, raised in Paris and in love with Dublin, Matthieu Chardon would read Hot Press to perfect his English. Now, as the Shoot to Thrill co-winner, he's created a daring advertisement that's true to his 'Live Life to the fullest' ethos.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 29 Nov 2002
From Hollywood to jigalong Tara Brady
Australian director Philip Noyce has directed such Hollywood blockbusters as Patriot Games and The Bone Collector yet his latest offering Rabbit Proof Fence is an altogether more considered offering. Tara Brady asks if this latest work and the forthcoming The Quiet American signifies a change in his approach to film-making?

Music | Interview 19% | 28 May 2003
Do you believe in magic? Jackie Hayden
Christy Moore, who headlines this year’s rejuvenated Lisdoonvarna Festival, recalls the first flowering of music festivals in Ireland – and looks forward to this year’s event, when once again the challenge will be to weave that spell

Music | Interview 19% | 17 Jan 2001
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Having broken up Pavement, STEPHEN MALKMUS has had plenty of time to devote to making his eponymous solo album and indulging his obsession with all things Irish from U2 to Thin Lizzy to Planxty. NIALL CRUMLISH cocks an ear and raises an eyebrow

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Apr 2004
Alive in Europe Stuart Clark
And looking to be born anew in Ireland. Tralee's Reamonn Garvey reveals just how huge his band Reamonn are on the continent.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  2 Nov 1994
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 26 Aug 2005
Somebody Out There Is Watching You Rory Hearne
Civil liberties in Ireland are being gradually eroded. But, then, it’s just part of an international trend. If we’re not careful, we will we soon be living in a Big Brother nation.

Music | Interview 19% | 30 Mar 2012
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This year’s South By Southwest festival saw 10,000 bands descending on Austin, Texas. Among them were Hot Press faves Cashier No. 9 whose harmonica and percussion man Wally kept a diary for us. From bumping into ex-Guns N’ Roses man Matt Sorum to hanging with Belfast homies asiwyfa, it was a lively week!

Music | Interview 19% |  4 Oct 2005
Blood on the tracks Colm O Hare
Erin McKeown’s new album confirms, yet again, that there’s nothing like a traumatic relationship break-up to inspire creativity.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 29 Jul 2010
You Can Take The Man Out Of Northern Ireland... Olaf Tyaransen
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Music | Interview 19% | 11 Oct 2001
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Hot Features | Interview 19% |  5 Aug 2004
At Home With Philomena Lynott Colm O Hare
The mother of Philip Lynott has seen her home in Dublin double as a place of pilgrimage for fans of the Irish rock legend – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Music | Interview 19% | 19 Apr 2011
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Over the course of 17 sweat-soaked years, R&B lover boy Usher has sold 65 million records, bringing him in at number 21 on billboard's list of the most successful artists of all time. Celina Murphy goes backstage with the seven-time Grammy winner to talk breaking ground - and breaking hearts.

Music | Interview 19% | 23 Aug 2011
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Music | Interview 19% | 20 Aug 2013
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Ahead of their slot at Electric Picnic Deap Vally dish the dirt on touring with Queens Of The Stone Age and tell us that performing in a prison in Cork is more fun than it sounds...

Music | Interview 19% | 11 Dec 2013
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Olaf Tyaransen sits down with the Galway singer/songwriter following the release of new album Songs of Love So Cruel...

Music | Interview 19% | 28 Oct 2005
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A two-night residency at Empire Music hall will see Duke Special journey into uncharted sonic waters.

Music | Interview 19% | 10 Jul 2003
2 live crew Stuart Clark
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Music | Interview 19% | 15 Jan 2010
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In just two short years, Here Comes The Landed Gentry have marked themselves out as one of the most potent live forces in the North. Celina Murphy meets guitarist Rion McCartney.

Music | Interview 19% | 24 Jan 2003
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Indigo Fury won the Hot Press band of the year competition in 2002. The fruits of that success are now becoming apparent, with the release of their debut single.

Hot Features | Commentary 19% | 10 Jun 1998
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Peter Murphy previews this year's Big Day Out

Music | Interview 19% | 20 Sep 2005
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Politics | Frontlines 19% |  2 May 2008
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When the Government announced plans to set up its own Press Council, it sent a shiver of fear through the publishing industry. Now, with John Horgan in the role of Ombudsman, he aims to protect the freedom of the press.

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  9 Dec 2002
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Pop and politics is aiming to stub out cigarette smoking among young people

Music | Interview 19% | 14 Jul 2008
Jean Genies Paul Nolan
Oxegen-bound White Denim look set to give Jack 'n' Meg a run in the mutant blues stakes.

Music | Interview 19% | 23 Jan 2008
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A protegé of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Dubliner Shit Robot is one of the hottest new forces in electronica.

Music | Interview 19% | 10 Jun 2009
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Julie Feeney, Ron Wood and Kazakhstan’s answer to Will Young are just some of the artists who’ve availed of Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott’s Dublin studio. He talks about life as a budding recording mogul

Music | Interview 19% | 15 Aug 2005
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Cork is a hot bed of new talent – but can Leeside’s upcoming bands make the breakthrough?

Music | Report 19% | 26 Mar 2012
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Spring is on the way and with it the first great festival of the year.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 17 Apr 2002
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Music | Interview 19% |  6 Mar 2008
Believe the Stipe Dave Fanning
Michael Stipe talks about REM's new album Accelerate, looks back at their 'working rehearsals' in Dublin and explains how their Irish-born producer helped them through their mid-life crisis.

Music | Interview 19% |  5 Sep 2002
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An estimated 100,000 people showed up in the Phoenix Park for the O2 sponsored gig that featured Samantha Mumba, Ronan Keating, Mundy, Six, David Kitt and Kells' rock outfit Turn. Would one of the local scenes hottest contenders shine brightly enough to win the hearts of the nation’s pop kids?

Hot Features | Commentary 19% | 25 Oct 2002
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Apr 2006
Caught In The Net: The surreal IRA Stuart Clark
Hot Press is proud to pay tribute to the heroes of the 1916 Rising. And the bloke who repairs sex-dolls for a living.

Music | Interview 19% | 22 Jun 2006
Nashville communication Peter Murphy
When indie godhead Frank Black hooked up with several veterans of the Nashville session scene the results were thrillingly different to his work with The Pixies

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  3 Dec 2008
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In an era of mad-cap stand-ups Jason Byrne is the maddest of them all. With a new DVD on the way, he talks about pushing the comedy envelope.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  7 Jun 2012
Got A Song? Send It To Tom! Colm O Hare
Call it the anti-X Factor. Radio host and Something Happens singer Tom Dunne wants unsung artists to send him their best song. The winner will receive a valuable ‘leg-up’...

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  5 Sep 2008
Clubbed to death? Ruraidh Conlon O'Reilly
While other European nations party until dawn, Irish clubs are forced to close their doors early. Now campaigners like Sunil Sharpe want the law be liberalised.

Music | Interview 19% |  2 Oct 2012
Making An Example Of Himself Celina Murphy
Conquering the charts is one thing, but for maestro beatmaker Example, who reached his lifelong goal of scoring a No. 1 album last year, staying on top is another matter entirely. Ahead of a very special Arthur’s Day visit, Elliot Gleave talks chart success with Celina Murphy.

Music | Interview 19% | 20 Jan 2000
The Life Of Brian Stuart Bailie
STUART BAILIE meets experimental Befast musician, BRIAN IRVINE.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  3 Nov 2010
Horrific Crimes Roe McDermott
Jake West’s documentary on the Video Nasties panic of the early ‘80s proves all too timely, given that last month the Irish Film Classification Office banned the original 1978 version of the notorious rape-revenge saga I Spit On Your Grave.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 18 Mar 1998
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Why do so many people hate manchester united? stuart clark thumbs through two new books which suggest that there s more to ABUism than just plain envy.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 12 Dec 2007
Confessions of a Hollywood hardman Tara Brady
Ahead of the release of his new movie, Irish boxing melodrama Strength And Honour, Michael Madsen reflects on a career that been sometimes troubled but never boring.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Nov 2003
Calling Time On 481 Joe Jackson
Currently drawing huge crowds to The Olympia with his third Mrs. Brown play, Brendan O’Carroll nonetheless has a bone to pick with those pushing for the retention of the section 481 tax break for film-makers.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 13 May 1998
Dial Hard With A Vengeance! Stuart Clark
CHRIS BARRY's attempts to free himself from his FM104 contract have resulted in one of the messiest and most ill-tempered court battles seen in Ireland for a long time. STUART CLARK analyses the proceedings so far and profiles some of Barry's shock-jock contemporaries across the water.

Music | Interview 19% | 13 Sep 2001
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STUART CLARK meets hip-poppers SPOOKS and dares to use the f-word

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  9 Mar 2012
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As people gathered to hear our Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock talk about the current state of the music industry, he provided crucial updates on where we’re headed with the issue of illegal downloading.

Music | Interview 19% | 20 Mar 2003
The art of darkness Peter Murphy
Rory Gallagher’s posthumous Wheels Within Wheels is a remarkable collection of previously unreleased acoustic material by Ireland’s guitar legend. It comes complete with a cover by the celebrated painter, David Oxtoby, that is certain to make a lasting impression.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 Apr 2012
Where The Magic Happens The Hot Press Newsdesk
The annual Red Bull Bedroom Jam is well under way as exciting new Irish acts vie to quit their humble abodes and hit the big time.

Music | Interview 19% | 25 Nov 2010
Chiefs Like Us Roisin Dwyer
They’re label mates with Villagers, have played with Pearl Jam and signed their record contract in a stone circle. You could say that Domino newbies CHIEF have a few stories to spin

Music | Interview 19% |  5 Feb 2007
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In the run-up to the long-awaited reunion gigs by the legendary eighties folk-rock-jazz band Moving Hearts, Jackie Hayden talks to saxophonist Keith Donald and percussionist Noel Eccles.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 15 Jul 2002
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The Irish Senate Elections take place on July 17. Should we care?

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  6 Dec 2002
Jason, Mary and Holy Saint Joseph Stephen Robinson
His RTE series may not have impressed the critics, but the irrepressible Jason Byrne will shortly be back in the box and on a stage near you

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 30 Apr 1997
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Top international journalist and acclaimed stand-up comedian BARRY GLENDENNING pens this self-aggrandising subhead before continuing his countdown to the third Murphy s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Music | Interview 19% |  2 Apr 2013
Hot Press meets Dirty Epics Craig Fitzpatrick
Back with new album One Way Mirror, Dirty Epics talk nerdy fans and standing alone in sound...

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  4 May 2005
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Joe Jackson talks to John Kilby, founding member of famed French theatre company Footsbarn, who are set to light up the George’s Dock Festival this June with Perchance To Dream, their lively and imaginative reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Music | Interview 19% | 11 Dec 2008
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Snowman FC from Cork won the Irish heat of the JD Sets, played live in the legendary Jack Daniel's Distillery in Tennessee and recorded with REM man David Barbe in Nashville.

Music | Interview 19% | 14 Feb 2007
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Charlotte Hatherley doesn’t do stockings, but she would like to have it off in a thunderstorm. And she wears nothing in bed but a smile. Oh, sweet Jesus.

Music | Report 19% |  7 Jun 2011
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The Republic of Congo-born guitarist and Irish resident, Niwel Tsumbu, is set to play two events as part of The Reich Effect series in Cork, in honour of the celebrated American contemporary composer, Steve Reich.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 21 Dec 2012
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In the wake of Savita Halappanavar’s death, emergency legislation is required to reduce the current risk to pregnant women’s lives and health in Ireland. But until we put the decision into the hands of those individuals who need abortions, Ireland will remain a dangerous country for women. So say pro-choice advocates Dr. Sinéad Kennedy and Dr. Peadar O’Grady.

Music | Interview 19% |  1 Feb 2007
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Berlin techno threesome MyMy have captured the heart of the underground Now, they’re gearing up for a tilt at the mainstream.

Music | Interview 19% | 10 Apr 2006
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News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 18 Nov 2003
The Man Behind Alan Partridge Paul Nolan
Armando Iannucci is the man who created our favourite East Anglian superstar. And he’s no mean performer in his own right.

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  6 Aug 2009
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A new organisation of musicians has written to Barack Obama protesting against the use of music to torture detainees. Also: a closer look at the individuals behind the recent An Bord Snip report, which recommends systematic fleecing of the poor in order to keep fat-cats in the style to which they’re accustomed.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 20 Oct 2006
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For two weeks now, the people of Rossport in North Mayo have been besieged by hundreds of Gardai, including riot police and even members of the Emergency Response Unit. Despite the pressure, hundreds of locals are protesting every morning.

Music | Interview 19% | 13 May 2008
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Limerick thrashmeisters Giveamanakick's third album Welcome To The Cusp is the product of ten days of cabin fever in Donegal. No wonder it sounds wet 'n' wild.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 Oct 2004
You're A Star - Fanning fights back Colm O Hare
Eyebrows were raised in the Irish rock community at Dave Fanning’s appointment as a panellist for RTE’s next series of You’re A Star. Colm O’Hare gives him a chance to explain why he doesn’t care.

Music | Interview 19% | 16 Feb 2007
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The Fratellis‘ John Lawler may have renounced rucking with The Horrors, but he’s not above impersonating Alex Kapranos.

Music | Interview 19% | 11 Jul 2008
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It's not just bands that make a scene. Ken Maguire talks about setting up kilkennymusic.com, and the impact it's had on the local rock 'n' roll fraternity.

Hot Features | Commentary 19% | 16 Aug 2001
Better than the real thing? Mark Kavanagh
MARK KAVANAGH considers U2’s adventures on the dancefloor

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  3 Sep 2009
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There’s more to Electric Picnic than rock and roll. One of the non-musical highlights this year will be a political gabfest, hosted by none other than RTÉ presenter of the moment Ryan Tubridy...

Music | Report 19% |  8 Jul 2013
Folk That: Awake in the West Greg McAteer
Some of the brightest lights in country and roots are Sligo-bound this year...

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 Jul 2004
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With even the comparatively tranquil Euro 2004 marred by trouble on the Algarve, the issue of football hooliganism remains a live one. Now, one of its definitive texts has made it to the big screen. Craig Fitzsimons meets the men – and learns about the hard men – behind The Football Factory

Music | Interview 19% | 17 May 2012
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Paul Weller may be approaching his 54th birthday, but his new album proves that the former Jam man is in the form of his life. Fresh from hobnobbing with Roger Daltrey and his other rock royalty mates, he talks fatherhood, sobriety, politics, influences and Amy Winehouse with a suitably star-struck Stuart Clark.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  7 Mar 2005
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TV presenter, stand-up and all-round gifted wit and raconteur Dara O'Briain has quietly become one of the major Irish success stories in Britain over the past few years. In a rare in-depth interview, The Panel presenter here discusses stardom in the UK, The Killers, Colin Farrell, Michael Parkinson, RTE, Sinn Féin and that ringing endorsement from a certain Samuel L. Jackson. interview Tanya Sweeney photos Liam Sweeney

Music | Interview 19% |  8 Oct 2002
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From the internet to the stage to the studio, The Feline Dream is a wondrous reality

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 10 Mar 2003
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These days he may be more famous for his movies than his prose, but in conversation Neil Jordan remains linguistically precise as he dissects the Hollywood machine, reveals his love for Lord Of The Rings and discusses his latest movie The Good Thief, starring Nick Nolte.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  3 Mar 2006
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Thought Pete Doherty was too outrageous to be true? Well, that's because the KLF made him up. Possibly.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Sep 1994
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When My Little Funhouse signed on the dotted line with Geffen, they were precisely 12 gigs old and probably knew more about the inner workings of a thermo-nuclear reactor than they did a recording studio. Since then they’ve toured the world, taken on the same heavyweight management as Guns N’ Roses and moved to Los Angeles where Slash and Matt Sorum are among their best buddies. Brendan Morrissey tells Stuart Clark why the Kilkenny metallers will either end up filthy rich or six feet under.

Music | Interview 19% |  7 Feb 2008
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Patrick Freyne interviews new Britpop sensation Joe Lean and gets paranoid about situationist pranks.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 25 Nov 2003
The Amazing Danielle Danielle Brigham
Daring Hot Press correspondent Danielle Brigham tells in her own words how she dodged knives, nibbled coat-hangers, fire-limboed – well, crawled – and pulled the world’s stretchiest man, all in the course of a day with the fun-loving freaks of the Circus Of Horrors. photos Liam Sweeney

Music | Interview 19% | 15 Aug 2003
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How a house in Wexford, a major label, an Austin Clarke poem and a Bertie Ahern pamphlet helped Bell X1 make their most rewarding music to date.

Music | Interview 19% | 18 Apr 2006
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The plaintive pop songs of Roesy are gaining an ever wider fanbase. He’s not a bad painter either.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 18 Jun 2007
Puppets' regime Paul Nolan
Playing Live at the Marquee on Sunday June 24: Lock up your housewives. Ireland’s most eligible bachelors, Podge & Rodge, are on the road and looking for love.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  8 Oct 2008
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From child actress to Emmy and Oscar-winning veteran, Helen Hunt exhibits Streep-like intelligence and versatility. She's now about to make her directorial debut with Then She Found Me.

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Aug 2013
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EDM be damned – Norman Cook is looking forward to treating Stradbally to a good old-fashioned acid house rave. Dr. Who, Calvin Harris, the Olympics, and fellow Picnic-ers David Byrne and Giorgio Moroder are all on the agenda as he meets fellow half-centurion...

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  9 Sep 2005
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There is increasing anger among students about the way in which registration fees are being used to charge people for third level education.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 20 Dec 2005
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Politics | Frontlines 19% | 28 Jun 2010
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Valerie Flynn talks to Irish members of the Palestinian aid convoy about the events of May 30, and hears some disturbing stories about Israel’s use of force

Music | Interview 19% | 25 Jul 2003
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From Timeless to Celebrity Big Brother to stopping Esso, and all points in-between – is it any wonder Eamon Sweeney has to ask if the real Goldie would please stand up

Music | Interview 19% |  2 May 2006
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Self-confessed musos and manic Hall & Oates devotees, The Feeling might be the most exciting band you’ve heard all year. Just don’t call them a ‘guilty pleasure’.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 19 Oct 2009
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Patrick Freyne interviews Julian Clary about his new autobiographical show, his status as a camp icon and his roots in the anti-Thatcher British comedy of the ‘80s.

Music | Interview 19% | 20 Jan 2000
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EAMON SWEENEY meets one of the biggest, boldest, brashest acts around.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 11 Jun 2013
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Having just written a new teen novel, Pauline McLynn is also preparing to take on Mrs. Brown’s Boys with Jason Byrne. She talks to Craig Fitzpatrick about her dual roles as actress and author.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 28 Sep 2005
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Eddie Bannon has forsaken the city life for walks on the beach with his dog.

Music | Interview 19% | 24 Aug 2006
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Don’t be fooled by the dreadlocks and crusty chic. Piano man Duke Special could be one of the breakthrough Irish talents of the year.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Apr 2006
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Loved by the Kaiser Chiefs and bushy moustached Ukrainians alike, The Chalets have partied their way round most of the western world in recent months. Stuart Clark hears about backstage beerathons, ding dongs with Kele from Bloc Party and monkeys in track-suits.

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  5 Aug 1998
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By taming Celtic in their own back yard, St Patrick’s Athletic showed how far Irish club football has come in recent years. But as STUART CLARK discovers, when he meets manager PAT DOLAN, not everyone in the National League is heartened by their progress.

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Sep 2001
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Music | Interview 19% |  3 Feb 2006
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Former Throes frontman Eamonn McNamee has struck out on his own and is starting to turn heads. Just don’t call him Elvis.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 26 Sep 2003
A Proper Stand-Up Venue Kevin Gildea
Are you ready for The Speigeltent?

Hot Features | Commentary 19% | 28 Jul 1993
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Music | Interview 19% | 20 Oct 2006
Second chance saloon Colm O Hare
15-years after saying “no thanks” to the people who made a star out of LeeAnn Rimes, Luan Parle has made an album that should finally see her take her place among country’s elite.

Music | Report 19% | 16 Oct 2009
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The second day of the Music Show brought together James Bond composer David Arnold, Enya producer Nicky Ryan, Christy Moore, Sharon Corr and... The Blizzards

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Apr 2000
The Funk And The Fury Eamon Sweeney
As PRIMAL SCREAM prepare to play Homelands, EAMON SWEENEY catches Bobby Gillespie and co. playing an incendiary set in Edinburgh.

Music | Interview 19% | 15 Sep 2004
Curve your enthusiasm Richard Brophy
Moving to a bigger label and having their music utilised in commercials hasn’t softened the experimental edge of acclaimed dance duo Bent.

Music | Interview 19% | 14 Sep 2011
Revolution No. 9 Colin Carberry
Our friend in the North gets an unexpected treat while waiting for the number 10 bus.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Sep 2007
Shoot To Thrill Tara Brady
In a career-spanning interview, Tarantino talks about his pursuit of genius, his love of exploitation flicks and the James Bond film that got away.

Music | Interview 19% |  1 Oct 2003
Growing Up With Country Phil Udell
How El Diablo from dublin are helping return country music to its roots.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  2 Apr 1997
MORE KICKS THAN PRICKS Craig Fitzsimons
When it was first published, very few people would have predicted the extraordinary, best-selling success of Fever Pitch. Now, NICK HORNBY s winning story of a chronic football obsessive has been elevated to the big screen. But, in a world of bungs, bootboys, bandwagon-jumpers and the relentless hype of Sky Sports, is he still in love with the (sometimes not so) beautiful game? Interview: CRAIG FITZSIMONS.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  2 Apr 1997
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 13 Nov 2007
At home with... Eamon Dunphy Craig Fitzsimons
In the wake of Steve Staunton’s sacking as Ireland manager, Eamon Dunphy welcomes Craig Fitzsimons into his Ranelagh home and offers some characteristically forthright views on the state of Irish football.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Nov 2003
Emmy award winner Colm O Hare
You can tell how highly regarded she is by the number of top stars who want her to sing with them. But for Emmylou Harris such collaborations are a two-way street.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 24 Aug 2006
The Sex O'Clock News Anne Sexton
News and views from around the world, stimulation for the eyes and ears, Sexton's Miscellany plus this week's Top Sex Tip...

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Aug 2004
Super Furry Animals Stuart Clark
Defecating lemurs, exploding dogs, dirty movies, alien abduction and, of course, the longest feet in pop. it can all only mean that Gruff Rhys & Co. are back.

Music | Interview 19% |  9 May 2005
Bloom! Shake The Room Jackie Hayden
Kildare’s favourite son and godfather of the singer-songwriter scene, Luka Bloom, talks to Jackie Hayden about his most intimate album to date, Innocence, gigging with The Frames in Australia and hanging backstage with Gabriel Byrne.

Music | Interview 19% |  8 Jan 1997
You Better, You Better, U-Bend Kevin Barry
They may not be flush but no way are The Shanks going down the toilet. Interview: Kevin Barry

Music | Interview 19% |  7 Jun 2006
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Now in its second year, Cork Live At The Marquee is one of the highlights of the Irish music calendar. Here, Hot Press presents a complete preview of what's in store for music fans in the southern capital - and looks at the great legacy of Cork music.

Music | Interview 19% |  7 Jun 2001
The Big Chill Richard Brophy
GROOVE ARMADA TREAT RICHARD BROPHY TO A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THEIR NEW ALBUM

Politics | Hog 19% | 20 Oct 1993
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And a nation weeps! The three Spanish goals that went in one after the other drooped the heart and mind. The ISEQ Index probably lowered by five points. Travel agents have ulcers where they once had digestive tracts!

Music | Interview 19% | 17 Sep 2008
Combat Rock Ed Power
While other bands sip Fair Trade skinny lattes in Primrose Hill, Feeder have been championing the War Child cause in the conflict-ravaged Congo.

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Nov 2003
Dot's Entertainment Kim Porcelli
Domino Records – home of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Max Tundra, Franz Ferdinand and Four Tet – turns ten. Kim Porcelli talks pop culture with label boss Laurence Bell.

Music | Interview 19% | 25 Jan 1995
Lost in Europe Jackie Hayden
On March 12th eight Irish teams of songwriters and performers will contest the National Song Contest, their enthusiasm fired by the possibility of eventually winning the Eurovision Song Contest and all the fame and fortune that one assumes accompanies victory in what is probably the biggest song competition in the world. But is even an outright Eurovision triumph all that it is cracked up to be, even in the land that has provided six winners, including an unprecedented three in a row? JACKIE HAYDEN talks to one half of last year’s victorious Rock’n’Roll Kids duo, PAUL HARRINGTON, and discovers a man bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the entire experience.

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 31 Oct 2007
World Peace: it’ll be sorted by 2015 Jason O'Toole
Or that’s what one extraordinary Irishman believes. And he’s just walked thousands of miles across Australia to prove it.

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Jun 2002
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From doing the Leaving Cert to supporting U2 at Slane, the past four years have seen JJ72 ride the waves of critical and commercial success

Music | Interview 19% | 16 Apr 1997
The Secret s Out Adrienne Murphy
Putting music s hidden knowledge into words , ARKARNA have hit upon a new dance alchemy. Interview: Adrienne Murphy.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 19 May 2003
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With her new movie The Heart Of Me having just hit theatre, acclaimed english actress Olivia Williams here discusses her breaththrough role in The Sixth Sense and what it takes to succeed in hollywood. words Tara Brady

Music | Report 19% | 18 Mar 2014
Inside Track: Rag Trade Roisin Dwyer
With a new album on the way Raglans have given us a taste of what to expect...

Hot Features | Commentary 19% |  1 Sep 1999
Seeing The Big Picture aka BootBoy
BOOTBOY welcomes the increasingly credible portrayal of gay men in popular culture.

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Hot Press Meets Panti Anne Sexton
Marginalised for decades, today gay culture is increasingly mainstream in Ireland, with drag queen Panti now bound for the Abbey. Panti alter-ego Rory O’Neill discusses the controversy surrounding this year’s Dublin Pride event and his fears about ‘the creeping new Gay conservatism’...

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  4 Mar 2011
Songs In The Keys Of Life Colm O Hare
Thin Lizzy keyboard player Darren Wharton discusses his relationship with Phil Lynott and the band’s ongoing resurrection.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Jul 2005
How the All Blacks devoured the Lions Craig Fitzsimons
Despite the pre-tour hype, Clive Woodward's team came crashing to earth.

Hot Features | Commentary 19% |  7 Jul 2003
Rogues’ gallery Phil Udell
Art with a capital ‘F’ or the real, raw thing? In London, Phil Udell strolls among – and at one point nearly falls over – an exhibition of controversial, cutting edge, headline-grabbing work from Hirst, Emin et al. But is it, like, y’know, any good?

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 19 May 2006
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Give Us The Night is a collective of campaigners seeking more liberal licensing laws. Now they’re taking their message on the road.

Music | Interview 19% | 13 Apr 2000
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The Kids Are Not Alright The Whole Hog
Why there’s more to the murky world of child trafficking than meets the eye.

Music | Report 19% | 18 Jan 2013
A TALE OF TWO CITIES Celina Murphy
Hot Press previews the 9th annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters’ Festival and Songwriting Convention with enchanting multi-instrumentalist Katharine Philippa.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Mar 2006
African apocalypse Tara Brady
Shooting a movie about the tragedy of Rwanda had a profound effect on director Michael Caton-Jones.

Hot Features | Interview 19% | 29 Mar 2002
The life of Riley Stephen Robinson
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Hot Features | Interview 19% |  1 Nov 2010
Going Buck Wild Celina Murphy
With a mockumentary set in the fictional hamlet of Castletown, four Mayo comedians have become an unlikely internet sensation and scored themselves a slot on RTÉ’s Autumn schedule. Celina Murphy meets the all-fightin’, all-drinkin’ cast of HARDY BUCKS to talk choons, dating and pissing while they walk.

Music | Interview 19% | 21 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic is Full of Irish Talent Roisin Dwyer
Good news festival-goers! This year’s Electric Picnic is full of Irish talent...

Music | Interview 19% |  5 Nov 1992
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The Cranberries and They Do It With Mirrors Kevin Barry looks at a dilemma which has baffled many Irish bands – and reports on how two of Limerick’s finest have responded

Music | Interview 19% |  5 Nov 1992
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Hot Features | Interview 19% | 27 Oct 2009
Never Mind The Bucolics Paul Nolan
He’s the reigning champion of gently ironic comedy. Now David O’Doherty has written a nature book, full of fascinating “facts”. Did you know, for example, that panda fur can be used to make bullet-proof vests?

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  8 Aug 2014
Top of the Clots - Royal Blood Interview Eamon Sweeney
Arctic Monkeys and Muse are among those who agree hard-rocking duo Royal Blood are the most exciting thing to happen in music in years

Music | Interview 19% |  4 Aug 1999
Luke Back In Anger John Walshe
John Walshe chats to verbose Auteurs mainman, Luke Haines, and discovers why it s been three years since their last release, why all pop stars are scum and how he wants to become a famous TV presenter.

Hot Features | Interview 19% |  8 May 2003
Puppet master Phil Udell
From Shakespearian thesp to sitcom star in Black Books, Nina Conti has proven herself to be one of the most versatile actresses around. But, as she tells Phil Udell, what she’s most interested in is reviving the lost art of ventriloquism

Music | Interview 19% | 27 Jan 2010
Together in eclectic dreams Colin Carberry
If anything unites the crop of new bands emerging in the North it’s their sheer, eye-popping diversity...

Music | Interview 19% |  7 Mar 2006
José the lonely Ed Power
His tearful acoustic ballads have become a phenomenon. In a forthright interview José González discusses his terror of writing lyrics and meeting Craig David and tells of his parents’ flight from oppression.

Music | Interview 19% | 25 Feb 2002
Moving hearts Jane Gillow
Belfast's upwardly mobile Desert Hearts tell Jane Gillow about the making of their debut album and what they really did to David Kitt

Music | Interview 19% |  1 Jun 2011
The Sons Also Rise Peter Murphy
Ken Griffin: Skinnied out, reborn in Brooklyn, now coming home with Favourite Sons.

Politics | Frontlines 19% |  6 Oct 1993
Game without Frontiers Stuart Clark
A win next week and we're there - but what lies in store for Irish supporters if Big Jack's men do qualify for America? Long suffering England fan Stuart Clark was in the States this summer for US Cup '93 and found that if the dress rehearsal is anything to go by, the World Cup Finals should be a sporting event to savour. Main pix: Simon Parry.

Music | Interview 19% | 29 Nov 2010
Envoy It While You Can Peter Murphy
With his new project, Alien Envoy up and going, ex-Fat Lady Sings man Nick Kelly reflects on middle age and the influence of suburban Dublin on his work.

Music | Interview 19% |  8 Jun 2011
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As they prepare to release sophomore album Gloss Drop, NYC math rock combo Battles talk festivals, Gary Numan and how they came to appear on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack.

Music | Interview 19% | 17 Jun 2013
Hot Press Meets Katie Laffan Craig Fitzpatrick
She is the 17 year old schoolgirl who came from nowhere to scoop the top prize in The Big Break, brought to you by ALCATEL ONE TOUCH . Katie Laffan has what it takes to go all the way...

Hot Features | Commentary 19% |  7 Dec 2000
Into The Heart Of America Peter Murphy
As the Bush-Gore election night morphed into pure strung-out political farce, a footloose hotpress writer found himself hunkered down in Amherst, Massachusetts, the place Emily Dickinson and Dinosaur Jnr have both called home. With smalltown American as his window on the world, this is the view that Peter Murphy got

Music | Interview 19% |  1 Mar 2001
Strokes Of Luck John Walshe
A demo recorded in New York a year ago is reaping serious dividends for US punksters The Strokes. Interview: John Walshe

Music | Interview 19% | 26 Aug 2002
Garden's party Colin Carberry
Fatboy Slim and Primal Scream are set to spearhead a welcome return of live music to Belfast's Botanic Gardens

Politics | Frontlines 19% | 15 Nov 2005
No Justice-Just Us Adrienne Murphy
Comhlámh celebrates 30 years of waging war on poverty, suffering, and injustice at home and abroad.

 

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