- 04 Apr 01
Hot Press' answer to Russell Grant, Jackie Hayden, slips into his chunky-knit jumper, gazes at his crystal ball and comes up with more predictions that probably won't come true. Like last year.
The Bootleg Beatles run into a storm of controversy after their lead vocalist claims they are bigger than David Icke . . . Albert Reynolds promises that the war in the former Yugoslavia will be over by Easter . . . The Sunday Independent changes its name to The Sunday Loyalist . . . Composer Bill Whelan publishes his first book ‘How To Succeed In The Music Industry Without Giving Anything Away’ . . . Arnotts of Grafton Street, always keen to support Irish music, announce the first delivery of Take That earplugs . . . Former De Danann founder Frankie Gavin announces plans to experiment with a string quartet. The venture will be called Four Men And A God . . . The Council for The Status of Women erect a monument to commemorate Gay Byrne’s subtle and sensitive interviewing of women as demonstrated during Annie Murphy’s appearance on the Late Late . . . In an exclusive series of articles in the Sunday Tribune, Frank Fitzgibbon shows how most Irish companies exist mainly to make a profit for their shareholders . . .