- 13 Nov 14
A reinvigorated Mr. Rice, a Radiohead member, a Minister of State and – from the film world – Dan Aykroyd and Jessica Paré, are just some of the public figures revealing all in our latest issue.
This fortnight's cover star is internationally-renowned talent Damien Rice. Away for eight years, he's back with the quite fantastic My Favourite Faded Fantasy. He opens up to Olaf Tyaransen in the only interview from the Kildare songwriter you'll need to read this year, discussing his long quest for inner peace, working with Rick Rubin and is attempts to patch things up creatively with Lisa Hannigan.
In the Hot Press Interview, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin discusses his experiences of bullying, as well as his take on religion, abortion, water charges and more.
In the world of music, we have Radiohead's Phil Selway talking about his new solo album and, of course, his very famous band as they head back into the studio. Memories of making the seminal Kid A abound, while he compares and contrasts U2's iTunes giveaway with Radiohead's own 2007 "freebie", IN Rainbows.
We also chat to the likes of Buffalo Sunn, who have risen from the ashes of Sweet Jane, Ash main man Tim Wheeler and LA songstress Judith Owen.
Jessica Paré, who made a big splash on the small screen playing Megan in Mad Men, recently filmed the film Standby in Dublin. She talks about the sense of ennui in her generation and her experiences wandering around Temple Bar late at night...
We also sit down with comedy legend Dan Aykroyd, currently starring in James Brown biopic Get On Up. He talks about his time with the Godfather Of Soul while working on The Blues Brother, as well as his friendship with Mick Jagger and much more.
As ever, that's just the start...
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