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# band - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Quiz: Abba are releasing new music - but first, test your knowledge here
# Take A Chance On This
# Take A Chance On This

Quiz: Abba are releasing new music - but first, test your knowledge here

Jul 23rd 2020, 9:30 PM 41,473 Views 25 Comments

You’ll sadly have to wait until 2021 for the new tunes.

# band - Friday 29 March, 2019

'We are distraught': Liverpool band Her's killed in US crash
# RIP
# RIP

'We are distraught': Liverpool band Her's killed in US crash

Mar 29th 2019, 8:28 AM 76,458 Views 8 Comments

The British duo had recently released their debut album.

# band - Monday 19 March, 2018

Challenging the music industry: 'We'd get a cheque in the post for 10c'
# Deadbots
# Deadbots

Challenging the music industry: 'We'd get a cheque in the post for 10c'

Mar 19th 2018, 8:00 PM 21,330 Views 15 Comments

We speak to Deadbots, who have found their own way of working within the music industry.

# band - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years
# Top Brass
# Top Brass

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Dec 14th 2017, 8:55 AM 31,064 Views 140 Comments

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

# band - Sunday 19 November, 2017

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'
# Life As A Musician
# Life As A Musician

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Nov 19th 2017, 12:00 PM 47,305 Views 37 Comments

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

# band - Monday 1 August, 2016

Viola Beach debut album headed for Number 1 after band's tragic death
# Viola Beach
# Viola Beach

Viola Beach debut album headed for Number 1 after band's tragic death

Aug 1st 2016, 8:28 PM 20,021 Views 12 Comments

The British band were killed in a road accident while on tour in Sweden.

# band - Saturday 25 June, 2016

So there's a death metal band from the US called 'Drogheda'
# Dwaawda
From The Daily Edge
# Dwaawda

So there's a death metal band from the US called 'Drogheda'

Jun 25th 2016, 2:23 PM 4,729 Views 0 Comments

Because of course.

# band - Monday 23 May, 2016

Irish band rescue family, including a baby and three children, from US house fire
# Atlantic City
# Atlantic City

Irish band rescue family, including a baby and three children, from US house fire

May 23rd 2016, 9:32 AM 25,524 Views 17 Comments

The band are donating the proceeds from their merchandise sales to help the family rebuild their home.

# band - Monday 15 February, 2016

Viola Beach investigation: Police examine car as probe into indie band's death begins
# Canal Bridge
# Canal Bridge

Viola Beach investigation: Police examine car as probe into indie band's death begins

Feb 15th 2016, 10:01 AM 18,751 Views 10 Comments

Safety barriers were in place and red lights were flashing as the band’s vehicle approached, police in Sweden say.

# band - Saturday 30 January, 2016

'I turned into a blubbering mess when I found my wedding dress'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I turned into a blubbering mess when I found my wedding dress'

Jan 30th 2016, 7:30 PM 179 Views 27 Comments

I never believed you would just feel the right dress for you, but it is absolutely true, writes Pamela Tully.

# band - Monday 23 November, 2015

Excitement from faraway and so close as U2 prepare for tonight's homecoming show
# Old Town
# Old Town

Excitement from faraway and so close as U2 prepare for tonight's homecoming show

Nov 23rd 2015, 5:25 PM 13,124 Views 37 Comments

The band play the first of four Dublin shows tonight.

# band - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Here's what fans can expect from U2's Dublin shows
# Blinding Lights
# Blinding Lights

Here's what fans can expect from U2's Dublin shows

Nov 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 35,387 Views 63 Comments

What songs have they been playing? What’s the stage set like? And what have fans made of the tour so far?

# band - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

This reporter lost his mic down a tuba in the biggest facepalm moment ever
# Goodbye Mic
From The Daily Edge
# Goodbye Mic

This reporter lost his mic down a tuba in the biggest facepalm moment ever

Oct 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 2,339 Views 1 Comment

Prepare to have your mind blown.

# band - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

A disguised U2 busked at New York's Grand Central station
# Subway Dreams
# Subway Dreams

A disguised U2 busked at New York's Grand Central station

May 5th 2015, 8:33 PM 43,295 Views 36 Comments

Nice cowboy hat, Bono.

"It's vile": Irish metal band's shock after being linked to anti-gay game
# Cruachan
# Cruachan

"It's vile": Irish metal band's shock after being linked to anti-gay game

May 5th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,428 Views 49 Comments

Cruachan has now pulled out of a US project that was to use its music and star its lead singer.

# band - Saturday 21 March, 2015

"We tour Russia more than any Irish band. I think that should be recognised"
# Metal Success
# Metal Success

"We tour Russia more than any Irish band. I think that should be recognised"

Mar 21st 2015, 4:24 PM 29,036 Views 33 Comments

Meet Cruachan.

Russell Crowe had a great time altogether on the Late Late
# Folsom Prison Blues
# Folsom Prison Blues

Russell Crowe had a great time altogether on the Late Late

Mar 21st 2015, 10:18 AM 43,388 Views 50 Comments

He even played a Johnny Cash song.

# band - Monday 16 March, 2015

Toto's bass player "now at peace" after dying in his sleep
# Mike Porcaro
# Mike Porcaro

Toto's bass player "now at peace" after dying in his sleep

Mar 16th 2015, 7:53 AM 16,631 Views 10 Comments

He had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2007.

# band - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Rumours Christy Dignam has died are "just rumours", say bandmates
# Aslan
# Aslan

Rumours Christy Dignam has died are "just rumours", say bandmates

Feb 21st 2015, 3:54 PM 36,210 Views 43 Comments

The Aslan frontman was hospitalised on Thursday.

# band - Friday 2 January, 2015

PJ Harvey's recording her new album inside a box in an art gallery
# A Place Called Home
# A Place Called Home

PJ Harvey's recording her new album inside a box in an art gallery

Jan 2nd 2015, 3:42 PM 6,906 Views 6 Comments

And you can go and watch the whole thing.

# band - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

QUIZ: How Much Of A Music Snob Are You?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How Much Of A Music Snob Are You?

Dec 31st 2014, 3:00 PM 20,947 Views 30 Comments

Have we even heard of your favourite band?

# band - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Microsoft is hoping this device will make you a more active person
# Let's Get Physical
# Let's Get Physical

Microsoft is hoping this device will make you a more active person

Nov 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 12,814 Views 21 Comments

Microsoft has entered both the health and smartwatch industry with its new wearable, Band, but what is it like?

# band - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Korean schoolkids make adorable stop-motion video for Irish band’s tune
# It All Works Out
From The Daily Edge
# It All Works Out

Korean schoolkids make adorable stop-motion video for Irish band’s tune

Aug 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 2,879 Views 5 Comments

Need cheering up? This will do it.

# band - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape
# Guilty
# Guilty

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape

Nov 27th 2013, 6:46 PM 34,821 Views 0 Comments

The 36-year-old admitted to 11 offences at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

# band - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Irish band "deeply saddened" after bassist dies following collision
# Taidhg Burke
# Taidhg Burke

Irish band "deeply saddened" after bassist dies following collision

Oct 22nd 2013, 9:13 PM 53,465 Views 36 Comments

The young man’s mother has asked people to stay safe on the roads.

# band - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 9th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,436 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# band - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

VIDEO: Kid's cymbal breaks mid-performance, hilarity ensues
# Star Spangled Banner
From The Daily Edge
# Star Spangled Banner

VIDEO: Kid's cymbal breaks mid-performance, hilarity ensues

Jun 4th 2013, 11:17 AM 1,567 Views 0 Comments

No one could have predicted that reaction.

# band - Friday 31 May, 2013

On this night in 1997 you were listening to... Hanson
# Friday Flashback
# Friday Flashback

On this night in 1997 you were listening to... Hanson

May 31st 2013, 10:30 PM 11,181 Views 59 Comments

A Friday flashback to get your weekend started…

# band - Monday 17 September, 2012

VIDEO: Here's what Lady Gaga's band did in Dublin on Friday night
# Night Off
From The Daily Edge
# Night Off

VIDEO: Here's what Lady Gaga's band did in Dublin on Friday night

Sep 17th 2012, 1:47 PM 13,914 Views 12 Comments

Bit of a busman’s tour for them at Whelan’s – but they looked like they enjoyed it.

# band - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Pussy Riot protest held outside Russian Embassy in Dublin
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot protest held outside Russian Embassy in Dublin

Aug 21st 2012, 6:50 AM 3,792 Views 33 Comments

Amnesty International is holding a “demonstration in solidarity” with the three women jailed in Moscow last week.

# band - Monday 20 August, 2012

Pussy Riot: Police "pursuing other band members"
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot: Police "pursuing other band members"

Aug 20th 2012, 5:21 PM 3,550 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, former world chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov has been questioned by police over allegedly biting a police officers’s hand at a protest.

# band - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US

Aug 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,989 Views 39 Comments

Two-year sentence for hooliganism conviction criticised as ‘disproportionate’ and impacting on freedom of expression.

# band - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression
# Russia
# Russia

Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression

Aug 8th 2012, 12:42 PM 5,784 Views 9 Comments

Band’s final statement before verdict delivered amid high-profile calls for leniency.

# band - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Irish musician becomes new INXS frontman
# Rock
From The Daily Edge
# Rock

Irish musician becomes new INXS frontman

Sep 27th 2011, 2:16 PM 794 Views 2 Comments

Belfast-born musician Ciaran Gribbin has been hired as the new frontman for rock band INXS. He replaces JD Fortune and becomes the band’s fourth lead singer.

# band - Monday 29 August, 2011

Dublin band has gear stolen days before Electric Picnic
# EP11
From The Daily Edge
# EP11

Dublin band has gear stolen days before Electric Picnic

Aug 29th 2011, 7:00 PM 1,124 Views 9 Comments

Musos appealing for donations to The Cast of Cheers who had travelled to London to work on their second album but had thousands of euro worth of equipment stolen in burglary.

# band - Monday 1 August, 2011

OK Go release new video... featuring a special message from TheJournal.ie
# Ok Go
From The Daily Edge
# Ok Go

OK Go release new video... featuring a special message from TheJournal.ie

Aug 1st 2011, 2:48 PM 724 Views 0 Comments

The band, best known for their epic treadmill dance promo for ‘Here it Goes Again’, have produced a HTML5 video for their new song in conjunction with Google.