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# rock

This year
# rock
QUIZ: How much do you know about Phil Lynott?
The Boys are back in town!
All time
# Thin Lizzy
Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.
# music scene
Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?
Cast your mind back.
Renowned rock drummer Ginger Baker dies aged 80
The musician rose to fame with Cream in the 1960s.
# Aslan
'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'
After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.
# leinstertainment
14 of the most Ross O'Carroll Kelly things that have happened in real life
Glitch in the matrix.
# Ross O'Carroll Kelly
'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'
Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.
# going deaf
AC/DC cancels US tour dates as singer warns he faces "total hearing loss"
68-year-old Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately.
# tamil nadu
Authorities in India say bus driver was killed by 'meteorite'
Three other people were injured in the incident.
# sponsored by Sony Music
Wanna know what David Bowie was up to at your age? We can tell you...
Warning: you may feel slightly inadequate.
# fight your father
Noel Gallagher says he wants the Rubberbandits as his backing band
This must happen.
# roysh
A Ross O'Carroll Kelly plaque is after being put up outside Lillies Bordello
He ‘broke the hearts of 1500 women’ there between 2001 and 2006, y’see.
# rock concert
That party the ESB staged inside a mountain appears to have gone pretty well...
The energy provider has been hosting a concert inside Turlough Hill to mark the hydro-electric station’s 40th birthday.
# whoa
Insanely talented guitarist plays 30 songs in one minute
How many can you recognise?
# roysh
Dublin pub erects plaque to rugby hero... above the urinals
Goys, this is totes amazeballs. OMG-sies.
# codebreakers
Cuala agree ground share deal with Blackrock College RFC
The south Dublin GAA club will make a new home in Stradbrook before improvements are made to the ground.
# The Rock
"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record €61 million
The winning bidder, a bearded man apparently in his sixties was pitted in a one-on-race against a telephone competitor.
# modern classics
26 Irish albums you must hear before you die
How many are still on your list?
# rock and roll
Alice Cooper wants Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers to 'Eat a steak'
New video shows the ‘Godfather of shock rock’ is unimpressed by the current crop of musicians.
# Addiction
Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John
Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.
# flashdance
14 moments to remind you how amazing movie soundtracks used to be
Anyone for a bar of Take My Breath Away?
# hits 2012
VIDEO: 50 songs of 2012 in one mash-up
Well done, that man.
# Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters' Belfast concert provokes complaints over noise
Music from the concert could be heard by residents up to 12 miles away, according to complaints.
# The Boss
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen sings with six-year-old fan at first Dublin gig
The Boss kicked off his set by finishing the song that was cut off by authorities in London on Saturday.
# smoke on the water
VIDEO: The man responsible for this classic rock riff has died
Da da DAH, da da DA-DAA, da da DAH, DAH DAAAAA.
# Sinkhole
In pictures: Van trapped after road suddenly caves in
Driver was injured in China’s Guangxi Province after his van dropped into a sudden sinkhole.
# inxs
9 questions for INXS’s new Irish frontman
Ciaran Gribbin on Limerick gigs, stage fright and his alter-ego Joe Echo…
# rock
Irish musician becomes new INXS frontman
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.
# prince among prince
Feast fit for Prince going to the homeless
Pop legend Prince to donate surplus food from his rider at Dublin gig to Depaul charity. There is no indication if raspberry sorbet will be on the menu.
# pro bono
Blind man is pro Bono after being given onstage pass
U2 invites fan to play with them during Fourth of July concert – and sends him home with a guitar.
# Slane
Gallery: Your pictures of Slane 2011 as castle is rocked by Kings of Leon
We’ve selected some of the pictures you have sent into us today from the concert at Slane Castle last night.
# Slane
Watch: Kings of Leon rock 80,000 people at Slane Castle
So good was their performance and the atmosphere last night that one member of Kings of Leon says it was the most memorable show of his career as 80,000 descended on the tiny Meath village for another rock-tastic day.
# Nazi
Japanese pop group cause outrage with 'Nazi' uniforms
Jewish rights group criticised Sony and MTV for allowing band to appear in SS attire.