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# Music

Last month
May 2023
# his masters voice
HMV to reopen its doors in Dublin for the first time in seven years
The store is planned to be open by July of this year.
# Music
Sum 41 announce split after nearly three decades
The group is known for hits such as In Too Deep and Still Waiting.
# Music
Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud did not copy Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, US court rules
Ed Sheeran said that other musicians were cheering him on during the trial, but did not identify them.
This year
Therapist: Right or wrong, recreational drug use is part of the festival experience
Psychotherapist Michael Ledden, chairperson of festival welfare non-profit, PsyCare Ireland addresses drug use at festivals in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you listen to Fontaines DC?
The band are no stranger to nominations and awards.
# ceol
Irish band Fontaines DC nominated for Best Album at Ivor Novello awards
Harry Styles, Florence Welch and Kate Bush are among the musicians nominated for awards.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever travelled abroad just to go to a gig?
The cost of gigging in Ireland has shot up lately.
Irish drag artist: 'Following the music awards last week, I received a wave of online abuse'
A wave of abuse greeted Lavender after she accepted the Album of the Year award for CMAT last week.
# Music
CMAT, Sinéad O'Connor and Fontaines DC praised at RTÉ Choice Music Awards
The 18th annual music awards took place in Vicar St in Dublin last night.
# Festival
Arctic Monkeys and Guns N'Roses to headline Glastonbury along with Elton John
The announcement means that none of the three top-billed closing acts are women.
# Sheet music
200 year-old Dublin music shop McCullough Pigott to close
The shop is expected to cease trading on 31 March.
# Dave Jude Jolicoeur
De La Soul co-founder Trugoy the Dove dies aged 54
Sampling everyone from Johnny Cash and Steely Dan to Hall & Oates, De La Soul signalled the beginning of alternative hip-hop.
# Your Say
Poll: What's your favourite Burt Bacharach song?
So. Many. Hits.
The Sultans of Ping: 'It was a crazy sight to behold - every gig was exciting'
Paul McDermott traces the musical journey of Cork band The Sultans of Ping.
Opinion: Music can unlock memories and evoke emotions for people with dementia
Music therapist Lisa Kelly looks at the discussion around the positive benefits of music for people with dementia.
# rock
QUIZ: How much do you know about Phil Lynott?
The Boys are back in town!
Last year
# events guide
At a loose end after Christmas? From 5K runs to pantos, here's what's happening across the country
There are many events taking place to get people out of the house if they want to, with some being more strenuous than others.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you pay for a music streaming service?
Spotify has begun teasing the release of its annual Wrapped playlists.
# Grammys
Beyonce ties Grammy record after leading nominations with nine
The ceremony will be held on 5 February in Los Angeles.
# Your Say
Poll: Can you play an instrument?
These passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight can anyway.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like Garth Brooks' music?
He’s set to play five shows in Croke Park this month.
# no fences
Why does Ireland have such a connection with Garth Brooks?
Fans and a music expert have their say.
Lamont Dozier, writer of Motown classics You Can't Hurry Love and Heat Wave, dies aged 81
Dozier was the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced dozens of Motown hits.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Taylor Swift?
August slipped away into a moment in time…
# Congrats
Irish Oscar-nominated actress Jessie Buckley shortlisted for major music prize
She is nominated with collaborator Bernard Butler for their album For All Our Days That Tear The Heart.
# running up those charts
'It's really special': Kate Bush on the return of 'Running Up That Hill' to the charts
37 years after its release, the song is back at the top of singles charts worldwide thanks to its inclusion in Netflix series Stranger Things.
Irish musician Cathal Coughlan dies aged 61
Coughlan was a member of critically acclaimed bands The Fatima Mansions and Microdisney.
# Song contest
Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.
Iggy Pop leads tributes to 'huge talent' Mark Lanegan
Lanegan was a member of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins.
Betty Davis, hard funk pioneer, dies aged 77
Her records sold modestly at the time, but their impact has been cited often in the decades following.
# Joe Rogan
Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'
“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the singer said.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know these Meat Loaf lyrics?
The death of Meat Loaf was confirm by his family in a statement yesterday.
'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74
His family confirmed the news, saying: “Our hearts are broken.”
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like U2's music?
Bono said he’s not a fan of most of the band’s songs.
# dingle all the way
Quiz: How well do you remember 20 years of Other Voices?
Dingle has been the setting of many great performances over the years.
All time
Quiz: How well do you know these classic Christmas hits of the 1990s?
All you want for Christmas is quiz.
# Character
Derek Chisora tapes mouth and opts to play music in bizarre press conference
The Briton will face New Zealander Joseph Parker in Manchester this weekend.
# Mick Rock
Mick Rock, 'the man who shot the 70s', has died aged 72
Rock developed an interest in photography while at university, shooting local gigs.
Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83
Tutt drummed for Elvis Presley with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.
Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.