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Cathal Coughlan, frontman with Irish indie bands Microdisney and Fatima Mansions, dies aged 61
Singer celebrated for versatile, sometimes confrontational songcraft had suffered a long illness

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2022 @3:28 PM

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‘We’ve had our humanity ripped away’: meet Jeshi, the rapper raging at the cost of living crisis
The east London MC was carrying a knife at 11 but is now about to release an era-defining album. The trouble is that it’s the Tories’ austerity era – something he’d rather see the back of

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79
Greek composer topped US charts and won an Oscar with Chariots of Fire’s uplifting piano-led theme

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, May, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Ricky Gardiner, guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, dies aged 73
Musician who wrote classic riffs for songs including The Passenger had Parkinson’s disease

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, May, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Ireland’s Eurovision misery continues as it fails to qualify for 2022 contest
Singer Brooke Scullion says ‘we are so, so happy with what we did’ despite country failing to make final for seventh time in eight years

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, May, 2022 @7:43 AM

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Bob Dylan unveils his largest-ever sculpture, of a railway freight car
Rail Car, which Dylan describes as representing ‘perception and reality at the same time’, is installed on train tracks in a Provence vineyard

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2022 @10:38 AM

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US rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges, Gunna also indicted
Twenty-eight associates of rapper’s Young Stoner Life label indicted with various allegations that range from murder to robbery and drug dealing

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, May, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Jethro Lazenby, son of Nick Cave, dies aged 31
The fashion model had recently been released from jail in Australia, after being convicted of assault against his mother

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, May, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Kendrick Lamar: The Heart Part 5 review – a heartstopping call for uplifted humanity
The rapper’s flow is as charged and acute as ever as he lays out a manifesto of radical empathy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, May, 2022 @1:02 PM

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Kidd Creole, Furious Five rapper, sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter
The hip-hop star, whose music career ended in the late 1980s, stabbed a homeless man, John Jolly, with a steak knife

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, May, 2022 @8:21 AM

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Post your questions for Liam Gallagher
Ahead of his third solo album C’mon You Know, the former Oasis frontman will take on questions about his life and career

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, May, 2022 @10:43 AM

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Still a fascist regime? Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen reissued to mark platinum jubilee
Once-banned punk rock anthem finally has a chance to reach No 1 after it missed out in 1977 during the Queen’s silver jubilee

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, May, 2022 @11:09 AM

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