This week on Dave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock, we hang out in the ’80s, recalling the great era of the open air concert including Cork Rocks, the first ever Slane, Self Aid and Bob Marley at Dalymount. Also, it’s the decade when every Irish band was anointed ‘the new U2’...To listen back to the full episode, click here. And listen to Dave's Irish rock playlist below:
Nowadays Def Jam Recordings is owned by Universal Music Group, but it started off as the labour of love of its co-founders, producer and heavy metal fan, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, whose brother was in hip-hop band, Run DMC. In the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels, Jim Carroll joined Seán Rocks to talk about Def Jam Records. The first act Rubin and Simmons signed for their new label was Ladies Love Cool James, or LL Cool J, to you and me.
Former Arts Editor of the Irish Times, Shane Hegarty, is now a hugely popular children's author best known for his Darkmouth series, and the good news is that the first book in the series is being made in to a movie.. in Los Angeles, no less!
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Selecting a term
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