Some Irish Rock Connections to Queens of the Stone Age

Some Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll links to Queens of the Stone Age As I’m sure many of you know  Queens of the Stone Age are playing this friday the 24th of November in the 3Arena in Dublin. This is going to be a little blog telling you the musical connections between Queens Of The Stone age and Ireland and there’s a lot more than you’ll think. The Nirvana Link Okay let’s go back to 1994, Nirvana were one of the biggest bands at time, they had 3 very successful albums on their backs and were on tour. They were scheduled to play RDS Simmons Court on the 8th of April, as all of us know that was the day it was announced Kurt Cobain had passed away. In the museum we have a poster that was donated to us by a member of the Irish Poster Association. If you’re a Queen’s fan then you already know the connection but if you’re still wondering what any of this has to do with Queens Of The Stone Age let us go on. Nirvana mainly (there were a few temporary characters in and out through the years) consisted of lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl. Now Grohl was devastated by the news of the passing of the singer of his band, and rightly so, he lost a close friend. But  a few years after Dave finished with Nirvana  he started a band called “Foo Fighters” Let me set the scene one day late 2001 Josh Homme rang Dave and asked him would he play drums for...

Top Irish Music Made for Irish Football Matches

Top Irish Music played at Football Matches The Republic of Ireland are set to play Denmark this weekend, its the first of a two legged world cup play off and they’re kicking it off in Copenhagen this Saturday November 11th. If all goes to plan the Boys in green will win and then play on the home turf of the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday the 14th. You might wonder why is the Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Experience’s blog but we’re all football fans here and the matches got us thinking what Rock songs epitomise the build up to any great sporting event. 1. “The Boys Are Back in Town” - Thin Lizzy Firstly, and naturally, we have to start off with our old favourites, Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town. This song is the universal Rock ‘N’ Roll song to roll out at a match, particularly on the home leg of a two parter. It’s number 499 of Rolling Stone’s top 500 songs ever, though we’d argue it should be top ten. And they described Phil Lynott’s “Gaelic Soul”  and the twin guitar lead by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson is crucial to the songs success. We think they capture the “Gaelic Soul” of the Irish fans and will for many more years to come. 2. “Dearg Doom” - Horslips Next we have selected Horslips The Irish Celtic Rock band. You’ll be familiar with “Dearg Doom”. It is the number one song to get teams pumped for match day. This opening guitar solo is known all around the world, and rightly so! 3. “You can...

Memorabilia Showcase: A Textile Portrait of Phil Lynott from Stitchin in the Kitchen

We get tagged in many posts online from musicians sharing their personal covers of U2’s greatest hits or of artists interpretations of stars. We even share the odd creative piece ourselve… But one day we were tagged in a beautiful piece of artwork online that we had to share. Jane Sanders, or “Stitchin_in_the_kitchen” as she goes by online, tagged is in a textile portrait that really connected with

The Joshua Tree is being re-imagined

The Joshua Tree is being re-imagined, the biggest names in Ireland’s music scene have come together and will be covering songs from U2’s iconic album The Joshua Tree in celebration of hitting its 30 year mark.

Niall Power | The Man of Many Bands | New Donation to The Irish Rock N Roll Museum

Niall Power, the “Man of Many Bands” donates new memorabilia to The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Niall Power, is a man of many talents. He began a glittering career in Irish Rock N Roll 40 years ago and has played drums for everyone from Bob Geldof to Westlife. Self-described as only ever wanting to be a drummer had to give up his main passion in life after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago. Never one to sit idly by Niall began penning a book of his memories, the results of which is his fascinating autobiography “Timing is Everything”. Niall has donated a signed copy to the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. His autobiography is accompanied by his favourite skins, lucky drumsticks, a rare home photo of himself, Bob Geldof and the Vegetarians of Love, as well as his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass.   LIVE 8 Niall’s donations to the Museum include his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass. He played drums on ‘I don’t like Monday’s’ as part of Bob Geldof’s solo band. The Donation As well as the drumsticks, his unique Live 8 Ticket and Backstage Lanyard Niall Donates his brand new book “Timing Is Everything,” a unique and interesting take on his career which we are now selling in our giftshop. We are very lucky to have this and we’re selling his book in our little giftshop too. It’s a good read! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 21, 2017 at 5:12am PDT We were very happy to have Niall Power in today to officially donate...

Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Concert Goers Discount for Chili Pepper’s fans! Are you up in Dublin for the Chili Peppers rescheduled gig? Are you looking to kill some time? Are you interested in Rock Music and it’s History? Then pop into the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience and avail of our 20% Concertgoers discount. In the interest of , we’re offering a 20% discount for all concertgoers!  All you have to do is present your ticket at reception, tell us all about the gig (if you want to) and boom 20% off! It’s as easy as that! You can book online or at reception, which ever you prefer. Our current tour times are: 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45 & 17:30 And you can even come tell us about how the below meme makes you feel. Are you a @chilipeppers fan in Dublin looking for something to do before or after the gig tonight or tomorrow? Pop into us and go on a #RockNRoll Tour of Irish Music History! #Meme A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:28am PDT Book Your Guided Tour...

Imelda May Singing Amhrán Na bhFiann at Conor McGregor V Floyd Mayweather

Imelda May Singing Amhrán Na bhFiann at Conor McGregor V Floyd Mayweather We were delighted at the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience to see Conor McGregor enlist another Irish great to sing him in officially over the weekend. Imelda May, flew over last minute to give the USA, and the watching world, a haunting rendition of the Irish National Anthem. Check out the best video we could find below! Book Your Guided Tour...

New Phil Lynott Memorabilia donated in time for Phil’s 68th Birthday

New Thin Lizzy Memorabilia for the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience We here at the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum had a lovely visit to Philomena Lynott’s House earlier this month when she donated some new Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy Memorabilia to the Museum. We’re delighted to get this memorabilia just in time for the Bash For Philo Weekend and the 68th Anniversary of his birthday. This weekend is the first weekend that we have this bad boy on display. New to the Museum this weekend! This guitar and case were used by Phil Lynott in his work post Thin Lizzy. Blog and video to follow! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:49am PDT We also managed to get 2 double passes to the Guest list of Bash For Philo on this weekend in the Button Factory to celebrate his Birthday!  We’ll pick a winner at random from our tour tomorrow! We can also offer a massive 30% off Bash For Philo for all visitors to the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience over the weekend. Just ask at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Reception and we’ll look after you! Book Your Guided Tour...

The Most Rocking Weekend of the Year

The Rock N Roll Weekend 2017. The rock n roll weekend of 2017 is upon us and we’ve lots to celebrate this weekend! Have a look at all the Rock N Roll events, news and fun rolling across the city this weekend! 5. The Rock N Roll Marathon All around the world people are running to Rock N Roll and Ireland is no different. The Rock n Roll Marathon is taking place this weekend. We’ll be running it and we’re offering 20% off to all participants and you get free in if you bring four people. Check out the video  below about why running rocks! 4. The Rock N Roll Festival The Rock N Roll Festival is on in Dame District and we’ll be extending our Rock N Roll Discount to visitors to this festival.  It’s a free festival to celebrate all things rockabilly and it’s a great thing for charity. Alway worth a visit! 3.Eric Bell of Thin Lizzy has finished recording his new album “Standing at a Bus Stop” Eric Bell, of Thin Lizzy fame, is releasing his new album where you can preorder CD or Vinyl here now on. Click the album work below to go through to order! [Album cover work: Eric Bell on Alderley Edge - Album cover artwork Source: http://www.oftheedgeproductions.com/]   2. The Temple Bar Summer Family Fun Day The Temple Bar Summer Family Fun Day is on the 12th, 19th and 26th August in Crampton Court Dublin 2 and the first event is this Saturday. With animal and kid friendly events on this will be a free event to celebrate Temple Bar....