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Hear Philip Selway's new solo single, "It Will End In Tears"

Hear Philip Selway's new solo single, "It Will End In Tears"Philip Selway is streaming his new solo single. "It Will End In Tears" can be heard below and...

U2 release new album for free

U2 release new album for freeU2 have released their new album Songs Of Innocence and are giving it away for free. The band...

Cat Power announces two London gigs

Cat Power announces two London gigsCat Power will play two London gigs this November. The singer will appear at the Union Chapel on...

Classic Tom Waits animated video set for restoration

Classic Tom Waits animated video set for restorationAn animated Tom Waits music video is set to be restored for its 35th anniversary. Tom Waits For No...

Keith Richards hints at June 2015 release for solo record

Keith Richards hints at June 2015 release for solo recordKeith Richards has spoken about a forthcoming solo album, suggesting the record could be released...

Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey confirmed for Paul McCartney tribute album

Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey confirmed for Paul McCartney tribute albumBob Dylan, Brian Wilson and Roger Daltrey are among the artists confirmed as having recorded songs...

Robert Plant rolls out Led Zeppelin classics and showcases new album at iTunes Festival show

Robert Plant rolls out Led Zeppelin classics and showcases new album at iTunes Festival showRobert Plant launched his new album lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar with a show that also featured...

David Bowie announces new 8-minute single to accompany career spanning compilation

David Bowie announces new 8-minute single to accompany career spanning compilationDavid Bowie will release career-spanning greatest hits album Nothing Has Changed in November, with...

Roger Waters' The Wall tour documentary premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

Roger Waters' The Wall tour documentary premieres at Toronto International Film FestivalRoger Waters has premiered his tour documentary Roger Waters: The Wall at the Toronto Film Festival...

Brian Wilson and The Strokes to pay tribute to George Harrison at George Fest

Brian Wilson and The Strokes to pay tribute to George Harrison at George FestBrian Wilson and members of The Strokes are among the artists who will pay tribute to George...

Aphex Twin shares first new song in 13 years - listen

Aphex Twin shares first new song in 13 years - listenAphex Twin has revealed his first new song in 13 years.

Jeff Tweedy: “Rock’n’roll as a fashion and sellable lifestyle is definitely faltering”

Jeff Tweedy: “Rock’n’roll as a fashion and sellable lifestyle is definitely faltering”Jeff Tweedy sheds light on his upcoming projects in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 and...

Clips of lost movie starring Gram Parsons to be screened in London

Clips of lost movie starring Gram Parsons to be screened in LondonThe remains of a lost movie starring Gram Parsons are set to be screened in London this month (...

Captain Beefheart boxset, including unheard outtakes, to be released in November

Captain Beefheart boxset, including unheard outtakes, to be released in NovemberPreviously unheard Captain Beefheart recordings are set to be released as part of a new boxset.

The Rolling Stones release six documentaries and films on Facebook

The Rolling Stones release six documentaries and films on FacebookThe Rolling Stones have made some of their classic documentaries and concert films available to...

Phil Selway: "now feels right" time to start recording new Radiohead album

Phil Selway: "now feels right" time to start recording new Radiohead albumRadiohead drummer Phil Selway has said that now is the right time to start working on the band's...

Sleater-Kinney to release career-spanning vinyl boxset in October

Sleater-Kinney to release career-spanning vinyl boxset in OctoberSleater-Kinney are to release their entire discography in a seven-album boxset. Sub Pop Records...

New Order sign to Mute Records for new album

New Order sign to Mute Records for new albumNew Order have signed with long-standing independent label Mute Records. The Manchester band have...

Hear Elvis Costello's "New Basement Tapes" track, with lyrics by Bob Dylan

Hear Elvis Costello's "New Basement Tapes" track, with lyrics by Bob DylanA second track, " Married To My Hack", has been released from the forthcoming Lost On The River:...

George Harrison box set due for release

George Harrison box set due for releaseA box set of George Harrison's first six solo albums will be released on September 22. The albums...

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Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide


In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call...