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Bob Weir cancels all upcoming concerts

Bob Weir cancels all upcoming concertsBob Weir has cancelled his forthcoming tour itinerary, according to a report on Rolling Stone. Bob...

Leonard Cohen to release new album in September

Leonard Cohen to release new album in SeptemberLeonard Cohen is reportedly releasing a new album to coincide with his 80th birthday. The album,...

Paul McCartney scores computer game

Paul McCartney scores computer gamePaul McCartney has worked on the score for a new computer game called Destiny. McCartney has also...

Van Morrison to release lyric book

Van Morrison to release lyric bookVan Morrison is to release a book of his lyrics, Lit Up Inside, on October 2. The 230 page book,...

Morrissey reportedly dropped by record label

Morrissey reportedly dropped by record labelAccording to a post on quasi-official Morrissey fansite True To You , the singer and his label...

Eric Clapton announces new tour doc

Eric Clapton announces new tour docEric Clapton has announced a new tour documentary for release later this year. Planes, Trains And...

Mick Jagger, David Gilmour, Bryan Ferry urge Scotland to stay in the UK

Mick Jagger, David Gilmour, Bryan Ferry urge Scotland to stay in the UKMick Jagger, David Gilmour and Bryan Ferry are among a list of more than 200 famous faces who have...

Richard Russell: “Damon Albarn and I were booked to go back into the studio with Bobby Womack later this year”

Richard Russell: “Damon Albarn and I were booked to go back into the studio with Bobby Womack later this year”Producer and XL head Richard Russell pays tribute to the late Bobby Womack in the new issue of...

Willie Nelson's hair up for auction

Willie Nelson's hair up for auctionA pair of Willie Nelson's braids will be among the more than 2,000 items going up for auction from...

Morrissey appears to criticise his record label in fansite update

Morrissey appears to criticise his record label in fansite updateMorrissey has appeared to criticise his record label, Harvest Records, with the singer hinting at "...

Authorised book of Nick Drake's life and work announced

Authorised book of Nick Drake's life and work announcedA new authorised book of Nick Drake’s life and work is due to be published by John Murray in...

Hear new Stevie Nicks track, "The Dealer"

Hear new Stevie Nicks track, "The Dealer"Stevie Nicks has unveiled a track "The Dealer" from her upcoming solo album, 24 Karat Gold — Songs...

Thurston Moore forms new band with My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth members

Thurston Moore forms new band with My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth membersThurston Moore has formed a new band with My Bloody Valentine bass player Debbie Googe. Spin...

Mountain in Montana renamed in Paul McCartney's honour

Mountain in Montana renamed in Paul McCartney's honourA mountain in Montana has been temporarily renamed after Paul McCartney. McCartney is currently...

Ry Cooder announces soundtracks box set

Ry Cooder announces soundtracks box setRy Cooder has announced details of a seven CD retrospective boxed set focussing on his soundtrack...

The Who want fans memorabilia for 50th anniversary celebrations

The Who want fans memorabilia for 50th anniversary celebrationsThe Who have appealed directly to fans to go through their memorabilia for anything rare that could...

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' becomes biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' becomes biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994Jack White's Lazaretto has become the biggest-selling vinyl album for 20 years. The album, White's...

Johnny Depp contributes to 'lost' Bob Dylan collection

Johnny Depp contributes to 'lost' Bob Dylan collectionJohnny Depp features on a new album based on the 'lost' lyrics of Bob Dylan. Lost On The River:...

The Flaming Lips reveal tracklisting for Sgt. Pepper's tribute album

The Flaming Lips reveal tracklisting for Sgt. Pepper's tribute albumThe Flaming Lips have revealed the full tracklisting and contributor list for their remake of The...

Thom Yorke plays DJ set to 'half a dozen' people at Cornish festival

Thom Yorke plays DJ set to 'half a dozen' people at Cornish festivalThom Yorke reportedly played a DJ set to just eight people at Cornish festival Leopallooza over the...

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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...