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Listen to previously unreleased Led Zeppelin track

Listen to previously unreleased Led Zeppelin trackThe forthcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin II includes a never-before-released instrumental...

Jack White: “You shouldn’t believe events in songs are all real for the songwriter or the singer”

Jack White: “You shouldn’t believe events in songs are all real for the songwriter or the singer”Jack White discusses the making of his second solo album, Lazaretto, in the new issue of Uncut,...

Watch Bruce Springsteen join The Rolling Stones on stage

Watch Bruce Springsteen join The Rolling Stones on stageBruce Springsteen joined The Rolling Stones onstage in Lisbon last night (May 29) for a rendition...

Jimmy Page responds to "Stairway To Heaven" plagiarism claim

Jimmy Page responds to "Stairway To Heaven" plagiarism claimJimmy Page has responded to recent plagiarism claims. Lawyers representing the group Spirit claim...

Chrissie Hynde: Neil Young is a "Pot-smoking, loveable hippie"

Chrissie Hynde: Neil Young is a "Pot-smoking, loveable hippie"Chrissie Hynde has spoken about working with Neil Young on her new solo album, Stockholm.

Watch Metallica perform "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" live for first time ever

Watch Metallica perform "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" live for first time everMetallica performed their 1988 track "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" live for the first time ever last...

Watch Black Keys perform at exclusive Nashville show

Watch Black Keys perform at exclusive Nashville showThe Black Keys performed an intimate show at Nashville's 500-capacity Mercy Lounge last night. It...

Watch Arcade Fire perform on Later... With Jools Holland

Watch Arcade Fire perform on Later... With Jools HollandArcade Fire appeared on Later... with Jools Holland last night (May 27). The band were introduced...

Mick Jagger predicts Metallica are 'going to be great' at Glastonbury

Mick Jagger predicts Metallica are 'going to be great' at GlastonburyMick Jagger has said that he thinks Metallica are going to be "great" when they headline this year'...

Ray Davies: "America has finally accepted The Kinks"

Ray Davies: "America has finally accepted The Kinks"Ray Davies made an appearance at the Hay Festival on Tuesday, May 26. During the interview, Davies...

Queen: New album of Freddie Mercury songs to be released

Queen: New album of Freddie Mercury songs to be releasedBrian May has confirmed that Queen will release an album before the end of 2014 which will feature...

Watch Bruce Springsteen pay tribute to fallen servicemen

Watch Bruce Springsteen pay tribute to fallen servicemenBruce Springsteen has posted a video on his YouTube channel paying tribute to servicemen who died...

Judge calls Led Zeppelin lawsuit lawyer 'unprofessional, offensive'

Judge calls Led Zeppelin lawsuit lawyer 'unprofessional, offensive'A Pennsylvania federal judge has ordered sanctions against the attorney preparing to sue Led...

The Rolling Stones resume world tour - read setlist

The Rolling Stones resume world tour - read setlistThe Rolling Stones resumed their #14ONFIRE tour in Olso, Norway on Monday night. The band played to...

Rare Velvet Underground record up for auction again

Rare Velvet Underground record up for auction againA rare early Velvet Underground record made in 1966 and sold at auction in 2006 for $25,200 will be...

Nick Cave, Roger Waters write songs for new Marianne Faithfull album

Nick Cave, Roger Waters write songs for new Marianne Faithfull albumNick Cave and Roger Waters are amongst those who have penned music for Marianne Faithfull's new...

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey to perform David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World album live

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey to perform David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World album liveDavid Bowie's long-term producer Tony Visconti and Mick "Woody" Woodmansey - the only surviving...

"The most difficult project I've ever done": Graham Nash on CSNY's Live 1974 box set

"The most difficult project I've ever done": Graham Nash on CSNY's Live 1974 box setGraham Nash has spoken about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's long-awaited live 1974 box set.

Devo to tour rare and early recordings

Devo to tour rare and early recordingsDevo are preparing to go on their first tour without rhythm guitarist Bob Casale, where they will...

Pixies frontman Black Francis announces plans to co-present film and literature event

Pixies frontman Black Francis announces plans to co-present film and literature eventPixies frontman Black Francis has announced plans to co-present a film event at the British Library...

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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...