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Oasis Kick Off World Tour With New Songs

Oasis Kick Off World Tour With New SongsReturning band also bring out a traditional Beatles cover

Pogues To Play Sixth Christmas Tour

Pogues To Play Sixth Christmas TourShane MacGowan and co head out once again for festive gigs

Randy Newman Announces First London Gig For Five Years

Randy Newman Announces First London Gig For Five YearsAcademy Award-winner set to perform tracks from new album

Kanye West Announces UK Arena Tour

Kanye West Announces UK Arena TourHip-hop star brings his 'Glow In The Dark' spectacular to Britain

Led Zeppelin Back In The Studio!

Led Zeppelin Back In The Studio!Or at least Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham are

Josh Homme To Produce Arctic Monkeys

Josh Homme To Produce Arctic MonkeysAlex and the boys are heading to the desert, it seems

Oasis To Play Garden Centre!

Oasis To Play Garden Centre!OK, it's the Eden Project in Cornwall. . .

REM Bowl Over Old Trafford!

REM Bowl Over Old Trafford!Stipe, Buck and Mills are back on form in Manchester

Metallica And The Raconteurs Ride The Lightning At Reading

Metallica And The Raconteurs Ride The Lightning At ReadingUncut's team bring you all the action from the mud-spattered rockfest

Metallica To Close Reading Festival 2008

Metallica To Close Reading Festival 2008Conor Oberst, Alex Turner and Glasvegas all set to perform

The Killers Cover Joy Division At Reading Headline Set

The Killers Cover Joy Division At Reading Headline SetBrandon Flowers soldiers on despite plagued by sound issues

Jack White Plays His Fourth Reading Festival In Ten Years

Jack White Plays His Fourth Reading Festival In Ten YearsThe Raconteurs make their debut on the Main stge

We Are Scientist Joined By Editors At Reading

We Are Scientist Joined By Editors At ReadingThey team up to cover Ace of Bass

The Killers, Manic Street Preachers, The Raconteurs For Reading Day Two

The Killers, Manic Street Preachers, The Raconteurs For Reading Day TwoBloc Party, Editors and Seasick Steve also set for sun drenched festival

QOSTA put current album to bed at Reading

QOSTA put current album to bed at ReadingJosh Homme and co say this is the last outing for Era Vulgaris

Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age To Kick off Reading Festival

Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age To Kick off Reading FestivalPete Doherty's Babyshambles also headline festival day one

Syd Barrett Extravaganza Planned For Cambridge

Syd Barrett Extravaganza Planned For CambridgeUnseen Syd paintings to be shown from October

John Cale Presents A Nico Tribute Night

John Cale Presents A Nico Tribute NightLife Along The Borderline scheduled for London in October

Julian Cope Invades Royal Festival Hall In November

Julian Cope Invades Royal Festival Hall In NovemberThe Black Sheep Is On The Loose!

Free's Simon Kirke To Play Acoustic Shows

Free's Simon Kirke To Play Acoustic ShowsIt's his old band's 40th anniversary

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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...