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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

Last Shadow Puppets, Streets And Wild Beasts Confirmed For BBC's Electric Proms

Last Shadow Puppets, Streets And Wild Beasts Confirmed For BBC's Electric PromsPlus Tony Christie, weirdly

The Last Shadow Puppets Cover Bowie And Love In Oxford

The Last Shadow Puppets Cover Bowie And Love In OxfordAlex Turner's side project hits the road

Metallica Announce September London Show

Metallica Announce September London ShowFor five quid!

Yeasayer Take Club Uncut By Storm

Yeasayer Take Club Uncut By StormAnd there's a fine show from The Week That Was in support. . .

Hop Farm Festival Set To Expand

Hop Farm Festival Set To ExpandThe Neil Young headlined bash was such a success, three days are planned for 2009

Oasis Sell Out UK Tour In Minutes

Oasis Sell Out UK Tour In MinutesDemand for the Gallaghers and co. sees 180, 000 tickets snapped up

Glastonbury 2009 Ticket Scheme Announced

Glastonbury 2009 Ticket Scheme AnnouncedFind out how to buy in advance for next year's bash

My Morning Jacket Return To The UK For November Tour

My Morning Jacket Return To The UK For November TourAnd the London show's a joint headliner with The Black Keys

Slipknot Invade The UK In December

Slipknot Invade The UK In DecemberThe nu-metal band it's OK to like have a new album, too

Bill Drummond To Make Rare Performance

Bill Drummond To Make Rare PerformanceThe KLF provocateur takes over Derby this Friday

Elton John Celebrated In A New Photo Exhibition

Elton John Celebrated In A New Photo ExhibitionEltonography comes to London in September

Coldplay Give Away Free Song Online

Coldplay Give Away Free Song OnlineIt's called Death Will Never Conquer by the way

Robert Plant To Play Free Festival

Robert Plant To Play Free FestivalAlison Krauss, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy and Pegi Young also on the bill for Hardly...

Brian Wilson! Loudon Wainwright III! Damon Albarn!

Brian Wilson! Loudon Wainwright III! Damon Albarn!New albums reviewed, plus our recommended round up!

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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...