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The Raconteurs Wow Glastonbury With Their First Appearance

The Raconteurs Wow Glastonbury With Their First AppearanceJack White returns to the Pyramid Stage after headlining in 2005

Elbow Team Up With Richard Hawley At Glastonbury

Elbow Team Up With Richard Hawley At GlastonburyThe Mancunians also call the crowd 'beautiful'

Band Of Horses Debut New Material At Glastonbury

Band Of Horses Debut New Material At GlastonburyAmericana heroes even get applause for their soundcheck

Amy Winehouse Puts On A Controversial Glastonbury Show

Amy Winehouse Puts On A Controversial Glastonbury ShowThe singer is caught on camera in an altercation with a fan

Jay-Z Covers Oasis On The Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury

Jay-Z Covers Oasis On The Pyramid Stage At GlastonburyThe rapper's controversial headline slot is greeted warmly by fans

Franz Ferdinand Preview New Songs At Glastonbury Show

Franz Ferdinand Preview New Songs At Glastonbury ShowThe Scots surprise the punters on the Park Stage

Kings Of Leon Close First Night Of Glastonbury

Kings Of Leon Close First Night Of GlastonburyThe Followill family band preview a number of new songs during their set

Amy Winehouse Set For Glastonbury Tonight

Amy Winehouse Set For Glastonbury Tonight'Rehab' singer likely to play festival after Nelson Mandela gig

John Cale Debuts New Song At Glastonbury

John Cale Debuts New Song At GlastonburyThe Velvet Underground legend brings some 'dirty ass rock 'n' roll' to Somerset

Tom Waits and Tricky To Record Album

Tom Waits and Tricky To Record AlbumTom Waits invites Tricky to San Francisco

Silver Jews Announce Second US Tour

Silver Jews Announce Second US TourBut Berman fears touring blunts artistic output

Vampire Weekend Awed By Crowd At Glastonbury

Vampire Weekend Awed By Crowd At GlastonburyNew York afro-poppers play the first of their three gigs at the festival this year

CSNY legend to play the UK in October

CSNY legend to play the UK in OctoberStephen Stills UK Tour Dates

Glastonbury Kicks Off In Wet Conditions

Glastonbury Kicks Off In Wet ConditionsThe Rascals and Kate Nash open the festival before Kings Of Leon later

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Glastonbury Set

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Glastonbury SetThe Scots drop in midway through tour

Jesus & Mary Chain Unveil Rarities Box Set

Jesus & Mary Chain Unveil Rarities Box SetFour disc set includes demos and unheard songs

Gogol Bordello Added to Clapham Festival

Gogol Bordello Added to Clapham FestivalPlus Iggy makes his only UK festival appearance!

Unheard Thin Lizzy Live Album

Unheard Thin Lizzy Live AlbumHistoric recording from 1975 gets re-mastered

Ramones and Kiss Play With Pearl Jam in NYC

Ramones and Kiss Play With Pearl Jam in NYCEddie Vedder performs Pearl Jam hits in Madison Square Garden

Ray Davies Announces North American Tour

Ray Davies Announces North American TourThe Kinks frontman will play Canada and the US

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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...