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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

Lou Reed Opens Berlin in Edinburgh

Lou Reed Opens Berlin in EdinburghThe Velvet's legend performs his 1973 opera

Radiohead Release Live Videos

Radiohead Release Live Videos'In Rainbows' recorded live in a day

Unseen Film of Beatles in Plymouth

Unseen Film of Beatles in PlymouthRare 8mm footage of The Beatles found

Al Green To Tour The UK

Al Green To Tour The UKSoul legend takes new album on the road

New Martha Wainwright Single

New Martha Wainwright SingleNew song available as a digital download

Leonard Cohen Day Tickets Released

Leonard Cohen Day Tickets ReleasedThe Big Chill Festival make day tickets for Cohen

Radiohead Wow Fans in Victoria Park

Radiohead Wow Fans in Victoria ParkFirst UK gig of their tour kicks off in London

Oasis Release ‘Demo’ As New Single

Oasis Release ‘Demo’ As New SingleNew Oasis album due in the Autumn

NME Radio Launches Today

NME Radio Launches Today3.5 million fans vote for Muse as first song

Classic Lineup For Calexico's New Album

Classic Lineup For Calexico's New AlbumTracklisting for 6th record plus UK tour dates

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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...