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Conor Oberst Reveals New Tour Dates!

Conor Oberst Reveals New Tour Dates!Plus Bright Eyes’ boy genius unveils tracks for new album

The Zombies Release Live 'Odessey & Oracle'

The Zombies Release Live 'Odessey & Oracle'Full live performance of the classic 1968 album

Latitude Festival Sells Out!

Latitude Festival Sells Out!Bands like Sigur Ros get ready to play Suffolk

Leonard Cohen Plays First UK Gig In 15 Years

Leonard Cohen Plays First UK Gig In 15 YearsCheerfulness kept breaking through at Manchester show

Kasabian announce intimate warm up shows

Kasabian announce intimate warm up showsThe Leicester band will play four UK dates

SIGUR RÓS - READ THE UNCUT REVIEW!

SIGUR RÓS - READ THE UNCUT REVIEW!Also White Denim and Weezer in our releases round-up!

Maximo Park Cover David Bowie At Rock Band Launch

Maximo Park Cover David Bowie At Rock Band LaunchSee the video - Plus WIN the chance to live the ‘Rock Band’ dream in Ibiza!

Billy Bragg to Tour the UK and Ireland

Billy Bragg to Tour the UK and IrelandBragg takes ‘Mr Love & Justice’ on the road

Mick Fleetwood To Answer Your Questions!

Mick Fleetwood To Answer Your Questions!What do you want to know about the tallest drummer in rock?

Paul Weller, The Pretenders and CSS to Play Koko

Paul Weller, The Pretenders and CSS to Play KokoThe Zutons, Suzanne Vega and Chaka Khan also confirmed for free iTunes festival

Doobie Brothers Legend Plays UK Shows

Doobie Brothers Legend Plays UK ShowsMichael McDonald plays three exclusive dates

White Denim Announce First UK Tour

White Denim Announce First UK TourTexas trio will play Glastonbury and Boosh festival

Countdown to Latitude Begins!

Countdown to Latitude Begins!Read the Uncut guide to our favourite performers at Latitude 2008

Paul McCartney Brings The Beatles To Ukraine

Paul McCartney Brings The Beatles To UkraineThe ex-Beatle performs classic songs from the 1960s

Led Zeppelin Reveal Their Roots

Led Zeppelin Reveal Their RootsMuddy Waters, Bukka White and Howlin' Wolf on new DVD

Primal Scream Cover Hawkwind

Primal Scream Cover HawkwindUrban Guerrilla available as a free download

The Police Close Isle of Wight Festival

The Police Close Isle of Wight FestivalSex Pistols, Iggy & The Stooges and Kaiser Chiefs play 'The Island'

My Bloody Valentine play first gig in 16 years

My Bloody Valentine play first gig in 16 yearsKevin Shields and Blinda Butcher make spectacular comeback

Madness Announce Additional Hackney Show

Madness Announce Additional Hackney ShowSuggs & Co to play third live date at the Hackney Empire

Mogwai announce new album details

Mogwai announce new album detailsNew record is out in September

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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...