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My Bloody Valentine play secret shows!

My Bloody Valentine play secret shows!Two dates added to their summer tour

Paul Weller scores number 1 album

Paul Weller scores number 1 album22 Dreams tops charts in its first week

Led Zeppelin join Foo Fighters at Wembley

Led Zeppelin join Foo Fighters at WembleyPage leads Grohl through Zeppelin classics

The Courteeners Play In-stores

The Courteeners Play In-stores3 UK cities will hear The Courteener's new single

New Funeral For a Friend single

New Funeral For a Friend singleWelsh quintet release new song on their own record label

Spiritualized Play One-off Gig

Spiritualized Play One-off GigJason Pierce & co warm up for Glastonbury

Carole King's Tapestry Re-released

Carole King's Tapestry Re-releasedThe 1971 classic gets the deluxe treatment

Bo Diddley gets a rock’n’roll send off

Bo Diddley gets a rock’n’roll send offStars pay tribute to a guitar legend

Feeder announce intimate gig

Feeder announce intimate gigOnly 400 tickets available

Ronnie Wood plays on Starsailor’s new album

Ronnie Wood plays on Starsailor’s new albumSong reminds him of 'Maggie May'

Creedence Clearwater release Best Of

Creedence Clearwater release Best OfWin two tickets to see Creedence Clear Water's John Fogerty at the Royal Albert Hall

John Lydon charged with beating a woman

John Lydon charged with beating a womanSex Pistols singer will face civil proceedings

American Music Club Announce UK tour

American Music Club Announce UK tourCheck out the dates here!

Bob Dylan talks!

Bob Dylan talks!Dylan on his art, memoirs and Obama

Stevie Wonder's first European tour in a decade

Stevie Wonder's first European tour in a decadeLegend launches dates with intimate London set

Latitude tickets sell out!

Latitude tickets sell out!Only Friday passes left with 6 weeks to go!

Latitude Update: BBC Introducing stage

Latitude Update: BBC Introducing stageThe Wave Pictures, Errors and Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds plus more!

Franz Ferdinand announce UK dates

Franz Ferdinand announce UK datesIntimate venues chosen for new song previews

More acts for Massive Attack festival

More acts for Massive Attack festivalMeltdown set to rock the Southbank

Radiohead release back catalogue on iTunes

Radiohead release back catalogue on iTunesThe Beatles now the last British band to hold out

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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...