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Danny Federici 1950 - 2008, Full obituary here

Danny Federici 1950 - 2008, Full obituary hereBruce Springsteen cohort and E Street Band keyboardist has died, aged 58

Jay Z Announces More UK Shows

Jay Z Announces More UK ShowsGlastonbury and Wireless headliner now to play Arena tour too

Paul Weller To Play Royal Palace

Paul Weller To Play Royal PalaceGirls Aloud also headline two day event at Osborne House

E Street Band Member Danny Federici Has Died

E Street Band Member Danny Federici Has DiedBruce Springsteen's longtime keyboardist had skin cancer

New Beatles Film Gets DVD Release

New Beatles Film Gets DVD Release'All Together Now' chronicles the making of Love

Eric Burdon To Play With WAR Next Week

Eric Burdon To Play With WAR Next WeekOne-off reunion gig takes place at the Royal Albert Hall

Nick Cave iTunes Session Gets Released

Nick Cave iTunes Session Gets Released5 tracks from exclusive Air Studios gig precedes new single

Badly Drawn Boy To Join Super Furry Animals At Green Man

Badly Drawn Boy To Join Super Furry Animals At Green ManLots of new acts confirmed for this year's Brecon Beacon bash

Jesus And Mary Chain Brand New Track Released

Jesus And Mary Chain Brand New Track ReleasedFirst new material from the renuited band is available now

The Raconteurs Added To Benicassim Festival Bill

The Raconteurs Added To Benicassim Festival BillJack White and co join My Bloody Valentine and Babyshambles in Spain

Tom Petty To Release Original Band's Debut Album

Tom Petty To Release Original Band's Debut AlbumMudcrutch LP is 35 years in the making

The Last Shadow Puppets Album Reviewed!

The Last Shadow Puppets Album Reviewed!Portishead also come up trumps in the weekly reviews round-up

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Live Bootleg To Be Released

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Live Bootleg To Be ReleasedThe famous '72 Santa Monica recording finally sees light of day

Clash Legend's Paintings Go On Show This Week

Clash Legend's Paintings Go On Show This WeekPaul Simonon's Spanish paintings to be exhibited for the first time

Paul Weller Speaks About Collaboration With Oasis

Paul Weller Speaks About Collaboration With OasisNoel Gallagher and Gem Archer help out on The Modfather’s new single

Neil Young Hop Farm Update!

Neil Young Hop Farm Update!Find out who's been added to the one day event in Kent

Phosphorescent To Play Club Uncut!

Phosphorescent To Play Club Uncut!Just two days to go until our double-header live night takes place

The Lemonheads Bring Ray To Truck Festival

The Lemonheads Bring Ray To Truck FestivalEvan Dando to perform classic album in full in Oxfordshire

Queen Musical Sequel In The Works

Queen Musical Sequel In The WorksBrian May says: We Will Rock You (Again)!

Bob Dylan's Lyrics Illustrated In New Kids Book!

Bob Dylan's Lyrics Illustrated In New Kids Book!The singer's poetic lyrics teach the 'importance of doing good'

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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...