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Hard-Fi Latest Confirmed To Play Love Music Hate Racism

Hard-Fi Latest Confirmed To Play Love Music Hate RacismX-Ray Spex singer also confirmed for RAR's 30th anniversary gig

Paul Weller Collaborates With Noel Gallagher On New Album

Paul Weller Collaborates With Noel Gallagher On New AlbumFull tracklisting for 22 Dreams unveiled here

Metallica To Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008!

Metallica To Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008!Rage Against The Machine, QOTSA and Manics all to play 3 day rock fest

Babyshambles Confirmed For Reading and Leeds Festivals

Babyshambles Confirmed For Reading and Leeds FestivalsThe Wombats also set to join The Killers at this August's events

The Stranglers To Appear At Liverpool Pops Festival

The Stranglers To Appear At Liverpool Pops FestivalThe new wave rockers return to the city after 30 years, plus Blondie to play

Pete Townshend Guests On New Martha Wainwright Album

Pete Townshend Guests On New Martha Wainwright AlbumThe Band's Garth Hudson and Donald Fagen also help out

Chuck Berry To Be Played By Mos Def In New Film

Chuck Berry To Be Played By Mos Def In New FilmBeyonce also set to star as Etta James in the story of Chess records

Patti Smith Does Dylan’s Boathouse

Patti Smith Does Dylan’s BoathousePunk legend performs at Laugharne literary weekend

Keith Richards Slams UK Smoking Ban

Keith Richards Slams UK Smoking BanRolling Stone says 'It’s draconian – socially, politically-correct bullshit'

U2 Sign Up For New Deal With Live Nation

U2 Sign Up For New Deal With Live NationThe band follow in Madonna's footsteps with a contract with the concert promoters

The Killers Announced As Reading and Leeds Festival Headliners

The Killers Announced As Reading and Leeds Festival HeadlinersThe Las Vegas band 'love playing in England'

Eric Clapton Teams Up With Steve Winwood

Eric Clapton Teams Up With Steve WinwoodThe legendary guitarists perform together on new single

Estelle and Duffy Both Maintain Poll Position In UK Charts

Estelle and Duffy Both Maintain Poll Position In UK ChartsThe Raconteurs' second album goes in top 10 too

The Beatles, The Who and Eric Clapton Donate Items To Hard Rock

The Beatles, The Who and Eric Clapton Donate Items To Hard RockLegendary instruments join London collection

Gnarls Barkley Cancel London Show

Gnarls Barkley Cancel London ShowCee-Lo Green postpones UK promo trip 'due to family illness'

Son of Rambow - Uncut's Film Of The Month - Reviewed!

Son of Rambow - Uncut's Film Of The Month - Reviewed!Plus: Haneke's Funny Games and our film release round-up

T Bone Burnett Would Love To Record Bob Dylan

T Bone Burnett Would Love To Record Bob DylanLegendary producer would 'love to give him the sound for him to play in'

The Killers Announce Outdoor Show

The Killers Announce Outdoor ShowThe rock band confirm a Summer show in Dublin

Robert Plant Confirms 'Led Zeppelin Could Play Again'

Robert Plant Confirms 'Led Zeppelin Could Play Again'Singer tells Uncut they would perform for a really, really good reason

X Factor Winner Becomes First Brit Female To Top US Charts In 21 Years

X Factor Winner Becomes First Brit Female To Top US Charts In 21 YearsLeona Lewis has the first number 1 since Kim Wilde in 1987

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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...