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REM Give New Yorkers Preview Of New Single

REM Give New Yorkers Preview Of New SingleIn a sex shop, to be precise

Portishead Reveal The Title Of Their Third Album

Portishead Reveal The Title Of Their Third AlbumThe clue's in the headline

Ringo Starr Storms Out Of US TV Show

Ringo Starr Storms Out Of US TV ShowDave Stewart also implicated in Regis & Kathy spat

Patti Smith To Exhibit Artwork In Paris

Patti Smith To Exhibit Artwork In ParisThe punk poet gets her first major exhibition

Pentangle Announce Full Summer Tour

Pentangle Announce Full Summer TourThe folk-rock legends return for a full UK jaunt

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Ruled Out Of Oscars

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Ruled Out Of OscarsThe guitarist’s soundtrack work is deemed ineligible

Alex Turner Plays Surprise London Gig

Alex Turner Plays Surprise London GigArctic Monkeys star collaborates on a host of covers

The Breeders Return After Seven Year Break

The Breeders Return After Seven Year BreakThe Steve Albini-produced “Mountain Battles” is out in April

Guillemots Ready 'Poppier' New Album

Guillemots Ready 'Poppier' New AlbumThe band return with 'Through The Windowpane''s follow-up

Heath Ledger, 1979 - 2008

Heath Ledger, 1979 - 2008Read Uncut's obituary of the Australian actor, star of 'I'm Not There'

Yeasayer Add Another London Show To March Tour

Yeasayer Add Another London Show To March TourBrooklyn's finest play two nights at the ICA

Morrissey Returns To London For Live Residency

Morrissey Returns To London For Live ResidencyAnd he plays four Smiths songs on the first night!

Roger Waters Brings The Dark Side To Coachella

Roger Waters Brings The Dark Side To CoachellaKraftwerk, Spiritualized, The Verve and The Raconteurs join him at California festival

Leonard Cohen to tour Europe in 2008?

Leonard Cohen to tour Europe in 2008?He may hit the UK for the first time in 15 years

Supergrass reveal new album details

Supergrass reveal new album details‘Diamond Hoo Ha’ hits the UK in March

U2 review their own 3D extravaganza

U2 review their own 3D extravaganzaThe revolutionary live film screens at Sundance

The Breeders, Portishead and MMJ confirmed for Coachella

The Breeders, Portishead and MMJ confirmed for CoachellaThe Verve, Rilo Kiley and The Raconteurs are all set to play

Songwriting legend John Stewart, 1939-2008

Songwriting legend John Stewart, 1939-2008The man who wrote ‘Daydream Believer’ passes away

Portishead announce tour

Portishead announce tourThe reclusive Bristol band get back on the road

Tom Robinson returns to Rock Against Racism

Tom Robinson returns to Rock Against RacismThe veteran of 1978's protest set for historic gig

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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...