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Neil Young Album Details Emerge

Neil Young Album Details EmergeChrome Dreams has just been completed

The Stooges Blow V away With Frenzied Set

The Stooges Blow V away With Frenzied SetIggy Pop is one of the highlights of the festival in Chelmsford

Rilo Kiley Showcase New Album At V Festival

Rilo Kiley Showcase New Album At V FestivalJenny Lewis and co. turn out a thrilling set in Chelmsford

Primal Scream Debut New Song At V Festival

Primal Scream Debut New Song At V FestivalFoo Fighters also close the first night in style

Babyshambles Draw A Packed Arowd at V

Babyshambles Draw A Packed Arowd at VFoo Fighters deliver an impressive acoustic set at Hylands Park

Jazz legend and bebop innovator Max Roach dies

Jazz legend and bebop innovator Max Roach diesDrummer played with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Rodrigo Y Gabriela return to the UK for December shows

Rodrigo Y Gabriela return to the UK for December showsGuitar duo offer us an early Christmas present

Cut Of The Day: Dylan, Thompson and Manzanera team up

Cut Of The Day: Dylan, Thompson and Manzanera team upSee this fantastic footage of Bob joining forces with guitar maestros

Matt Damon slates Bond franchise

Matt Damon slates Bond franchise‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ star brands the spy ‘misogynist’

Scott Walker Unveils New Instrumental Album

Scott Walker Unveils New Instrumental AlbumThe reclusive genius’ contemporary dance soundtrack is released in September

Springsteen reunites with E Street Band on new album

Springsteen reunites with E Street Band on new albumThe legend will release ‘Magic’ in October

Amy Winehouse pulls out of V Festival

Amy Winehouse pulls out of V FestivalThe soul sensation cancels festival appearance to address ‘health issues’

Franz Ferdinand Debut New Material

Franz Ferdinand Debut New MaterialFranz perform new song at Edinburgh Film Festival

Cut Of The Day: The Stooges’ phenomenal ‘1970’

Cut Of The Day: The Stooges’ phenomenal ‘1970’They rocked Glastonbury – can Iggy and the band do the same at V?

Lost Jagger and Lennon track to finally get released

Lost Jagger and Lennon track to finally get released‘Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)’ is set to be released on Jagger’s first solo compilation

Celebrations mark 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death

Celebrations mark 30th anniversary of Elvis’ deathThe King is remembered in a series of concerts and vigils

Cut Of The Day: Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation

Cut Of The Day: Robert Plant And The Strange SensationGear up for Green Man with a great performance from Led Zep legend

PJ Harvey unveils ‘White Chalk’’s first single and one-off show

PJ Harvey unveils ‘White Chalk’’s first single and one-off showThe Dorset legend will also release one of her first recordings as a b-side

Wu-Tang Clan and Dhani Harrison sample The Beatles

Wu-Tang Clan and Dhani Harrison sample The BeatlesThe hip-hop troupe’s return features a version of a classic track

Dave Gahan reveals new album details

Dave Gahan reveals new album detailsThe Depeche Mode singer readies the follow-up to ‘Paper Monsters’

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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...