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Charlotte Hatherley To Play Latitude

Charlotte Hatherley To Play LatitudeThe former Ash gal joins in the fun in Southwold

Kings Of Leon Announce More Mammoth Live Action

Kings Of Leon Announce More Mammoth Live ActionThe Followills return to the UK for a third UK tour this year

Daft Punk Team Up With Kanye West On New Album

Daft Punk Team Up With Kanye West On New AlbumThe DP robots emerge from the sea in the new video too

Peaches Collaborator To Play UK Shows

Peaches Collaborator To Play UK ShowsFeist returns to the UK this July

The Police Kick Off Reunion Tour

The Police Kick Off Reunion TourSting and co play to a sell out crowd in Vancouver

Ed Harcourt Revealed To Play Wychwood

Ed Harcourt Revealed To Play WychwoodThe Cheltenham festival takes place this weekend

Sinead O'Connor Back With Album And Tour

Sinead O'Connor Back With Album And TourThe return of the self-styled "40-year-old bisexual rastafarian"

Cream Ready To Play Again This Summer

Cream Ready To Play Again This SummerOr so says Jack Bruce, anyway

Arctic Monkeys And Amy Winehouse Triumph At Ivor Novello Awards

Arctic Monkeys And Amy Winehouse Triumph At Ivor Novello AwardsPeter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam also saluted at industry bash

Primal Scream To Release First Riotous DVD

Primal Scream To Release First Riotous DVDIt's a live show from last year, plus loads of videos

CocoRosie Return For Magical UK Tour

CocoRosie Return For Magical UK TourBianca and Sierra bring "love, death, vengeance and fantasy" to British venues

The Return Of Richard Hawley

The Return Of Richard HawleyNew album in August, big tour in September from the Sheffield troubadour

Rickie Lee Jones To Tour In July

Rickie Lee Jones To Tour In JulyThe Queen Of Coolsville drops in at Latitude, too

Elvis Songwriter Ben Weisman Is Dead

Elvis Songwriter Ben Weisman Is DeadThe creator of "Wooden Heart" dies aged 85

Kate Walsh To Play Trio Of London Gigs Tonight

Kate Walsh To Play Trio Of London Gigs TonightThe iTunes chart topper plays the Regent St Apple store

Kings Of Leon Live In Hammersmith

Kings Of Leon Live In HammersmithAnd you don't need to attend the show to see it!

Ryan Adams To Play Two UK Shows

Ryan Adams To Play Two UK ShowsThe Cardinals are in tow to showcase new Easy Tiger LP

John Lennon Festival Lights Up Highlands Village

John Lennon Festival Lights Up Highlands VillageAn authorised 3 day tribute festival is set to take place

Ozzy Osbourne Gets Birmingham Star

Ozzy Osbourne Gets Birmingham StarBrum's dark lord to get first star on the city's Walk Of Fame

The Thrills Added To Knowsley Hall Event

The Thrills Added To Knowsley Hall EventThey join The Who and Keane at the Liverpool festival

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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...