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Stones Bang On Another London Date

Stones Bang On Another London DateMick Jagger and co will play the O2 Arena twice

Rufus Wainwright Brings Theatrics To London's Old Vic

Rufus Wainwright Brings Theatrics To London's Old VicThe singer-songwriter will preview new LP

Foreigner Celebrate 30th Anniversary With UK Tour

Foreigner Celebrate 30th Anniversary With UK TourThe band that wanted to tell us what love is are back in the studio too

Documentary on Former Soft Boy Hitchcock To Premiere In April

Documentary on Former Soft Boy Hitchcock To Premiere In AprilThe prolific psych-eccentric musician is revealed by filmmaker John Edginton

Happy Mondays Sign Record Deal With Sanctuary

Happy Mondays Sign Record Deal With SanctuaryThe madchester boys are back with first record and full tour in 15 years

Belle And Sebastian Say Thank You

Belle And Sebastian Say Thank YouNew Scottish artist compilation covers 1980 - 2007

Rufus Added To Scottish Festival Line-Up

Rufus Added To Scottish Festival Line-UpQueens of The Stone Age and Lostprophets add more rock to T too

Pete Doherty Gatecrashes Party

Pete Doherty Gatecrashes PartyBabyshambles, Franz Ferdinand and others swap guitars for decks at dance festival

The Streets To Headline Metro Weekender

The Streets To Headline Metro WeekenderMike Skinner gets ready to Get Loaded In The Park

White Stripes Unveil Album Tracklisting

White Stripes Unveil Album TracklistingJack and Meg White's sixth studio album is due in June

The Only Ones Rerelease The Big Sleep

The Only Ones Rerelease The Big SleepTheir '79 Amsterdam club gig gets a second outing - with five bonus tracks

The Go Team Add Vocals To Simian Mobile Disco's Beat

The Go Team Add Vocals To Simian Mobile Disco's BeatYou can watch the video here; plus SMD to play first UK tour in May

Kinks Memorial Pub Preservation Society

Kinks Memorial Pub Preservation SocietyDavies brothers’ disappointed at band desecration

Alice Cooper Teams Up With Lemmy And Joan Jett

Alice Cooper Teams Up With Lemmy And Joan JettSnarling rock legend announces UK tour with Motorhead and the Blackhearts

Tour Amos Album Tracks Revealed

Tour Amos Album Tracks RevealedFlame-haired US singer announces tour plans too

Inspiral Carpets Play To A Different Choon

Inspiral Carpets Play To A Different ChoonMadchester band involved in new television music channel

The Chemical Brothers Ready New Album

The Chemical Brothers Ready New AlbumEd and Tom announce a London show ahead of follow-up to 2005's Push The Button

John Carpenter To Make Escape From New York: The Beginning

John Carpenter To Make Escape From New York: The BeginningCult director announces details of prequel of his own cult classic

Rolling Stones Bring Bigger Bang To UK

Rolling Stones Bring Bigger Bang To UKMick Jagger and co confirm European leg of world tour

Damon Albarn Searches For Monkey's Tale

Damon Albarn Searches For Monkey's TaleGorillaz involved in the staging of ancient Chinese literature classic

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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...