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Elton John Opens Up To Worldwide Web

Elton John Opens Up To Worldwide WebRocketman’s back catalogue to be made available online

See Motown Legend Smokey Sing

See Motown Legend Smokey SingThe man Bob Dylan described as America’s “greatest living poet” is coming to the UK

Now You Can Get A Macca With Your Mocha

Now You Can Get A Macca With Your MochaPaul McCartney signs with coffee giants' new record label

Nico Tribute Night Taking Place Next Month

Nico Tribute Night Taking Place Next MonthIt's 40 years since Velvet Underground's debut LP

Uncut Reports Back From South By Southwest

Uncut Reports Back From South By SouthwestPete Towshend, Amy Winehouse and Damon Albarn all spotted in Austin, TX

Peter Perrett's Only Ones Set For Reunion Tour

Peter Perrett's Only Ones Set For Reunion TourThe seminal new-wavers are not playing only ATP - phew!

Van Morrison UK Tour Dates Confirmed

Van Morrison UK Tour Dates ConfirmedShows include London's revamped Roundhouse

St Etienne Premiere New Songs At South Bank Centre

St Etienne Premiere New Songs At South Bank CentreBob Stanley and co play film score live; backed by a 90-piece orchestra and choir

Bryan Ferry To Play Her Majesty's Tower

Bryan Ferry To Play Her Majesty's TowerElvis Costello and Gipsy Kings also play the historic site this July

Rolling Stones Play European Bigger Bang Shows

Rolling Stones Play European Bigger Bang ShowsMick Jagger to hold a webcast answering your questions live!

Bay City Rollers To Sue Record Company

Bay City Rollers To Sue Record Company70's pop favourites set to sue Arista over lost earnings

Flaming Lips Yoshimi Musical Takes Off

Flaming Lips Yoshimi Musical Takes OffWayne Coyne has teamed up with West Wing creator to write a Pink Robots script

Sly Stone Back With The Family

Sly Stone Back With The FamilyThe original 60s funksters are recording a new album

Motown Stars Spin Wheel Of Fortune

Motown Stars Spin Wheel Of FortuneMusic legends lend support to online betting venture

Peter Gabriel To Play Live In Hyde Park

Peter Gabriel To Play Live In Hyde ParkLegendary musical innovator to headline alongside newly reformed Crowded House

Ryan Adams Supporting Minnie Driver

Ryan Adams Supporting Minnie DriverSongwriter to feature on Hollywood actress’ new album

Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Carling Weekend

Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Carling WeekendNIN, Arcade Fire and RHCP all confirmed for August Bank Holiday Bash

Rolling Stones To Play Isle Of Wight

Rolling Stones To Play Isle Of WightRumours abound that they will play first festival since Knebworth in '76

Dylan's Don't Look Back Comes With Extras

Dylan's Don't Look Back Comes With ExtrasThe '65 Tour classic is repackaged, plus a new film rescued from the cutting floor

Keane Rock Out For Freedom Rocks

Keane Rock Out For Freedom RocksGroove Armada also headline Anti-Slavery bicentenary bash in Hull

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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...