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Pete Doherty Gives A Poetic Performance

Pete Doherty Gives A Poetic PerformanceThe Babyshamble hosts two special evenings at the theatre

Beastie Boys To Play Bestival

Beastie Boys To Play BestivalIt's their only UK festival appearence

Jarvis Has A Meltdown

Jarvis Has A MeltdownThe former Pulp man to curate the South Bank festival

Brett Anderson Announces First Solo Tour

Brett Anderson Announces First Solo TourThe former Suede front man takes to the road in May

Dinosaur Jr's Mascis Wows At Intimate Solo Gig

Dinosaur Jr's Mascis Wows At Intimate Solo GigJ Mascis shows off guitar prowess at London's Metro club

More T In The Park Tickets To Be Released

More T In The Park Tickets To Be ReleasedCapacity increase means you can still see Arctics, Killers and Snow Patrol

Daft Punk To Go In Search Of Nessie

Daft Punk To Go In Search Of NessieThe duo join Chemical Brothers at Loch rock festival

Wilco Sky Blue Sky Is Set For Release

Wilco Sky Blue Sky Is Set For ReleaseJeff Tweedy names the day - we have the tracklisting here

Britpop Survivors Release BBC Sessions

Britpop Survivors Release BBC SessionsHear three live Ocean Colour Scene tracks here

Mick Jagger New LP Is In The Works

Mick Jagger New LP Is In The WorksHe collaborates with Scorsese on The Long Play

Korn and Velvet Revolver To Play Donington

Korn and Velvet Revolver To Play DoningtonSix more acts join MCR and Iron Maiden at Download 2007

The Good The Bad and The Queen To Close Palais

The Good The Bad and The Queen To Close PalaisThe alt.rock supergroup will be the last band to play doomed venue

Glasto Registration Grace Period

Glasto Registration Grace PeriodThe deadline to send your photos in has been extended

Nicolas Cage Makes Surprise Cameo In Grindhouse

Nicolas Cage Makes Surprise Cameo In GrindhouseTarantino/Rodriguez rope in Wild At Heart and Raising Arizona star

V Festival Line Up Revealed

V Festival Line Up RevealedFoo Fighters, The Killers and Snow Patrol to headline

Gary Numan To Release Trio Of Peel Sessions

Gary Numan To Release Trio Of Peel SessionsSynth-pop master to release special CD collections

Travis Head Into The Woods On Latest Tour

Travis Head Into The Woods On Latest TourFran Healy and co return with fifth album in tow

Meet Hot Fuzz Stars Tomorrow

Meet Hot Fuzz Stars TomorrowSimon Pegg and Nick Frost appear at Virgin Megastore

Comets On Fire Announce One Off UK show

Comets On Fire Announce One Off UK showThe Santa Cruz psych-rockers to play in London

Hold Steady Hold Music Video Comp

Hold Steady Hold Music Video CompGrand prize of $1000 for the best clip

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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...