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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

Muse Are Having An Invincible Year

Muse Are Having An Invincible YearThey release new single from double-platinum selling LP

Noel Gallagher Roadshow Lands In Moscow

Noel Gallagher Roadshow Lands In MoscowNoel and Gem will be the first Oasis members to play in Russia

Read Uncut's preview Of The Arctic Monkeys New LP here

Read Uncut's preview Of The Arctic Monkeys New LP here"Favourite Worst Nightmare" is the band's follow-up to hugely successful debut

Simply Red Not Over Yet

Simply Red Not Over YetNew single ready - ahead of Albert Hall residency - and you can see the video here first

Placebo Add Second Date At Coronet

Placebo Add Second Date At CoronetTheir first South America tour warm-up gig sold out in minutes

John Martyn To Play Solid Air For Last Time

John Martyn To Play Solid Air For Last TimeThe folk artist kicks off the last part of his tour at the Albert Hall

Specials Man To Take Part In Live Guilty Pleasures

Specials Man To Take Part In Live Guilty PleasuresTerry Hall heads the bill at special Orchestral version of Sean Rowley's club night

Wychwood Festival Headliners Confirmed

Wychwood Festival Headliners ConfirmedFun Lovin' Criminals, The Levellers and Peter Buck to play Cheltenham festival

T In The Park Festival Line-up Announced

T In The Park Festival Line-up AnnouncedArtic Monkeys, Killers and Snow Patrol to headline

Music Stars Back Warchild

Music Stars Back WarchildFeeder, Lostpophets and Corinne Bailey Rae design dog tags

Maximo Park Headline Homecoming Gig

Maximo Park Headline Homecoming GigBand set to headline Newcastle's Evolution festival

Kings Of Leon Announce Extra Show

Kings Of Leon Announce Extra ShowBlackpool date added to UK tour

The Only Ones Reform!

The Only Ones Reform!The best reunion news on the planet

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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...