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Diana Krall , Elvis Costello - 47th Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony - Arrivals at The New York Marriot Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 9th June 2016

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Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello performs at The London Palladium at The London Palladium - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello performing live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Monday 15th June 2015

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Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello headlining at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow for his solo tour at Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th June 2015

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Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello leaves the BBC Radio 1 studios after a performance on 'The One Show' - London, United Kingdom - Friday 29th May 2015

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Mumford & Sons Have A New Single, But 'Believe' Is Not What You'd Expect [Listen]


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Mumford & Sons have a new album well on the way, and they now unveil a taster in the form of first single 'Believe' - an instant download with all album pre-orders and a significant deviation from the modern 'folk rock' style that made them famous.

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Mumford & Sons return with new single 'Believe'

'Believe' is taken from third album 'Wilder Mind' and already gives us some idea that we shouldn't expect material like what we saw in debut album 'Sigh No More' and 2012's number one 'Babel'. This album has been recorded at Air Studios in London and has been produced by James Ford, whose previous work includes that of Arctic Monkeys, HAIM and Florence & The Machine.

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced - Who Got The Nod?


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Billboard hits and Platinum records are usually what the top songwriters in music are aiming for when they craft a track, but in the long run, their success can earn them an achievement that is unlike any other: a spot in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. It’s that time of year again to see who has been given a nomination for induction this upcoming June. Spoiler alert: none of them are a surprise.

BabyfaceKenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is among the nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

There are 24 nominations with 12 each in the categories of Non-Performing and Performing, and they're headlined by some pretty big names. Some of the nominees under the Non-Performing section include the likes of Linda Perry, Randy Edelman, and the duo Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, while the Performing side has Elvis Costello, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Toby Keith, and Cat Stevens. Given the influence that all of these artists have had on music over the years, it's a bit of a surprise that they're not already in the Hall Of Fame. Even though they deserve it, they can't all make it this year, either. However, which writers are the ones that might have the best shot?

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Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album


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Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, due for release this Autumn.

Johnny DeppActor Johnny Depp will play guitar on album of 'lost' Bob Dylan songs

The actor is an accomplished guitarist who has previously played on albums by artists including Neil Young, Iggy Pop and Oasis. He has also performed live with indie rockers the Black Keys and veteran grunge band Pearl Jam, among others.


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Elvis Costello And The Roots Form Unlikely Alliance For 'Wise Up Ghost'


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Talk about your unlikely collaborations, Elvis Costello has teamed up with hip-hop group The Roots for a full album of original material that combines Costello's rock and blues know-how with Roots drummer ?uestlove's keen ear for a funky beat. The result of their unassuming team-up is the quite brilliant Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs.

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The Roots helped bring out the best in Costello

?uesto revealed the plans to record a collaboration with Costello way back in January this year, and since then the unlikely pairing made some sweet sweet music in the studio, resulting in the upcoming release. Despite not being released until next week, the lucky few who have managed to listen to the album early are in agreement that the collaboration, whilst not seeming like the most natural thing in the world, works out 100% and the team have made one heck of a record.

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Elton John 'Could Have Died At Any Time' On European Tour


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Elton John's bout of appendicitis appears to be more serious than first assumed, with the legendary singer-songwriter suggesting he was close to death while performing 10 concerts on his recent European tour. Sir Elton has been forced to postpone a series of summer dates, including at London's Hyde Park this week.

Speaking to tabloid The Sun, Elton explained how he was in "agony" before calling in the doctors, "I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time," he said. In a statement on his official website, the singer said he is on a course of "intensive antibiotics" and is expected to undergo surgery "in the coming weeks."

Fans will be pleased to learn the singer plans to return to touring "starting in early September 2013," though he will concentrate his efforts on making a full recovering for the next month-and-a-half. 

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Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts


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Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched - what had initially been forecast as a "short sharp shower turned into an all-day deluge," according to the BBC. And where there's rain, there's mud: big sticky, gloopy, welly-stealing piles of it. This didn't deter any of the 118,000 ticket holders already onsite, with revellers retreating to indoor tents or embracing the wet weather and sludge with gusto by making mud slides. As the main festival wasn't even fully underway by then, we can't say we'd like to be sharing their tent this weekend - let's hope they've brought some babywipes!

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Glastonbury Festival Organisers Michael & Daughter Emily Eavis.

Unlike everywhere else in the country, the rest of the weekend in the South-West is set to be mild, but not exactly toasty, with mean temperatures of 18°C combined with average windspeeds of about 15mph: so that little weather forecaster's cartoon of a grey cloud will pretty much sum up the weekend. 2009's extreme weather saw torrential downpours and thunderstorms lighting up the valley but was followed by 2010's glorious sunshine, which caused sunstroke and dust problems. Punters have a whole weekend of musical, comical and performance joy ahead of them to distract them from any weather woes though. Saturday night will be headlined by The Rolling Stones who have described the Glastonbury headline slot as an experience they were "destined" for, with organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "thrilled" to have the legendary Stones perform.

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Paul McCartney And Elvis Costello Record Song For Linda McCartney Foods #LoveLinda


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Despite having been married twice since her death, Paul McCartney continues to show dedication to his first love and most prominent wife, Linda Mccartney. Since her death he has never stopped his involvement with her company, Linda McCartney Foods, which makes froze vegetarian food and meals, and as AFP report he has now recorded a song to be included in the latest advertisements for the brand.

Linda McCartney Foods haven't advertised via the television for 15 years, but it seems now is the time to begin a new campaign, and being the year 2013, of course the campaign has a hashtag: #LoveLinda. 

According to the AFP, "The animation [of the advert] transports viewers into a fairy-tale world where characters such as Horse Boy, Napoleon Dog and Ballerina Cat join the McCartney family, including Linda who died in 1998, in a musical fanfare that culminates with a woodland feast." While this is going on, Paul and a band perform 'Heart of the Country' which he re-recorded with Elvis Costello, who is also vegetarian.

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Sir Paul McCartney Teams Up With Elvis Costello For Linda's Vegetarian Range


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Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a song for a television advert to promote his late wife Linda's successful vegetarian food range, the company announced on Friday by posting a YouTube clip of the track. The McCartney family said the song is part of the #LoveLinda campaign they have been working on for the Linda Mccartney Foods brand.

It marks the first time in 15 years that the brand has done television advertising. It was created in 1991 by Linda, sold to Heinz in 2000 and sold again to Hain Celestial Group in 2006. The television advert shows the McCartney family in animated psychedelic form while Paul and a band perform a re-recorded version of his song Heart Of The Country, which appeared on 1971 album Ram. A voiceover is provided by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, who has been a prominent vegetarian since the early 1980s. "Linda always talked well and made it seem that you wouldn't be joining a secret weird society by being vegetarian," Costello said. The animation features characters such as Horse Boy, Napoleon Dog and Ballerina Cat.

It will be broadcast for the first time on January 28 to launch a new range of Linda McCartney's chilled meat free foods.

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Elvis Costello, The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Album Review


Elvis Costello is one of those men who is quietly beavering away all the time releasing a barrage of material under various guises so that you're never able to definitely declare you've heard every version of every song he's ever done; there's just too many. He's even been on Sesame Street.

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De-Lovely Review


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"This is one of those avant-garde things, is it?" says a droll, dubious and dying Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) as he sits in an empty theater at the beginning of "De-Lovely," watching his life pass before his eyes on the stage, in a production conducted by an enigmatic, ironic, ethereal director named Gabe (Jonathan Pryce).

The answer to his question is a delighted "yes." This film is an imaginative, deconstructionist, celebratory musical biography woven together from elements of theater, meta-cinema, chamber drama and Porter's own MGM musicals with gratifying -- if deliberately glossy -- results.

Kline opens the picture as a frail but feisty old man (the age makeup is remarkable) who, as he watches his own story unfold, is alternatively tickled ("Oh, look, it's an opening number!"), critical ("He'd never wear that! Change it."), fondly reminiscent and pained by regret. And the actor also plays the younger Porter in the bulk of the picture, which has a merry, dreamlike quality to its stop-and-start interactions with the elderly Porter and his theatrical spirit guide.

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Elvis Costello

Date of birth

24th August, 1954

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.78






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