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Elvis Costello Writing Memoir

The Oliver's Army hitmaker will release the tome for the Christmas market in October (15), according to publishers at Penguin. In a press release, the book is described as an "unconventional but...

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

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...

Kurt Cobain's Credit Card Up For Sale

Kurt Cobain's credit card is up for auction.The late Nirvana frontman's Visa card - which expired in 1995, less than a year after his suicide - from now-defunct Seattle bank Seafirst and leather 'King of...

Elvis Costello Teams Up With Steely Dan For Summer Tour

Elvis Costello and Steely Dan are to hit the road together.The British rocker will join Donald Fagen and Walter Becker for the extended leg of their Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour, which will begin in July...

Elvis Costello Brands Kanye West Silly Over Grammys Stunt

Elvis Costello has branded Kanye West "a bit silly" over his Grammy Awards stunt.The British rocker has questioned the rapper's behaviour after he took to the stage at the event in Los Angeles on Sunday...

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

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...

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper And Gloria Estefan Up For Songwriting Hall Of Fame

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' are being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The organisation has announced its 2015 nominees and also among the performing songwriters being considered for inclusion...

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

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...

Elvis Costello Performs New Song As Last-minute Lana Del Rey Replacement

Rocker Elvis Costello performed a song he wrote in a day on Thursday night (05Jun14) when he stepped in to replace sick Lana Del Rey on America's The Late Show With David Letterman.Costello was working...

Stars Sketch Houses For Homeless Charity Auction

Stars including Elvis Costello and Marie Osmond have sketched pictures of houses to raise funds for a U.K. homelessness charity.Bosses at Welsh organisation Llamau left paper and pens in the dressing rooms of stars performing...

Alison Moyet's Anxiety Battle Prompted By Elvis Costello Conversation

Singer Alison Moyet is adamant her battle with agoraphobia was kickstarted by a disastrous encounter with her hero Elvis Costello.The former Yazoo star has struggled with severe anxiety issues for years, resulting in her spending...

Bob Dylan Working On New Album

Bob Dylan is working on a new album. The 72-year-old singer has treated fans on his website bobdylan.com by posting a cover of Frank Sinatra's 'Full Moon & Empty Hearts', which will reportedly be featured...

Elvis Costello & Marcus Mumford Turn Lost Bob Dylan Lyrics Into New Album

Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford have signed up to help music producer T Bone Burnett turn lost Bob Dylan lyrics into songs for a new tribute album.My Morning Jacket star Jim James and Rhiannon Giddens...

Elvis Costello Picks Up Honorary Doctorate

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the oldest independent school of music in the U.S.The Oliver's Army hitmaker picked up his diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, at...

Elvis Costello Still Not Sure About Retirement

Elvis Costello may have recorded his last album - he is contemplating retirement once his new project with The Roots is released.The Oliver's Army singer admits he has been thinking about stepping out of the...

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

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...

Elvis Costello Defends His Anti-thatcher Song

British singer Elvis Costello has defended his decision to perform a controversial song about late U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during his televised set at Glastonbury festival.The star first released his protest song, Tramp The...

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

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...

Elton John Cancels Summer Concerts

Sir Elton John has cancelled his remaining summer concert dates after falling ill with appendicitis.The 'Rocket Man' singer has been forced to postpone shows - including performing at the Collisioni festival in Italy tonight (09.07.13),...

The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury Vs. Die Hard- And The Winner Is...?

The Rolling Stones headlined at Glastonbury on Saturday (29th June) but the viewing public were more interested in watching Bruce Willis' 1988 classic action film, Die Hard, according to The Daily Mail. 2.54 million tuned...

The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy And Elvis Costello Bring Worthy Farm To It's Knees: Glastonbury Day Two Round-up

After decades of failed attempts, Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis finally managed to book the biggest rock group of all time for the world-renowned UK festival, and with an absolutely riotous set that had the...

Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts

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 -...

Sting, Elvis Costello And Will.i.am Record Poverty Protest Songs

Sting, Elvis Costello and will.i.am are among the stars who have recorded new versions of celebrated protest songs to highlight the issue of global poverty.The superstars are joining forces with dozens of other acts, including...

Sir Elton John To Headline Hyde Park Summer Songwriters Festival

Sir Elton John, Elvis Costello and Ray Davies are to top the bill at a new Hyde Park festival in London.The trio will be part of a celebration of British songwriters set to take place...

Sir Elton John Joins Barclaycard Summer Time

Sir Elton John has joined the line-up for Barclaycard's British Summer Time Hyde Park festival.The 'Candle in the Wind' singer will join a stellar line-up of artists including The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi in...

Fans Will Say Goodbye To George Jones At Public Funeral

George Jones' funeral will be open to the public.The country music legend died last week (26.04.13) aged 81 following a health scare on April 18 - which he was hospitalised for in Vanderbilt University...

George Jones Dies

George Jones has died age 81.The country music legend suffered a health scare on April 18, when he was hospitalised in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for a severe fever and irregular blood...

Stars Turn Out For Prince Celebration Show In New York

Elvis Costello, the Roots and D'angelo came together in New York on Thursday night (07Mar13) to celebrate the music of Prince at a special charity concert.Bettye LaVette, The Waterboys and comedienne Maya Rudolph's Prince covers...

Stars To Pay Tribute To Prince At New York Benefit

Elvis Costello, the Roots and D'angelo will be among the artists paying tribute to the music of Prince at a special charity concert in New York next month (Mar13).The stars will take over Carnegie Hall...

Elvis Costello Records New Album With The Roots

Elvis Costello has teamed up with The Roots for a new album.Drummer Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has revealed the hip-hop group will perform as the British rocker's backing band on the record, which will be released...

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