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21 Covers Of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” Rated

There's a paradox with some artists -- the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would…
Ryan Leas | September 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm
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Q&A: Elvis Costello On Songwriting, Honest Self-Assessment, And Music Blogs Vs. Record Stores

Given their shared propensity for outward-looking creative excursions and a general excitement about the possibilities inherent in pushing the boundaries of musical genres,  the current collaboration between Greatest…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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Deconstructing: Elvis Costello, The Roots, And Album-Length Team-Ups

The first thing to understand about Wise Up Ghost is that it isn't a vanity project. Yes, the new LP, released yesterday on Blue Note,…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2013 - 10:39 am
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More Elvis Costello stories

Elvis Costello – “Back Stabbers” (The O’Jays Cover)

Elvis Costello has performed a cover of the O'Jays' 1972 single "Back Stabbers" live in the past, but he just released a formal studio version…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
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Elvis Costello – “Point Of No Return” (Bobby Womack Cover)

The soundtrack to HBO's Vinyl often features artists of today covering the artists of the '70s, but it's fun when it involves one artist who…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2016 - 10:42 am
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Loretta Lynn – “Everything It Takes” (Feat. Elvis Costello)

Country great Loretta Lynn (who was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame last year) will release her first album containing new material in…
James Rettig | January 14, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Hear Elvis Costello On Marc Maron’s WTF

This is a big, big week for Marc Maron's WTF podcast. On Monday, he posted his interview with Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, a…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch Elvis Costello Talk Career Embarrassments On Conan

Elvis Costello just published his first memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, and he's also released a big double-CD set as accompaniment. So that's why…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2015 - 8:49 am

Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, & Kris Kristofferson – “April 5th”

Elvis Costello's memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, is due out on October 13th, and last month he announced that the book would be accompanied…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Elvis Costello Announces Memoir Companion Soundtrack Featuring Previously Unreleased Songs

Elvis Costello's memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, is due out in October, and today he announced that the book will be accompanied by a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 11, 2015 - 10:09 am

Darlene Love – “Forbidden Nights” Video (Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & Bill Murray)

With producer Phil Spector, the singer Darlene Love made exactly one timeless pop song, 1963's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." She sang the song on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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Watch Elvis Costello’s Lovely Final Letterman Appearance

David Letterman is less than a month away from his final Late Show. He's in farewell-tour mode, and he's only booking his favorites to appear…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
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David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he's been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm
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Elvis Costello’s Memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Coming This Fall

Elvis Costello has penned a memoir about his musical career and everything surrounding it called Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The book will be out…
Caitlin White | March 23, 2015 - 11:22 am
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SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Watch 6 Songs From Showtime’s Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Starring Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, & More

The all-star Bob Dylan tribute band known as the New Basement Tapes released Lost On The River, their album of refurbished Dylan songwriting scraps, earlier…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play Two Songs On Kimmel

The New Basement Tapes -- which features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, among others -- is a…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2014 - 9:52 am

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes -- the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Watch Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, & Jim James Perform Live As The New Basement Tapes For The First Time On Fallon

The New Basement Tapes -- aka the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 9:15 am

The New Basement Tapes – “When I Get My Hands On You” Video

A few months back, producer T Bone Burnett announced that he had recruited Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, and Mumford And Sons'
James Rettig | September 24, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Watch American Football Cover Elvis Costello’s “Alison”

Recently resurrected American Football are playing shows again, and recently stopped by AVClub for their Undercover series. They take on Elvis Costello's classic "Alison," specifically…
Miles Bowe | September 23, 2014 - 6:09 pm
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