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Jack White, Dave Grohl Salute Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney received the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song yesterday, an award that went to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder in its previous years. He accepted the award from President Obama, then did a few songs himself (including "Michelle" for Mrs. Obama) and then gave the stage to other performers. According… More »

By: jessica / June 3, 2010

Elvis Costello, U2 Mash “Pump It Up” With “Get On Your Boots”

Here's Bono, taking the steam out of all the "Pump It Up" jokes everyone was making on first hearing about U2's overstuffed bag of sexy boots. This comes from last Wednesday's Season 2 premiere of Costello's excellent Spectacle With... show. As per custom, host Elvis runs an engaging Q&A segment with the band and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 15, 2009

Elvis Costello Jams With The Roots, Colbert

The Roots and Elvis Costello are two tireless acts who are so in love with collaborating. These days you see Elvis join in jams on his Spectacle interview/performance show. Questo et al do it all the time at their Late Night digs, and if you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Dirty Projectors'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… Returns

New episodes start 12/9 on Sundance Channel. This second season at the Apollo will feature Elvis' Q&A/performances with Bono and the Edge, Bruce Springsteen, Neko Case, Nick Lowe, Levon Helm, Ray LaMontagne, Richard Thompson, and others. Tivo! More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 13, 2009

Rosanne Cash Enlists Tweedy, Springsteen, Costello For Covers LP

You know when your parents are like, "What is that garbage you're listening to?" and turn down your Soulja Boy CD and try to turn you to on to some Bob Seger shit from before you were born? Parents are so lame. That is sort of like what happened to Rosanne Cash, except her dad… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009

Elvis Costello Does “Sulphur To Sugarcane” For Conan

Declan's been had pushing this track via myriad outlets in support of his latest T-Bone Burnett production Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, but this is its first time on network TV. The T-Bone co-written "Sulphur To Sugarcane" is a highlight from the acoustic and fiddle heavy, country-leaning LP, and Conan stamps it with a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2009

Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show's Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo '09 -- backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We saw the puppet hound duet with animal rights activist Neko Case ("Do any of those dogs that you rescue get to watch you shower?") on Sunday and Bruce Springstee… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2009

Bonnaroo 2009: Trent Says Goodbye, Bruce Says Merry Christmas

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Sets from Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen bookended a day of mellow, familiar dadrock with more mass appeal than the inscrutable indie pop that dominated Friday. Backed by Elvis Perkins In Dearland, the ever humble Bon Iver followed Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3 under This Tent in the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2009

New Elvis Costello – “The Crooked Line” (Stereogum Premiere)

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane reunites international art thief Declan MacManus with his Coward Brother T-Bone Burnett. T-Bone produced 1986's twangy King Of America (and its classic cut "Indoor Fireworks") and 1989's Spike (which included "Veronica," Elvis' highest charting US hit) so while this may be Elvis' 93rd album (28th country album), high expectatio… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 21, 2009

Beasties, Talib Kweli In 30 Rock‘s Kidney Song

Steve Earle, Moby, Norah Jones, Michael McDonald, and Tina Fey's fave Elvis Costello also lent their voices to help Milton Green get a kidney. Watch the "We Are The World" parody here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2009

Elvis Costello Set To Release Secret, Profane & Sugarcane LP

Spectacle host and Jenny Lewis BFF Elvis Costello is following up last year's Momofuku in early June with the mostly acoustic Secret, Profane & Sugarcane. It was produced by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' pal -- and, more importantly, King Of America and Spike knob-turner -- T Bone Burnett during a three-day… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009

Elvis Costello Fleshes Out His Spectacle With She & Him & Jenny Lewis

Elvis Costello's Sundance Channel show really is a perfectly packaged hour for music nerds. EC is an adept interviewer, and never shy about joining in the jam during his guest's performance segments. As at the wrap party, last night's Spectacle had Costello perform with Jenny Lewis on her Acid Tongue cut "Carpetbaggers." Only thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2009

U2, Killers, Coldplay Team Up For Red(WIRE)

In case you didn't know, yesterday (12/1) was World AIDS Day. To help mark the occasion, Bono added a wing to his organization (RED): RED(WIRE)'s a new website that will feature exclusives from Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan, among others. All the money made (via subscription) goes toward… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2008

Feist Looked Like An Angel On A Colbert Christmas

Mostly because she played one, but your Gummys votes suggest you'd think so anyway. Leslie helped Stephen bring some musical cheer to his Xmas special last night, and later sprinkled angel's dust on his head which led to Stephen watching Elvis Costello get mauled by a bear outside his window. It's high concept… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… Elton John

The schedule came out last week and now Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... has a website that features clips from the first episode, including Costello doing a cover of this week's interview subject EJ's "Border Song" with Allen Toussaint. We also find out why Sir Elton changed his given name (Reggie). More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… Schedule Released

We first told you about the new Sundance television series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With.... in August when one of our readers made it to a taping with the Police and Smokey Robinson (though he only saw the latter). Then, just last week, Amrit and Scott ventured to the Spectacle wrap, where Costello wa… More »

By: brandon / November 14, 2008

Elvis Costello Joins Jenny Lewis’ Band At Spectacle Wrap Party

Elvis Costello's been hanging out with a diverse group of artists this year (Fall Out Boy, Lucinda Williams, the Police, a Jonas Brother), but he really seems to have hit it off with Jenny Lewis. (She contributed vocals to his Momofuku and he returned the favor on her AcidMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 7, 2008

Jenny Lewis And Elvis Costello Sing For Letterman

OK first of all stop the internet and GO VOTE. Now back to distracting you from your anxiety about the election's outcome. This here is another installment in the continuing documentation of Jenny making talk show hosts hold her blotter of Acid. Last time she made Conan do it by playing with someMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2008

Elvis Costello Sings On New Fall Out Boy Single

But he's not the only one. "What A Catch, Donnie," the third single from the band's forthcoming fifth studio album Folie à Deux features a whole case of characters singing lines from various Fall Out Boy songs. In an especially meta move, Costello handles Folie's second single, "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet."… More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2008

Stream New Lucinda Williams Tunes

Five songs up for listening over at Lost Highway. "Jailhouse Tears" features Elvis Costello. (The man is busy.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2008