10 Music Publicity Stunts Gone Wrong

May 11, 2016

"If you want to get known as a singer," Sammy Davis Jr. once said, "you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man." Pop culture's hunger for the publicity stunt hasn't changed much since Davis's...


Tom Petty, Elvis Costello Among Songwriting HOF Inductees

March 2, 2016

Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Marvin Gaye are among the music legends that will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a June 9th ceremony in New York. The Class of 2016 also includes Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards as...


Flashback: See Elvis Costello Revved-Up 'Mystery Train'

February 17, 2016

On January 3rd, 1982, Elvis Costello played the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. It was his first and only U.S. date that year and one of just three in the States in support of his LP Almost Blue, the Billy Sherrill-produced disc of country covers released...


Hear Loretta Lynn, Elvis Costello Sing Plaintive New Duet

January 14, 2016

Loretta Lynn's upcoming album, Full Circle, finds her revisiting some of her biggest hits and debuting a few fresh numbers. One new composition is "Everything It Takes," a light, folky country song that she tells Rolling Stone is a "woman song —...



Elvis Costello's Japanese Publicity Stunt Was a Disaster

October 22, 2015

Elvis Costello recalled a disastrous trip to Japan early in his career on Conan Wednesday night, admitting the Japanese were so uninterested in his music, he couldn't even give it away. Costello told Conan O'Brien that he and his band had...


Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

October 12, 2015

"I was asked to write an autobiography when I was 24," says Elvis Costello, 61, on the day he receives his first hard-bound copy of his revelatory, evocatively crafted, highly entertaining new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. "I said,...


Elvis Costello to Release Two-Disc Memoir 'Soundtrack Album'

September 11, 2015

Elvis Costello will release his autobiography Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink this October, and the rocker has announced that his memoir will be accompanied by a two-disc "soundtrack album" culled from Costello's expansive catalog....


Elvis Costello Penning New Memoir

March 23, 2015

The man who penned "Everyday I Write the Book" has officially penned one himself. Elvis Costello's "unconventional but indelible memoir" Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink will arrive on October 13th, with the tome available as both a...


10 Things We Learned From Elvis Costello's New Memoir

October 13, 2015

It's probably no surprise that Elvis Costello's memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, out today, is thoroughly engrossing. Costello's gift for storytelling in song is without question, but like Bob Dylan's Chronicles, his book is...


Hear Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson's Trio

October 8, 2015

Elvis Costello will release his autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, on October 13th, and he has assembled a two-disc, 38-song companion album, featuring tracks that relate to the themes and stories of the book....


Springsteen, Letterman Cameo in Darlene Love's New Video

August 26, 2015

Darlene Love's new album Introducing Darlene Love - featuring newly written songs by Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry and Steven Van Zandt - is still three weeks from release, but the legendary Wall of Sound singer has released...


Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Plot Joint Tour

February 12, 2015

Steely Dan's surprise Coachella performance this spring will not be a one-off. The long-running jazz-rock group, led by original members vocalist-keyboardist Donald Fagan and guitarist Walter Becker, has booked a number of concerts around the festival...



See New Basement Tapes Bring Swinging Rockers to 'Kimmel'

November 20, 2014

My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens took turns leading the New Basement Tapes supergroup through two tracks on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, performing both "Nothing to It" and "Duncan and Jimmy" along with...


The New Basement Tapes Get 'Lost on the River'

November 11, 2014

Elvis Costello took the reins of the New Basement Tapes on The Tonight Show Monday night, leading the supergroup — which also features My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and the Carolina...


Watch Elvis Costello Lead a 'New Basement Tapes' Jam

October 30, 2014

Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and...


Bob Dylan Sings 'I Shall Be Released' With Elvis Costello

September 30, 2014

By the spring of 1995 Bob Dylan had been on the road for a solid eight years, and even though the general public and the media were barely paying attention, his shows were starting to get really, really good. Trying to pinpoint the exact reason why...


The New Basement Tapes Take 'Ellen' to 'Kansas City'

November 15, 2014

Just a few days after hitting The Tonight Show, the New Basement Tapes supergroup closed the week out on Friday by showcasing their lost Bob Dylan songs project on Ellen. The band, combining the talents of Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim...


'The New Basement Tapes' Now Streaming Online

November 5, 2014

The entirety of Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – a collection of lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote during his legendary Basement Tapes sessions that have been given fresh music by the likes of Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James and more...


Hear the New Basement Tapes' Bob Dylan-Penned 'Spanish Mary'

October 14, 2014

The New Basement Tapes is a supergroup featuring Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford that took recently discovered and unrecorded Bob Dylan lyrics from The Basement Tapes era and put the...