The Who will close out their U.S. tour on Feb. 28 with a special intimate concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Who Cares," the show will benefit their Teen Cancer America charity and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Elvis Costello and the Imposters will serve as the opening act for the evening.
NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' continued 'Bruce Springsteen Week' with a surprise for its 600th episode. Although it was announced that Elvis Costello would perform Bruce's 1987 hit 'Brilliant Disguise,' it was not revealed until the show aired that Costello, who's got quite a good catalog of his own songs, would also record a second Springsteen song, 'Fire,' as a web-only exclusive.
He might be willing to mug with Muppets, but when it comes to record companies ripping off his fans, Elvis Costello isn't fooling around -- and he recently proved it with a sarcasm-drenched post on his official site, prompted by the eyebrow-raising price tag on his new deluxe live box set, 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook.'
Saying "the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire," Costello told fans that he's "unable to recommend" the 'Songbook' box, and took the "unusual step" of recommending an alternative use for his fans' money.
Imagine a time before the 'Napoleon Dynamite' movie, when the name conjured visions not of an eccentric teenager but of an even freakier attraction -- Elvis Costello on tour in the '80s dressed up as a fictitious game show host of the same name, offering up a giant wheel for fans to spin to determine the next song he would play.
Costello and the Imposters recently revisited that era for two concerts at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater in May of 2011, and those shows have been documented on the new 'Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook' box set.
Elvis Costello is a diversely talented and restless musician who always keeps fans guessing as to what his next move might be. The legendary singer-songwriter has released albums in almost every possible genre, but much of his best-known work feels very much at home on classic rock radio. Costello turns a very spry 57 years old today (Aug. 25), and his