Since bursting onto the scene in 1977, Elvis Costello has constantly refused to be pigeonholed. Originally lumped in as part of the punk and New Wave movements due to his short, angry songs, he quickly took a series of musical detours, occasionally circling back before trying something else new. Combining his musical curiosity with a work rate that would fell
On paper, Elvis Costello's new album 'Wise Up Ghost' -- which finds the rock legend teaming up for a full-length collaboration with the Roots -- is one of the more intriguing records of the year. Now, thanks to NPR, we get to hear how it all turned out, a week before the record's Sept. 17 release.
Sometimes recording a great cover can jump-start a career (just ask Los Lobos). But when all goes wrong, it has the potential to sink even some of an era's biggest stars, as it did in 1995 when Duran Duran recorded their all-covers album 'Thank You' and, in particular, Elvis Costello's 'Watching the Detectives.'
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.