Elvis Costello came out of the U.K. punk scene in the mid-'70s, but he was smarter, sharper and more literate than most of his peers. His versatility helped him adapt and change course several times over the years. He's made pop records, R&B records, classical records, hip-hop records and Americana records. He was born Declan McManus in London, but by the time he released his debut album (recorded with future members of Huey Lewis' News!) in 1977, he had renamed himself in equal bits tribute and arrogance. That combination helped him soar through the decades with pivotal works like 'My Aim Is True,' 'This Year's Model' and 'Imperial Bedroom.'
Hear Green Day's Late-'90s Demo of Elvis Costello's 'Alison'
Cover appears on pop-punk icons' upcoming 'Nimrod 25' box set.
Elvis Costello Announces 'The Songs of Bacharach and Costello'
Box set features collaborations with legendary composer, including previously unreleased songs and newly recorded material.
The Song Prince Refused to Let Elvis Costello Sing
British artist was forced to take a new direction and ended up with something he "liked better."
45 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Miss 'SNL' Gig Due to Legal Problems
It led to one of the most famous musical moments in the show's history.
Elvis Costello Announces 'The Boy Named If' Companion Album
'Alive at Memphis Magnetic' includes live studio updates of recent songs, a remix and key covers.
Ozzy Osbourne and Elvis Costello Lead Rock's Grammy Nominees
Robert Plant, the Black Keys, Spoon, Bonnie Raitt and others also up for awards.
Elvis Costello Details His 200-Song Residency With a Poem
Ten-night stand takes place in New York in February 2023.
Hear Sammy Hagar Cover Elvis Costello's 'Pump It Up'
He says the Top 25 U.K. hit from 1978 has become a "go-to backstage jam before shows."
Elvis Costello Reconvenes With Old Friends at NYC Concert: Review
Two figures from Costello's past, Nick Lowe and Allan Mayes, joined singer-songwriter onstage.
Elvis Costello Plans to Play 200 Songs Over 10 Nights
He reveals 2023 New York City residency as his first band Rusty makes debut TV appearance.