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Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), known by the stage name Elvis Costello, is a British singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the New Wave musical genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; the critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes him as a "pop encyclopedia," able to "reinvent the past in his own image".
April 2, 2011
The Strokes were joined on stage by Elvis Costello as they played the first of two gigs at Madison Square Garden in New York last night (April 1). Costello appeared on stage during the new song 'Taken For A Fool', much to the apparent surprise of singer Julian Casablancas. Read more
May 25, 2010
Crosby, Stills & Nash and Elvis Costello have joined the line-up for Hard Rock Calling in London. The event, which takes place in Hyde Park from June 25-27, will also feature Crowded House. Read more
March 24, 2009
Elvis Costello has announced plans to release a new album on June 1st. 'Secret, Profane and Sugarcane', produced by T Bone Burnett, was recorded over three days in Nashville. Read more
December 12, 2008
Elvis Costello is to headline president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration concert in Washington DC next month. Sting, Seal, Same Moore and film director Spike Lee will also appear at the Harman Center of the Arts on January 20th. Read more
October 13, 2008
Legendary singer Elvis Costello is set to guest on the new Fall Out Boy album, Pete Wentz has revealed. The 54-year-old London born singer will provide backing vocals alongside other Decaydence artists to a track on the band's fifth record 'Folie a Deux', which is set for release on November 5. Read more
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