Tag: Elvis Costello

‘Margaret on the Guillotine’: Revisiting the classic anti-Thatcher songs of the ’80s

‘Margaret on the Guillotine’: Revisiting the classic anti-Thatcher songs of the ’80s

As one of our readers noted this morning, Morrissey finally got the answer to the question he posed of Margaret Thatcher in his controversial Viva Hate closer “Margaret on the Guillotine”: “When will you die?” The former British prime minister passed away today at age 87.

Glastonbury 2013: Nick Cave, Primal Scream, PiL, Tom Tom Club, Johnny Marr — and more

Glastonbury 2013: Nick Cave, Primal Scream, PiL, Tom Tom Club, Johnny Marr — and more

The lineup for this summer’s Glastonbury festival was announced today, and it’s an utter monstrosity, with headliners The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons joined by a seemingly endless list of bands, including Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and more.

New releases: Simple Minds, Dinosaur Jr, The Jam, The Pogues, Elvis Costello, Blue Nile

New releases: Simple Minds, Dinosaur Jr, The Jam, The Pogues, Elvis Costello, Blue Nile

This week’s new releases include a 2CD live set from Simple Minds, an archival live album from Dinosaur Jr on vinyl and MP3, reissues from The Jam and The Blue Nile, a CD/DVD 30th anniversary live set from The Pogues and a collection of Elvis Costello songs used in films.

The Week in Rock: June 24-30, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 24-30, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dinosaur Jr, XTC, The English Beat, The Dream Syndicate, The Cure, Peter Murphy, The Stone Roses, The Replacements, Dead Can Dance, Elvis Costello and more.

Elvis Costello sets ‘2054 — The Centenary Show’ solo dates in California this fall

Elvis Costello sets ‘2054 — The Centenary Show’ solo dates in California this fall

After spending much of his recent time on the road performing with his Spectacular Spinning Songbook, the seemingly tireless Elvis Costello is trying out a new live concept dubbed “2054 — The Centenary Show,” which will hit theaters and performing arts centers in six California cities this fall.

The Jesus and Mary Chain to join The Stooges, Elvis Costello at Chicago’s Riot Fest

The Jesus and Mary Chain to join The Stooges, Elvis Costello at Chicago’s Riot Fest

The Jesus and Mary Chain will join headliners Iggy and the Stooges and Elvis Costello at this September’s punk-heavy Riot Fest 2012 in Chicago, promoters announced this week, marking the latest U.S. date to be added to the slow-roll out of the Mary Chain’s still-evolving summer North American tour.

New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE, Elvis Costello

New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE, Elvis Costello

This week’s new releases include ‘MMXII,’ the 15th studio album from Killing Joke, plus a reissue of Morrissey’s 1988 solo debut ‘Viva Hate,’ the new 2CD fIREHOSE anthology ‘lowFLOWs,’ a stripped-down version of Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ box set and U.S. editions of The Smiths’ reissues.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.

Video: Elvis Costello and The Roots cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Brilliant Disguise,’ ‘Fire’

Video: Elvis Costello and The Roots cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Brilliant Disguise,’ ‘Fire’

It’s Bruce Springsteen week over at “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and last night saw Elvis Costello stop by the show to help celebrate the release of the Boss’ new album. Backed by The Roots, Costello played Springsteen’s “Brilliant Disguise” on air and stuck around for a web-only performance of “Fire.”

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

Our round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds, Colourbox, Morrissey, Lloyd Cole and Paul Weller — plus the first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years.

Despite Elvis Costello’s ire, box set rises in price — but discount editions due in April

Despite Elvis Costello’s ire, box set rises in price — but discount editions due in April

The Elvis Costello box set that the singer himself railed against last fall has actually increased in price over the intervening months — Amazon.com now lists it at $280, up from $260 — but, as promised, fans soon will be able to spend $257.35 less for a slimmed-down repackaging of the set.

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

‘We’re the Kids in America,’ the third chapter of BBC Four’s ‘How the Brits Rocked America: Go West,’ features interviews with John Lydon, Robert Smith, Elvis Costello, Jim Kerr, Ian McCulloch, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Peter Hook, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, and many more.

The Week in Rock: Dec. 4-10, 2011

The Week in Rock: Dec. 4-10, 2011

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes posts about Midnight Oil, The Cure, Wire, Gary Numan, The Church and New Order, plus our December mixtape and the second installment of our Rhino ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s’ Spotify playlist.

New releases: The Cure, Elvis Costello, The Cramps, Peter Murphy, The Dead Milkmen

New releases: The Cure, Elvis Costello, The Cramps, Peter Murphy, The Dead Milkmen

This week’s new releases include ‘Bestival Live 2011,’ a new 2CD concert album from The Cure, plus the box set Elvis Costello doesn’t want you to buy, a collection of early Cramps singles, three Meat Puppets reissues and domestic CD releases of recent sets from Peter Murphy, Gary Numan and The Dead Milkmen.