Tag: Elvis Costello

Milestones: Elvis Costello is 56 today; watch BBC special about ‘Spike’ from 1989

That once-angry young man, Elvis Costello, turns 59 today, and to commemorate the occasion, we cast our spotlight not on the rocker’s brilliantly prolific early period, but, rather, his late-’80s, post-Attractions comeback following a nearly three-year break: the 1989 album ‘Spike,’ a personal favorite.

Elvis Costello’s ‘National Ransom’ due Nov. 2, features Vince Gill, T Bone Burnett

Elvis Costello’s ‘National Ransom’ due Nov. 2, features Vince Gill, T Bone Burnett

Re-teaming with producer T Bone Burnett for the fourth time, Elvis Costello this fall will release ‘National Ransom,’ an-all new album featuring the members of his recent backing bands The Imposters and The Sugarcanes, as well as high-profile guests Vince Gill, Jerry Douglas, Marc Ribot and Buddy Miller.

Public Image Ltd. cancels German tour over ‘production scheduling problems’

Public Image Ltd. cancels German tour over ‘production scheduling problems’

The reconstituted Public Image Ltd. today canceled the entire mid-August German leg of its ongoing reunion tour over ‘production scheduling problems,’ and said it has no plans to rebook the six scrapped concerts.

Elvis Costello reveals tracklist for ‘Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years’ compilation

Elvis Costello reveals tracklist for ‘Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years’ compilation

While the tracklist for Elvis Costello’s forthcoming ‘Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years’ features no previously unreleased material, it does nicely span the years between 1988’s ‘Painted From Memory’ and 2008’s ‘Momofuku.’

Pixies cancel first-ever Israel concert after last week’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Pixies cancel first-ever Israel concert after last week’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid

The Pixies today canceled their first-ever concert in Israel this week, and while the band didn’t give a specific reason, the move follows last week’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and similar cancellations by Gorillaz and Elvis Costello.

Elvis Costello releasing ‘Pomp & Pout’ comp, new ‘American Ransom’ album this year

Elvis Costello releasing ‘Pomp & Pout’ comp, new ‘American Ransom’ album this year

Details are scarce, but Elvis Costello fans have two releases to look forward to in the coming months: a new compilation called ‘Pomp & Pout: The Universal Years,’ due out this summer, and a brand-new studio album, ‘American Ransom,’ expected in the fall.

Record Store Day vinyl from R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Ramones, Factory Records

Record Store Day vinyl from R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Ramones, Factory Records

The third-annual Record Store Day is set for April 17, and this year’s exclusive releases include a reissue of Rhino’s 4LP Joy Division vinyl box set, a blue-vinyl reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ and fresh vinyl reissues from Sonic Youth, Joe Strummer and the Ramones.

Elvis Costello to release ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco,’ recorded in 1978, in Japan

Elvis Costello to release ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco,’ recorded in 1978, in Japan

Elvis Costello is poised to tap his 1978 U.S. tour for a second live album in six months, at least in Japan, where the 16-track ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco’ — recorded just three days after ‘Live at Hollywood High’ — is due for release this summer.

Grammy shut out: Depeche Mode, U2, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Costello denied awards

Grammy shut out: Depeche Mode, U2, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Costello denied awards

Rough night for the handful of ’80s college-rock vets nominated for Grammy Awards this year: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Brian Eno, and Ministry all were shut out tonight for trophies in their respective categories, losing, in most cases, to more current acts.

Elvis Costello performing solo, with Imposters, Sugarcanes and orchestra this spring

Elvis Costello performing solo, with Imposters, Sugarcanes and orchestra this spring

Tweet With the second season of “Spectacle” wrapping up at the end of this month, host Elvis Costello is returning to the road this spring […]

New releases: Elvis Costello’s 1978 ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ Nick Cave’s ‘The Road’

New releases: Elvis Costello’s 1978 ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ Nick Cave’s ‘The Road’

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Elvis Costello RELEASES: Live at Hollywood High BACKSTORY: The 20-song […]

Video: Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith play ‘Everyday I Write the Book’ on ‘Spectacle’

Video: Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith play ‘Everyday I Write the Book’ on ‘Spectacle’

Tweet We caught up on a few TiVo’d episodes of “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…” this weekend at Slicing Up Eyeballs World HQ, and while it’s […]

The Cure, Pixies, U2, Morrissey, Depeche Mode top list of most-viewed stories of 2009

Tweet As we start a new year, it’s worth one last look back at 2009, the inaugural year for Slicing Up Eyeballs. This site launched […]

Contest: Win free ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…’ Season 1 DVD prize pack, U2 single

Contest: Win free ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…’ Season 1 DVD prize pack, U2 single

Tweet As you may have seen, the Sundance Channel’s talk ‘n’ roll show “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…” returned for a second season last week with […]