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Elvis Costello Reveals 'Aggressive' Cancer

He says surgery was successful, but he cancels 6 European dates on doctor's orders

(Newser) - After undergoing surgery in May to remove a "very aggressive" cancerous tumor, Elvis Costello is ending his European summer tour early. "The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to...

Elvis Costello: Don't Buy My New Boxed Set

Inflated price 'appears to be either a misprint or a satire,' he quips

(Newser) - Elvis Costello's new Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook boxed set is pretty good—but no way is it worth the current price Elvis Costello says. The special-edition set, which includes a CD and DVD of a concert from earlier this year, plus a coffee-table book, is selling for...

Elvis Costello Pulls Out of Israel Concerts in Protest

'Sometimes silence is better than adding to static'

(Newser) - Elvis Costello has canceled two concerts he was due to play in Israel this summer to protest the nation's treatment of Palestinians. "There are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might...

Costello Goes a Little Country
 Costello Goes a Little Country  
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Costello Goes a Little Country

(Newser) - Elvis Costello's new Secret, Profane & Sugarcane CD has a spare, country feel to it—T. Bone Burnett returns as producer—and critics generally think it hits the mark.
  • Glen Boyd, Blog Critics: A little too much "filler" among the bright spots, but those bright spots are terrific.

Costello Show Peeks Into Rockers' Heads

New talk show is heaven for music obsessives

(Newser) - On most talk shows, musical guests are relegated to the end of the program, with only a word or two of interview after a performance. But this week Bravo is premiering a new talk show hosted by Elvis Costello that takes another tack: It places musicians front and center, chatting...

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