Elvis Costello

Books: How the Decline of His Father Prompted Elvis Costello To Write His Memoir

In the epigraph to his memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, Elvis Costello quotes his own song, “All the Rage”: “So don’t try to touch my heart / It’s darker than you think / And don’t try to read my mind / Because it’s full of disappearing ink.” If the darkness alludes to the wayward […]

Frank Shiner Shines on New Album “The Real Me”

  Just when it seems that everyone’s done a duet album (Barbra Streisand, BarryManilow – even with artists who are no longer alive) comes a novel idea from singer FRANK SHINER ….record an album of overlooked and under appreciated classics by the likes of Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, and Bryan Ferry. Shiners’ […]

Elvis Costello Urges Fans Not To Buy His New Boxset

Elvis Costello has spoken out to his fans to tell them not to buy his new boxset, The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, because it is too expensive. The tracks were recorded over two nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, but Costello wrote on his website that the asking price is too high: “Unfortunately, we […]