Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977 and named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone. He has recorded over twenty albums since, including This Year’s Model and Armed Forces. In a career spanning over forty years, he has received a Grammy Award, twice been nominated for the Brit Award, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame with his band the Attractions in 2003. His new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success.
Dan Stone is editor-in-chief of Radio Silence, a Bay Area magazine of literature and rock and roll. In his six years as a program manager and documentary producer at the National Endowment for the Arts, Stone interviewed more than 200 writers, musicians, actors, artists, and cultural figures including James Earle Jones, Tobias Wolff, Lucinda Williams, Robert Redford, Alice Walker, Sandra Day O’Connor and many more.