Elvis Costello Discusses His 'Unfaithful Music and Dissapearing Ink' Memoir on Howard Stern

On October 9, Elvis Costello released a curated album of hits titled, Unfaithful Music and Soundtrack Album. Today, Costello stops by the Howard Stern show to talk about his accompanying memoir "Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink."

Stern thinks very highly of Costello in terms of his musical ability. He praised Costello and jumped right into "Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink," which Costello did not use a ghost writer for, according to a MarksFriggin recap of the show.

Costello talked about his struggle with drinking and the day he finally said enough was enough 20 years ago. He doesn't like to make jokes about it because some of his friends are struggling with it as well, according to the recap. Costello left out a few details in his books such as fights but did mention that the way his experiences ended up in his music was addressed in the book. He listened to the Beatles when he was growing up and was a member of the fan club, learned to play the guitar at age 13 and didn't start reading music until age 38 or 40, according to the recap.

"Howard asked Elvis about the guys looking at him weird when he would do a different song like that," according to MF.

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"Elvis said it's not that different. He said he was just trying to steal off songs from the 50s and make it sound different. Howard asked if he was blown away when his song "Alison" became a hit. Elvis said that he had a couple of other songs that were doing well."

Costello later on told stern that it was wrong that a lot of bands weren't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before playing a little bit for the Stern Show crew and audience. It was an insightful interview from a highly regarded musician. The "Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink" book was mentioned in closing for Stern Show fans and Costello fans as well.

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