Rock 'n' roll Hall-of-Famer Declan MacManus -- a.k.a. Elvis Costello -- rose to fame in the seventies with classic power pop hits like "Pump It Up" and "Watching The Detectives." Then he started exploring the Motown sound, country, jazz, classical and art music... along the way collaborating with just about every music legend ever. He talks to Rico about his massive memoir, "Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink," in which he recalls the start of his love affair with music, his father's influence, and "touring" with The Clash.
Peter Capaldi won an Oscar for directing the short film "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life," but he's best known as an actor. Most recently, he became he became the 12th actor to portray the title character in the beloved sci-fi series "Doctor Who." He talks with us about putting his own spin on a favorite character from his childhood and the acting challenges involved with the show's ever-shifting tone.
In the 1970s and '80s, Alice Cooper pioneered what came to be called shock rock, lacing his live shows with real pythons, fake electrocutions, and all manner of horror movie imagery. Now he's releasing an album next week with the new Hollywood Vampires, and he regales Rico and Brendan with tales of his friendships with some of the greatest figures in old Hollywood and rock 'n' roll. (He also stuck around to dole out a little etiquette advice too!)