HowardStern.com's home page has a suspicious slide promoting a written tribute to the genius Elvis Costello by Fred "Eric" "Norris" (real name Fred Leo Nukis). You can read Fred's poorly-written salute here. It's suspicious because Elvis Costello has a new book out this month, and is actively promoting it. I intentionally didn't include him in my predictions last month for October guests (John Fogerty, Grace Jones and Michael Strahan ), because I thought Costello had way too much integrity to do the Stern Show. But this tribute out of nowhere makes it seem like they're pushing hard to get him, so maybe he'll be persuaded. (Although I'm hoping it's as fruitful as the Keith Richards tributes Howard has been doing every show for the past six weeks or so, which has so far gotten him no closer at all to a love set photo with a Rolling Stone.) Some highlights from Fred's write-up: He was pissed off and smart and knew how. (Knew how to what, Fred?) Elvis wanted to do "Radio Radio" instead. His label Columbia said no. The producer Lorne Michaels said no. And I'm sure that is the song they played in dress rehearsal. (Hard to understand, but what Fred means to say is that Elvis played in dress rehearsal the song the label and Lorne wanted him to play.) Little was I aware that some people were pissed. (You were aware little?) "My Aim Is True" was recorded in a series of late night sessions that approximated a total of 24 hours total. (A total of 24 hours ... total?) He loathed Hotel California used that feeling to look pissed off on the cover photo of his own album. (Loathed Hotel California and used that feeling ...) Are they gearing up for Elvis Costello, This Is Your Life? Will we finally learn how long it took him to write "Radio, Radio"?