Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Hip-hop star AHMIR '?UESTLOVE' THOMPSON enjoyed an impromptu jam session with ELVIS COSTELLO on Tuesday (24 May 11) when the veteran rocker invited THE ROOTS drummer to join him onstage in New York.

Costello was performing with his band, The Imposters, on the last of three dates at the Beacon Theater when he spotted Thompson in the audience and beckoned him to the platform to spin a wheel to decide on which song to play next.

 But his encounter with Costello only got better - he was asked to sit in with The Imposters to give drummer Pete Thomas a quick break as the singer continued with his show.

 Thompson was then allowed to take a seat onstage to watch the rest of the concert up close and personal.

Posting a photo of his view from the front on his Twitter.com blog, he wrote, "Best Seat In house!!!"

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