The surprise guest walked out on stage at the end of the lengthy event, which also covered a new Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif., and a new operating system.
“How ya’ll doing?” Costello asked the audience. “Wow, that’s a lot of fancy stuff (in reference to all the new products that were revealed). I feel underdressed. I’m just on my old Fender guitar up here. I’m sorry, can I say ‘Fender’ here?”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Fender signature artist then pulled out three songs, beginning with Nick Lowe’s “Peace, Love and Understanding” and a new song that he recently recorded with the Roots.
Costello also played “Radio Soul,” admitting to the crowd, “When I first got into the business, I thought radio was great. This was my imaginary song about radio before I learned how foul it is.”
Click here for the full performance (fast-forward to the 70-minute mark & note that it seems to play best via Safari) and here for more information on Costello’s upcoming album with the Roots, Wise Up Ghost.