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Hear Smokey Robinson and Elton John's 'Tracks of My Tears'

July 31, 2014

Singing with the Miracles and as a solo artist, Smokey Robinson has been the voice behind some of the greatest records of the past half-century. On a new LP due August 19th, the legend is revisiting 11 those records and re-imagining them as duets, adding...


Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

June 29, 2014

As Elton John begins to plan his wedding to longtime partner David Furnish, he's confident that Jesus himself would approve of sex-same marriage – including unions between two gay priests.  Elton John's Remarkable Life in 20 Songs  "If...


Elton John Talks Miguel's 'Bennie and the Jets' Cover

March 21, 2014

In anticipation of next week's release of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road reissue — featuring covers of the singer's 1973 landmark album by Fall Out Boy, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé, among others — John spoke...


Neil Young Launches PonoMusic Kickstarter

March 11, 2014

Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono, bringing in Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, David Crosby, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Sting and a slew of other musical icons to provide...


Apple Launching iTunes Festival at SXSW

February 19, 2014

Since 2007, iTunes Festival, the free month-long concert series sponsored by Apple, has become a London mainstay, and now the tech giant is bringing it stateside at next month's South by Southwest festival, according to Associated Press. SXSW Teases...


Elton John, King Khan Remember Mighty Hannibal

February 4, 2014

The Mighty Hannibal, the politically charged soul and funk singer who inspired garage rock groups such as Black Lips and King Khan and the Shrines, died last Thursday at the age of 74. In his prime in the 1960s, Hannibal hardly received the mainstream...


Elton John Blasts Russia Over Homophobia

January 22, 2014

Elton John labeled Russia's new anti-gay laws "inhumane" and "isolating" when he played Moscow and Kazan in December, and now that he's back from tour he's taken the time to write a thorough condemnation of the legislation via his website. He was...


Lady Gaga and the Muppets Share Memorable Thanksgiving

November 29, 2013

Lady Gaga took her longstanding relationship with the Muppets one step further last night in a 90-minute ABC show dubbed Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular. The singer bonded with the puppet ensemble while performing songs from her recent...


Miles Davis Is Coming to the Movies

November 14, 2013

Don Cheadle will portray Miles Davis and make his directorial debut in a long in-the-works biopic about the famed, groundbreaking jazz musician, the Associated Press reports. See Where Davis' Kind of Blue Lands on Our 500 Greatest Albums List Unlike...


Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in Biopic

October 23, 2013

The Elton John biopic Rocketman has cast its Captain Fantastic: British actor Tom Hardy, who previously played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The film will be directed by Michael Gracey, according to Deadline, and its script was written by Lee Hall...


Bernie Taupin on Elton John's New LP: 'It's Kudos All Around'

September 26, 2013

"I'm not very good with words," Elton John said when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. "I let all my expressions and my love and my pain and my anger come out with my melodies. I had someone to write my words for me. Without...


Elton John's Las Vegas Show Hits Theaters for One Night

March 25, 2014

Elton John's bombastic Las Vegas show "Million Dollar Piano" will hit theaters tomorrow night, March 26th, in 40 different countries, for a special one-night only encore screening. You can check out listings, ticket info and theater locations for the...


Elton John & Bernie Taupin on 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

March 14, 2014

Elton John was on a historic roll when he traveled to France in early 1973 to make what would become one of rock's great double albums. He'd scored seven Top 40 singles in the previous two years, and Don't Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player had...


Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Elton, Kanye, Jack White

February 19, 2014

Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White lead a list of more than 100 acts and "superjams" that will be playing the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this year. The four-day fest – which takes place from June 12th to June 15th this year on 700 acres...


Elton John Turning 'Technicolor Dreamcoat' Into a Cartoon

February 6, 2014

Elton John is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to transform the duo's 1969 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into an animated movie. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started in a school and was the...


Elton John, Lady Gaga Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

January 30, 2014

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominations are out, and Elton John, Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Goldfrapp and Tegan and Sara are up for the Outstanding Music Artist prize. According to GLAAD, the awards "recognize and honor media for their fair,...


Elton John Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law

December 7, 2013

Elton John took the opportunity at his concert in Moscow this week to speak out against Russia's anti-gay discrimination. The BBC reports that the singer interrupted his performance on Friday to say that he was "sad to learn" of the country's new law...


Madonna Leads List of Top-Earning Musicians

November 20, 2013

Madonna is the highest-paid musician in the world for 2013, according to a new ranking in Forbes, besting runner-up Lady Gaga by $45 million. Madonna has made an estimated $125 million over the past year, the majority of which...


Elton John Hits the Road With the Hits

November 9, 2013

For a minute there, Elton John was worried. "I'm freaking out up here," he said midway through his tour-opening set on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut. "I'm losing my voice."   But you wouldn't know it by the show he put on, or the number of bows...


How Sara Bareilles Overcame Her Fear of Playing Solo

October 22, 2013

This past July, Sara Bareilles released her fourth album, The Blessed Unrest. But months before, she embarked on "The Brave Enough Tour," an intimate, stripped-down run that found her playing just by herself. The shows sold out in minutes. Out this week...