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St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure Hosting Beats 1 Radio Shows

Apple Music already poached Zane Lowe to help establish their new internet radio component, Beats 1. The company also signed on Drake and Pharrell as DJs, but even more artists have been added to the company’s roster. More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 10:38 am

Outside Lands 2015 Lineup

Outside Lands has just announced the lineup for the eighth iteration of the San Francisco-based festival. This year’s headliners are Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and the Black Keys, and other top draws include Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, D’Angelo And The Vanguard, and St. Vincent. The rest of the lineup is made up of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Watch Elton John Fall Out Of His Chair At A Tennis Match

I’m not going to pretend there’s some kind of news value in this video of Sir Elton John falling backwards out of his courtside chair at a tennis tournament Sunday, but from a slapstick perspective it’s pure gold. I mean, look at this damn Vine. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 8, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as “an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years.” To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys’ classic “God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch BBC Kate Bush Documentary Running Up That Hill Feat. St. Vincent, Big Boi, Bat For Lashes

Next week, Kate Bush will perform her first concert in 35 years at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. She last toured in 1979, following the release of Lionheart. BBC 4 has released an hour-long documentary called Running Up That Hill that reflects on Bush’s long and enigmatic career. It features appearances from Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Pink… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Watch Ben Folds Join Elton John At Bonnaroo

Ben Folds has covered “Grey Seal” among other Elton John jams throughout his career, and John’s influence is obvious in Folds’ own plucky piano-pop. So it must have been a huge thrill for Folds when John invited him on stage Sunday during his Bonnaroo-closing set to perform “Grey Seal” together. Watch fan-made video of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2014 - 9:53 am

Win A Signed Vinyl Test Pressing And 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John’s classic Goodbye Yellow Brick Road turned 40 last October and recently received a massive reissue with alternate versions, live cuts, and exclusive new covers like Miguel and Wale’s take on “Bennie And The Jets.” Today we’re giving away the Super Deluxe Edition of the release and a vinyl test pressing of the reissue… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2014 - 10:34 am

Miguel – “Bennie And The Jets” (Feat. Wale) (Elton John Cover)

As part of a grand 40th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s landmark album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a mob of today’s musicians are going to cover every single song on the original album. And the most puzzling of those artists is the pairing of Miguel and Wale, who team up to cover “Bennie And The Jets,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young’s PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono’s praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Mike D,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Bonnaroo Lineup 2014

Like last year, Bonnaroo is announcing the bulk of its fest lineup via a 30-minute B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon) webcast. The 2014 reveal is hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam and features a super jam with the Flaming Lips, Ben Folds, and special guests (I’m guessing Foxygen based on this Instagram). Bonnaroo… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Miguel, John Grant, Fall Out Boy To Cover Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John’s 1973 smash hit album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is getting a blowout 40th anniversary reissue this spring, and part of the usual bonus feature motherlode (a disc of live recordings, a documentary film, a 100-page animated hardback book) is a disc of covers by some artists you might not expect. Miguel (featuring Wale…),… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Who Should Star In The Elton John Biopic?

From the makers of Gnomeo And Juliet comes the Elton John biopic. Before you get any ideas — CGI? 3-D? — it should be known that one of that film’s producers was John’s partner David Furnish. So today we’re asking, who should star as Sir Elton? Does it have to be Gosling? Or does JT… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 27, 2011 - 9:32 am

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting “Monster” has been floating around for awhile. You’ve also maybe watched the 35-minute “Runaway” video. You’ll find “All Of The Lights” on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, too. This one won’t take as long to process a… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm

MMJ: NYC’s Coolest Cover Band Last Week

My Morning Jacket ended their five-night residency at New York’s Terminal 5 on Saturday night. In addition to playing their albums and new material, the band also indulged in a few covers, like this appropriately sax-filled cover of Wham!’s “Careless Whisper,” Prince’s “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man,” and Elton John’s “Rocket… More »

By: jessica / October 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Jimmy Fallon As The Boss, Elton John, Green Day @ The Emmys

Jimmy Fallon’s done some impressive musical impressions on Late Night, so he brought out a few more for the Emmy Awards last night. He used Elton John, Boyz II Men, and Green Day to eulogize some of the big shows that ended this year (and recycled the 40oz pour out he used when saying goodbye… More »

By: jessica / August 30, 2010 - 10:43 am

Lily Allen – “Who’d Have Known”

You might remember when, last September at London’s GQ Man Of The Year Honors show, Lily was tipsy and got into a barb-throwing spat with Elton John at the podium: The Brit queen chastised Allen for being drunk, Lily responded in essence fuck you very much, I’m 40 years younger than you, to which Elto… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2009 - 9:17 am

Jeff Buckley Rarity On My Sister’s Keeper Soundtrack

The Cameron Diaz/Jason Patrick chick flick’s OST includes Jeff’s take on the Elton John/Bernie Taupin “We All Fall In Love Sometimes.” Jeff gives good cover, obviously it’s great. Hear it here. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2009 - 11:10 am

U2, Killers, Coldplay Team Up For Red(WIRE)

In case you didn’t know, yesterday (12/1) was World AIDS Day. To help mark the occasion, Bono added a wing to his organization (RED): RED(WIRE)’s a new website that will feature exclusives from Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan, among others. All the money made (via subscription) goes toward… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2008 - 5:45 pm

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… Elton John

The schedule came out last week and now Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… has a website that features clips from the first episode, including Costello doing a cover of this week’s interview subject EJ’s “Border Song” with Allen Toussaint. We also find out why Sir Elton changed his given name (Reggie). More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2008 - 4:12 pm

Elton John Revisits Yellow Brick Road With Rufus Wainwright, Jake Shears, Ben Folds

Last night Elton John returned to Broadway to perform his classic 1973 double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road start to finish. The event benefited a number of AIDS charitable organizations (tickets ranged from $250 to $2,500) and featured an all-star group of Sir Elton’s friends: Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Jake Shears, John Cameron Mitchell, Jane… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 21, 2008 - 10:44 am
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