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34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best ELO Songs

When Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood formed Electric Light Orchestra in 1970, their goal was to carry the torch of the recently disbanded Beatles, expanding…
Ryan Reed | January 7, 2016 - 1:12 pm


Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

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Katie Alice Greer Shares New Solo Songs

Priests' Katie Alice Greer has shared some new material under her solo moniker K A G. There's a 5-track EP called FREAKY 57, consisting of…
James Rettig | August 3, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Rock Hall 2017 Inductees Include Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey

This morning, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its 2017 class of inductees, the six artists who are on their way into the…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 9:01 am

Pearl Jam, 2Pac, Bad Brains Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

We recently had fun guessing who'd be nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year, but now we can put an end…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2016 - 8:45 am

Watch Jeff Lynne’s ELO Perform “Mr. Blue Sky” And “When I Was A Boy” On Fallon

Earlier this year, Jeff Lynne revived Electric Light Orchestra as Jeff Lynne's ELO to release another album, Alone In The Universe, the first attributed to…
James Rettig | November 19, 2015 - 9:50 am

Rainn Wilson Reveals Modest Mouse’s “Float On” Was Almost The Office’s Theme Song

Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight from The Office, just published his new memoir The Bassoon King: My Life In Art, Faith, And Idiocy this…
Peter Helman | November 11, 2015 - 8:38 pm

Stream Jeff Lynne’s ELO Alone In The Universe

Electric Light Orchestra released their final album, Zoom, back in 2001, and since then the group's mastermind Jeff Lynne has been putting out somewhat similar…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 5, 2015 - 9:52 am

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – “One Step At A Time”

As the frontman of Electric Light Orchestra, the studio wizard Jeff Lynne put together some of the most melodically stuffed and ambitious big-budget rock of…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – “When I Was A Boy” Video

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Electric Light Orchestra became international superstars by bringing classical flourishes and theatrical orchestration into the context of saccharine, whimsical pop-rock.
Charles Innis | October 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – “When The Night Comes”

Once upon a time, Electric Light Orchestra brought overstuffed orchestral grandeur and giddy melodic playfulness to the '70s classic-rock era. And while the last Electric…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2015 - 8:39 am

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – “When I Was A Boy”

Starting in 1971, the studio-pop perfectionist Jeff Lynne spent decades leading Electric Light Orchestra, a group that took the Beatles' melodic base and pushed it…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2015 - 10:04 am

Mayer Hawthorne Covers “Mr. Blue Sky”

Mayer Hawthorne, aka Andrew Mayer Cohen, is releasing his six-track Impressions covers EP online this week. It includes takes on songs by Jon Brion, The…
jessica | May 10, 2011 - 10:20 am

New Lily Allen – “Mr. Blue Sky” (ELO Cover)

We knew Billy Corgan loved ELO, but had no idea Lily would go from covering the Pretenders to the Light Orchestra's "Mister Blue Sky." …
Stereogum | December 11, 2007 - 11:57 am