Q&A: Tom Odell on Staying Grounded, Increasing the Piano Quotient, Duetting with Alice Merton and Finding Motivation on ‘Jubilee Road’

Q&A: Tom Odell on Staying Grounded, Increasing the Piano Quotient, Duetting with Alice Merton and Finding Motivation on ‘Jubilee Road’

Tom Odell is one of the more compelling singer/songwriters to emerge from England since the early 2010s. Discovered by Lily Allen, he put out debut album Long Way Down — which went to No. 1, sold more than 300,000 copies and spawned the top 10 single “Another Love” at home — in 2013. Long Way […]

Watch Elton John Perform ‘Step Into Christmas’ on the ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan Show’ in 1973 (in Remastered Video Format)

Watch Elton John Perform ‘Step Into Christmas’ on the ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan Show’ in 1973 (in Remastered Video Format)

Just in time for Christmas (next week!), a nugget from the depths of the Elton John vault has been unveiled. In 1973, Sir Elton and his backing band — Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson (and a rare cameo from songwriting partner Bernie Taupin on percussion) — performed “Step Into Christmas” on the Gilbert O’Sullivan Show. The […]

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them, and many have been shot. The release of Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to revive and rev up the film genre of rock and roll biopics. By […]

Doyle Bramhall II Premieres ‘What You Need,’ ft. Eric Clapton — New Album Out 10/5 (Listen)

Doyle Bramhall II Premieres ‘What You Need,’ ft. Eric Clapton — New Album Out 10/5 (Listen)

Guitarist/songwriter Doyle Bramhall II is one of those guys. The ones who deserve your attention due to their style, hard work, and incredibly rich resume of accomplishments. He’s played alongside Eric Clapton, Gregg Allman, Elton John, T-Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint, among others, establishing himself as one of the most resilient guitarists honing his craft […]

Do Yourself a Favor and Do Not Miss Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour (Onsale Now)

Do Yourself a Favor and Do Not Miss Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour (Onsale Now)

Elton John. For decades, he’s delighted the world with his vibrant, genre-defying and legacy-making music, and he recently announced that he’ll head out on one final global world tour with a simple message: “It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.”  Dubbed the Farewell […]

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a little late. He’s wearing this jumpsuit with epaulets, and he’s dripping in makeup and mascara. And I’m on the other half of the page with […]

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