Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career

Long Promised Road is the title of an upcoming documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of Beach Boys figurehead Brian Wilson. Drawing its name from a song on 1971’s Surf’s Up (a track written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley), the film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in… Continue reading Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career

Elton John Teams with Singer Rina Sawayama for a New Version of Her Song ‘Chosen Family’ — Watch the Lyric Video

We don’t need to be related to relate. It’s the sentiment behind a new duet of “Chosen Family,” a song from London-based singer/songwriter Rina Sawayama and collaborator Sir Elton John. The lyric video for the track was debuted on Wednesday, and features the legendary singer/pianist and Sawayama sharing an intimate performance space, trading off verses in… Continue reading Elton John Teams with Singer Rina Sawayama for a New Version of Her Song ‘Chosen Family’ — Watch the Lyric Video

5/14: Phoebe Bridgers to Release ‘Copycat Killer’ on LP, ft. Reimagined Songs from ‘Punisher’ ft. Rob Moose

Copycat Killer is the name of a four-song EP released digitally by singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers back in November that reimagined four tracks from her acclaimed (and Grammy-nominated) 2020 album, Punisher. On Tuesday, Dead Oceans announced the forthcoming vinyl edition of Copycat Killer, which will be made available beginning May 14. For this EP project, Bridgers… Continue reading 5/14: Phoebe Bridgers to Release ‘Copycat Killer’ on LP, ft. Reimagined Songs from ‘Punisher’ ft. Rob Moose

Sir Elton John Says He’s ‘Just Done Something with Metallica’ During Lockdown …

From casually vowing to “hit somebody” if singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers was shut out of her four Grammy nominations (which she was) to divulging information about upcoming musical projects, the Apple Music 1 program/podcast Rocket Hour has been a wealth of information regarding Sir Elton John lately. The latest bit of news from Sir Elton (who… Continue reading Sir Elton John Says He’s ‘Just Done Something with Metallica’ During Lockdown …

A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John

Today, March 25, Reginald Kenneth Dwight — better known as Sir Elton John — is celebrating another trip around the sun — his 74th, in fact! It’s time for a festive toast to the man whose music is cherished the world over, whose legacy spans generations and whose influence is both far-reaching and long-lasting. Were… Continue reading A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John

Elton John’s Annual Oscars Pre-Party is Going Virtual with Dua Lipa & Neil Patrick Harris on 4/25

With the 93rd Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, April 25 — the new date of the festivities, after originally being rescheduled from Feb. 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — Sir Elton John has found a way to continue his yearly trend of a star-studded AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Pre-Party, now in its 29th… Continue reading Elton John’s Annual Oscars Pre-Party is Going Virtual with Dua Lipa & Neil Patrick Harris on 4/25

Phoebe Bridgers Didn’t Win a Grammy … so Will Elton John Indeed ‘Hit Someone’?

On Sunday, singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers was up for four awards at the Grammy Awards … but she didn’t win any, losing Best Rock Song to Brittany Howard and both Best Rock Performance and Best Alternative Music Album to Fiona Apple in awards that were announced prior to the telecast. During the CBS telecast, Bridgers lost… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Didn’t Win a Grammy … so Will Elton John Indeed ‘Hit Someone’?

Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists

Between the two of them, Sir Elton John and John Lennon crafted some of the world’s most cherished songs — and this Saturday, March 6, an ensemble of top musicians will pay homage to their legacy with Elton John Lennon, a free live stream concert event viewable from the comfort of your living room. The… Continue reading Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists

I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman ( Photo: © Lee Wilkinson) https://www.lwmultimedia.co.uk/LWMultimedia.html

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of classic rock radio: “Roundabout” and “Long Distance Runaround.” Before joining Yes, Wakeman was a member of the Strawbs, a folk rock group. During that period,… Continue reading I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Out Now: ‘Jewel Box,’ a Massive Deep Dive Through the Elton John Vaults (Listen/Buy)

The life, career and legacy of Sir Elton John is unmatched. His contributions to music — and popular culture in general — are unrivaled, his influence far-reaching. Jewel Box is a new box set collecting recordings from throughout the years, and the set is out now in a variety of formats. 8-CD Super Deluxe (Click… Continue reading Out Now: ‘Jewel Box,’ a Massive Deep Dive Through the Elton John Vaults (Listen/Buy)