Fall Out Boy is set to save rock and roll, and they're bringing a few friends along with them. Apparently, saving rock and roll requires the combined efforts of prose auteur Pete Wentz, "Rocket Man" Elton John, and, of course, Courtney Love.
What? Courtney Love? Yes. As the video announces, "it's C ... More >>
Elton John has become the best-case scenario of the future life of a troubled character in one of his songs. Albeit a song that he has been writing since he and collaborator Bernie Taupin decided to forge a songwriting partnership nearly 45 years ago.
He's now a seasoned sage, deeper in voice, ric ... More >>
AvantGarden, March 25
Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at th ... More >>
March 17, 2013
Sunday night, George Strait wrangled 80,020 fans into Reliant Stadium for what is surely to be just one of his first "farewell" shows here in Houston. This glut of country fans -- only few thousand short of the total population of Santa Monica, Californi ... More >>
This month marks the 45th anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's songwriting partnership. The two signed their first record deal together, with their parents having to co-sign because both men were minors at the time. The partnership has spawned countless songs at this point, and has been one ... More >>
Allmusic.com describes the work of Jim Steinman as theatrical, visceral and rousing. It also describes it as campy, indulgent, and silly. They're exactly right: His work is all of those things, which is why it's awesome.
A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Steinman is best known as the Bernie ... More >>
Great songwriters create great characters. Elton John has a plethora in his songs some real like Princess Diana, and others purely fictional. The stories he tells in his songs are what makes him one of the greatest artists ever to come from Great Britain.
His characterizations have even been celebr ... More >>
Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck. Diana died from her wounds in a Paris road tunnel crash, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and the d ... More >>
Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately.
This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>
Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one.
It also helps ... More >>
Hootie covered Zeppelin!? '90s U So Crazy!This year alone has seen a multitude of tribute albums, from two Buddy Holly lovefests to the upcoming ZZ Top tribute set from a very motley crew of artists, including Nickelback, Daughtry, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (yum), and Wyclef Jean.
Let t ... More >>
The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>