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Bernie Taupin

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    10 Things In Music More Exciting Than Miley Cyrus

    Hey everyone, can I ask a question? Are we sick of Miley Cyrus yet? No? Oh, okay. The fact is that for some reason people can't seem to get enough of this girl shaking her ass on TV. That's fine and all, but it's a shame for all the true artists out there who are pouring their hearts into real, cre ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Chuck Negron: "I Would Love to Sing Harmonies With Those Guys One More Time"

    When Chuck Negron comes to the Stafford Centre tonight at part of the "Happy Together" '60s-music package tour, he says it will remind him of his Houston connection and how important the state of Texas was to the success of his former band, Three Dog Night. "We broke out in Texas," recalls Negron. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Five Strangest Artists You Never Knew Courtney Love Worked With

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Last Night: Elton John At Toyota Center

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013

    Goodbye, George?

    Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour closes out this year's rodeo.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Free Radicals, Scott Weiland, Elton John, etc.

    Free Radicals 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Last Night: George Strait at Reliant Stadium

    George Strait Reliant Stadium 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Poetic Partnership: Bernie Taupin's Best Lyrics for Elton John

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Meat Loaf vs. Bonnie Tyler In the Jim Steinman Power Ballad Battle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Rocket Man: Elton John's 5 Greatest Characters

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Best-Selling Single Of All Time "Candle In The Wind 1997" Turns 15 Years Old

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The 20 Best Tribute Albums Of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Shawn Phillips Is Stranger Than Fiction

    Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig

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    December 13, 2007
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    September 29, 2005

    Solitary Man

    Part ironic sophisticate, part sentimental movie composer, Randy Newman is an American original

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Elton John

    Saturday, March 26, at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    The End Is Near

    The day of the Locust is at hand

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    The Darkness

    Permission to Land (Atlantic)

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Midnight Pumpkin

    Toni Price glows on her best album yet

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Yes, It Can-Can

    The delightfully eccentric Moulin Rouge giddily juggles eras

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Rotation

    Young Dubliners: Red

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    February 12, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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