Review: ‘The Maze’ could be a breakthrough for Ariana Gillis
Ariana Gillis, "The Maze" (Ariana Gillis)
Ariana Gillis doesn't linger on the lyrics when she starts to sing on "The Maze," her staccato alto suggesting a young artist in a hurry to share...
Elton John’s songwriter to unveil new visual art at exhibit
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his longtime musical work with Elton John, but the British songwriter's visual artistry is stepping into the spotlight through an art...
For sale: Bernie Taupin lyrics to Elton John’s ‘Your Song’
NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the "crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook."
Don't expect "Your Song" to sell for a song. Bonhams , the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop "in the six-figure range" during the Nov. 19 Manhattan auction.
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending April 12, 2018:
1. Nice For What, Drake
2. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
3. God's Plan, Drake
4. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
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Review: Pop, country stars cover Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Various Artists, "Revamp" (Island Records); Various Artists, "Restoration" (UMG Nashville)
Considering the quality of the songwriting partnership combining Elton John's music with Bernie Taupin's lyrics and that the song selection on these two tribute albums is, with some exceptions, a collection of fairly clear-cut covers of their biggest hits, your level of enjoyment will depend mostly on your like, dislike, tolerance or rejection of the contributors.
Elton John launching competition to make videos for 70s hits
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is giving filmmakers a chance to create music videos for his 1970s hits that were released before music videos were popular.
The English singer announced Monday, in celebration of his 50th anniversary with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, that he's launching a competition with YouTube for aspiring video creators to make music videos for "Rocket Man," ''Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets."