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Electronic Music Playlist March 2014

From a British pop legend’s surprise foray into electronica, to a return-to-form from a largely forgotten Mercury Prize winner, to a debut from the latest producer-turned-artist, here’s a look at five dance tracks to look out for this March. Bright Light Bright Light and Elton John – “I Wish We Were Leaving” Previously signed to Elton John’s management company, melancholic synth-pop maestro Bright Light Bright Light now teams up with […]


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Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Casts Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is one of the most interesting actors working in film today. He’s versatile, he’s charismatic, and he’s got the chops to pull off just about anything. He’s played England’s most insane serial criminal, Captain Picard’s clone, Bane, and we’ll soon see him on screen as Mad Max. He’s really a wonder to behold. Elton John’s Rocket Films will be producing a biopic of the infamous singer titled ‘Rocketman’ […]


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Elton John Jumps In With Both Feet with “The Diving Board” (Album Review)

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Ironic thought of the day: it turns out that Sir Elton John—you know, the piano rock icon?—despite having created a public image that indelibly associates him with the piano, has never actually made a piano-driven record before now. That’s right: it has taken the 66-year-old thirty studio albums before he finally released one that brings his primary instrument front-and-center. This definitely adds a deeper level of meaning to the title […]


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Elton John Receives First Brits Icon Award at London Palladium

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Elton John has apparently recovered quite nicely from an appendectomy earlier this summer. On Monday night at the London Palladium, as reported by Billboard and Rolling Stone, he received the inaugural Brits Icon award, a new category of the BRIT Awards to be given to individuals deemed to have a “lasting impact” on British culture. The award was given by Rod Stewart, who reportedly humorously referred to Elton John as […]


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Elton John Recovering From Appendectomy

Piano-rock legend Elton John is reportedly “recovering well” after undergoing an operation last week at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco to remove his appendix. The 66-year-old is currently recuperating at his home in southern France. Elton John’s appendix became news last month when he encountered severe stomach pain while on tour. By the time he saw the doctors, his condition was apparently quite serious (a “walking time bomb,” as Elton […]


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Music News Week In Review (July 13 Edition)

While major album releases have been a bit on a slow side over the past couple of weeks, the amount of news about the artists hasn’t been nearly as slow. As it turns out, though, this edition of Music News Week In Review is themed more about what artists aren’t doing, rather than what they are doing. Some of what they’re not doing is based on business decisions, some on […]


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Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2012 – (20-16)

With guitar bands continually struggling to make any impact at all, the electronica/dance scene produced some of the most interesting and innovative albums of the year. Proving just how diverse 2012 has been, this list of the Top 20 best long-players includes everyone from piano-rock royalty to Eurovision Song Contest winners to experimental neo-classical composers. Here’s a look at numbers 20-16. 20) Peaking Lights – Lucifer Despite its devilish title, […]



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Elton John vs Pnau – Good Morning To The Night

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An aging piano man more renowned for throwing tantrums than throwing shapes and perhaps the most eccentric act to emerge from the thriving Australian indie-disco scene? On paper, a collaboration between Sir Elton John and Sydney duo Pnau seems as unlikely as the pop legend’s previous forays into hip-hop with Eminem and Tupac. However, Good Morning To The Night (set for a July 17 release) is far from a random hook-up. […]


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Music News Week in Review: May 25 Edition

It’s time for our weekly edition of Music News Week in Review, where we share those music-related headlines that might have been missed during the week, but are still worth mentioning. While lots of times we spotlight the humorous and/or ridiculous in this feature, some of this week’s entries (as you’ll see) are actually pretty significant. Here goes…   BOBBY WOMACK IS CANCER-FREE After a slew of reports about cancer-related […]