All Hail King Princess

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King Princess - Cheap QueenKing Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »

Elton John Thinks The New Lion King Sucks

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Elton-JohnBack in 1994, Elton John was in the midst of a great pop-star rebirth. John had been one of the biggest figures in music in the mid-’70s, but he’d fallen hard and fast. In the ’90s, though, he reemerged triumphant. And a big part of that was the soundtrack to The Lion King, Disney’s 1994 … More »

Watch Thom Yorke Play An Intense, Trippy Three-Song Set On Kimmel

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Thom-Yorke-on-KimmelA few months ago, Radiohead main man Thom Yorke released his new solo album ANIMA. Right now, Yorke is on tour across North America, playing shows with the band he’s calling Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. It’s just three people — Yorke, regular collaborator Nigel Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri. Our own … More »

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush

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Remember when Ellen DeGeneres had to go on her show and explain why she was hanging out and having fun with former president George W. Bush at a baseball game? Feels like it happened decades ago, but it did in fact happen just last week, and celebrities are still rushing to DeGeneres’ defense. More »

The Number Ones: Elton John & Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

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Elton-John-Dont-Go-Breaking-My-HeartIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Island Girl”

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Elton-John-Island-GirlIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

The Number Ones: Neil Sedaka’s “Bad Blood”

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Neil-Sedaka-Bad-BloodIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom”

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Elton-John-Philadelphia-FreedomIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

Beyoncé And Donald Glover Sing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” In New Lion King Trailer

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The Lion KingAs Disney love themes go, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” is pretty decent: Not the best, not the worst. It works well as performed by Pumbaa and Timon in The Lion King and is smoother but a bit more cloying when Elton John belts it out on the official soundtrack. And now we get … More »

The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”

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Elton-John-Lucy-In-The-Sky-With-DiamondsIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »