Tag: Elton John

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Megan Slankard

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: David Ackles, “American Gothic”

David Ackles released his masterpiece, "American Gothic," in 1972. Critics loved it, but the public didn't get it. Ken Shane remembers this...

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Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Brian May

Chris Holmes reviews some of the most notable musical guest appearances by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May....

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Linkfest, Popdose Lists

The Friday Linkfest: 1/28/11

The Web moves fast. Here are some of our favorite links from the week that was: What do all the numbers on your credit card mean? Gizmodo...

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Michael Fortes’ Top Albums

From the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, Michael Fortes runs through his top picks for the best albums of 2010....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters, “LENNONYC” (PBS)

The latest entry in the esteemed PBS series American Masters covers the post-Beatles years that John Lennon spent living in New York City....

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 26

Where there's Billy Joel, Sir Elton isn't far behind. Can they join forces with Joan Jett to counterbalance flute solos? Only Bottom...

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Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1986

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos again, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Elton John, “Madman Across the Water”

Following up his rustic classic "Tumbleweed Connection" was no easy task for Elton John, but in 1971 he released another dusky gem. Ken...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for...

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Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 12

Your Popdose Podcast hosts may be on vacation this month, but that doesn't mean we don't have fresh content for you! Episode 12 brings an...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/30/88

Eric Carmen goes heavy on the Aqua Net, Jane Wiedlin makes googly-eyes at Jason Hare and Jeff Giles loses $20 -- it's all part of the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Vince Neil, “Tattoos and Tequila”

If this was June of 2006 and you told me that Vince Neil had a solo record out, honestly I wouldn’t have cared less. Although there were...

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Music

Popdose’s Greatest Bits: Elton John

You've heard Elton John's greatest hits -- and now the Popdose staff gives you their favorite deep cuts from his catalog....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Bettye LaVette, “Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook”

I had never heard of Bettye LaVette until about four years ago. A friend had made me a mix CD to listen to on a road trip and on it he had...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Dio in Philadelphia, August ’84

For this week's Ticket Stub, Matt Wardlaw looks back on a face-melting Dio gig from the summer of 1984....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Live at Knebworth”

Live albums, more than any other, date themselves immediately, and not merely because the date is plastered all over the recording....

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Music

Popdose Remembers: Our First Records

The Popdose staff dawdles away a long, cold winter by looking back at its formative musical experiences. Tell us yours!...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Elton John in Cleveland, November ’70

As music fans, I think we all remember the first time that we came across certain albums. On one particular day at the local Goodwill...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Alice in Chains, “Black Gives Way to Blue”

When a band soldiers on with new personnel after a loss — such as, say, the overdose death of original Alice in Chains lead singer...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/18/09

Remember that mixtape from last week? One hundred Beatles covers? That thing was EPIC! It was freaking magnificent! Yup… That...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, “Levitate”

You know the joke, “It might look like i’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy”? Bruce...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: Beatles Edition

Beatles Week continues with CHART ATTACK!, where Jason Hare looks at ten Beatles covers that hovered around the Billboard Top 10. Prepare...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Elton John, “Tumbleweed Connection”

In his latest Cratedigger, Ken Shane blows the dust off a vintage vinyl copy of Elton John's 1970 classic....

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Theatre, Theatre Is Easy

Theatre Is Easy: “Burn the Floor”

The long-running worldwide dance sensation Burn the Floor has reached Broadway, and Molly Marinik is here to tell you all about it....

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/20/74

The beginning of disco, guest Beach Boy appearances, and the sound of John Denver being strangled -- it's all part of Jason Hare's latest...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 6/7/75

Mellow Gold tracks, country crossovers, and uncomfortable backing vocals -- join Jason Hare (and his childhood haircut) as he takes us back...

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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court: The People vs. Elton John

Welcome to the debut of a new series in which we place musicians on trial for their crimes against rock & roll. This week, Jeff Giles and...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Penguimania 2009, Set 2

May is the unofficial start of the summer concert season, so to unofficially celebrate the shows of 2009, Popdose.com and internet radio...