Elton John and Bernie Taupin finally win an award together, thanks to the Golden Globes

Elton John and Bernie Taupin are one of the most successful songwriting teams in pop music history but according to John they’d never won an award together until the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday. “To win this — the first time I’ve ever won an award with (Taupin) in my life,” John said while accepting the award along with his longtime lyricist for best original song. “Ever.” John mentioned they’d never won a Grammy together, and I guess we can overlook their joint induction into the Songwriters H...
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Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Joker Score Wins Golden Globe

Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score at Sunday night's ceremony for her Joker score. The Icelandic composer, who has toured with Animal Collective and Sunn O))) in the past and recorded with Throbbing Gristle and Múm, also did the score for the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, which is also a Golden … More »
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Taron Egerton Wins Golden Globe For His Performance As Elton John

Taron Egerton won a Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy for his portrayal of Elton John in the biopic Rocketman. He thanked John and Bernie Taupin in his speech -- the two of them picked up an award of their own earlier in the … More »
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Elton John & Bernie Taupin Win Golden Globe For Best Original Song

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song at Sunday night's ceremony. They accepted the award for "I'm Gonna Love Me Again," which they wrote for Elton John's biopic Rocketman. As John noted in his speech, it was the first time he accepted an award alongside his longtime … More »
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“The thing in itself,” as the German phrase has it, a plate of hot tamales: Many versions of “the thing in itself,” musically, can be found one flight down, 15 Barrow Street, off Seventh Avenue South, New York City — … Continue reading →
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L.A. Buzz Bands Show, tonight at 9 on The Independent 88.5 FM

Join me at 9 tonight on The Independent 88.5 FM for the first L.A. Buzz Bands Show of the decade — I’ll have music from a slew of artists playing shows in the coming week, including Wand, Willow Stephens, Kate Clover, the Haunts, Magic Bronson, Sofia Wolfson, Bandie, Thom Sawyr and My Double, My Brother. Plus, I’ll top it off with fresh tracks from Benten, Ward and Wayne Everett. If you’re out of FM range, click here to stream the show at 9; find the playlist below. Kate Clover, “Channel Zero” P...
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Tonight in L.A.: Epica, Send Medicine, Eric Davis, Riley Geare, Avi Buffalo, Aidan Gallagher, Devon Blair, Michael Alexander, Alia, the Licks, Guitar Shorty

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► It’s a night of Dutch symphonic metal with the aptly named Epica at the Regent Theater. Nekrogoblikon and Valkyrium open. ► Send Medicine headlines the second night of the Echo’s FOMO Week, a series of free shows to kick off the new year. Get there early to catch Oriah, Shiny Jackets and Nicole Hale. ► Eric Davis celebrates the release of his album “365” with a show at the Bootleg Theater, joined by Jake Tittle and Connor Cook. ► And Riley Geare celebrates the release...
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Ears Wide Open: Eric Davis

So did you have a productive 2019? Eric Davis did. The L.A. singer-songwriter and frontman of the band First Fire wrote a song a day for the entire year. That’s 365 songs, if you’re counting, all documented here, and he has chosen 11 of them to appear on his new album “365,” out today. (Davis is not the first artist we’ve covered to engage in such a mammoth undertaking. L.A. native Chris Snyder, working as Ace Reporter, wrote, recorded and released a song per day for the entirety of 2010. That h...
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The Opera World Has Fads Too

Right now, Meyerbeer is out, and Korngold is definitely in – and the historical reasons are complex, revealing much about 20th century history. – The New York Times
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A Kentucky Opioid Recovery Program Uses Traditional Stringed Instruments To Keep People Engaged (And Employed)

While some in recovery opt for yoga or prayer groups, the group that chooses to connect with Kentucky’s musical heritage is doing well. “The art of crafting an instrument by hand requires keen focus, attention to detail and commitment to a goal — qualities that can help during recovery, in concert with therapy, peer-support groups and other rehabilitation work, experts say.”  – The New York Times
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Zanders – “Traces”

It's been a while since we've heard from the Hartford, CT-based band Zanders. Their last album, Buried Men, came out at the end of 2015. But in a few weeks, they're releasing a new full-length, Concentration Sixty-Four, named after the popular playground chant. They recently shared its lead single, "Traces," a jaunt about … More »
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Watch Nirvana Members Reunite, Joined By Beck & St. Vincent In Los Angeles

The surviving members of Nirvana reunited on Saturday night at the Art Of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles. The performance featured Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear playing a five-song set. The last time the three of them played together was in 2018. They were joined by some special guest … More »
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Yes, We Do Need More New Recordings Of Classical Music

Anthony Tommasini says new recordings are vital, no matter how many we’ve got from the past: “New takes on standard repertory works — if not as essential as recordings of works by living composers or of overlooked scores from the past — can enrich and enliven the art form. It’s empowering for performers and audiences alike to have recordings of these scores by artists we can hear today.” – The New York Times
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Mannequin Pussy: “Why We’re Playing Coachella”

Mannequin Pussy are on the lineup for Coachella 2020, and the band has posted an explanation of why they decided to play in response to criticism that Coachella is supported by AEG owner Philip Anschutz, who in the past his donated money to conservative organizations with anti-LGBTQ views. More »
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Andre Drummond Atlanta Hawks: Should Atlanta Make the Trade?

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 24: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks and Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons shake hands after the game on October 24, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)   The Atlanta H...
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Watch Stephen Malkmus & Bob Nastanovich Cover David Berman Songs At Birthday Tribute Show

Yesterday would have been David Berman's 53rd birthday and a number of different tribute shows took place around the US in his honor. In Portland, Pavement members Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich -- both were also occasionally in Silver Jews -- performed a handful of tracks on a bill that also include William … More »
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Listen Up

Reggae, hip-hop and R&B collide for our favorite music from this week Skip Marley feat. H.E.R.: Slow Down Sultry and smooth, Skip Marley and H.E.R.’s collaborative single, “Slow Down,” combines reggae and R&B influences to underscore a true duet, with each artist shining. H.E.R. (aka Gabriella Wilson) lends her award-winning vocals, while Marley (the grandson of Bob Marley) offers charisma and flirtatiousness—with the latter emphasized …
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Parent of 3 and 9 Years Sang Them a Catchy Jingle, But The Words Were Highly Inappropriate

My friend was sitting at supper with his son in law and two grandsons. One age 3 the other 9. Suddenly out of the blue the father of the children stands up states he has a catchy dungeons and dragons lyric he wants to share that was written by a group called sisters. In loving tones singing the lyrics and dancing the seductive jingle, he looks at each party swaying back and forth as he sings. “I can’t decide if you should live or die… ” then looms in to put his face within 3 feet of each of the ...
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