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Holland is reading about Geoffrey Dicker! RAD!!!!
Hours before word spread that Elton John called Madonna a cunt, I copied it off the Internet. (via According2g.com)
You’re not officially gay until you hold a press conference. Welcome to the club, Mika! (via Towleroad)
“Love (Part II)” live by Bright Light Bright Light. He’s amazing, y’all! (via According2g.com)
Paul Banks of Interpol will release solo album “Banks” (via NME)
Lady Gaga reveals new album title “ARTPOP” via tattoo. Good thing she’s not calling the album “I’m A Cunt.” (via NME)
Another thing Morrissey disapproves of – The Olympics. (via Stereogum)
Jeffrey Deitch says he didn’t ruin LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (via LA Times)
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Huge shock: Record labels are lying douche-bags who are trying to take advantage of fans. Here’s MORE proof! (via Prefix Mag)
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Oh dear. Sir Elton has spoken out on his true feelings about Madonna and whether or not you agree, it’s pretty damn funny.
“Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***. If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to go and prove… she looks like a f****** fairground stripper. She’s been horrible to Gaga.” – Elton John
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Reginald Dwight aka Elton John aka The Rocket Man is 65 today!
To celebrate, here’s a list of 65 Elton John songs that I can’t live without (in no particular order):
2. Who Wears These Shoes?
3. In Neon
4. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
5, Someone Saved My Life Tonight
6. Better Off Dead
7. We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains
8. Skyline Pigeon
9. Wrap Her Up (with George Michael)
10. Your Song
11. Candle In The Wind
12 .Border Song
13. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
14. Philadelphia Freedom
15. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
16. The One
17. The North
18. Simple Life
19. Solar Prestige A Gammon
20. I’ve Seen The Saucers
21. The Bitch is Back
23. Take Me To The Pilot
24. Burn Down The Mission
25. Madman Across The Water
26. I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself
27. Bennie and the Jets
28. Tiny Dancer
30. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
31. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
32. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
33. Grey Seal
34. I’ve Seen That Movie Too
35. All The Young Girls Love Alice
36. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
37. I Guess that’s Why They Call It The Blues
39. Sweet Painted Lady
40. Screw You (Young Man’s Blues)
41. Honky Cat
43. Rocket Man
44. Crocodile Rock
45. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
46. Too Low For Zero
47. Kiss The Bride
48. Blue Eyes
49. I Need You To Turn To
50. Made In England
51. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
53. I Feel Like A Bullet in the Gun of Robert Ford
54. Grow Some Funk On Your Own
55. Act Of War (with Millie Jackson)
57. I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
58. Club At The End of the Street
59. Sweat It Out
60. Runaway Train (with Eric Clapton)
61. Pinball Wizard
62. Jamaica Jerk Off
63. Roy Rogers
64. Mama Can’t Buy You Love
65. I’m Still Standing
If you don’t know ALL of these songs, do your homework. They are ALL amazing! Happy birthday Elton!
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Ben Drew, better known as Plan B won 3 Ivor Novello Awards in England yesterday. I really love his album “The Defamation of Strickland Banks.” It’s got so many styles of music including soul, rap, pop, jazz and I think every song on it is great. Most of the world has caught on, but not surprisingly, the album is too genre defying for America. Plan B spoke about not making it big in America and he said this:
“I’m too white for the black radio stations and I’m too black for white radio stations so nobody knows where to place me. It just seems to be a lot of cock sucking that has to go on in order to get your music to get played to the masses and I’m just not prepared to suck cock really.” – Plan B
I really hope he enjoys success in the States. I’ve seen a lot of bands over the last few years that I think are really great and they can’t seem to make a splash here. It’s very sad considering some of the drivel that is chart topping, but the old adage rings true once again – the masses are asses.
In other Plan B news, his track “Hard Times” has been re-released featuring guest vocals from Elton John and Paloma Faith. The proceeds of the single will be donated to relief efforts in Japan and Pakistan.
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Set to premiere at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, The Union chronicles the making of the 2010 album of the same name, a collaboration between pop icon Elton John and legendary rock ‘n’ roll keyboardist Leon Russell. Crowe is, of course, known for making classic music narratives, including Singles (1992) and Almost Famous (2000), and fans can’t wait to see what he does in the documentary format with Elton and Leon.
We’ve been working hard on a plan for the opening night event, which will be co-sponsored by AOL, supported by Goldman Sachs, and hosted by Brookfield Properties, the owner of the World Financial Center, the location of the outdoor festivities. And special thanks to ESPN.
Here’s the scoop:
• A TFF wristband is required to be seated at the event.
• Wristbands will be distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on April 20 at 4:00 pm.
• The distribution site is the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center–at the West Side Highway entrance, just north of Chambers.
• There will be a limit of two wristbands per person.
• When you get your wristband, you will also get a list of details about how, when, and where to find your seat.
• The screening will begin at 8:15 pm on April 20, 2011
• Details are still being firmed up, but programming at the Plaza may begin at approximately 7:30.
• Note: Venue access and capacity are at the discretion of the NYPD.