In Search of America: 50 Very Diverse Rock Songs About the U.S.
What’s more American than rock ‘n’ roll? Rock ‘n’ roll songs about America, that’s what.
Is ‘Victim of Love’ Elton John’s Worst Album?
It may not be as instantly quotable as Greil Marcus reviewing Bob Dylan’s New Morning (“What is this shit?”) but Lester Bangs’ take on Elton John’s Victim of Love in 1979 packs a similar punch:
Yes, Elton John’s Stepfather Really Was That Great
Fred "Derf" Farebrother later served as the singer-songwriter's band chauffeur and sometime roadie.
How Elton John Conjured Up His Past With ‘Crocodile Rock’
Sardonic, sincere, outlandish and tuneful—that was Elton John in the '70s, and that was “Crocodile Rock.”
‘Bennie and the Jets': The Elton John Song That Made Axl Rose Want to Rock
Classic 1973 song was inspired by the era and ended up as inspiration for future artists.
The Story Behind Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’
Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Rocket Man" while driving. It was all uphill from there.
10 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Let It Be…Naked’
In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time. It was a year in which history seemed to be tripping over itself -- the moon landing, Woodstock and Altamont, and the slow disintegration of the Beatles.
48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’
On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, 'Rubber Soul.' Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having trouble writing enou…