How Elton John Set the Stage for Modern Las Vegas Residencies
Since then, a string of classic rockers have staged outsized extended engagements. It all started right here.
How Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Became a Masterpiece
This was the second studio album he released in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.
Billy Joel Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock ranks Billy Joel albums, from worst to best.
Elton John Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every Elton John album, from worst to best.
When Red-Hot Elton John Released the Close-to-Classic ‘Caribou’
Elton John's 'Caribou' is a step down from some of his best-known '70s albums, but still has its charms.
How Elton John’s Debut ‘Empty Sky’ Hinted at Greatness to Come
This isn't a bad record by any means, but it remains a product of the time.
Bruce Springsteen, ‘American Beauty’ – EP Review
We review Bruce Springsteen's new EP, 'American Beauty.'
41 Years Ago: Elton John Releases ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’
Oh, to be Elton John in the early seventies! Sex, money, cocaine, fame, cocaine, success, sex, adulation, sex, touring, cocaine, hobnobbing, sexy cocaine, cocaine-addled sex...quite the lifestyle.
Why the Rolling Stones Had to Change the ‘Beggars Banquet’ Cover
Originally set to arrive in the summer of 1968, concerns over the image pushed the release date back to December.
How Elvis Presley Mounted That Amazing ’68 Comeback
This performance finds the most significant figure in rock history shattering every expectation.
Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’ – Song Review
For Bruce Springsteen, what's past is prologue.
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.