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Elton John

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    November 7, 2013
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    March 15, 2013

    Ron Hoon of Fox 10, What Are You Listening To?

    Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.

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    February 11, 2013

    Grammy Awards 2013: Katy Clowns Bon Iver, Miguel Shows How It's Done, and Taylor Swift Dissed Her Ex

    The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Jack Howell, What Are You Listening To?

    Jack Howell Howell has been the producer/engineer/musician/owner of WilloDisc Production House since 1989. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KWSS 106.7 FM. What's the first album you bought? Michael Jacks ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Leon Russell: One True Rock 'n' Roll Badass

    Leon Russell is the definition of the term "session man." He's played with Bob Dylan, Elton John, Ray Charles, Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys, George Harrison, and more. He's a "musician's musician," admired by the guys you admire, and his solo albums have found him exploring the sounds ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    10 Songs About Methheads and Speedfreaks

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    May 16, 2012

    Seven Collaborations Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters Could Take a Hint From

    Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired. Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Happy Mother's Day: Here Are 10 Excellent Mother's Day Jams

    See also: Five Bands/Arists Your Mom Really Doesn't Want You Listening To All right, suckers -- this is it. Mother's Day is Sunday, and there you are, short on cash, unable to buy flowers, unable to take her out to dinner, utterly and completely unprepared to show fitting tribute to the woman who ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Blogs Teased in Our March 1 Issue

    This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Want to hear a single from hip-hop bikers Black Harley Riders? Want to watch Stephen Malkmus cover Elton John live ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Phoenix Councilman Claude Mattox, Other Public Officials Enjoying Concerts, Suns Games in Arena Suite; Incomplete Records Mask How Often

    Public officials living the suite life at the U.S. Airways Center.​Phoenix officials have not kept track of who's been kicking back in the city-owned suite at the U.S. Airways Center watching Phoenix Suns games or rocking out to legends like Elton John. But they're supposed to, according to their ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Mack Duncan, What Are You Listening To?

    Mack Duncan​Mack DuncanThe improviser, filmmaker, puppeteer, teacher, co-founder of The Torch Theatre and creator of the web series Vincent and Me helped organize the Phoenix Improv Festival this weekend at the Herberger Theater. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what s ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Elton John Wants Billy Joel To Clean Himself Up

    ​Although they've been good friends for many years, Elton John has finally revealed that he's sick of Billy Joel's light stints in rehab, according to People.John told Rolling Stone in this week's cover story that he has recently been upset about Billy Joel's unstable lifestyle. He said that they' ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    America Frowns Upon and Censors Elton John's Family Photo

    ​Us Weekly published a picture of Elton John and his family on their cover, and America wasn't having any of it, according to Spinner.Some states have been shielding the cover of that issue similarly to what is done with pornographic magazines as a result of a slew of customer complaints. The phot ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Elton John is Now a Father

    ​Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are now proud parents of a baby boy, according to MTV News.The pair welcomed Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John into the world on Christmas Day. Man, what a name.The surrogate mother is unidentified. Regardless, the baby is "healthy and doing well," th ... More >>

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    November 7, 2010

    Elton John and Leon Russell at US Airways Center Last Night

    Maria Vassett​Elton John November 6, 2010 US Airways Center Elton John and Leon Russell let their fingers do the talking at last night's show at the US Airways Center. John was, of course, the main attraction and the singer's solo set was hit after hit, satisfying a crowd full of people who want ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 4, 2010
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    September 21, 2010

    Incoming: The Thermals, Usher, Elton John, The Heavy

    ​Interesting week for incoming shows. There's the run of the mill Roger Clyne show, as well as another  Miniature Tigers show -- both of which are swelling my heart with Arizona pride. So why choose to talk about a British rock band called The Heavy? For starters, their infernally catchy son ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    NASA Wants You to Pick Out Music Used to Wake Up Astronauts

    They can put a man on the moon, but they can't find a way to inject caffeine into Tang, and they sure as hell can't make a playlist.​NASA has found a way to integrate the general public into their upcoming STS-133 mission.As NME reports, the task at hand is to decide what music should be used to w ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 2, 2010

    The Summer Set, Leon Russell, Cheap Trick, and More in This Week's Issue

    The Summer Set: Not so original, but still kickin' out the jams.​This week's music feature is on The Summer Set, and their unapologetically unoriginal music that's still worth a listen.The oft overlooked Leon Russell is working on a new collaboration with the likes of T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga Bruce Springsteen Elton John = Journey Cover Last Night

    Photo from Kane/Wireimage.​So last night, Carnegie Hall was the place to be. Rolling Stone wrote a review of a star-studded benefit for the Rainforest Fund that included Sting performing a Fine Young Cannibals cover, Elton John doing an over-the-top rendition of Madonna's Like a Virgin, and the fi ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    The Grammy's Top 10 Moments

    Beyonce also did a version of Alanis' "You Oughtta Know" when she played Phoenix last summer.​ This year's Grammy's ceremony was full of instances that just made you scratch your head, furl your brow, and go, "Really?!?" Whether it was a pleasantly surprised reaction, a hearty laugh, or a look of ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    R. Kelly Tracklist, Juggalos Gather, Elton John Plays With Alice In Chains

    Idolator: The Juggalos Gather: "Why Do They Hate Us? We're Just In A Forest Getting Drunk, Having Fun, And They Hate Us For It" Electric Mustache: mp3: Peter, Bjorn and John "Nothing" (Woodhands Remix) Idolator: Michael Jackson Movie To Touch Down In Theaters Just In Time For Halloween Idolator: Is ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Guest DJ Week on The Blaze: We're Loving It

    Around the New Times office we're really loving The Blaze's Guest DJ week (which I participated in yesterday). ASU's student radio station does this once a year, pulling in people like Murph from So Much Silence, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and, right now, our man Steve Chilton.But, seriously guys ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Billy Joel and Elton John Show Lacks Special Moments

    In 1994, when Billy Joel and Elton John first took the stage together in Philadelphia, it was quite a novelty. Two piano-playing singer-songwriters -- who've each sold more than 100 million records on their own -- together in concert! Wowza!Five tours and 15 years later, the newness is gone. Last ni ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 4, 2009

    Scottsdale's Scott MacIntyre Blindingly Good On 'Idol'

    So, it'd be easy to reduce blind singer Scott MacIntyre to a series of puns about his visual impairment (read: the title of his post). Lots of other bloggers refer to him as Blind Guy, and he's actually got a good sense of self-deprication about the whole thing, so we don't think he would really min ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    Billy Joel and Elton John Coming to U.S. Airways Together

    On Tuesday we told you about the big announcement we'd been summoned down to U.S. Airways Center for: free lunch, entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot. Hell, they even brought us two little chocolate pianos and a flier to promote the press c ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Elton John/Billy Joel Press Conference Part II

    So, announced earlier through a brief post that went up while we were still at the U.S. Airways Center, Billy Joel and Elton John are coming to town on March 26. It's the latest iteration of a tour Billboard labeled the most successful pairing of all time, and should be a fun night of music. Really ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    What's The Big Announcement?

    So we Phoenix media types have been summoned to the U.S. Airways Center Thursday for "a major 2009 concert announcement" at 11:30 a.m. And oh what a press conference it will be, with free lunch and entertainment by The Big Bang as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and their Gorilla mascot.This mor ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Have Another Ball!
    (Fat Wreck Chords)

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    October 18, 2007

    The Diva in Mr. John

    New bio has a fresh take

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    February 15, 2007

    The Bled

    Sweet Bleeders album Bzzzz. Shit's gotten a little vitriolic up in this bitch lately, so I'm going to (temporarily) tell you about something worth listening to... I've been listening to the grand, expansive latest album from Sweet Bleeders, one of multi-instrumentalist and pop genius Robin Vining's ... More >>

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