Bernie Taupin

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City

    For the past few weeks we've been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 40 best songs ever written about our city, songs th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Who is Elton John?

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 48 Who is Elton John? By Don Heckman Look at it this way. If you could put Mick Jagger's viscera into Reg Dwight's body, give it the pianistic prowess of Jerry Lee Lewis and the voice of Jose Feliciano, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    "Hot Hate Sex" and Elton John's Revenge in 27 Dresses

    Is Elton John actually considered cool these days? And if so, is Almost Famous to blame? In Cameron Crowe's self-mythologizing 2000 picture about fictional rock band Stillwater, the music of Bernie Taupin's mouthpiece figures in a key scene. Riding in the Stillwater tour bus the morning after some b ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2007

    Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime

    Soul survivor purges demons, terrifies Southern rockers

  • pazzandjop

    January 30, 2007

    How to Be an American Idiot

    The Internet may eventually kill "the album" as a concept, but 2006 kept the concept album alive

  • NYC Life

    February 28, 2006

    Faust Things First

    A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging

  • Music

    April 12, 2005

    Angel With Big Friends

    Boozy chantoozie and young turks bring out the mediocre

  • Music

    February 17, 2004

    How Too Late It Is

    Snarltooth seether heads beyond the valley of the handlers, but good luck hearing her do it

  • Music

    April 6, 1999