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Stevie Wonder

Sir Elton John didn’t intend to record a new album during the pandemic, but it ended up happening anyway. John recorded remote collaborations with a number of different artists, and he’s now compiled those collabs into his new LP The Lockdown Sessions. The new album shows John working with artists from across the spectrum, sometimes in a supporting role, and truly showing his range. John has said that the album reminds him of his days working as a session musician in the late ’60s: “Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast.”

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Gospel-flavored track appears on John's upcoming collaborative LP 'The Lockdown Sessions.' Continue reading…

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Gregg Kemp

Two of the biggest stars of the ’70s — maybe the two biggest stars of the ’70s — have a new song together in 2021. Elton John and Stevie Wonder were the first two artists to have albums that debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts, back in the pre-SoundScan days when that was pretty much an impossible task, and they’ve worked together a few times over the years. Stevie Wonder, for instance, played harmonica on Elton John’s 1983 hit “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues,” and both Wonder and John sang on Dionne Warwick’s 1985 chart-topper “That’s What Friends Are For.” Today, they’ve got a new one.

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“I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the best records I’ve ever made,” John says of Lockdown Sessions collaboration For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

He didn't have to prove anything by this point, but he doubled down on his legend anyway. Continue reading…

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The singer-songwriter breaks down their ballot for Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, including tracks by Celine Dion, Robyn, ABBA, Joni Mitchell, Rihanna, and more For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., and more will also perform at the Greek Theatre For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

A few weeks ago, Elton John teamed up with Dua Lipa and the Australian producer trio PNAU for a track called “Cold Heart,” which mashed up a bunch of different older John songs together alongside its cast of collaborators. It turns out that was just a prelude to a whole new album called The Lockdown Sessions, on which John worked with a whole bunch of notable names.

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Patti Smith has released a new live EP, the latest installment of Spotify and Electric Lady Studios’ Live At Electric Lady series also featuring Japanese Breakfast, Faye Webster, Bleachers, and more. Smith’s seven-track EP includes a number of her own songs in addition to covers of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” and Stevie Wonder’s “Blame It On The Sun.”

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benet game over ep

Inheriting their grandmother’s vinyl copies of 1973 landmark albums, including Stevie Wonder’s progressive-soul classic Innervisions and the soft-pop brilliance of Now & Then by the Carpenters, Benét aspires to craft a sound just as timeless. Previously releasing a handful of singles through local boutique record label Citrus City Records, the vocalist joined Brooklyn indie enclave […]

The post Benét sets out to change the pop game in new ‘Game Over!’ EP appeared first on Alternative Press.

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