BBC Music Panel Called Young Elton John “Extremely Dull,” David Bowie an “Amateur-Sounding Vocalist"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_fc71ea1e41.jpgEltonJohn.com -- Would you describe Elton John’s singing as “extremely dull...without any feelings and precious little musical ability?” That was reportedly the opinion of a U.K. review panel in 1968 that decided which pop artists got to perform on BBC radio and TV shows. The Daily Mail reports the scathing review of Sir Elton is revealed in a new BBC Radio 4 documentary entitled Auditioning for Auntie.

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James Taylor "Essential" Compilation Arriving Later This Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_a96e12e12e.jpgLegacy Recordings -- James Taylor is the subject of a new installment of Legacy Recording's The Essential compilation series that will be released on October 29. The Essential James Taylor will be the first two-CD retrospective featuring songs from throughout the folk-rock legend's entire career. The album offers a selection spanning from his 1970 Warner Bros. debut, Sweet Baby James, through the 2007 live album One Man Band.

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Marky Ramone Says He "Didn't Want Any Part of" the CBGB Movie

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_29a46296cf.jpgPhoto: Martin Bonetto -- CBGB, the theatrical film about the heyday of the famed New York City punk-rock club, is playing in select theaters around the U.S. The movie has been getting a mixed reaction from critics as well as from some of the well-known musicians who were a part of the scene that formed around the venue during the 1970s.

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Brian Wilson Says New Solo Album Featuring Jeff Beck Is About Two-Thirds Done

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e023589875.jpgPhoto: Mr. Bonzai -- After Brian Wilson finishes his current co-headlining tour with guitar great Jeff Beck at the end of the month, fans can look forward to a new album from the Beach Boys mastermind that he says is "very different than anything I've ever done." In a recent Billboard interview, Wilson reveals that he's about "about two-thirds of the way through" with the project, which -- as previously reported -- will include contributions from Beck and three Beach Boys alumni who are serving as special guests on the trek: Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin.

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Cream's Ginger Baker Says He's Not a Fan of The Rolling Stones or The Who

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_865c17316b.jpgGingerBaker.com -- Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker is in the middle of his first series of U.S. shows since his old band played their 2005 reunion concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The notoriously moody musician, who's touring with a new outfit called Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion, recently chatted with Rolling Stone about a number of topics, including the status of his health and his opinion about some of the most renowned artists in rock history.

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