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    Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:15:54

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    • Bernie Taupin - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: (L-R)  Jimmy Webb, Berry Gordy, Mick Jones, Bernie Taupin, Tony Hatch, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Benny Blanco attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.
    • Bernie Taupin - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13:  (L-R) Elton John and Bernie Taupin accept the Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.
    • Bernie Taupin - Sting (L) introduces Mercer Award winner Elton John (R) and Bernie Taupin (C) during  the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony June 13, 2013 in New York. The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.

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    Taupin!

    ARTISTdirect is pleased to premiere this exclusive and very rare video interview clip with Bernie Taupin.

    Why do you NEED to care? Well, Taupin is the longtime lyricist of Elton John, who released his new album The Diving Board, earlier this week. The album is John's first solo studio album in seven years. It was produced by T-Bone Burnett and features 12 new songs penned by Elton and his partner Taupin. Burnett and Taupin are part of the fabric and DNA of the album!

    So that's why you need to care!

    "In many ways, I feel like I'm starting again, making records," John said, "Several years ago when beginning to work with T-Bone and being in the studio with Leon Russell for The Union, I had to ask myself, 'What kind of music do I really want to make?' and I realized that I had to go back to go forward again. I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That's what The Diving Board represents. I'm incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bone's production, Bernie's lyrics and the songs we've created. The Diving Board is the album I've been waiting to make for decades."

    Watch and enjoy this exclusive clip!



    Will you jump into the deep end and nab The Diving Board?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.26.13



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