Exclusive Premiere: Bernie Taupin Rare Video Interview
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:15:54
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?