ocketman. The rock music biopic is a genre that's been done over and over (and from the looks of it, it's going to be done over and over a lot more times), but director Dexter Fletcher and his Rocketman Taron Egerton find ways to breathe a little life into the genre. Puzzle pieces include La La Land, Across The Universe, What Happened, Miss Simone and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.
As always, SPOILER ALERT for Rocketman and the movies we discuss!
Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh
If you haven't yet, make sure to check out the mini-episode I did with my parents right after we saw Rocketman. They're both huge Elton John fans and, since he actually shops at our record store, Wax Trax Records, I thought it would be a fun thing to do with them. It's hilarious and ridiculous. Check it out on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.piecingpod.com/2019/05/31/rocketman-initial-reactions-special-episode/
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The song at the end of the episode is “Never" from my album An Unseen Sky which is available on all major digital music services. The music video for "Never" is also available on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/musicbydavidrosen