Monday, October 20, 2008
Elton's 2 New Other Musical Projects
Rock-It Science Records is presenting Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Volume 10. Featuring highlights from the Volumes 1-9, as well as the talents of stars from the 2008 Broadway season, the annual holiday CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).
This two-disc set offers 36 original and traditional holiday songs recorded especially for this benefit CD, and features the cast of Billy Elliot, with the premiere of an original song by Elton, Cold Christmas.
Another highlight is a performance from Rosie's Broadway Kids, young students in the performing arts program founded by Rosie O'Donnell.
Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Volume 10 can be ordered for $20 through BC/EFA at www.Broadwaycares.org or by ringing (212) 840-0770 x250 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.
The CDs also are available at select venues throughout the U.S., including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and the LA Phil Store in Disney Hall.
Produced by Lynn Pinto for Rock-It Science Records, the Carols for a Cure series of recordings has raised over $2.5 million for BC/EFA since its inception in 1999, providing support and care for those suffering with AIDS, as well as lending support to women's health issues. Pinto, a classically trained singer who made her Broadway debut in the 1998 revival of The Sound of Music, has been producing recordings for BC/EFA and many other artists ever since.
DJ Ironik counts Elton as a fan and the veteran star lends vocals to his latest single - but the two have never actually met.
The London garage star talked about their collaboration on his forthcoming single Tiny Dancer while on the red carpet at the Mobo Awards, where he was nominated for the Best UK Newcomer gong.
"Long story - but to cut a long story short, Elton John is very open-minded. He's worked with the likes of Tupac, Blue, Eminem," he said.
"He liked my music and that's how it came about, and he insisted his name was in the track listing on the album."
He added that he would like to meet the Rocket Man himself.
"Hopefully we'll meet. We're gonna talk to my record label, it's a bit hard with things like that these days but we'll try," he said.
Ironik's album, No Point In Wasting Tears, which he said was about "the story of me and while I'm growing up, everything I suffered" is out now.