Saturday, June 30, 2012

Elton Prepares to Play in Kiev with Queen

Preparations were being rushed to completion at the Kiev fan zone, two days ahead of the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy, and a day ahead of a free concert with Elton John and the rock band Queen.

Download 'Good Morning to the Night' Free Here

Download the Elton John vs Pnau title track 'Good Morning To The Night' and enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano in Las Vegas, plus 2 nights at Caesar's Palace and return flights!

Visit Elton John on Facebook for this great offer.

Elton vs Pnau Part of London 2012 Soundtrack

Elton John, Muse and even the Chemical Brothers will be heard in London during the Olympics. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have announced on Wednesday that five songs are part of the Rock The Games initiative that will have music playing at the venues.

Watch Elton's AIDS Speech Live

Watch Elton's keynote speech at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington DC on July 23 by clicking on this link at the scheduled date and time to view the content.


Blur to Release 'Sir Elton John's Cock'

Soon you will be able to get your hands on ‘Sir Elton John’s Cock’ with thanks to Blur.

Elton Calls Radiohead's Drum Tech's Dad

ELTON John is among a host of stars to have paid a personal tribute to tragic drum technician Scott Johnson.

14th Annual White Tie & Tiara Ball

On June 28th 2012, for the 14th consecutive year, Sir Elton John and David Furnish hosted the legendary White Tie & Tiara Ball, organised in association with Chopard. For this exclusive private event, they opened the doors of their splendid Old Windsor home and welcomed an impressive array of guests. A number of celebrities sparkled in Chopard creations, such as Naomi Watts, Beth Ditto, Matthew Morrison, Renee Puente, Colton Haynes as well as Sir Elton John and David Furnish.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Elton Chats About Pnau, 'Sad' Video Released



A new video on Elton's YouTube of Elton and Pnau discussing their new album, Good Morning To The Night has been uploaded.

Get Well Soon Bob

Bob Birch, Elton's long serving bass guitar wizard had a fall while on tour in Europe recently.

Could Elton be Building a Palace in Port Dover?

It certainly looks like an appropriate summer crash pad for the Rocket Man.

A celebrity of Sir Elton John’s stature would likely appreciate the modern video surveillance and throwback stone-and-iron gates that discourage curious trespassers from entering this lakeshore property.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Check Out This Cool New Music Video



I’d like to introduce you to Eytan & The Embassy who just released a world record setting music video on Tuesday. The video has 18 costume changes in a one take unedited video. The changes reflect musicians throughout time. It's really awesome! Not to mention that the song is really fantastic too!

The video has gained over 200,000 youtube views since Tuesday and has been mentioned by the likes of OK Go, MSNBC, Weird Al, Dead Mau5, CNN and Ryan Seacrest!

Eytan & The Embassy pays tribute to Elton John in the video!

Last Chance to Order Your Copy of EJ in OZ 2011

This is your last opportunity to purchase the Elton John 2011 Australian Tour photo book, containing shots taken by myself in a 28 page full colour, glossy, large hard cover book for only $49AUD + shipping.


All orders and payments must be received by 5pm AEST June 28.


For more information or to place your order please contact Paul at eltonfan@eltondaily.com

Elton Discusses David Bowie

David Bowie doesn't actually take part in David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust (BBC4), an excellent documentary about the making of the album, and the birth of the alter ego that catapulted him from just an androgynous 1970s oddball to unearthly android and icon, the biggest – and most important thing – in British pop since the Beatles. It would be out of character, and take some of the mystery away, for him to appear as a talking head in a TV documentary, albeit one about himself. Elton John does that kind of thing – not Bowie.

Elton vs PNAU Available on Vinyl

Good Morning To The Night, the new project from Elton John Versus Pnau is now available to pre-order on LP with Limited Edition Artwork - plus you will receive an mp3 version of the album free.

Friday, June 22, 2012

'The Times' Defamation of Elton John


Today The Times newspaper has run a series of articles about tax avoidance schemes, particularly the film finance scheme. Elton John has never had any involvement in such schemes, and yet The Times has included his photograph, and three prominent mentions of his name, within the article. Elton strongly objects to The Times using his name and image in such a gratuitous manner, provoking unnecessary innuendo, and has instructed his solicitor to proceed against the newspaper.

- eltonjohn.com

Fan's Upset by Front Row Seats

FANS who paid for top tickets to see rocket man Elton John on Tyneside last week say they couldn’t even see the star from their seats.

Elton Plays Private Corporate Gig in Cannes

Sir Elton John took to the stage Tuesday night to play for a small group of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity attendees. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and MediaLink hired the theatrical singer to perform for clients, potential clients and high-profile festival-goers. Attendees included WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, IPG CEO Michael Roth, Horizon Media CEO Bill Koenigsberg and about 150 other guests.

Elton to Play Olympic Arts Festival

Musical stars, including Jay-Z, Rihanna, David Guetta and Elton John, films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on Thursday.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Elton Attends British Men's Fashion Week


He such a big star that he is instantly recognised wherever he goes.
But Sir Elton John still made sure he stood out from the crowd when he attended a catwalk show in London today.

Library of Congress Adds Elton Interview

More than 25 years ago, retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat—he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. The Library of Congress announced today that Smith has donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the nation’s library.

Fan Gets Special Autograph

DETERMINED not to let the Elton John concert go to his head is one young man.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blackpool Concert Cut Short Due to Wind

BLACKPOOL’S first outdoor concert at the new arena on the Tower Festival headland was sensationally cut short - due to worries over worsening winds.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Elton Giving AIDS Keynote Speech in Washington DC

Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates, and humanitarian Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Elton John 2011 Australian Tour Photo Book For Sale

During Elton's recent Australian tour in 2011, I had the privilege of attending all 9 concerts and visiting the stage for some close photos of the equipment and piano.

I made a photo book of my experience and compiled many great shots of him, the band and the stage.

The photos were all taken by me personally.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Elton Coming to Amsterdam

Elton and the band will play a concert at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome in The Netherlands on September 22.

Tallia Storm Wows Elton's Audience

Not every 13-year-old gets the chance to perform with Elton John in front of a 17,000-strong crowd, but that’s exactly what happened to Tallia Storm when she was asked to be the opening act for his recent Scottish concert.

Susan Boyle Gets to Meet Elton



SUSAN Boyle has told how she was left speechless after being invited backstage by Sir Elton John.

Mick Jagger Meets Elton at White Tie & Tiara Ball



Mick Jagger attends Elton's White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball and we hear Elton say how Madonna's tour was only "alright" and he was "slightly dissapointed".

Listen to Elton Reading His New Book

Hear an excerpt of Sir Elton John reading from his new book 'Love is the Cure' at the link below.

Love is the Cure

Elton Back in Vegas this October

Eleven more dates have been announced for Elton's Million Dollar Piano show during October 2012 at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

The dates are: October 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Public tickets for these concerts will go on sale via ticketmaster.com on Monday, June 18.

Elton Headlining Peace One Day Concert

Elton and the band are proud to be headlining the Peace One Day concert celebrating Global Truce 2012 at Wembley Arena on September 21, 2012. Further artists will be announced over the coming weeks and there will also be contributions from Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Elton Coming to Tampa

Elton and the band are to play a concert at USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8pm.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Elton & Queen Giving Free Kyiv Concert June 30

Legendary singer Elton John and a British rock band Queen will hold a charitable anti-AIDS concert on the Independence Square before the Euro 2012 European Football Championship final.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Concert





Elton John was in spectacular form as he returned from illness to perform at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee concert in London on Monday evening.

European Tour Set List

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Bennie and the Jets
Grey Seal
Levon
Tiny Dancer
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Philadelphia Freedom
Candle in the Wind
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man
Hey Ahab
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Sacrifice
Funeral For A Friend
Love Lies Bleeding
Honky Cat
Nikita (Solo)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Solo with 2 Cellos)
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Are You Ready for Love
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I'm Still Standing
The Bitch Is Back
Crocodile Rock

Encore:

Your Song

Adele Refused to Talk to Elton

When British singer Adele received a call from singer Elton John, she mistook him for a prankster and refused to talk to him.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Elton's Backstage Chat in Vegas, Concerns for Lady Gaga

The complimentary magazine in my hotel room features Sir Elton John on the cover. Inside, it claims that the singer's current show at Caesar's Palace, The Million Dollar Piano, represents a back-to-basics approach. This perhaps tells you more about Las Vegas than it does about the show, which, after all, opens with the fanfare from Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, features the titular piano – covered with 68 LED screens that variously light up with colours reflecting the mood of each song, appear at one point to transform it into an aquarium and at another display the face of Kiki Dee – and comes complete with a gift shop selling not just the usual T-shirts and CDs, but Elton John feather boas, Elton John playing cards and scented candles and underpants with the words I'm Still Standing emblazoned over the crotch.

Buckingham Palace Prepares for Elton


Pop legend Sir Elton John has said that he feels `honoured' to have been asked to perform at the Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.