Thursday, January 31, 2013

Elton Playing at Bestival & Winston-Salem NC

Elton, you're not known for doing festivals. What made you choose Bestival?

I am known for doing festivals – I played my first festival 47 years ago! That was the sixth National Jazz and Blues festival at Windsor in the summer of 1966, when I was keyboard player in a band called Bluesology. In 1970, after changing my name and becoming a solo artist, I played at the Knokke festival in Belgium, the festival of the Midnight Sun in Sweden and the Yorkshire Folk, Blues and Jazz festival in Krumlin.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elton Coming to Recife, Ecuador & Houston

Ten concerts, a mixture of both band and solo shows, are now confirmed for Elton’s forthcoming tour of South America. The dates are:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Technology Behind Elton's Global Piano Simulcast

Elton's Rehearsing with the Band UPDATE

UPDATE: John Mahon has confirmed that this rehearsal is actually a studio session, recording new material for a movie and a new Elton John Aids Foundation theme song.

According to Davey Johnstone, Musical Director for The Elton John Band 'me and EJ, Bernie Taupin, Nigel and Matt were recording all day today – sounds really killer….'

Although it is uncertain as to whether or not this rehearsal is part of new content for the South American tour or whether it is part of a wider studio rehearsal for new Voyeur content to performed in a reduced band format remains unclear.

Elton Working on New Kids Musical

Elton John is working on a children’s musical, his partner David Furnish has told Hello! Magazine. And later this year he will also begin filming his previously reported biopic, ‘Rocketman’.

Furnish told the publication: “Later this year we begin filming ‘Rocketman’, a biopic of Elton’s early life. Towards the end of the year we are also planning to open a children’s musical on Broadway”.

Monday, January 28, 2013

First Photo of Elijah

Tenderly cradling his new baby in his arms, Sir Elton John proudly shows off his family of four.

Beside him sits husband David Furnish, and their two-year-old toddler Zachary.

The couple’s second son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John (to give him his full title) was born on Friday 11 January weighing 8lb 4oz.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Review: Elton at Yamaha 125

It’s the sort of eclectic hodgepodge you usually only find at disaster-relief benefits, Kennedy Center tributes and Olympic ceremonies. Friday night it was next door to the NAMM convention in the Arabesque Hollywood corner of Disney California Adventure, where kids normally see the “Aladdin” show.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ed Sheeran to Perform Duet with Elton John at The Grammys

Ed Sheeran's name may have just been added to the A-list. The ginger-haired Brit has just been tapped to perform at the Grammy Awards on February 10 with music legend Elton John.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Elton John Live Around The World Streaming Link

Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert featuring Elton performing with a 60-piece orchestra will be streamed live over the Internet on January 25, 2013, beginning at 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, U.S, and you can view the entire concert LIVE and FREE.

For Australians, this equates to 2pm AEST on Saturday, January 26th (Australia Day!)

Elton Coaches Adele on Stage Fright

Golden Globe winner Adele, 24, has called on her pal Elton John, 65, to help battle her crippling stage fright before she performs at the Oscars next month.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Some Locations Announced for Remote Live Broadcast

Wayne State will host a remote concert by Elton John at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Ramsey Theatre on the college campus. John will perform via Yamaha’s RemoteLive from Disney's California Adventure Park's Hyperion Theater.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Elton's Surrogate Gets $30,200

MEGA-RICH Elton John paid just £20,000 to the surrogate mum of his second baby boy.
It is only £3,000 more than he and partner David Furnish shelled out to the same woman for delivering first son Zachary, two.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Elton Requests a Countryside Villa in Brazil

For the performances of São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Brasilia, between February and March 2013, Sir Elton John, the British singer, songwriter and musician made ​​a somewhat unusual requirement: he does not want to stay in hotels.

Instead, John asked for houses surrounded by greenery and isolated in the woods. Apparently he wants to take time to enjoy the Brazilian landscape in order to compose new music in tranquility.

- Hallsocial.leiaja

Hugh Jackman to Co-Chair EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party

This year’s event will be a big one since the co-chairs are a knock out list: they include Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee Furness, Quincy Jones and his famous actress daughter Rashida, Sharon Stone,Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Please Welcome Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents for the second time, HELLO! can exclusively reveal.

The delighted couple welcomed Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John at 6.40pm on Friday January 11, 2013. The 8lb 4oz baby boy - a much -wanted brother for Elton and David’s beloved two-year-old son Zachary – was born in Los Angeles via a surrogate.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2Cellos Working with Elton John On Several Tracks For New Album

According to the 2Cellos they have recorded several tracks together with Elton John. They don't have any information on what is happening with the work, however it seems as though this content is not a part of 'The Voyeur'.

Elton Isn't a Dad Again??

Contrary to various rumours that have been published online and in other media today, reports that Elton John and David Furnish have had a second child are false.

- Elton's Spokesperson

1 Last Calendar Available Now

I have one final copy left over that was not paid for.

The first to email me can have it for just $29AUD + shipping.

Australia $8
NZ $15
USA $20
Rest of World $28

Thanks guys.

April & May Vegas Dates Announced

Elton & the band have announced 13 dates in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace Coliseum as part of The Million Dollar Piano, featuring Ray Cooper, this coming April and May.

No word on whether or not the 2Cello's will be a part of the events.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Elton & David Welcome Baby Number 2

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have welcomed their second baby via surrogate, sources tell The Post’s Los Angeles correspondent Richard Johnson.

Elton Coming to Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Nashville & Macon

Elton & the band have just announced four new events in the United States this March:

20 March, Macon, GA, Macon Centreplex

29 March, Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge River Center

30 March, Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum

05 April, Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Elton to Play Very Special Disneyland Concert for Yamaha

Elton will join Yamaha in celebrating its 125th anniversary by participating in an historical concert for its dealers on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, California.

'The Diving Board' Changed to 'Voyeur'

Elton John and Bernie Taupin will return to the studio towards the end of January to put together additional material for Elton's upcoming album.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sir John Coming to Uruguay

A new date to add to Elton’s forthcoming South American dates has just been announced. Elton and the band will play a concert in Uruguay on Monday, March 3, 2013, at Parque Central. Public tickets are now on sale and can be bought here.

Elton has only played Uruguay once before; that was on November 20, 1995, during the Made In England tour.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Elton & The Band Coming to Argentina, Paraguay & 2nd Austrian Gig

Elton and his band have added another South American date to their tour with a stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This new show is set for March 2, 2013 and will take place at Vélez Sarsfield Stadium.

On March 6 the group will also play Asunción, Paragua at the Yacht and Golf Club.

Another concert has also been scheduled for Austria, in Vienna at the Stadthalle on June 18.

Last 2 Calendars on eBay

Hi All,

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A Chat with Peter from Pnau

Speaking with one half of the local electro duo some weeks before Christmas, Pnau member Peter Mayes momentarily emerged from the studio to bask in a Sydney summer’s day and shed some light on the band’s current goings-on.

Elton Playing Bruce Springsteen Benefit

Elton John, Mumford & Sons and Neil Young have been announced as the headlining acts for MusiCares's 'Person of the Year' tribute to Bruce Springsteen.