Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Elton Auctions 4 Private Concerts & Raises $6M

Elton John offered himself up for auction at his annual Oscars party on Sunday night (February 24).

Stars at the Academy Awards party were able to bid on the singer - who was asking $250,000 to go to someone's private home and sing five songs.

Watch a Blast from the Past

Check out this full uncut version of an extremely rare 1987 interview with Elton John.

More classic interviews with the biggest stars from rock and pop can be found here.

Elton Slaps Lumineer's Drummer in the Face

For some people, getting smacked upside the head by Elton John is a badge of honor.

Elton on Adele, Gaga, Chris Brown

SIR Elton John has sung the praises of Oscar winner Adele.

Monday, February 25, 2013

21st EJAF Oscar's Viewing Party

With celebrities at every table, Elton John's Oscars bash is the place to be seen.
But the stars were all outshone by the smallest guest of all - two-year-old Zachary Furnish-John.
The toddler joined his proud dads, Elton and husband David Furnish, as they welcomed the stars to their annual party.

RollingStone: 'The Diving Board - Elton's Best in Years'

"I'm not the sort of artist who'll get played on the radio," Elton John said yesterday in a studio on the west side of Los Angeles, explaining why he was hosting a small listening party for his next album, The Diving Board. While that might sound absurd coming from a man with a staggering 59 Top Forty hits in the United States, the last entry on that ledger was a LeAnn Rimes duet back in 1999. The Diving Board is unlikely to persuade radio program directors to stick him in heavy rotation, but it's John's best work in years: With the encouragement of producer T-Bone Burnett, John returned to the piano/bass/drums arrangements of his earliest albums, making a stripped-down record that feels like a CinemaScope western. A beaming John said, "It's got everything I love about American music: gospel, soul, country."

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Diving Board Delayed Until September

Elton John has finished what he calls "the most piano-oriented album of my career" and is looking at a release in September.

David Chats About EJAF, Movies, The Boys & Weddings

 Sir Elton John and David Furnish are planning two weddings.

Gordon Ramsay's Menu for EJAF AAVP

Gordon Ramsay -- "Hell's Kitchen" star and the name behind Gordon Ramsay at The London in Los Angeles -- has designed the menu for the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party Sunday at West Hollywood Park. Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish will host the fête now in its 21st year.

Elton Playing on New Hurts Album

HURTS are making their way through a list of top gay icons as guest artists on their music.

EJAF Reaches $300m in Fundraising

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced that it has reached the historic milestone of having raised more than $300 million for HIV prevention, treatment, advocacy, and anti-stigma programs across the globe.

Elton Relaxes Ed Sheeran By Talking About His Penis

Ed Sheeran says Sir Elton John calmed his nerves at the Grammys by making a penis joke.

No More Kids for David & Elton

Don't expect Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish to be making anymore baby announcements.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Elton to Perform Secret Intimate Gig at HMV Store

Elton John could be one of a number of A-List artists who will perform in branches of HMV up and down the country in a bid to revive interest in the struggling firm.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love is in My Blood

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is running a Valentine’s Day campaign promoting awareness, love and compassion in the fight against AIDS.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Elton at The Grammy's

Elton John rehearsed Saturday at Staples Center with Grammy nominees Mumford & Sons, Zac Brown, Ed Sheeran and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.

Chinese Police Interview Elton John

Chinese authorities have hardened their line on foreign musicians, after Elton John infuriated them by dedicating a performance to outspoken artist and activist Ai Weiwei, according to industry sources.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Elton Performs Streets of Philadelphia at Bruce Springsteen Tribute

The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an autographed guitar.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Elton Recording Song for Queens of the Stone Age

Elton John has revealed that he has collaborated with Queens Of The Stone Age, and Dave Grohl will appear as a drummer on the album.

Elton to Perform Grammy Tribute to Levon Helm

Elton John, Mumford & Sons, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard will honor Levon Helm at the Grammys.

Elton Coming to Dresden

Elton and the band will play a concert on July 11, 2013 at 7pm in Dresden, Germany. The concert will take place at Theaterplatz vor der Semperoper, which is an all-seated open-air venue.

Public tickets for this concert go on sale on Saturday, February 9 and can be bought here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gordon Ramsay Cooking for Elton's Oscars Bash

Elton John and David Furnish have chosen the chef for their annual Academy Awards viewing party benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Ed Sheeran Has Nightmare About Grammy Duet with Elton

Ed Sheeran is understandably a little nervous ahead of his duet with Elton John at the 2013 Grammys - so much so, he is currently unable to sleep.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Billy Joel Hasn't Heard From Elton Since 2011

Billy Joel and Sir Elton John still haven't spoken since the Rocket Man went public about the Piano Man's drinking problems and urged him to take rehab seriously the next time during a 2011 interview.

Elton The 'Gay' Dog Spared From Slaughter

The “gay” pitbull has been spared — and renamed Elton.

A poor pooch whose ignorant owner sent him to a Tennessee pound after catching him mounting another male dog was saved from being euthanized Thursday.