Saturday, June 29, 2013

The 15th Annual White Tie & Tiara Ball

What a way to celebrate your engagement: having Elton John and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sing you a love ballad. That’s what happened to Glee star Matthew Morrison, whose engagement to his girlfriend of two years, Renee Puente, was announced at Elton’s annual White Tie & Tiara Ball on Thursday night in London.

Home Again Lyrics

Watch the above video to see the Lyrics to Elton's new single 'Home Again' and see the master at work playing the song on piano.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Elton John Writes Letter to Congress

18th June 2013

Dear Congressional Leader,

Commemorating 10 years of PEPFAR support

I am writing today to express my immense gratitude to the United States Congress and Administration/s for joining forces in the global fight against AIDS. Your efforts have not only changed the course of the epidemic but the course of history.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Australian Release of The Diving Board Scheduled for September 13

According to the iTunes Australian store, Elton John's 30th Album 'The Diving Board' will be available for download on September 13, three days earlier than the United Kingdom and eleven days earlier than The United States.

If you pre-order the album now you also receive an instant download of the single 'Home Again'.

Review of Home Again

The familiar-sounding piano that opens ‘Home Again,’ Elton John‘s first new solo music since 2006′s ‘The Captain & the Kid’ album, instantly recalls the singer’s hit material from the ’70s, when he was the biggest pop star on the planet. But it’s warmer and more worn-in. It’s Elton John, all right. But it’s Elton John 40 years later, returning to a comfort zone with history behind him.

John Mahon Sick, Reduced Band at Cork

John Mahon took the night off in Cork, Ireland due to illness.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Diving Board Promo Video

Pre-Order The Diving Board Now, Released September 16 UK, 24 USA

Elton Johns The Diving Board, is his first studio album in seven years Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by the artist.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

BBC Radio 2 to Play 'Home Again' The First Single From The Diving Board on Monday

Ken Bruce will deliver a global exclusive on Monday June 24. The first single of Elton's upcoming album 'The Diving Board' will be broadcast on his BBC Radio 2 show. The single 'Home Again' will air at 10:00AM (7:00PM AEST).

Saturday, June 22, 2013

British Summer Time Festival to be Broadcast on AXS TV

AXS TV will broadcast Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park exclusively in North America with performances from Bon Jovi, Elton John And His Band, Lionel Richie, and Jennifer Lopez, it was jointly announced today by AEG Live UK, The Royal Parks and AXS TV. The television concert event will air Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 from Hyde Park in London and will also feature Gary Clark, Jr. among other artists to be announced.

The Diving Board Official Art Revealed, Pre-Order June 24

The Diving Board is an upcoming album by Elton John. It will be his 30th solo album and the second of his studio releases since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. Pre-Order available on Monday June 24. Released September 2013.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Elton's Music Collection Reveals Hidden Treasures

Twenty years after Sir Elton John sold his record collection at a Sotheby's auction to raise funds for his Aids Charity, a thorough inventory has uncovered that not only is the Collection much larger than originally expected but a wealth of surprising treasures have been unearthed.

David & Elton Join London Pride

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will take the fight for equal marriage to London’s streets this month after signing up as the faces of Pride in London.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Switzerland Concert Postponed

Elton John’s concert at the Stars of Sounds Festival in Murten, Switzerland on June 15, 2013 has been rescheduled as one of his band members is unable to perform. This performance will now take place on Monday, June 17 at 8:30 pm with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

Honky Chateau For Sale

An 18th-century French chateau where rock legends including David Bowie, Elton John and Iggy Pop recorded albums has been put up for sale for 1.295 million euros ($A1.8 million).

Davey Thinking of Recording a Solo Album

Davey Johnstone, Elton John's musical director and guitarist has spoken of his desire to record some new original content. He recently reported that 'I’ve been thinking of finally getting around to recording some original stuff that has been building up over the years….'

Stay tuned for more updates.

- Davey Johnstone

Friday, June 14, 2013

Elton at The 2013 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala & Best Buy Charity Classic 2013

Elton & Bernie Receive Johnny Mercer Award

Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy.

FilmDistrict Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Rocketman

FilmDistrict is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Rocketman, the Michael Gracey-directed biographical musical film about Sir Elton John. The script is by Billy Elliot‘s Lee Hall, and Tom Hardy is circling to play the lead role. This film was the talk of Cannes, where it was shopped by UTA, which structured the financing. It was there that UK-based Icon’s production arm AI Film agreed to come aboard to co-finance the film with Rocket Pictures during the Cannes Film Festival. I’m told that FilmDistrict is betting big here, with Peter Schlessel’s distribution company paying around a $10 million minimum guarantee for a guaranteed wide theatrical release and size-able P&A. There is also a generous gross corridor after the film recoups.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fall Out Boy & Ed Sheeran Recording Tracks for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary

At the request of Elton John, Peter Asher is producing tracks for a new CD celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Fall Out Boy and Ed Sheeran are among the artists who are recording tracks for this CD, to be released as part of a deluxe package including a newly remastered version of the original recording.

- Peter Asher

John Jorgenson Replacing Davey Johnstone for 4 European Concerts

Davey Johnstone will be taking some extra time off to recover from surgery.

He is expected to return to the stage in Skive, Denmark on June 22.

The four scheduled band shows prior to this date will see John Jorgenson taking the role of lead guitar.

- Davey Johnstone

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dresden Concert Postponed to 2014

The event planned for 7/11/13 7:00 PM in DRESDEN has been changed to the 7/11/14 at 7:00 PM. Tickets that have already been purchased shall retain their validity.

Elton's Appeal to The G8 Summit

This month the UK will once again host the leaders of the eight richest economies in the world – the G8. Their goal: to review global priorities.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Russian Communists Say Elton's Wardrobe is Too Gay

A Communist group in southern Russia wants openly gay British pop star Elton John to wear a traditional Cossack uniform at an upcoming concert because his usual flamboyant clothing is “homosexual propaganda,” the group’s leader told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Elton Calls QOTSA Album 'Best Rock Album in 5 Years'

Sir Elton John has spoken of his excitement at playing on a rock record for the first time - as his collaboration with Queens Of The Stone Age hurtles to the top of the charts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Elton's Life Ball Speech in Full

Rock icon Elton John has urged compassion for people who inject drugs, saying "stigma and criminalisation" robbed them of their humanity and exposed them to a life of addiction and disease.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Elton Plays on Red Piano at Walmart Shareholders Concert

About 14,000 Walmart associates arrived in Northwest Arkansas and Tuesday (June 4) the activities began with a free concert by music icon Sir Elton John.

Bernie Taupin Previews The Diving Board at Electric Lady Studios in NYC

On Monday in New York City, Elton John‘s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and producer T Bone Burnett hosted a listening party for John’s new album, The Diving Board, which is due out this fall. And Taupin told the invited guests that he feels that the three of them have created an album that reflects Elton’s artistic maturity.

More Photos From David & Elton's Family Vacation

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tom Hardy to Play Elton John?

Mad Max. Bane. Bronson. And… Sir Elton John?

That could happen. "Rocketman" is being developed right now by director Michael Gracey and executive producer Elton John, and it's being described as "a biographical musical fantasy that weaves together the life of Sir Elton John and his music."

Elton Goodies Up For Auction

Hillsides Charity currently have two unique eBay auctions for an Elton John and band autographed guitar strap and an Elton John, along with Ray Cooper and John Mahon autographed tambourine.

Family Vacation in Venice

Proud dads Elton John and David Furnish posed for photographers as they arrived in Venice, Italy with their two sons, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

More Photos From Elton's New Home

One of America’s most renowned installers of glass mosaics, Jimmy Reed, recently completed one of his most impressive projects to date at Sir Elton John’s Beverly Hills home, reports JoBeth Phillips.

David & Elton Take Zachary to a Watford Game

Any game worth £145 million to the winning side had to attract a few celebrities, and the Championship play-off final at Wembley didn't disappoint.

Elton at Vienna Life Ball 2013

The Life Ball, Europe's biggest fundraiser for Hiv and Aids charities, was hosted by pregnant Black Eyed Peas star Fergie, who showed off her baby bump in a long, black gown, and included performances from Azealia Banks and Adam Lambert.

John Jorgenson Joining The Elton John Band for 2 Nights Only

Previous Elton John Band alumni John Jorgenson will be making a special appearance replacing Davey Johnstone for 2 private events this June.

Jorgenson revealed on Facebook that he needs 'to prepare for two nights with Elton John filling in for Davey Johnstone while he takes a little personal time off'.

The shows are June 4 and 5, private corporate events.

Billy Joel: 'Elton is Like a Mom to Me'

A.G.: Did you have any ambivalence about touring with Elton? You were kind of pigeonholed as a pop star who plays piano the same way that he was.

Check Out Elton's Collaboration with QOTSA

This past February, Elton made an appearance on American television's Chelsea Lately talk show, where he was interviewed by guest-host David Grohl. The Foo Fighters' drummer, who also does a great deal of session work, revealed to the audience that, "Recently, Elton and I recorded something together…something that people wouldn't imagine us doing."