Sunday, July 28, 2013

Elton Says 'Thank-You'

"I would like to thank the literally thousands of people who have sent me get well cards and messages over the past two weeks. Your well wishes have touched me deeply and will play a big part in my recovery.

Elton Calls for Release of Pussy Riot

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Madonna and Adele are just some of the 100 stars that have signed a new open letter with Amnesty International calling for the release of Russian punk group, Pussy Riot, according to Rolling Stone.

Girl to Parachute Into Bestival Dressed as Elton

A local girl, Jasmine Holder, has been inspired to parachute wearing a giant Elton John suit for the chance to meet her idol! She is making plans to parachute into the annual music festival held on the Isle of Wight, Bestival. Bestival is in it's 10th year now, so partly in celebration and partly to hopefully get a free ticket for the event, Jasmine is hoping to go ahead with her plans.

Caribou Ranch For Sale

A Colorado ranch whose recording studio hosted artists including Elton John, Chicago, Billy Joel and U2 is for sale.

Man Fined for Playing Candle in the Wind for 18hrs

A man from the UK, who blasted Elton John`s hit ` Candle In The Wind` non-stop for 18 hours has been fined 1000 pounds by city magistrates.

Elton John to Star & Fight In Action Movie

Director Matthew Vaughn has lined up Sir Michael Caine and Colin Firth for his upcoming adaptation of the comic book series ‘The Secret Service.’ Now he’s looking to bring a third British icon, albeit one with considerably less film experience, into the movie: Sir Elton John.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Elton John to Receive First Ever BRIT Icon Award

On Monday, September 2, Elton will be honoured as the first recipient of the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. The inaugural event will take place in central London and will be filmed for broadcast later in the month on ITV.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Inside The Diving Board Cover Photo

Somewhere along what is now the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Squamish lies a little secret spot photographer Tim Barber knows well.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Elton to Play Andy Roddick Gala, Sharon Osbourne Gets 'Filthy Pictures'From Elton

Sir Elton John will perform at The Eighth Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala in Austin, Texas on October 17 2013 at W Austin Hotel and ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Elton Wins The Nikita Lawsuit

Sir Elton John has emerged triumphant in a court battle over his song Nikita after a U.S. judge upheld a decision to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit against the singer.

Kick The Robot May be Featured in The Diving Board Bonus Documentary

When Atlanta rock trio Kick the Robot takes the stage tonight at the Hard Rock Café downtown, they’ll no doubt be adhering to that old show biz adage “You never know who’s out there in the dark listening.”

Ed Sheeran Gets a Weekly Call From Elton John

Ed Sheeran has revealed that Sir Elton John rings him at least once a week to offer advice and check how he is doing.

The Diving Board Extended Album Trailer

John Mahon Discusses His 'Game Changing Moment'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Elton John Performing at iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas

Ryan Seacrest announced the lineup for this year’s iHeart Music Festival on all Clear Channel radio stations Monday morning with a lineup heavy on big names from all genres and including a special appearance by Queen with Adam Lambert.

Home Again Hits Billboard AC Chart at 21

Home Again, the debut single from Elton's upcoming Capitol Records release, The Diving Board, has entered the Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart at #21.

Ben Babylon Band Performing at Elton Expo 2013 in Las Vegas

Ben Babylon, the 15-year-old son of the late Guy Babylon, who was Elton John's Grammy-winning keyboardist and arranger, is among special guests scheduled to perform at The Elton Expo in Las Vegas in October.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Elton John's Insurers May Have to Pay Out $16M

Sir Elton John's appendicitis scare could apparently result in a £10 million insurance payout after a string of concerts were scrapped.

Elton: 'Pope Francis is a Miracle of Humility'

Pope Francis has been named Man of the Year by Vanity Fair's Italian edition in recognition of his words and deeds during his first one hundred days as pontiff.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elton: 'I Nearly Died, I'm Lucky to be Alive. I was a Ticking Time Bomb.'

SIR Elton John yesterday revealed he has been struck down by an agonising bout of appendicitis that could have killed him.

The 66-year-old legend had to scrap his European tour — including a gig at London’s Hyde Park — after stomach pain forced him off stage on Friday. Scans showed a potentially-fatal appendix abscess.
Sir Elton told The Sun: “I’m lucky to be alive.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

All Upcoming July Elton John Concerts Cancelled

A spokesman for Sir Elton John has confirmed the singer is suffering from appendicitis.

Elton to Play iTunes Festival 2013, UK Residents Get Free Tickets

for the first time ever, Elton and the band will perform at the iTunes Festival on September 12. The concert will take place at the Roundhouse in London as part of Apple's annual month-long music festival.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Elton Has a Virus, Three Concerts Cancelled

Elton's three upcoming concerts this weekend in Eurpoe, Halle on July 5, Mainz on July 6 and Borolo, Italy on July 9 have been cancelled due to a virus infection affecting Sir Elton John.

No replacement information has been announced.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Listen to Excerpts of The Diving Board

Elton John reflects on his return to musical basics on his forthcoming album The Diving Board, to be released later this year. He also considers the impact of early fame on young performers, the continuing influence of soul and classical music on his own songs and the effect of his two young sons on his performing career. - BBC Radio 4


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Elton on Touring: 'Things Will Have to Change'

Due to release his 30th album after almost four decades in the business, Sir Elton today condemned the profession, which has been “damaged” by TV and where it is “hard to stay sane”.