Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Tribute by Elton Released March 25


The Recording Academy will continue its releases of their annual MusiCares tribute concerts with the 2013 show honoring Bruce Springsteen. MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen will be out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download on March 25 via Columbia.

Own Elton's Star Stage Deck from The Red Piano

Elton John Star Deck by Tait - Lighted Plexiglas Deck system- 144"x23"x36" - 1600lbs - 10 qty of irregular shapes & lengths. Used by Elton John at his Red Piano concerts in Las Vegas.

Yamaha Dealers First to Preview The Million Dollar Piano

Scores of Yamaha dealers across the United States and around the globe are hosting “sneak peek” screenings of Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano in advance of the film’s arrival in 1,200 theaters worldwide on March 18 and 26.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Elton Performs Electronica Duet with Bright Light Bright Light



And just like that, out of nowhere, there's a new Elton John duet with Bright Light Bright Light! The single 'I Wish We Were Leaving' landed on iTunes this afternoon for download.

Engelbert's Duet with Elton Released March 17



Something About The Way You Look Tonight (with Elton John) - Engelbert Humperdinck & Elton John

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elton John to Play Bonnaroo Festival

Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White lead a list of more than 100 acts and "superjams" that will be playing the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this year. The four-day fest – which takes place from June 12th to June 15th this year on 700 acres of farmland in Tennessee – will once again feature a typically diverse lineup of classic and breaking artists from all genres. This year will be the first time John plays the festival, while White previously played it with White Stripes and the Dead Weather; West played an acrimonious late-night Bonnaroo set in 2008. Other artists scheduled to perform this year include Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Frank Ocean, among others.

Bid to Have Dinner with Steven Tyler at the EJAF AAVP

The winners of this prize will be guests of Steven Tyler, dining at his table at the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party dinner on March 2, 2014.

Bernie Taupin Writes Complaint Letter to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Once again I’m forced to express my utter frustration with The Songwriters Hall of Fame nominating committee for failing to lionize and reward the work of Willie Dixon, arguably the greatest and single most successful blues composer of the 20th century. His inclusion in the Songwriters Hall of Fame is embarrassingly overdue.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Elton & Band Return to Dublin, Ireland


On Tuesday, December 9, Elton and the band will play The O2 in Dublin, Ireland.

Davey Johnstone's Son Creates Video of Long Lost 70's Band Footage



Harmony, the closing song to Elton John’s epochal 1973 double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, has often been at the top of “fan favorite” lists over the past forty years. Now it takes on even more significance as a new video of the ballad has been compiled from a truly remarkable collection of film footage that has never before been made public.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Elton Exploring Electronic Music with Pharrell Williams

The Rocket Man is a huge fan of electronic music and is hooking up with the cream of the dance world.

Venue Change for Goiania Concert



The Elton John concert scheduled for Estádio Serra Dourada on February 21 is being moved to Goiânia Arena on the same day, to benefit the audience.

Looking Back at Elton's Watford Days

You might have noticed that Elton John is our guest editor for the current issue of Clash. It’s a pretty big deal. We’re exploring the making of 1973’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ in the magazine – but talking about Elton got us thinking about another yellow close to his heart: Watford Football Club.

Video of Elton Performing 'I've Seen That Movie Too'

Nigel Olsson Celebrates his 65th

Nigel Olsson, drummer and backing vocalist with the Elton John band, turned 65 on February 10.

Nigel celebrated alongside friends and colleagues while on tour in Canada. He has performed with Elton John over 1900 times.

Elton & Band add 7 European Concerts this November


Elton has just announced that he and the band will be returning to Russia, Scandinavia and Finland in November.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Tour Setlist, 'I've Seen That Movie Too' Finally Hits the Road

Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
Grey Seal
Levon
Tiny Dancer
Holiday Inn
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Believe
Philadelphia Freedom
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
I've Seen That Movie Too
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Hey Ahab
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Oceans Away
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
All the Girls Love Alice
Home Again
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I'm Still Standing
The Bitch Is Back
Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

Encore:

Your Song
Crocodile Rock

Elton's Rocket Pictures to Make Joseph into Animated Movie

Joseph will wear his coat of many colors in a cartoon! Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber recently hinted that a movie adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was in the works, and now Elton John’s Rocket Pictures (which previously produced Gnomeo & Juliet) has acquired the film rights and is set to make an all-new animated feature. No word yet on casting or release dates.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ed Sheeran to Perform at EJAF AAVP

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that it has selected British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to perform at this year's Academy Awards Viewing Party to be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at West Hollywood Park. This annual gala, sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, is the largest fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night and has raised nearly $40 million to support the Foundation's mission to achieve an AIDS-free generation.