Saturday, March 29, 2014

David & Elton to Marry in May, Fizz Grand Opening

It looks like Elton John and David Furnish will get married in an English registry office in May, with their two kids Elijah and Zachary in tow, plus a few friends.

iHeart Radio Interviews Elton for GYBR

Listen in as Sir Elton sits down with Jim Kerr to talk about his life at the time, the making of the album, his thoughts on it 40 years later and much more – all in the iHeartRadio Celebration of the 40th anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road with Elton John!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ryan Tedder Talks About New Song with Elton

You've also been busy writing plenty of songs for others, including a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia on a song for Elton John. How did that come about?

Gary Barlow to Duet with Elton John on Tour via Video

The Take That star included a track with his hero, Face to Face, on his 2013 solo album Since I Saw You Last, and he was determined to treat his fans to a rendition of the song when he hits the road.

2Cellos Australian Tour - Tickets On Sale Now!

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out, as evidenced in the recent mind-blowing clip of their version of the AC/DC track Thunderstruck.

Some Famous Appearances by Elton in Film & TV

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

American Hustle's soundtrack is jammed with '70s hits, and this scene, soundtracked to "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" perfectly nailed the film's "darker side of aspiration" theme.

Peter Asher on Re-Imagining GYBR

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is regarded as one of Elton John’s most significant albums of his career, and 41 years after it was first released in 1973, this seminal album is getting re-imagined by today’s contemporary artists.

Today Interviews Elton on March 31, Watch the NME Inside GYBR Video

Matt Lauer sits down with Elton John in an exclusive interview to air March 31, 2014 on NBC's TODAY.

Elton Achieves 70th Adult Contemporary Hit

This week Elton John enters the adult contemporary chart with "Can't Stay Alone Tonight," his 70th appearance on the chart.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Elton!

March 25 sees Sir Elton John celebrate his 67th birthday.

From all your fans around the world, have a very happy day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

2013 MusiCares Gala with Bruce Springsteen & Elton Airs March 30 on AXS TV

Tune in Sunday, March 30 at 8 ET / 5 PT on AXS TV!

More GYBR Interviews

Celebrating its 40th anniversary right about now, Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ remains the British artist’s most enduring LP, a critically acclaimed collection that also more than tickled the pop charts, spawning two top-10 hits in the UK – ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ and the title track – and seeing ‘Candle In The Wind’ peak one short at 11.

Ed Sheeran Wants to Perform Elton's 'Indian Sunset'

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road represents Elton John’s flamboyant commercial peak and has sold more than 31 million copies worldwide.

Leon Russell Wants to Record with Elton Again

Russell, 71, is in the midst of a career Indian summer. While it may not rival his 1970s heyday, Russell scored a Billboard number-three and Grammy nomination in 2010 with The Union, his collaboration with uber-fan Elton John, and releases Life Journey, helmed by famed jazz producer Tommy LiPuma, who helped break Diana Krall as a star and recently produced Paul McCartney's Grammy-winning Kisses on the Bottom, April 1 on Universal Music Enterprises.

2Cellos Touring Australia This May

The 2Cellos (Stjepan Hauser & Luka Sulic) will be playing concerts in Australia this May. More information to be announced soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Elton Returning to Switzerland

Elton and his band will play a concert in St Gallen, Switzerland on June 22 at the AFG Arena.

John Grant on Covering Elton, Sneak Peak at GYBR Documentary

DiS: So…how did it all come about?

John Grant: Over time Elton and I had started to develop a friendship; I’d got in touch through Mike [Elton’s former personal assistant] and we just started connecting over email and over the phone. And then he simply asked me if I would like to be a part of this. I can’t actually remember if he asked me personally or if it was one of his people, but I was just delighted. It’s a huge thing for me…it doesn’t even seem real. And it’s very daunting; I really don’t feel that I can bring much to the table when it comes to his material, especially when it comes to that album which was a giant album for me growing up.

Review: The Million Dollar Piano in Cinemas, 40th Anniversary Edition GYBR

Las Vegas, the city of spectacle, is the perfect host-city for Elton John's most recent set-show, "The Million Dollar Piano." This sensory feast replaced Elton John's former show, "The Red Piano" at Caesars Palace. Its seemly extravagant title is in fact an understatement. Decked out with video panels along the body of the instrument, the million dollar piano actually cost 1.4 million dollars to create. Beyond the piano, the venue is also fitted with dozens of high definition screens, spotlights, and, of course, a host of talented musicians.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lyon Show Added, No October Vegas Shows This Year, Davey Talks About Jamaica

The Million Dollar Piano, playing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in March and April will be its only run of 2014.

Elton and the band will be coming to Lyon, France on July 16 at the Theatre Romain Fourviere.

Elton on His Next Album, Future Touring Ideas, 'A Lot Less' Touring Next Year

Elton John's newest album The Diving Board is about as far away from hip-hop as you can get, but that doesn't mean Captain Fantastic's longstanding fascination with the genre has died down. He's been thinking about somehow incorporating hip-hop beats into his music for years and even had recording time booked with Eminem in 2006, though he had the misfortune of landing in Detroit for the session on the very day that Em's best friend and mentor Proof passed away.

Elton Recorded 'Saturday Night' Lying on the Floor

Say hello again to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the album that put Elton John on a fast track to superstardom.

Elton Chats: Theo Fennell Jewellery

Woodside, Old Windsor, England, the morning after the owner of the house has picked up the first of two awards in as many days. Last evening, Sir Elton John performed a televised show at the London Palladium, where he collected the inaugural Brits Icon award. Later today, he'll leave his Berkshire estate again, to pick up the Genius award at GQ's Men Of The Year ceremony. But first he has a little celebrating to do: an exclusive GQ photo shoot in his private art gallery to mark the very close personal and professional relationship he has enjoyed over the past 30 years with the London jeweller Theo Fennell.

Alice Cooper Documentary Features Elton Interview

The special Q & A screening of Super Duper Alice Cooper - a film that blends archive footage, animation and interviews with Elton John, Iggy Pop and John Lydon - is set for April 28 at this year's Hot Docs film festival.

GYBR Documentary & Live '73 Concert to Air on Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio has partnered with Universal to produce a documentary on Elton John's seminal 1973 breakthrough album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' 40 years on.

Win a Keyboard Signed by Elton

To celebrate today's cinema release of Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano, Entertainment Tonight, in conjunction with Fathom Events, Caesars Palace and Yamaha Entertainment Group of America, is giving you the chance to win a personalized Yamaha Keyboard signed by Elton John, along with a selection of Elton's CDs and DVDs! Enter below for your chance to win.

Elton Recording Duet with Ryan Tedder

The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer.

Interview with Chris Gero Director of Million Dollar Piano Movie

Today we are talking to the founder and Vice President of Yamaha Entertainment Group who single-handedly spearheaded the incentive to create a one-of-a-kind work of pianistic art for iconic Grammy and Tony Award-winning rock legend Elton John to utilize in a spectacular new concert experience called THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO - the passionate and dedicated Chris Gero.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

George Michael Covers Elton John's 'Idol'

Rolling Stone Interviews Elton & Bernie

Elton John was on a historic roll when he traveled to France in early 1973 to make what would become one of rock's great double albums. He'd scored seven Top 40 singles in the previous two years, and Don't Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player had just topped the album charts. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road somehow managed to become even bigger than everything that came before, selling more than thirty million records and topping the album charts for an incredible eight weeks. Elton John has been a superstar for nearly forty-five years, but this was the peak.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Look Behind the Scenes with Elton's Tour Manager DC Parmet

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When Elton John and his team were planning his latest tour, the Magic City was on his mind, according to his tour manager DC Parmet.

Neil Young's Pono Music Player Endorsed by Elton John

Neil Young's PonoPlayer high fidelity music player Kickstarter project has smashed through its backing goals within hours of its launch. At the time of writing the PonoPlayer device has received pledges of $2.4m – three times the goal of $800,000 when the project was launched on Tuesday.

Take a Listen to the New GYBR Covers

Check out sample clips of all the new covers of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at Spark Studios

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Elton to Play Cap Roig Festival, Spain

Elton John and Cap Roig Festival are coming together to host a concert that will make history, marking the opening of the latest edition of one of Europe’s leading festivals.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Elton Returns to Barcelona this December

Sir Elton John and his loyal band will play Barcelona, Spain on December 6 at the Palau Saint Jordi.

Tickets go on sale March 12 at 10am local time HERE.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

McCartney, Springsteen & Elton Feature in 'Dave Clark Five' Documentary

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Stevie Wonder are among the many stars who appear in a new PBS special that puts a spotlight on the legendary 1960s British band The Dave Clark Five. The two-hour show, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond — Glad All Over, will premiere next month as an episode of the PBS series Great Performances.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Elton Coming to Kiel, Regensburg Format Change, Hot Pink Party Announced

Elton and his band will perform in Kiel, Germany at the Sparkassen-Arena on July 12.

Videos of Elton in South Africa with EJAF

Elton Sponsors Teen Pianist

Seventeen-year-old Isata Kanneh-Mason spends about four hours a day playing the piano at her home in Nottingham.

Engelbert Chats about Elton Inspiration

Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before.

22nd annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raises $5.1 million

The 22nd annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by Elton and David Furnish raised $5.1 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS. The gala, which took place on Sunday, March 2, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, was co-sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks, and Wells Fargo; American Airlines serves as the Foundation’s official sponsoring airline.