Thursday, February 11, 2016

Elton to Work with The Killers, Defends Brooklyn Beckham

We could get a new Killers album before 2016 is out, and there’s a good chance Elton John’s name will be in the credits.

In a recent interview with Shazam, Elton got on the subject of collaborating with other artists and matter-of-factly stated that he was about to hit the studio with Brandon Flowers and the boys.

"I'm hoping to go to Vegas and write with Brandon for the new Killers record,” he said. “I’m leaving today. So that'll be interesting."

This is pretty interesting. The Killers have always been vocal about their rock and roll worship, but that usually led them to new wave or Springsteen. They haven’t released a studio album since 2012’s Battle Born, which was not as successful -- critically or commercially -- as Hot Fuss or Sam’s Town. Four years later, a collaboration like this one sounds like the sort of thing that could really revitalize the Las Vegas band.

- Billboard

Most teenagers could at most dream of an internship at a fashion house where the biggest task they would be entrusted with would be making the tea.
So when Brooklyn Beckham, 16, stepped behind the lens this weekend to shoot Burberry's latest social media campaign, it understandably led commentators to question how the teenager managed to land such a prestigious role.
Fashion fans and professional photographers alike took to Twitter to express their unhappiness, claiming 'nepotism' was at play.
However, Sir Elton John has defended Burberry's decision to have his godson Brooklyn Beckham photograph its new campaign.

The 68-year-old music icon believes it was a really clever idea to hire Brooklyn because it achieved so much publicity.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, He explained: 'How much publicity are Burberry getting out of it? That's the whole point. It's like when you do a runway show and you send all the great stuff down that doesn't make it to the shops but it gets in the papers - it's the publicity.'

And Brooklyn isn't the first member of the famous family to work for the fashion house as his younger brother Romeo, 13, was also used for its Christmas campaign two years ago.
He added: 'Brooklyn wants to be a photographer - Romeo modelled for them, so Brooklyn might as well take the photographs.'

- Daily Mail

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