Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rocket Hour Celebrates 50 Shows

Don’t miss a very special Beats 1 show airing tomorrow Tuesday 29th June 3am BST and 2pm BST. To celebrate the 50th Episode of the Rocket Hour, Elton is joined by special guest Neil Tennant. They chat and play each other music, new and old, and talk about The Pet Shop Boys over the years, gay clubs in Paris, touring, Dusty Springfield and singing at football games.

Billy Joel Explains what Happened with The Face2Face Tour

Much is made of the fact that Joel doesn’t write songs any more. Does he have any secret ones lying around that one day he’ll finish?

Elton's Views on Brexit, Support for Cliff Richard

We haven’t seen blue skies anywhere else in Britain,” muses Sir Elton, as Edinburgh glows in the low evening sun. “That’s because you voted to stay in Europe. You’re the only fucking sensible people in Britain.” He subsequently sums up the political mood of roughly half of the UK, Scots in particular, by playing I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.

Woodside Gallery Dinner Raises £3.3M

Elton John and David Furnish have raised in excess of £3.3 million following their third Woodside Gallery Dinner, which saw a plethora of philanthropists make donations towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which is dedicated to reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease.

Graeme Fowler Remebers Partying with Elton

The first time I met Elton John was in a restaurant in Sydney in 1983. I was on my first tour as an England cricketer and my teammate Ian Botham had invited me along. Beefy loved Elton’s music and Elton was a big fan of cricket – he’d go so far as to schedule concerts to coincide with England’s matches abroad – and so they had become big pals.

Interview with Davey

In this sixth episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano conducts an exclusive, insightful, hour-long interview with Elton John’s longtime and respected guitarist and touring musical director, Davey Johnstone.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Elton to Perform in Cambrils, Spain in 2017

The International Music Festival Cambrils (IFCM) announced today the star Elton John, will perform next year, as the headline act of the forty-second edition of the festival.

Bright Light Bright Light's 'Choreography' to Feature Elton on 3 Tracks

Elton performs on three songs of the electro-pop artist, also known as Rod Thomas' new album, Choreography.

David & Elton Open London HIV Test Centre

3 years ago, I opened the Caldicot Centre for HIV Treatment at King's College Hospital in South London.

Davey to Stop Musinq Blog

To all you wonderful people who have written in with great questions, observations, etc., I’m sorry to say, I no longer have time to address your posts — we are embarking on the last few years of the LONG and winding road of my career with Elton. I guess we’re looking at roughly another 3-4 years and then gracefully fade away ( at least that’s the plan! ) I hope you’ve enjoyed our connection as much as I have. In the roughly 5 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve really only had one or two negative posts out of several thousand, so thanks for being so articulate and interested.

Elton John Charts 72nd AC Hit

Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 55-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as "A Good Heart" debuts at No. 30. The song marks his 72nd entry on the ranking. Barbra Streisand ranks second with 64 AC hits.

Animators Selected for Gnomeo & Juliet 2

Sir Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has appointed French animation and VFX outfit Mikros Image (Asterix: The Land Of The Gods, Transporter franchise) to lead digital animation on upcoming Paramount and MGM sequel Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.

Elton Launches Furious Rant at Security Guards

Elton called stewards who were trying to make fans sit down during Leicester gig as "pr***s", and threatened to storm off the stage.

How to Make AIDS History

This week, world leaders are gathering at the United Nations to act on a groundbreaking goal: to make AIDS history. And while the goal is undoubtedly ambitious, it is achievable if we commit the political will and resources to make it happen.

Elton Plays Piano on Red Hot chilli Peppers 'Sick Love'

The By the Way band were writing Sick Love, a song inspired by the chord changes to Elton's classic 1973 hit Benny and The Jets, so they gave the British singer/songwriter and his co-writer Bernie Taupin a credit and reached out to him to ask if he would like to play on the track. To their surprise, he agreed.

Bad Traffic Ruins Westpoint Concert

FANS who were stuck in traffic chaos heading to the Sir Elton John concert at Westpoint Arena on Sunday night have been told they are not eligible for refunds.

Clash Interview

Two years ago, when Clash last held court with Elton John, we caught him in a rare moment of nostalgia, reminiscing over his legendary 1973 album, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, which established him as one of the world’s most colourful performers and, ultimately, the most successful - he still retains the position of the third biggest artist in the history of the US charts. Today, however, he is characteristically forward-looking again; a jubilant new album (his 32nd!) marks a turning point in an already inventive and eventful career, one that, inspired by his two young children, unclutters his hectic schedule, business and mind, leaving the 68-year-old less stressed, more happy, and with a previously unimaginable achievement: an end goal.

Putin Cancels Meeting with Elton John

Elton John and Vladimir Putin's planned meeting on LGBT rights in Russia has been postponed, The Guardian reports. The Kremlin has said that the pair could meet at a later date.

The Sun Interview

WHEN Elton John decided his business affairs were a mess, he turned to the most important man in his life.

Elton's Tribute to Orlando Massacre

During his concert at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on June 14, Elton spoke to the audience about his feelings about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and its aftermath.

Elton to Headline BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

Elton and his band will perform on Sunday, 11 September at the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park festival in London, UK.

Elton Coming to London, Ontario

Elton and the band have announced a new date on Thursday, September 29 at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada.

Elton Performed on Red Nose Day 2016

Elton performed 'A Good Heart' during the Red Nose Day Special which aired on Thursday, May 26, at 9 PM EST on NBC.