Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nigel on 50 Years of Touring

Nigel Olsson remembers his first meeting with pop-superstar-in-waiting Elton John well. It was in late 1960s and Olsson was then drumming in the group Plastic Penny, who had a top ten hit with the single Everything I Am. “We were handled by the Dick James Organisation and Dick James had Elton and Bernie [Taupin, his long-time songwriting partner] under writing contract so when I was at the office I would run into them both and when they started recording demos for their songs if I was hanging around they would ask me to play on the demos,” he recalls. “Basically we just hung out together and had a great time and everything kind of went from there.”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Elton Cancels Three Million Dollar piano Shows for Medical Reasons

We regret to inform you that due to medical reasons, Elton John will be slightly reducing the performance schedule of his upcoming run of “The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace by cancelling the three performances scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, Wednesday, April 26, and Wednesday, May 3.

Elton on James Corden & Prince Harry

TIME Magazine‘s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world includes musicians — and fans like James Corden, who are perpetually adjacent to music. In his essay on Corden, Elton John explained how early segments of Carpool Karaoke with superstars like George Michael primed his Late Late Show success across the pond.

See Jack White & Elton Play Together in New American Epic Trailer

Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Beck, The Avett Brothers, Elton John and more will recreate classic American recording sessions from the 1920 for The American Epic Sessions, a feature-length film companion to an upcoming PBS documentary about the rural recording boom of the 1920s.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Davey Johnstone on Retiring 'We Want to Finish on a High Note'

He’s shared a stage with one of the world’s biggest stars for almost half a century, performed in iconic venues that most musicians can only dream of, and lives among the beautiful people of Los Angeles.

Elton Part of Billy Connolly TV Special

Billy Connolly’s famous fans – including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Elton John and Sir Andy Murray – have lined up to take part in a new TV special celebrating his career.

Elton Speaks Out Against Gay Concentration Camps in Chechnya

Elton John is using his voice for more than just singing.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Buenos Aires Show Cancelled Due to Rain

The concert that was to be held at the Hippodrome of Palermo by two iconic figures of the world pop, the British Elton John and the American James Taylor, was suspended this Saturday due to the bad climatic conditions in Buenos Aires.

Elton's Vegas Residency to End in May 2018

Million Dollar Piano advertising posters hung outside the entrance to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas have recently been altered with a new slogan reading 'Residency Ends May 2018'.

David Gest Hired Hitman to Kill Elton John

David Gest ’s best friend has claimed the eccentric entertainer once vowed to have Sir Elton John killed by a hit man after apparently being incensed by one of Sir Elton’s jokes.

Meet Daisy, Elton's Dinosaur

Meet Daisy, the life-size Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture at the Windsor, England, estate of Elton John.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Elton to Perform in Monaco & Zurich

Elton and the band will perform at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monte Carlo on December 6, 2017.

17-11-70 to be Re Released on Vinyl for Record Store Day

To celebrate the 10th Record Store Day, Elton is releasing 11-17-70+.

Elton to Work with Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice on Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Movie

Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice are working on an animated version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for STX.

Watch Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and Ryan Adams Perform at Elton John’s 70th Birthday Party

Elton spent his 70th birthday on Saturday night advocating for those in need, and for the arts, at a special celebration at Red Studios in Los Angeles benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the Hammer Museum at UCLA. The evening, which honoured his life achievement as well as his 50-year songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin, raised nearly $2.8 million to help fund the grant-making initiatives of EJAF and exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum.

Elton to Decide About Retiring From Touring ‘Within Six Months’

While previously denying retirement plans, the singer – who marked turning 70 with a lavish bash in Los Angeles on Saturday – is seriously considering whether to step away from touring for more family time with partner David Furnish and their two boys.

Elton Upset Over Fallout with George Michael

Paul Gambaccini has claimed Sir Elton John was “very upset” about his fallout with George Michael.

Elton Tells Ed Sheeran 'Don't Put on Weight

Elton John's had a profound impact on Ed Sheeran's career that goes far beyond the icon's obvious musical influence.

Elton Among 63 New Phone Hacking Claims

Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are taking action against the publisher of the Sun and defunct News of the World over phone-hacking claims.

Nigel on Playing Ewood Park

EXCITEMENT has been building about Elton John bringing his band to Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park ground this summer from the moment news broke about the open air concert.

Samsung Using Rocket Man in New Campaign

Elton May Collaborate with Khalid & Tech N9ne

"There's someone from El Paso I'm a big fan of," Elton said just moments before he dedicated "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" to Khalid. "He's going to be a big star."

Elton Curating Amazon's Song of The Day

Sir Elton John is celebrating his 70th birthday a day early by curating Amazon Music Unlimited's song of the day feature starting on Friday (24Mar17).

Bakersfield Show Rescheduled to May 6

Music superstar Elton John has again rescheduled his Bakersfield appearance at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Officials at Rabobank Arena say it's due to a scheduling conflict.

Elton Chats with Father John Misty

Tonight, Beats 1 aired a conversation between Father John Misty and Elton John. During the latest episode of Elton’s show “Rocket Hour” (which airs in full tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern), the two discussed the analog recording process behind the new album Pure Comedy.

Elton on Turning 70

With 70 looming, iconic musician Elton John is reflecting on life – and how his family with husband David Furnish has changed it for the better.

Teen's Video Made Elton cry

Sir Elton John has personally phoned a teenager to praise his "inspirational" video about living with a disability.

Limited Edition 'Music Man' Prints For Sale

In celebration of Elton John's 70th birthday, Romero Britto, a leading figure in the neo-pop art movement, has generously donated a limited set of 50 fine art prints of 'Music Man', Britto's acclaimed portrait of Sir Elton, to raise funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.