Sunday, 8 November 2009

Ready To Work, Sir Elton John Released From Hospital,

Out of hospital to Sir Elton John and is feeling much better after being struck down with a bout of flu and an E.coli bacterial infection, according to media reports.
His spokesman said: “He’s fine, absolutely fine.”
John, 62, is now planning to resume his work, reported
The “Rocket Man” singer had postponed performances in Sheffield, Newcastle, London, Liverpool and Dublin since Oct 23 when he contracted flu.
In his four decade career, John has sold more than 200 million records, one of the most successful making him artists of all time.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

in hospital from flu, E. coli, Elton John recovering

Elton John has been hospitalized after suffering from a case of E. coli bacterial infection and the flu, his spokesman said Monday.
Gary Farrow said the pop star hopes to be released soon but in England has been forced to cancel concerts, Ireland and the United States.
John intends to rejoin the Face2Face tour later in the month when he and Billy Joel play concerts in Northern California.
Farrow said John, 62, is suffering from a "bad case of the flu and a minor case of E. coli." His website says he was advised by his doctor to postpone dates in Seattle and Portland.
The Daily Mail's website quoted John's partner, David Furnish, as saying, "He's OK — he's fine," after leaving a London hospital.
Farrow says the singer has rescheduled previously canceled dates during the European leg of his world tour.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Elton John concert cancelled due to ill

Elton John concert tomorrow night at the O2 in Dublin has been called off as the singer is too ill to perform.
Aiken Promotions says the 63 year old is suffering with flu and is piercingly disappointed about the cancellation.
The company says it is in talks to look if the gig can be rescheduled for December.
Ticket holders are being advised to retain their tickets and await further announcements.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The Elton John concert will be made soon soon, A further announcement

ROCK fans left disappointed after Sir Elton John cancelled a gig are being told to keep their tickets.
On Saturday his gig at the Metro Arena, Newcastle, as well as one in Sheffield, was cancelled because he had flu.
His spokesman said: “Elton is bitterly disappointed at missing the Red Piano concert in Newcastle. It remains one of his favourite areas in the country to perform. The crowds are always great music fans, and not being able to do this particular show for Newcastle is upsetting.”
Concert promoter Marshall Arts said anyone with a ticket should keep it, with a further announcement due soon.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Sir Elton John, Lily Allen mocks

Lily Allen has mocked Sir Elton John in her new music video by featuring his look alike.
The track “Who'd Have Known”, shows her gazing at pics of the “Candle in the Wind” hitmaker, before he is kidnapped and forced to declare his love for her. The rift between the two had developed when they co-hosted the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London last year, reports the Daily Star. John was miffed with Allen, after she reportedly drank champagne and took to the stage. The “Smile” hitmaker had responded to his resentment by saying "f**k off". Allen later decided to quit alcohol because she said she was 'upset and angry' with herself.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Concert Director Want To Be Elton John's?

Could you watch Elton John perform "Your Song" a hundred times in a row? Well now you have your chance!
Elton John will perform at Andy Roddick's children charity event in Austin Texas next month, and they are helping raise money with one of the most awesome auctions conceivable. Gets two nights the winning bidder stay at the Austin Hilton, two tickets to the Nov. 30 event with seats at the head table with Roddick and the aooprtunity to pick the songs for Elton John's set list. In fact, if he likes the song list, John might even join you and Roddick at the head table. The list if he doesn't like, you get to look his diva side. You decide which you want to see more!
The rich buster just a suggestion that wins this auction -- more "Saturday Night's Alright" and "I'm Still Standing" and less "Candle in the Wind" and "Theme from El Dorado," thank you very much.
Roddick's nonprofit charity foundation -- with the motto "Serving Children Today for Tomorrow" -- raises money for arranger that help children who suffered from abuse, serious illness and neglect such as Settlement Home, Habitat for Humanity, Tiger Fund, Deliver the Dream, A Glimmer of Hope, Kids In Distress, A Safe Haven for Newborns, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and others.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Tribute To Boyzone's Stephen Gately Sir Elton John pays

Sir Elton John and influential music journalist Paul Gambaccini are amongst the the names who have paid their respects to Boyzone singer Stephen Gately.
Pop star died in 33 year old while on holiday in Majorca with his long term partner Andy Cowles yesterday.
Paying tribute, Sir Elton John said: "David (Furnish) and I are stunned by this tragedy. Stephen was the kindest, gentlest soul. We send our love and condolences to his partner Andy and to all his friends everywhere."
Paul Gambaccini said: "He's a performer with the word 'boy' in his professional title and boys aren't supposed to die.
"This is way too soon and way too unspecific for us to feel that this is at all the right thing to happen. This is a very sad thing on a personal level and a professional level.”
Boyzone manager Louis Walsh, who is due to appear on X Factor this evening, said: “I'm in complete shock. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don't know much about what's happened yet.
"I only heard after The X Factor and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man."
Meanwhile, on Twitter Stephen Fry wrote: "Just heard the very sad news about dear Stephen Gately. What a dreadful shock. He was loveable and sweet-natured and will be hugely missed."
The cause of Gately's death is not yet known.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Elton John will never get Ukrainian child

The mother of the Ukrainian child Sir Elton John wants to adopt has vowed to never give him up.The HIV positive woman known only as Marina has revealed , 15 month old Lev she will never give over to the pop superstar and his husband David Furnish because she wants to get her life together and raise him herself. The 25 year old who never relinquished her parental rights said: "I will not give my baby to Elton John for any money."Elton, 62, spoke out last month of his plans to adopt the toddler who "stole his heart" when he met him at an orphanage in Makeyevka. However, Marina who had her two children taken from her by social services because of her problems with alcohol is determined to look after the little boy on her own. She told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I understand Elton's feelings. Lev is a very sunny and cheerful boy. It's impossible not to love him."But I'm going to overcome my problems. I so much want my babies back."Under Ukrainian law, adoptive parents must be no more than 45 years older than an adopted child Elton is more than 60 years older than Lev.Same sex couples are also forbidden from adopting because homosexual marriages are not recognised in the Eastern European country.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


SIR ELTON JOHN is continuing his search for an orphan to adopt with his partner DAVID FURNISH.The Rocket Man singer, who wed Furnish in a civil partnership in 2005, was devastated after his dreams of playing parent to Lev, a toddler he met in a Ukrainian orphanage, were dashed by a local law forbidding gay couples from adopting. Film producer Furnish reveals the pair has since considered taking in a boy from Africa. He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "We were in Africa for the (Sir Elton John) Aids Foundation and met a boy, and instantlythought about adopting him." But the pair decided they would have to look elsewhere after learning the tot was still connected to members of his family. Furnish adds, "When we found out he had a maternal grandmother, and brother and sister, we realised it wouldn't be the right thing to take him away from the family he had there. We would love to adopt Lev, but that does not seem possible under Ukrainian rules."

Friday, 2 October 2009

'Black Gives Way to Blue' collaboration Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Elton John

The poignant “Black Gives Way to Blue”—which serves as the title track on the new Alice In Chains album contains a guest appearance on the piano by none other than Elton John. We asked AIC guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and Sir Elton to talk about how they joined forces on this tribute song for the band’s late singer, Layne Staley.
JERRY CANTRELL: “We were toward the end of recording the record, and I had demoed that particular song two different ways with a piano track and without a piano track. It’s a actually powerful and important song on the record, obviously. We decided to try it (with) a piano track, so we were trying to figure out who was going to play on it. And Baldy, a good friend of the band who had worked with Elton John before, was like, “Why don’t you call Elton?” And we laughed about that for a minute. I was like, “Yeah, right! I’m sure he’s plenty of other things to do than to come play on our song.” And he was like, “You never know unless you ask.” And I thought about that and I was like, ‘He’s absolutely right.’ Elton is a very important musical influence to all of us in varying degrees, and especially to me. My first album was Elton John’s Greatest Hits. And actually, we were reminded by Layne’s stepfather that Elton was his first concert, so it was all really appropriate. So I wrote (Elton) an e-mail and explained what his music meant to us, and that this song was for Layne. We sent him a demo, and he said it was beautiful and he’d love to play on it. In the studio he was actually relaxed and gracious, and he’s got a nice sense of humor. We were just trying to be cool: ‘Oh, yeah, no big deal.’ But we were excited. (Drummer Sean Kinney) and I had to walk out a couple of times to smoke cigarettes, like, ‘Holy s, this is killer.’ It’s one of those highlights you can’t expect in life, and you’re lucky to get them once in a while. And that is one.”
ELTON JOHN: “I was kind of surprised that Alice in Chains would ask me to do anything. I never thought I’d play on an Alice in Chains record. When I heard the song I actually wanted to do it. I liked the fact that it was so beautiful and very simple. They had a nice thinking of what they wanted me to do on it and it turned out great.”

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Empire Of The Sun's writing with Elton John

Littlemore links up with story for new Pnau album

Empire Of The Sun's Nick Littlemore has revealed that he has been writing songs with Elton John during his five month absence from the band. Earlier this month Empire Of The Sun mainman Luke Steele admitted that he hadn't seen bandmate Littlemore for five months. Now Littlemore has revealed that he has been off globetrotting, working on the new album with his band Pnau."We're making a studio album with Elton John co-writing on some tracks for the next Pnau album," he told NME.COM. "We met Elton in Australia and his manager has now become our manager."Explaining why he hadn't been in touch with Steele he said: "I've been working with Cirque du Soleil in Montreal and writing and recording the next Pnau album in London, Atlanta and New York with (Pnau bandmate) Peter Mayes."I was recording in Atlanta and swimming with my phone in my pocket," he said about not giving Steele a call all this time. "I've never managed to replace it."Littlemore included that he would be playing live soon. "We're fully in recording mode and will be playing New York, Miami and Mexico in November," he said. "Mexico is a festival called Sonofilia (which takes place in Guadalajara on November 21) which will be huge. There will be new Pnau music some time next year."

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Elton John: The Bitch Is Back - A Top Story This Week

Elton John: The Bitch Is Back was a top story for this week. Here it is again: (PR) In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has proved he can do it all in the world of popular music. He is a true story. Best-selling celebrity biographer MARK BEGO surveys the life and career of the glittering pop star in his 52nd book Elton John: The Bitch Is Back, published by Phoenix Books.Until now, no book published has successfully footaged his passion and outlandishness or the truth behind his complex private life. Previous books have handled his life with kid gloves, nearly making him into a tasteful 21st Century George Gershwin. In reality, Elton's life more closely parallels that of Oscar Wilde. He has been wild, glitzy, boozy, bawdy and improper. And it is his big personality and grand gestures, as well as his tremendous talent that mesmerizes his millions of worldwide followers. According to the author, "I am actually excited about this new book, and I know that Elton's fans will be as well." Bego has rounded up a fascinating pairs of interview subjects for his Elton biography. "I specifically wanted to talk to people who personally know Elton, and who are not usually interviewed for Elton John books," he explains. "These people's insights into Elton make this quite exciting. Researching this book I interviewed Alice Cooper, Billy Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Angela Bowie, Sarah Dash of LaBelle, Randy Jones of the Village People, Duncan Faure of The Bay City Rollers, and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum. I also received some great stories from Danny Hutton and Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night. A lot of people don't realize that it was Three Dog Night who recorded the song that became America's first picture to Elton's music, via their recording of 'Lady Samantha.' One of my most fun interviews was with the totally colorful and outrageous RuPaul. And, those are just some of the rock & roll figures quoted in the book! There are many more."

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Review, Sir Elton John live at the Royal Albert Hall

The power of Sir Elton John's solo performance reminded his audience at the Royal Albert Hall that he is a true original. Rating

'I never thought I’d be doing a concert to buy a new organ,” Sir Elton John quipped at the start of a marathon three hour (almost) solo set. Thankfully, the organ in question was not a replacement for some part of the 62 year old superstar’s declineing anatomy. Rather, Sir Elton was in philanthropic mode, raising funds for a 14-ton, Swiss-engineered million-pound instrument for his old alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music.
For Elton, who regularly tours arenas and stadiums with various combinations of band and orchestra, this was an intimate affair, just one man and his piano. He’s been around so long that he has the revered air of an institution but, dipping into some of the more curious and neglected corners of his vast back catalogue, his sprawling set was a potent reminder that he is really a true original.
From almost Gothically haunting early material like Sixty Years On and The Greatest Discovery (both from 1970’s Elton John) to the angry political storytelling of Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes and American Triangle (from 2001’s Songs From The West Coast), Elton’s mastermind has been to take Bernie Taupin’s verbose, florid lyrics and awkward narratives and transform them into graceful, flowing songs, where melodies unwind with a kind of remorseless logic. And then to sing them (no matter how weird and greatful the subject matter) with complete conviction.
There is an increasing poignancy to Elton live, as if he is engaged in a heroic battle with the slowly encroaching restriction of age. His fingers look stubby and unironed as they dance across the keys, his voice is rougher with each passing year and he has long since lost his falsetto, but he just barrels through it, singing and playing up a storm. The piano rang out, so rich and full and played with such verve, I’m not sure he even wants the midi-triggering effect he is fond of, with which he doubles up notes with orchestral synths. Nor, for that matter, did he actually need the slightly intrusive presence of hyperactive percussionist Ray Cooper.
“How very appropriate that on the day Chas & Dave break up, we’re back together,” Elton joked. And that, in truth, is what their occasional partnership feels like, a bit of a crowd pleasing jolly. Cooper comes on like a party turn, leaping about between a huge array of percussive instruments. I’m not convinced his solo on a duck call whistle added very much to Elton’s storming rendition of ’Honky Cat’. Sometimes you wish he’d just calm down and keep a gentle beat on a tambourine.
To be frank, Elton doesn’t need Cooper or, seemingely, anyone else to gild the lily. At his best, the bold singularity of his solo performance is a powerful reminder that there has always been more to Elton John than just his reputation.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Free download, Elton John campaigns against

Sir Elton John has waded into the row over illegal downloading of music, telling the U.K. government the practice will have a "seriously detrimental" effect on the industry.
Senior figures within British music are considering proposals from Business Secretary Lord Mandelson for a crackdown on illicit file sharing online.
Singer Lily Allen opened up the debate when she attacked the Featured Artists Coalition, a collective of musicians taking a softer position on illegal downloads.
And Rocket Man singer John has now joined calls for tougher action writing a letter to Lord Mandelson urging him to force through his proposal.
He writes, "For what it is worth, I am of the view that the unchecked proliferation of illegal downloading (even on a 'non commercial' basis) will have a earnestly detrimental effect on musicians, and specially young musicians and those composers who are not performing artists."

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Elton John a 'sinner' in adoption inquiry, Church in Ukraine

One of the songs Elton John sings may have been titled "Natural Sinner" but the Orthodox Church in Ukraine used the term "Sinner" far more scoffingly as it denounced the singer's attempt to adopt a 14-month-old boy.
Sir Elton John has not wondered about an official adoption but, London's Daily Mail result, he's already been told that he is too old and not married.
The singer is recently 62 and his longtime partner, David Furnish,with whom the singer entered a civil partnership in 2005, is 47. The current law mandates that adoptive parents are younger than 45 years old.
The Daily Mail reports the Orthodox Church would be unwavering in its stance considering homosexuality.
Spokesman Father Georgy Gulyaev of the Donetsk Diocese of the Orthodox Churh said: "Thank God it's impossible under Ukrainian law for Elton John to adopt a child.
"The Church is strictly against same sex marriages and the damage they cause. It's written in Holy Scriptures that homosexual marriage and relations is a sin.
"It is a sin, it is against nature, and it represents the dead end of human development.
"People pretend to have good intentions, create semi-marriages and so called families, and moreover they dare to adopt children. Unlike people who are blessed by God to create natural families, these are people who succumb to their passions.
"This is definitely a sin, there is no other word for it, and the church will never agree that people who have created same sex "marriage" could also dare to adopt children.
"This applies to all, including Elton John. He is a sinner."
The singer met the HIV positive child at a children's home while at an event supporting youngsters with HIV through his chartiy.
Recently the only way that it would be possible for the singer and his partner to adopt would be if the Ukrainian parliament changed the law.
Ukraine's family minister, Yuriy Pavlenko, said "The law is the same for everybody: For a president, for a minister, for Elton John."

Elton John branded a sinner

Sir Elton John has been labelled a sinner by the Ukranian Orthodox Church.
The pop star has been denied permission to adopt a boy from the Ukraine because he's an elderly homosexual.
A spokesperson for the Church has told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper that Elton's same sex relationship is a sin and has thanked God that the country's law has been upheld.
The singer announced on Saturday he and partner David Furnish wanted to adopt a 14-month-old boy called Lev, who had 'stolen their hearts'.
But Ukraine's family, youth and sports minister Yuriy Pavlenko said the adoption was not possible because Sir Elton is too old and is not married.
Adoptive parents must be married under Ukrainian rules and although the celebrity pair have been joined in a civil ceremony, the former Soviet republic does not recognise same-sex unions.
Also, an international children's charity has warned that cases like Sir Elton John's plan may lead to more youngsters being abandoned.
The couple met baby Lev at an orphanage where many of the children's parents have died from Aids.
'Having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart,' he said.
'And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home.'
But charity EveryChild said high-profile adoptions 'send out the wrong message'.
'Research conducted in Ukraine by Liverpool University found that vulnerable mothers were encouraged by news of wealthy foreigners adopting from children's homes,' said chief executive Anna Feuchtwang.
'(They) place their own children in care in the hope that they would get a better life.'
While the group welcomed Sir Elton's efforts in raising awareness of the plight of children affected by HIV in Ukraine, Ms Feuchtwang said most youngsters there would never by adopted internationally and faced a bleak future.
'Children who grow up in a children's home are much more likely to end up in prison, involved with drugs and prostitution and go on to abandon their own children,' she added.
'The actions of celebrities like Madonna, and now possibly Elton John, could be really increasing the number of children in children's homes in countries like Ukraine.'

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Elton John to adopt Ukrainian toddler

LONDON Look out, Madonna and Angelina Jolie pop ...
LONDON Look out, Madonna and Angelina Jolie pop star Elton John has decided he wants to join the ranks of A list celebrities with adopted children.But it's not clear if John, 62, will be able to adopt, and the Rocket Man star has not yet started formal proceedings, which are often long and perplexed.John and longtime partner David Furnish are concerned in trying to adopt a Ukrainian toddler named Lev they met during an orphanage tour there.The singer told resulters in Ukraine on Saturday that Furnish has long needed to adopt a child but that he was loath until he met Lev at an orphanage where many of the children's parents have died from AIDS."David always needed to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child," John said."But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be greatful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today."He acknowledged bureaucratic hurdles may make adoption of a Ukrainian child impossible, citing the lack of a formal adoption protocol between England and the Ukraine as a serious potential problem.He said, "I don't know what the procedure is to adopt a boy from the Ukraine. I don't think I can because England doesn't have a accord with the Ukraine," But he said the fact that Furnish, 46, is Canadian may provide an avenue for adoption from the Ukraine. Some countries also make it for gay couples to adopt.John and Furnish toured the orphanage where John performed for the children as part of his AIDS Foundation work. Ukraine has one of the fastest rising rates of HIV infection in Europe.John said he was motivated in part by the sudden death last week of one of his closest friends, keyboardist Guy Babylon."It broke my heart because he was such a brillient and so young and has two greatful children," John said. "What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to

Friday, 4 September 2009

Elton John celebrate T.O. musicians

TORONTO - Just because Elton John is still standing doesn't mean you can't throw a night to celebrate his greatness.Saturday Night's Alright For Elton, happening at Hugh's Room tomorrow, isn't your ordinary tribute, mind you.Don't require to hear slavish rendition of classics like Rocket Man or Daniel. Not when Michael Wrycraft is the man behind the event and the lineup includes singer songwriters like Spiral Beach, Scott McCord, Kim Beggs and Ariana Gillis."Up until he hit middle age, he was one of the most redoubtable pop/rock gods on the airwaves, and because he has about 40 highly recognizable songs," says Wryrcraft when asked the reason behind the night. "Also, Hugh's Room had given me a night, but honestly, I would love to hear these people pounding out some Elton."It's gonna be fun!"Wrycraft is the brainchild behind several very democratic unorthodox tribute shows. He's organized tributes to Tom Waits and Kate Bush, but his flagship show is Girls Do Boys which features eight women singing songs by their favourite male singers. To date, he's put together 22 of these.Oh, and there's also Boys Do Girls.He's aware that getting folks into a club on the Labour Day weekend is a challenge, but he points to the tiddler success of a Kate Bush tribute that was held on what Hugh's Room considered "to be the deadliest dead slow weekend of the summer, a week they traditionally close down and black out each year."But I got 85 paid (people) in the room," Wrycraft says. "Not great considering the cost of the show."But not too ratty either.Wrycraft is understandably reluctant to tell us who he's most excited about hearing on Saturday, but he doesn't conceal his enthusiasm for Spiral Beach."They're rocketing skyward as Canada's newest indie darlings," he says. "They owe much more to the B-52s, Talking Heads and the like than, say, Arcade Fire and all these bands that sound the same."They have an angular, oblique way of looking at rock and pop," he explains. "Their next album (The Only Real Thing) isn't out until the end of the month, but the stuff I've heard punched me in the butt and brain."I've known these kids since they were teeny -- three of the four are children of notorious folk/roots darlings, but instead of going the cute folksy singer songwriter route they started rocking."I can't wait to hear them do Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."Wrycraft's shows are worth checking not only to hear unlawful takes on tunes by Tom Waits, Kate Bush or Elton John, but to also see musicians who many in the know feel will soon become household names. Aside from Spiral Beach, Saturday Night's Alright For Elton will give us the chance to check out "a fabulous group of powerful and very young females on their way skyward" including Allie Hughes, Ariana Gillis, Dolly, and Kim Beggs.Each of the eight performers will do two Elton John songs each and the night will end with everyone singing one song. Wrycraft says,"It's gonna be amazing!"

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Elton John, Saturday night's all right for partying

In this tough economy, what we all want is a distraction say, a guy wearing Coke-bottle glasses, platform shoes and a feather boa who sings Crocodile Rock.
On Saturday, Rus Anderson will be that guy during Rocket Man: The Elton John Experience.
During his solo show at My Place restaurant in Indian Rocks Beach, the 29 year old will play piano and sing four decades of EJ's hits, from Tiny Dancer and Pinball Wizard to Can You Feel the Love Tonight? and the 1997 remake of Candle in the Wind. He'll also dress the part with assorted costume changes, including the tuxedo John wore during a 1984 performance at London's Wembley Stadium, which Anderson bought on eBay for a few thousand dollars.
"If I had to do one thing to impersonate Elton John, it would be the gap between the teeth," said Anderson, of Clearwater. His wife, part time makeup artist Somali Rose, will help Anderson get into character.
Anderson and Rose came up with the idea for a public tribute show last winter. Anderson, a full-time musician, was already performing at several beach venues with an act that included a sprinkling of Elton John wraps. He had also been contracted to perform all-EJ sets at private parties and wedding receptions, so he knew there was demand for an Ellton Jhon music in Tampa Bay. His only other public Elton John show took place at My Place in May.
"My phone blows up twice a day at least with Elvis music calling me. Sinatra, guys like that," said Eric Larson, the restaurant's general manager. But Anderson's performance was a infrequent treat for his customers. "People that don't even like Elton John, like myself, frankly, pleasure the show."
According to Anderson, there's a reason why Elton John imusic are rare.
"The vocals are really hard," Anderson said. "I was lucky that I have same range as he does, and I love his music enough to be overenthusiastic about it."
Anderson's fandom started currently, when he was a toddler growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. The young sci-fi lover was drawn to John's space themed single Rocket Man and evenly became hooked on all the singer's albums.
Although Anderson has never been to a live EJ show he tried once, but it got canceled only a few degrees of break up come between him and the star. On Oct. 30, Anderson will headline a fundraiser for Orlando Lunch Around the World, a chapter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, at the Orlando Science Center.
Anderson's dream is to meet the real Elton John in person. For now, though, he's concert to share the songman's music with Tampa Bay.
"I just think people deserve more around here. They need shows, and they wants some excitement," Anderson said. "It's tough times for America, and when something like this comes along, it gives people an escape for awhile. That's what my job is, and I get to have a good time doing it."

Monday, 24 August 2009

wedding performers is World's most expensive

The Rolling Stones charge five million ezra pounds to perform at weddings making them the world's most expensive wedding performers.
The ageing rockers - made up of frontman Sir Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood - have been named the world's most expensive wedding act, ahead of Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue who only demand two million pounds to play at nuptials.
In 2002 the Sympathy for the Devil hitmakers who refuse to accomplish private shows unless they are already on duty tour charged the enormous sum to play a 90-minute set at a lavish party in the US.
Candle in the Wind singer Elton scooped 1.5 million pounds in 2001 after singing along to his piano for a private bash.
However, the pop icon donates all earnings from private benefit to his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, rather than pocket the huge sums.
In the poll - commissioned to celebrate Living TV's Four Weddings series, - US songstress Christina Aguilera was named the fourth priciest performer at 1.5 million pounds a show while British pop star George Michael bags 1.3 million pounds for a private concert.
Troubled Rehab starlet Amy Winehouse, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, X Factor winner Leona Lewis and US star Jennifer Lopez can each desire one million pound for a post nuptials performance.
The world's 12 most expensive wedding performers, according to Living TV: 1. The Rolling Stones (up to five million pounds) 2. Sir Elton John (up to two million pounds) = Kylie Minogue (up to two million pounds) 4. Christina Aguilera (up to 1.5 million pounds) 5. George Michael (1.3 million pounds) 6. Amy Winehouse (one million pound) = Sir Paul McCartney (one million pound) = Leona Lewis (one million pound) = Jennifer Lopez (one million pound) 10. Barry Manilow (750,000 pounds) 11. Rod Stewart (600,000 pounds) 12. Duran Duran (500,000 pounds)

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Stones Top Hire Chart Jumping Jack Cash

The Rolling Stones have been crowned the "most expensive wedding act in the world" at up to £5m for a booking.

The Stones trumped Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, and Kylie Minogue in a poll to find out the entertainers that would cost the most to charter for your wedding.
But if million pound plus fees for superstars are out of your bridal estimate, the study discovered up and coming singers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry can be yours for around £60,000.
If you want something many rocking, wedding circuit favourites The Proclaimers will blast out I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) for £50,000.
At half the price X Factor runners up JLS can faint you and your loved ones for £25,000 - £975,000 less than fellow X Factor star turned worldwide sensation Leona Lewis.

Top Ten Budget Busting Wedding Crooners

1. The Rolling Stones up to £5m
2. Sir Elton John up to £2m
3. Kylie Minogue up to £2m
4. Christina Aguilera up to £1.5m
5. George Michael £1.3m
6. Amy Winehouse £1m
7. Sir Paul McCartney £1m
8. Leona Lewis £1m
9. Jennifer Lopez £1m
8. Barry Manilow £750,000

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Elton John the latest celeb to all hang out in St Tropez - see pic

Elton John has followed in the recent sandy footsteps of Jack Nicholson, Lily Allen and Kate Moss by being footaged at the summer celeb retreat St Tropez.
The star's partner David Furnish has been holidaying at the clannish French alternative since last month, but until now, Elt has been busy doing his shows in Las Vegas. However, Elt's now got a break before he shot off a Canadian tour next month so he jetted straight to the French Riviera.
And naturally, as soon as he got there, he hit the beach. Let's hope the sun didn't go down on him too soon...

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Elton John for tribute song, Alice in Chains

NEW YORK : Alice in Chains thought it would take a event to get Elton John to play on the band's tribute record to their late lead singer, Layne Staley. But it only took a hear to the song to get the rock inscription on board.

"He's a really warm person," said Alice in Chains cofounder Jerry Cantrell of John. "He got up and gave us a couple of hugs, and said, `Well Jerry, I just wanted to tell you that I think it's a beautiful song. ... I really archaeological the sentiment of what it's about and who it's for and I just have a good mind to tell you that I'm going to play on the song.'"

John plays piano on "Black Gives Way to Blue," a short but heartfelt poem to Staley, who died of a medicinal drug overdose in 2002. The song is the title track for their upcoming CD, the grunge rock band's first studio album in 14 years.

Cantrell, who wrote the tune, had already made a demo of the song when someone heard it and advised John as the perfect person to play the piano part. Although the band knew people connected to the 62 year old singer, they thought it was a long shot that he would even consider it.

Cantrell said that, "I didn't think that would happen. He's a pretty fussy dlighter doing his own thing,"
But they sent the song to him, and as chance would have it, both acts were ticket to record at a studio complex at the same time.

It wasn't until Alice in Chains left the studio for a break that they got word that John wanted to meet with them.

"We got a call from our studio manager saying that Elton wanted to talk to us," said Cantrell, laughing. "We jumped in the car, left our lunches on the table, and cruised back to the studio and promenade into the studio where he was recording."

After John confirmed he would play on the song, the band flew to Las Vegas, where John was performing, to finish the recording.
"One of the most nerve racking moments I had was a a metter of face making a suggestion to him. What do you say to Elton John?" he joked. "But he was really open to the process. ... He fit into the song, and he really brought something that was really necessary and took the song to another level."
The CD, set for release Sept 29, is Alice in Chains' first with singer-guitarist William DuVall, who attched the band which also includes drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez, a few years ago. While DuVall has a different sound than Staley, Cantrell says the music is still Alice in Chains.
"It never gets too far out that you can't figure out who it is after a couple of notes, and that's always one of my main goals," he said. "To find that musical fingerprint I think is the goal of every band and musician, and we're very grateful that we found ours pretty early, and it's still intact, although evolved."

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


The promoter of the postponed Billy Joel & Elton John "Face 2 Face" concert at HSBC Arena announced today that negotiations are ongoing to reschedule the show, but refunds are available for those who don't want to wait.

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He has Elton John Rock the 63rd Annual Tony Awards. Copyright 2009 BryanBedder / Getty Images. ... Elton John Says Goodbye to Vegas... For Now. ...
More than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular musicsome of the venues of which were new to John. The Red Piano Tour closed in Las Vegas in April 2009. He says, Face to Face concerts in 2009. The tour began in March and will continue for at least two more years.‎

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Friday, 17 July 2009

Elton to perform at Roman Amphitheatre

Elton's Croatia concert

July 8, On Wednesday, Elton John will be performing at The Arena, Pula, Croatia with the band, and not solo as previously announced. All other details remain the same.

Concert is a part of the Histria Festival. This prestigious festival is an annual event of international music, opera, ballet and theatre, staged in the spectacular Roman Amphitheatre in the heart of historic Pula.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Elton John Royal Albert Hall Tickets are on sale

Elton will homecoming arrival to London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 for a very special evening of activity in help of the Royal Academy of Music.
Elton and Ray Cooper will be united on this stunning bill by special guest Teddy Thompson, the Royal Academy Musical Theatre Company, instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music and compere for the evening, actor and comedian Stephen Fry.

This latest occasion with the Academy is another example of Elton's tradition of leading by example. It is hoped other generous donor will follow his lead in supporting his 'home' educational institution - making it possible for more talented young musicians, whatever their backgrounds, to complete their thoughts by studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Elton says, "I have always regarded my training at the Royal Academy of Music as vitally important to the development of my career as a musician."

Elton John Tickets for this very special concert will go on public sale on Friday, May 29 at 9am

Elton John Royal Albert Hall Tickets are on sale

Elton will homecoming arrival to London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 for a very special evening of activity in help of the Royal Academy of Music.
Elton and Ray Cooper will be united on this stunning bill by special guest Teddy Thompson, the Royal Academy Musical Theatre Company, instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music and compere for the evening, actor and comedian Stephen Fry.

This latest occasion with the Academy is another example of Elton's tradition of leading by example. It is hoped other generous donor will follow his lead in supporting his 'home' educational institution - making it possible for more talented young musicians, whatever their backgrounds, to complete their thoughts by studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Elton says, "I have always regarded my training at the Royal Academy of Music as vitally important to the development of my career as a musician."

Elton John Tickets for this very special concert will go on public sale on Friday, May 29 at 9am

Friday, 10 April 2009

Elton to play Holkham Hall, Norfolk

Fans of Elton John have been totally blown away and electrified by the high energy of his latest show. Get your dose of musical prodigy Elton John at his next concert.

Elton and the band have announced a special outdoor summer show on Sunday 14th June, 2009 at the spectacular Holkham Hall, near Wells Next The Sea, on the North Norfolk coast of England.

Concert-goers are invited to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an al fresco evening in the company of the Rocket Man and his band as they perform on the historic cricket ground adjacent to the Hall.

In a departure from his normal touring schedule of seated arenas and sports stadia, Elton will play in a picnic-style setting with an early show which will finish by 9pm, allowing his audience plenty of time to get home.

This will be Elton's first Norfolk appearance since his 2005 sell out concert at Norwich City's Carrow Road, which saw over 22,000 fans enjoy an incredible night, and is one of only two scheduled concerts in the UK for 2009.

Elton said: "There's something very special about playing at such a historic site. One feels very grand with a stately home as a backdrop! I love playing in Britain on a warm summer's evening and having an enormous picnic under an open sky is the perfect way to start. We'll be pulling out all the stops to make it a fantastic show."

Viscount Coke said: "We are delighted to be hosting Sir Elton John at Holkham Hall next year. It is a real honour for us to welcome him back to Norfolk after an absence of four years, and for him to have chosen Holkham as the venue."