Monday, 27 December 2010

Elton John success career

British musician Sir Elton John dream that "ever better" records in the future.

Elton John is one of the most popular recording artists and he is a successful career, he said, “My career's been so wonderful. It's had its ups and its downs, and periods of self-doubt like any creative artist, but at 63 years of age I hope I can now look forward to making other records that are as good if not better".

Elton working with American musician and songwriter Leon Russell are working together on his current album The Union (with Leon Russell). He said, “I'm proud of the decisions I made, which turned out to be the right decisions. And I'm very proud of this record. This is the icing on the cake. My career's been so wonderful".

Elton with Leon are admit to working together of his favourite works of his career and he can’t explain just about it that why he loves it so much.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Sir Elton John: Austin received $25,000 for his foundation

Musician Sir Elton John's philanthropic foundation gives gives to the Out Youth Austin organization at $25,000. The Elton John AIDS Foundation grant will help the group advocate fr HIV prevention, testing and counseling.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is an international nonprofit that funds direct patient care services and AIDS prevention education. London based Red Hot Organization which extract follows donation another currently $25,000.

Candice Towe Executive Direction said, “This generous grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation is a tremendous holiday present for Out Youth and the youth served by our organizatio”.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Geneva concert postponed by Elton John

Swiss fans has been apologized by English music legend Elton John,after postponing his December concert in Geneva until next year.

For December 19 at Geneva Arena,Elton John along with famed percussionist Ray Cooper was featuring the concert.

The show will now happen on 3 Feb and it has been postponed due to unexpected scheduling problems.

Two concerts in France next week have also been postponed.

The man behind hits including Your Song, Crocodile Rock, and I’m Still Standing will celebrate 40 years of touring next year.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Elton John to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding

Elton John recently indicates that he may be involved in the marriage festivities, after Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed about their engagement and wedding dates.

Elton says that he may be participating in the couple marriage even if it means that John has to set up his piano outside of Westminster Abbey said in an interview with BBC Radio 2.

When asked about his involvement in the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate, Elton John revealed that he would "probably" be involved, jokingly saying, "I'll probably be outside busking."

Since the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is still in the planning stages, Elton John told BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright that there's still time to work out the details but his possible involvement in the wedding won’t be the focus of his guest-editing gig at the British newspaper, The Independent. "I think we've had enough of that for the time being."

Friday, 19 November 2010

Sir Elton John to perform in Isle of Man

It has been confirmed that Sir Elton John will first time ever going to perform in Isle of Man

On 16th June,in Nobles Park, Douglas, he will going to appear solo only with his piano to perform in front of all fans.

Promoters Marshall Arts said,It is one of a handful of dates the star is due to perform in the UK next summer and the only performance without his band.

"I have never played in the Isle of Man before, so I'm looking forward to the concert on June.Every year I play concerts all over the world, often in the most extraordinary and exotic places.I never tire of playing... in the summer (it) is always a special joy." said Sir Elton John.

He will also perform in Cardiff, Glasgow, Shrewsbury, Northampton and Brighton.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sir Elton John To Go Live Later This Month

Later this month Sir Elton John will be performing live at London concert. This will be an intimate concert at London's Union Chapel.

He will going to sing out the song from his latest album 'The Union', as well as his classic hits at the special show at the city's Union Chapel in Islington on 25 November.

Those who are looking for ticket show and want to see the grand singer playing solo with his large piano will only be available to competition winners through Absolute Radio, with their Breakfast Show DJ Christian O'Connell hosting the event.

Before it is broadcast in full on Boxing Day (26.12.10), it can be also viewed on the station through the week of 6 December

The 63-year-old star recently admitted he no longer feels he can write pop music and doesn't plan to release commercial singles any more.

He said: "I'm at that stage where I don't think I can write pop music anymore.

"I can't sit down and do a proper rock song. It was ok when I was 25 or 26, but not anymore. I like to do my little side-projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don't think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out."

Thursday, 28 October 2010

the X factor

Add Image"People think I've given up my life of work, but it's a lie," she told Mandrake at the launch of Ferry's latest album, Olympia, at Phillips de Pury & Company in Westminster. "I work really hard, for Topshop as a consultant and with Gucci and lots of fashion brands.

"I'm working to organise lots of events, this launch party being one of them."

"Can he really say artists like Leona Lewis, Will Young, Alexandra Burke and Cheryl Cole are not stars? They have sold millions of records worldwide and in territories where The X Factor isn't related to those sales."

ir Elton John's claims that television talent contests have failed to produce any real stars have upset Nicki Chapman, a friend of Simon Cowell, the creator of The X Factor.

"Who is he to decide and criticise what the public like?" she asked at the launch of Jerry Hall: My life in pictures, at The Club at The Ivy.

Sir Elton John lacks the X factor, claims Simon Cowell's friend Nicki Chapman

Jon Ronson plays 'spot the psychopath'

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Elton John and Eminem are top list of surprising duets

British singer Elton John and rapper Eminem in the history of music they have topped a list of the most surprising duets. The pair's had 2001 Grammy Award performance of Eminem's hit track 'Stan' beat Aerosmith and Run D M C's 'Walk This Way', which had achieved the eight number in the UK in 1986, in the list collected by Entertainment to the Weekly magazine. The third place was grabbed by Dusty Springfield and Pet Shop Boys' duet 'What Have I Done To Deserve This'. Other musical collaborations that featured in the top ten were Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Christmas hit 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' and Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue's 'Where The Wild Roses'.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Elton John violent concert catfight

AN Elton John concert has been interrupted by a bitter catfight between as a 70 year old woman what were described and a 30 something blonde, who was obstructing the older woman's view, the New York Post revealed. One witness to the current MonteCarlo show said, "The two of them were each wearing what looked like 70 carats of diamonds and ball gowns that looked equally expensive".
The older woman, nicknamed "70," started barking in French, and the younger woman barked back.
"When Younger Blonde turned around, 70 grabbed her hair and pulled out a gigantic blonde weave," the witness said, adding that the two "ladies" slapped and kicked each other while still seated until security arrived.
At this time it was that 70 launched two glasses of champagne at Younger Blonde and was escorted out.
"The crazy thing was that Elton never missed a beat. He noticed the brawl but kept on singing 'Tiny Dancer.' It was unbelievable," gushed the witness.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Reps Deny 'Idol' Rumors to Justin Timberlake and Elton John

The Hollywood Reporter yesterday that Justin Timberlake and Elton John have joined the list of potential Simon Cowell replacements on "American Idol" has been denied, according to Deadline. Timberlake and John have both representatives and said that reports of their involvement with "Idol" are unfounded due to the artists' hectic schedules.
'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake
Can 'American Idol' Be Saved?
Timberlake rep has said that the star's blossoming film career, which includes upcoming turns in "The Social Network" and "Bad Teacher," makes the possibility of the pop singer becoming a permanent "Idol" judge "just silly."
Meanwhile, John's UK publicist Gary Farrow told Deadline that the rumor is "absolute rubbish" and has been since surfacing when season 9 of "American Idol" ended in May. "This story's three months old… Elton's got commitments right up until next year. At the moment as we stand, Elton has no plans to do that show."
'Idol' Auditions Kick Off in Nashville Without Simon Cowell
John and Timberlake were previously on "Idol" producer Simon Fuller's wish list of replacements for Cowell, which also includes Chris Isaak, Harry Connick Jr. and other music celebrities.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Elton John’s concert postpones blame his Food poisoning

Sir Elton John had food poisoning its blame to postpone his concert. A session of food caused this delay and postponing of the concert. In the popular Tucson Arena Elton was to appear and perform at a scheduled concert. The show was scheduled to take place on a Wednesday night.
Reportedly, the gig was sold out on Wednesday night. About 8,800 tickets were sold. According to the arrangers, the British performer would be performing the next day, that’s Thursday. A spokeswoman representing the Tucson concert venue says that Elton had apologized for the hassle caused due to his illness. The doctors as well as the medical personnel in charge of Elton’s health have confirmed that he will be able to perform on Thursday. Elton’s fans, who had bought the tickets shouldn’t be disappointed since the concert isn’t cancelled; it’s just postponed for 24 hours.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Elton John Cancels Concert

In Arizona sir Elton John has cancelled a concert, stating he is too ill to sing after contracting food poisoning.
Sir Elton John has cancelled a concert after falling ill with food poisoning.
The musician 63 year old who is recently touring America was due to perform to 8,800 fans at Arizona's Tuscon Arena last night (21.07.10) but was too ill to sing.
Kate Calhoun, a spokesperson for the venue, apologised to fans on the singer's behalf and said doctors have advised he should be better for tonight's replacement gig.
She explained: "Elton apologises for the inconvenience caused due to his illness, but doctors assure him he will be fine."
Singer Rufus Wainwright who was helped by the 'Rocket Man' hitmaker when he was struggling with an addiction to crystal meth in 2000 currently revealed despite his flamboyant persona, Elton is really very shy when it comes to performing in public.
He said: "I don't think people are aware of how shy he is. He's a bit like the Wizard of Oz. On the one hand there's this big pomp and circumstance, but really beneath it all there's this very sweet little guy who's constantly feeling very insignificant, which is ironic of course. What I'm saying is, he's quite shy."
After completing the North American leg of his tour, the iconic singer and songwriter will go on to perform in 16 European cities.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Police escort arranged concert for Sir Elton

In Yakima when Elton John steps off a plane Sunday, he'll be greeted by a member of the police force.
At the request of the fair board, the Yakima Police Department will be providing an escort for the legendary musician as he makes his way to the Yakima Valley SunDome for Sunday's 7:30 p.m. concert. An escort will also accompany John after the show.
The concert is sold out and arrangers expect 7,500 people to attend.
Police Chief Sam Granato said Friday that his department was asked Wednesday to come up with a plan to provide the escorts with on duty police personnel.
"There was the issue of whether or not that was legal to do for a private event," he said.
Granato expressed concerns over tying up city resources on an already busy weekend.
Granato said, "Its one thing to have a unit standing by for a minute, but it's another to tie up resources for a long period of time".
How the escorts would be paid for and by whom also needed to be worked out.
After a discussion involving representatives of State Fair Park and the city, both sides were able to come to an agreement.
The city will provide three police officers on overtime pay. The Fair Board will foot the bill, which Granato estimates will be around $500.
He said, "It had to be done in a way that the city would be reimbursed and the only way was through overtime".
One officer will escort John from the airport to the SunDome. The other two will escort him back to the airport after the show. Each will work the minimum three hours required for overtime.
City Manager Dick Zais said providing escort security for visiting major dignitaries is common practice. The city has helped to escort Rosa Parks, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mexican President Vicente Fox.
"We are tremendously fortunate to have Sir Elton come here," Zais said. "We all want this to be safe for him and the crowds that are there."
In addition to helping the musician navigate through traffic, the officers will also assist the Rocket Man with any overzealous fans, should the issue arise.
Also taking place at the fairgrounds this weekend is CityFest, which expects to draw a crowd of 10,000. That event is not expected to require additional police staffing.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Adopt Child from South Africa to Elton John

It looks like the World Cup has inspired Sir Elton John in a very particular way. The 63 year old singer is ready to adopt a child from South Africa.
Really this is an older plan that the 'Rocket Man' and his partner Davis Furnish made after Elton performed there earlier this year. "Both he and David are desperate to have a child. They were devastated when they couldn’t get the baby last year. But after Elton went to South Africa as part of his tour, he realized the huge HIV problem out there and wants to help", friends revealed. Last year they tried to adopt a HIV positive child from Ukraine, but their plan failed because of their sexuality. The Ukraine's laws forbid same sex couples to adopt.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Elton John: Elton John is still rockin

Elton John's back at Copps with his greatest hits tour.

Elton John it would be an understatement to describe as one of the biggest stars in the history of pop music. In some ways, he is the biggest. In singles' sales, for example, In a walk Sir Elton wins top honours. His Candle in the Wind 1997 -- originally written in 1973 for Marilyn Monroe and re recorded as a tribute to Princess Diana -- is the greatest selling single ever.
It has sold a staggering 37 million copies, easily outdistancing two Bing Crosby seasonal favourites (White Christmas and Silent Night have stalled at 30 million each).
As far as solo acts go, Elton's total sales of 250 million worldwide rank him neck and neck with Madonna, behind only Elvis Presley (one billion) and Michael Jackson (750 million).
Throw in The Beatles (one billion), ABBA (370 million) and Queen (300 billion) and Sir Elton is tied for sixth overall in the category of bestselling acts of all time.
So it's easy to understand why Saturday's Elton John concert is very close to being sold out (a fresh block of seats went on sale yesterday). Even at the age of 63, John is still near the top of his game. And, with a new album expected later this year, his catalogue continues to grow.
Here are 15 interesting facts about one of the most popular singer songwriters in the world:
* Most fans know Sir Elton wasn't born with his now famous moniker, but how many know that his middle name is Hercules?
Reginald Kenneth Dwight was the name his parents -- Sheila and Stanley Dwight -- gave him on his arrival into the world March 25, 1947. At the age of 19 or so, "Reggie" began performing under the name Elton John, taking John from his English blues mentor Long John Baldry and Elton from Dean Elton, the sax player in Baldry's Bluesology band. It wasn't until the early '70s that Reggie legally changed his name to Elton John. That's when he added the middle name Hercules, taken not from the mythological strongman but from a horse in a children's TV show.
* Elton owes more than his name to Long John Baldry (who lived in Dundas for several years during the '70s). Elton has said that Baldry was the catalyst for the 1975 hit Someone Saved My Life Tonight. In 1969, Elton was planning on marrying Linda Woodrow, a secretary from Sheffield who had said she was pregnant. Baldry -- possibly aware of John's homosexuality -- talked him out of the marriage during a drunken evening at London's Bag O' Nails club. "(Baldry) actually did change the course of my life," Elton later said.
* Elton eventually did get married -- to recording engineer Renate Blauel on Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day), 1984, in Sydney. The marriage lasted just over four years.
* On Dec. 21, 2005, he entered a "civil partnership" with David Furnish, a Toronto born advertising executive and filmmaker. The party they hosted at their Berkshire mansion that night reportedly cost more than $2 million.
* Elton's wealth has been estimated at $265 million US by the Sunday Times Rich List.
* Last month, Elton performed at the fourth wedding of right wing broadcaster Rush Limbaugh. His appearance at the Palm Beach, Fla., ceremony shocked many observers because of Limbaugh's conservative views on homosexuality. News reports estimate John received $1 million for the gig.
* Elton has 10 godchildren, including Sean Lennon (son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon).
* John Lennon's final live performance was with Elton John at New York's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 18, 1974. The two sang Whatever Gets You Through the Night and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
* Elton's upcoming album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, is a collaboration with veteran rocker Leon Russell and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. Russell was a major influence on Elton's early career. He was in the audience at one of Elton's first U.S. shows at the Troubadour club in Los Angeles in 1970. Neil Young and Beach Boy Brian Wilson make guest appearances on the album. Elton has been performing one of the new songs -- Never Too Old to Hold Somebody -- at recent performances. The album, titled The Union, is scheduled for release in October.
* Elton's last show in Hamilton in 2006 broke the box office record at Copps Coliseum, raking in $1.76 million in ticket sales. The record stood until 2008, when Bruce Springsteen brought in $1.96 million.
* He is president of the Watford Football Club and has been on the board of directors of the soccer team since 1976.
* In more current years, Elton has become a baseball fan. He keeps a home in Atlanta and often attends Braves' games.
* He has won five Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Tony Award.
* In 1979, Elton became the first major western pop act to perform in the U.S.S.R.
* Sir Elton was a student of the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1959 to 1964. In 2002, the academy gave him an honorary doctorate.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Leon Russell For 'Mature' New Album with Elton John Teams

Elton John says his approaching collaboration with legendary singer, songwriter and sideman Leon Russell marks a new chapter in his recording career, saying: "I don't have to make pop records any more." Speaking at the launch of the album at the Electric Cinema in West London last night (July 5), John said: "I thought, 'The world isn't screaming for another Elton John record and I'm not screaming for it either unless it's going to be different. In the '70s, '80s and '90s, the record companies always said we had to have a single and I think I fulfilled my brief. But at 63, the singles chart isn't one I'm going to be in very often. To me now, it's all about writing albums and trying to be mature." John recruited Russell for the album, aptly entitled "The Union," after rediscovering Russell's music 40 years after they toured the United States together. Russell was a big name in the 1960s and 1970s, playing keyboards for the likes of Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, making solo records and writing songs including "A Song for You," "This Masquerade" and "Delta Lady." But he largely fell off the radar in the late 1970s and has suffered from poor health in current years, although he kept touring. John described Russell as his "idol" and working with him as a "humbling and moving experience." He hopes the exposure from the album will bring new attention to Russell's solo output. John said, "There's no point doing this record if it doesn't bring his work to light". "I want him to be comfortable financially. I want his life to improve a little." John and Russell worked with John's long time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and producer T Bone Burnett on the collaborative project, which also features guest appearances from the likes of Neil Young and Brian Wilson. Journalists at the launch also heard a playback of the 16 track album, which has a rootsy, almost gospel sound, and was recorded live, with most tracks done "in one or two takes." In an entertaining Q&A session hosted by U.K.-based broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, John also held forth on Christmas albums ("My record company in America asked me to do a Christmas record and I just told them to fuck off"), videos ("I fucking hate videos") and even which of his songs would be the best introduction to his music for a 6 year old ("Just show him 'The Lion King'"). John said he plans to tour with Russell next year and hopes to make another record with him if "The Union" is a success. He also plans to do a solo covers album in the near future. "The Union" will be released Oct. 19 in the United States on Decca Records, and Oct. 25 in the United Kingdom on Mercury.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Elton John: Elton John's ball raises big bucks

Sir Elton John's annual White Tie and Tiara Ball raised more than £5.6 million for charity.
Lots included a car transformed into an artwork by Damien Hirst, which clocked up £350,000 for the (EJAF) Elton John Aids Foundation.
Almost 700 VIPs, including Elizabeth Hurley, Lily Cole, David Walliams, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Peter Andre, and Lady Gaga, attended the glitzy bash at Sir Elton's home in Windsor last night.
Kerry Katona was also spotted at the event, sealing her current comeback by wearing a glamorous strapless white gown to the A-list party.
The candyfloss pink paint splattered Audi A1 car, described as "fully driveable and road legal", was snapped up by an unnamed bidder.
As part of the same lot, the car was auctioned with a 6ft diameter canvas spin painting, which Hirst completed at the same time.
Sir Elton previously described the car as "one of the most exciting auction items we have ever had for White Tie".
The A1 car will not be seen on UK roads until November.
Lady Gaga, who performed at the event, Tweeted after last night's bash: "What a brilliant evening with wonderful friends.
"Thank you to everyone who donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation. What a magical stage X."

Thursday, 17 June 2010

why he sang at Rush Limbaugh's wedding, Elton John explains

When news started circulating that Elton John serenaded Rush Limbaugh and his blushing bride at their current wedding, people were just a bit confused. The conservative talk show host is vocally opposed to gay marriage, and John is openly homosexual.

Now the Rocket Man vocalist's husband, David Furnish, is coming clean about his partner's decision to perform at the affair."It turned out to be a genuinely sincere invitation...Elton said, 'Life is about building bridges, not walls,'" he told the news outlet. That's definitely a kindhearted take on the situation, and we have to give praise to John for taking such a bold initiative. In fact, Furnish goes on to further explain his husband's good natured actions to the news source."And may be if I can make a nice impression," he quoted John as saying, "people might change their perspectives on life."Maybe Limbaugh can repay the favor if John and Furnish ever decide to renew their wedding vows? We would love to hear his version of Candle in the Wind.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Elton John Shunning

At the radio star Elton John performed Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Rogers last Saturday. Significant controversy surrounds the fact that the openly gay John serenaded the openly conservative Limbaugh. But a hush greeted John's current adventure in Islamofascist homophobia.
Elton John's appearance reportedly earned him $1 million. Such fees routinely underwrite an excellent cause: the Elton John AIDS Foundation. But the newlyweds barely had begun honeymooning before the hue and cry erupted:
"We're experiencing greed, a lot of greed, and people doing things for money," Joy Behar noted on June 7's "The View." "I wonder if it would be OK with everybody if Elton or somebody had gone down to perform during apartheid South Africa, you know, or the Ku Klux Klan, if they had a lot of money."
Yes, Limbaugh opposes same-sex marriage and has said obnoxious things about gay people. Yet Zev Chafets, author of Limbaugh biography "An Army of One," noted on "In an interview last summer, (Limbaugh) told me that he regards homosexuality as most likely determined by biology, considers other people's sex lives to be none of his business, and supports gay civil unions."
John, 63, also favors civil unions rather than gay nuptials. "Heterosexual people get married," he told USA Today in November 2008. "We can have civil partnerships." Since 2005, John has been civil partners with David Furnish, 47.
Compared to today's clamor, the whole world was napping as John faced not a seven-figure check, but rejection when he tried to play a private May 18 concert in Egypt.
"How do we allow a homosexual, who wants to ban religions, claimed that the prophet Issa (Jesus) was gay, and calls for Middle Eastern countries to allow gays to have sexual freedom?" huffed Mounir al-Wasimi, boss of the Egyptian Musician Union. He then scotched the gig by John, whom he called "a symbol of homosexuals in the world." (For his part, John told Parade Magazine last February: "Try being a gay woman in the Middle East. You're as good as dead.")
Contrast the publicity these two situations generated. Cairo incident during the first week, the words "Elton John," "Egypt," and "concert" yielded just 18 mentions in Nexis's news database. Meanwhile, during the equivalent period, "Elton John" and "Limbaugh" produced 87 references, or roughly five times as much. Respective Google hits are 139,000 and 705,000, also reflecting a five-to-one rage ratio between these two events.
The moral of this story? Liberals will tread more lightly on a homophobic, concert canceling Islamic fundamentalist than a conservative broadcaster who recognizes and rewards talent when he hears it, even when that Academy Award winning musician happens to be gay.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Elton John sings at Limbaugh’s fourth wedding

Singer Elton John received a $1 million fee to perform in front of 400 guests celebrating radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh's fourth wedding Saturday night, People Magazine reports.
Limbaugh, 59, wed Kathryn Rogers, 33, at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
Limbaugh is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage while John is openly gay and in a civil partnership with male partner David Furnish.
Celebrity guests at the wedding reportedly included former Bush adviser Karl Rove, baseball slugger George Brett, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and golfer Tom Watson.
According to People, the couple met six years ago, while Rogers was running a charity golf tournament and Limbaugh was in the process of divorcing for the third time.
The Palm Beach Post reported that as many as 50 private security guards were hired for the wedding.
Web site hired a plane to fly over the wedding site towing a banner that read "Rush: Congrats on your 4th marriage. XO, Gawker." The saying on the banner was chosen from suggestions made by readers. Rejected suggestions included "This time he really means it," "Wishing you months of bliss," and "Congrats on #4 from those of us who can't have 1."
The magazine reports that the newlyweds took Limbaugh's private Gulfstream jet to a honeymoon in Mexico and Africa, among other locations.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Elton John happy with his Disney film.

Elton John has revealed he's happy to have persevered with his Disney film.
Gnomeo And Juliet was rumoured to be in trouble after a series of setbacks, but the Rocket Man confirmed the movie is back on the road and will be released next year.

"We've had so many ups and downs with it, with changes at Disney but we kept going with it because we believed it was a really great project," said Elton.

He went on: "It is a great project and we're very happy with it and it's coming out next year."
The movie, which is set to feature classic and new songs by Elton, is set to star Emily Blunt and James McAvoy.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Sir Elton John says Jesus was super-intelligent gay man

Sir Elton John has claimed Jesus was a "super-intelligent gay man" in an interview with a US magazine.
The singer also told Parade Jesus was "compassionate", forgiving and "understood human problems".
A spokesman for the Church of England said: "Sir Elton's reflection that Jesus calls us all to love and forgive is one shared by all Christians."
"But insights into aspects of the historic person of Jesus are perhaps best left to the academics," he added.
Sir Elton said in the interview: "On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
"I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you're as good as dead," he added.
In the interview, the singer also said he did not like being a celebrity any more because "fame attracts lunatics".
"Princess Diana, Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, all dead. Two of them shot outside their houses. None of this would have happened if they hadn't been famous. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni died," he said.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Sir Elton John says Jesus was super-intelligent gay man

Sir Elton John has claimed Jesus was a "super-intelligent gay man" in an interview with a US magazine.
The singer also told Parade Jesus was "compassionate", forgiving and "understood human problems".
A spokesman for the Church of England said: "Sir Elton's reflection that Jesus calls us all to love and forgive is one shared by all Christians."
"But insights into aspects of the historic person of Jesus are perhaps best left to the academics," he added.
Sir Elton said in the interview: "On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
"I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you're as good as dead," he added.
In the interview, the singer also said he did not like being a celebrity any more because "fame attracts lunatics".
"Princess Diana, Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, all dead. Two of them shot outside their houses. None of this would have happened if they hadn't been famous. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni died," he said.