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Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish

December 21, 2014

Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish Sunday in a ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire, England. The couple entered into a civil partnership in 2005, but legislation passed in the United Kingdom earlier this year allowed...

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Willie Nelson, Skrillex New Year's Gigs to Air on SiriusXM

December 19, 2014

SiriusXM has announced a stacked New Year's lineup with live concerts by Elton John, Willie Nelson, Skrillex, Diplo and others to air throughout the night and into the following day on multiple channels. Nelson's headlining set...

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Elton John to Wed David Furnish This Weekend

December 17, 2014

Elton John will marry his partner of more than two decades, David Furnish, this weekend at a ceremony in England. The couple underwent a civil partnership in 2005, according Us Weekly, and has been waiting for a same-sex marriage to be legal in the country...

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Elton John Condemns Russian Homophobia in St. Petersburg

November 10, 2014

Elton John recently spoke out against homophobia in Russia at his concert in St. Petersburg, expressing concern that a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs had been taken down after the company's current CEO, Tim Cook, came out as gay. The singer...

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Hear Smokey Robinson and Elton John's 'Tracks of My Tears'

July 31, 2014

Singing with the Miracles and as a solo artist, Smokey Robinson has been the voice behind some of the greatest records of the past half-century. On a new LP due August 19th, the legend is revisiting 11 those records and re-imagining them as duets, adding...

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: 40th Anniversary Box Set

March 25, 2014

On his milestone seventh album, Elton John left behind his sepia-toned singer-songwriter reality for a far brighter Hollywood-inspired rock & roll fantasy. At times, the diverse but filler-free 1973 double album's vivid Technicolor tunes – from...

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Elton John & Bernie Taupin on 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

March 14, 2014

Elton John was on a historic roll when he traveled to France in early 1973 to make what would become one of rock's great double albums. He'd scored seven Top 40 singles in the previous two years, and Don't Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player had...

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Elton, Kanye, Jack White

February 19, 2014

Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White lead a list of more than 100 acts and "superjams" that will be playing the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this year. The four-day fest – which takes place from June 12th to June 15th this year on 700 acres...

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Elton John Stuns Australia

February 11, 2014

Elton John was an absolute mess when he arrived in Australia for a grueling 22 date tour across the continent in November of 1986. He'd spent months rehearsing with his band and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a three-hour career retrospective show...

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Elton John, King Khan Remember Mighty Hannibal

February 4, 2014

The Mighty Hannibal, the politically charged soul and funk singer who inspired garage rock groups such as Black Lips and King Khan and the Shrines, died last Thursday at the age of 74. In his prime in the 1960s, Hannibal hardly received the mainstream...

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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert Headed to PBS

November 26, 2014

Bruce Springsteen was the guest of honor at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, which featured an eclectic mix of artists – including Neil Young, Elton John, Jim James, Mumford & Sons and Mavis Staples – covering classics from...

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See Elton John, Dave Grohl and More Sing 'God Only Knows'

October 7, 2014

The BBC assembled a "We Are the World"–style cast of globally famous musicians to sing the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" with its 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra for a spot promoting the network's newly launched BBC Music venture. The network has...

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Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

June 29, 2014

As Elton John begins to plan his wedding to longtime partner David Furnish, he's confident that Jesus himself would approve of sex-same marriage – including unions between two gay priests.  Elton John's Remarkable Life in 20 Songs  "If...

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Elton John's Las Vegas Show Hits Theaters for One Night

March 25, 2014

Elton John's bombastic Las Vegas show "Million Dollar Piano" will hit theaters tomorrow night, March 26th, in 40 different countries, for a special one-night only encore screening. You can check out listings, ticket info and theater locations for the...

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Elton John Talks Miguel's 'Bennie and the Jets' Cover

March 21, 2014

In anticipation of next week's release of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road reissue — featuring covers of the singer's 1973 landmark album by Fall Out Boy, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé, among others — John spoke...

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Neil Young Launches PonoMusic Kickstarter

March 11, 2014

Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono, bringing in Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, David Crosby, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Sting and a slew of other musical icons to provide...

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Apple Launching iTunes Festival at SXSW

February 19, 2014

Since 2007, iTunes Festival, the free month-long concert series sponsored by Apple, has become a London mainstay, and now the tech giant is bringing it stateside at next month's South by Southwest festival, according to Associated Press. SXSW Teases...

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Elton John Turning 'Technicolor Dreamcoat' Into a Cartoon

February 6, 2014

Elton John is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to transform the duo's 1969 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into an animated movie. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started in a school and was the...

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Elton John, Lady Gaga Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

January 30, 2014

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominations are out, and Elton John, Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Goldfrapp and Tegan and Sara are up for the Outstanding Music Artist prize. According to GLAAD, the awards "recognize and honor media for their fair,...

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