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Hunter Hayes Gets Morale Boost From Elton John

May 29, 2015

Hunter Hayes will be the first to tell you that he has been lucky enough to get to meet and play with some of his musical influences, including Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks.  Now he can add Elton John to the list. Hayes, who covered the title track...

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Flashback: Shania Twain and Elton John Swap Power Ballads

April 10, 2015

An unlikely pair, perhaps, but when Shania Twain and Elton John shared the stage at a 1999 Miami concert, the admiration was mutual. "A few months ago, by sheer accident I ran into this guy at a radio station in London," Twain told the audience of...

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Elton John, Michael Stipe Defend Transgender Rights

April 7, 2015

Elton John and Michael Stipe have released a joint statement in support of transgender prisoners in the state of Georgia, following harrowing reports about the way inmates have been treated there. "Transgender women in male prisons have an equal right...

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Elton John Leads Dolce & Gabbana Boycott

March 16, 2015

Sir Elton John is leading a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the renowned fashion designers made disparaging remarks about same-sex families and children conceived via artificial insemination. "You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least...

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Elton John, Mumford & Sons Headline Outside Lands 2015

March 24, 2015

Elton John, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys will headline this summer's Outside Lands Festival, set to invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park August 7th through 9th. Filling out the impressive bill at the eighth annual fest are Kendrick...

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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015: The Who, Elton John Lead Lineup

January 12, 2015

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is routinely one of the most diverse annual music fests, and the 2015 incarnation boasts one of its strongest lineups yet as the Who, Elton John, No Doubt, Widespread Panic, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett have...

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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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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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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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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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