Flashback: Elton John Sings at Ryan White's Funeral

October 1, 2015

By the late 1980s, Elton John was struggling to find a reason to live. He was battling a near-crippling depression and consuming insane amounts of cocaine, alcohol and food in an attempt to self-medicate. It was at this extremely low point when...


Vladimir Putin Offers Elton John Meeting on LGBT Rights

September 24, 2015

After two Russian comedians tricked Elton John into thinking he was on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the real Putin has given John a ring to schedule a meeting on LGBT rights. Reuters reports that a spokesman for Putin, Dmitry...


12 Best Things We Saw at Atlanta's Music Midtown

September 21, 2015

With Atlanta's midtown skyline in the background and the greenery of the city's Piedmont Park underfoot, the annual Music Midtown Festival provided one of the best environments of all the nation's summertime festivals. Not to mention a killer lineup...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elton John Deep Cuts

September 2, 2015

Elton John has a ton of hits, and he's made a very nice living out of playing them again and again to adoring throngs of fans all across the globe. The diehards, however, have heard "Crocodile Rock" and "Bennie and the Jets" quite enough....


Outside Lands 2015: 10 Standout Performances

August 10, 2015

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrated its eighth year in style with huge headliners like Elton John, Mumford and Sons and the Black Keys each holding down each of its three nights. Here's what went down at the Bay Area's...


Billy Joel and Elton John Duet on 'Bennie and the Jets'

July 2, 2015

In the summer of 1994 Elton John and Billy Joel hit the road for a co-headlining trek that packed stadiums all across the country. It was a crazily competitive summer with Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles all on the road at the exact...


Elton, Drake, Van Halen Lead Atlanta's Music Midtown Fest

June 23, 2015

Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith have been recruited to headline this year's Music Midtown Festival, which will invade Atlanta's Piedmont Park on September 18th and 19th. Run the Jewels, Alice in Chains, Jenny Lewis, Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, Billy...


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...


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...


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...


After Viral Putin Prank, Elton John Asks for LGBT Rights

September 17, 2015

Elton John has turned a viral prank phone call into a plea to improve LGBT rights in Russia. "Pranks are funny. Homophobia, however, is never funny," John posted on Instagram alongside a photo of two men, one with their face bloodied. "I love...


Weekend Rock: What is the Best Elton John Deep Cut?

August 28, 2015

Forty-five years ago this week, Elton John played his first U.S. concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. "Tuesday night at the Troubadour was just the beginning," Los Angeles Times pop critic Robert Hilburn wrote. "He's going...


Springsteen, Gaga and More Sing 'Don't Stop Believin''

July 28, 2015

"Don't Stop Believin'" used to merely be one of Journey's many hits, no bigger than "Faithfully," "Any Way You Want It," "Open Arms" or "Separate Ways." That changed in 2003 when it was used prominently in the Charlize Theron movie Monster, picking up...


Dr. Dre, Elton John Plan Beats 1 Radio Shows for Apple Music

June 25, 2015

When Beats 1 Radio launches next week as part of Apple Music, it will feature programs by artists including Dr. Dre and Elton John. The former artist's show will be called "The Pharmacy," while the latter will host "Elton John's Rocket Hour," according...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...