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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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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, 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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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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