.

Meet Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Baby Boy

Couple is donating proceeds of licensed baby photos to charity

January 18, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Meet Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Baby Boy

In the  new issue of Us Weekly (out Wednesday), Sir Elton John and David Furnish share first-ever photos of their beautiful baby son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born on Christmas Day.

PHOTOS: See what other stars are expecting

In an exclusive interview, just 10 days after Zachary's birth, the couple invited Us Weekly inside their Los Angeles home to share their remarkable journey.

John, 63, and Furnish, 48, speak candidly about the birth of their first child.

PHOTOS: More adorable A-list babies

"I've never felt anything like it in my life," the music legend tells Us of holding their son for the first time. "You're so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing...I will never forget that experience ever."

Adds film producer Furnish: "He's a content little guy...He just loves to be nurtured, cuddled, and sung to."

PHOTOS: Check out Elton and David's most romantic moments

The couple of 17 years also discuss how they will never give up on Ukrainian orphan Lev, 2, and his HIV-positive brother Artyom, four.

John and Furnish are donating all proceeds from the licensing of these photos to their chosen charities.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com