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Watch Ben Stiller Teach Elton John How to 'Blue Steel'

February 6, 2016

Elton John and Ben Stiller both found themselves on the Graham Norton Show's couch Friday, the same day the rock legend released his new LP Wonderful Crazy Night. With Stiller in London promoting Zoolander 2, the actor spilled the secrets behind...

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Watch Elton John Surprise London Crowd With Piano Medley

February 5, 2016

Elton John surprised commuters at London railway station St. Pancras International on Thursday, performing a piano medley of his greatest hits – including snippets of instantly recognizable classics like "Tiny Dancer," "Your Song" and "Bennie...

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Wonderful Crazy Night

February 5, 2016

Elton John opens his 32nd studio album by looking back in delight. "Some things you don't forget/Some things just take a hold," he sings with relish in the title song, a jaunty recollection of lasting love at first sight. The music framing that glee...

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Elton John Honors David Bowie, Duets With Demi Lovato

January 14, 2016

Sitting alone at the piano on Wednesday night, Elton John paid tribute to the late David Bowie with an extended instrumental reading of "Space Oddity." The moment came during a special two-hour concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles,...

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Hear Elton John's Groovy New Song 'In the Name of You'

January 29, 2016

Elton John has released "In the Name of You," a soulful track from his upcoming 33rd LP, the T Bone Burnett-produced Wonderful Crazy Night. "You" alternates between smoky, groove-heavy verses and a classic-styled John chorus, peaking midway through...

2015

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Mumford & Sons, Elton John Speak Against Ticket Resellers

December 16, 2015

Ticket resellers often charge well above face value, and Mumford & Sons and Elton John are speaking out against the practice. As Billboard reports, Mumford & Sons shared a post entitled "To all our Fans Around the World:...

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Elton John Talks Upbeat New LP, Advising Ed Sheeran

November 19, 2015

Elton John has spent the past few years making mostly reflective and piano-based albums like 2010's Leon Russell collaboration, The Union, and 2013's sparse, somber The Diving Board. But when he got the urge to make a new album earlier this...

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Watch Elton John's Colorful 'Looking Up' Video

November 17, 2015

Elton John will release his new album Wonderful Crazy Night on February 5th, and on Tuesday, the rocker unveiled the video for first single "Looking Up." The impressionistic, paint-splattered clip finds dabs of colors and swirling brushstrokes...

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Elton John Preps New Album 'Wonderful Crazy Night'

October 22, 2015

Elton John will release his 33rd studio album this February with the arrival of Wonderful Crazy Night. The LP, like the rock legend's 2013 LP The Diving Board, was co-produced by John and T-Bone Burnett and recorded at the Village studio in...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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Watch Elton John Play Euphoric New Song 'Looking Up'

December 2, 2015

Elton John had pretty simple instructions for Bernie Taupin when he told the lyricist to begin writing songs for his upcoming album, Wonderful Crazy Night. "I just said that I even wanted the slow songs to be optimistic," John recently...

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Bernie Taupin on 48 Years With Elton John and Their New LP

November 17, 2015

In about a year and a half Elton John and Bernie Taupin will celebrate a rather stunning achievement: 50 years working together as a songwriting team. "That makes me immensely proud," says Taupin, phoning in from his California home. "The...

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Elton John Details Planned Vladimir Putin Meeting

November 13, 2015

Just a few weeks after a pair of Russian pranksters fooled Elton John into thinking he was speaking with Vladimir Putin, the actual Russian president did call him up on the phone. "He was so nice and apologetic," John tells Rolling Stone. "And...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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