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Elton John, Paul McCartney Remember Prince

April 21, 2016

Following Prince's death, Elton John posted a picture of the musician on Instagram, calling him "the greatest performer I have ever seen" and "a true genius." Elton John and Prince performed onstage together twice, John wrote.  "This...

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Elton John to Appear on ABC's 'Nashville'

April 5, 2016

Season four of Nashville is winding down with a dramatic finish slated for next month and another special guest star in the mix as iconic entertainer Elton John will play himself in the ABC series' penultimate episode of the season. According to the Hollywood...

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Josh Homme Talks Elton John's 'Glorious' EODM Cover

March 21, 2016

Elton John released his cover of Eagles of Death Metal's "I Love You All the Time" last week. Where the original was a three-minute Gerry Rafferty-inspired boogie-rock tune, the singer-songwriter transformed it into a powerful, dramatic, nearly five-minute...

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Watch the Who Play 'Tommy' With All-Star Guests in 1989

March 15, 2016

Just seven years after wrapping up one of rock's first farewell tours, The Who returned to the stage in 1989 with another first: the classic album show. It was the 20th anniversary of Tommy, which seemed like a good excuse to book a bunch of stadiums...

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Elton John Pays Tribute to 'Brilliant' George Martin

March 9, 2016

Elton John paid tribute to George Martin with a touching Instagram post Wednesday morning. The late record producer had helmed John's Grammy-winning re-recording of "Candle in the Wind" in 1997. "So sad to hear about Sir George," he wrote. "It is the...

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Elton John Gives Back at Free Pre-Oscar Concert

February 28, 2016

Elton John knows something about gratitude. For him, it meant adding to an already busy weekend by performing a free "pop-up gig" Saturday on the Sunset Strip, thanking the city of West Hollywood for 24 years of hosting his annual Oscar viewing...

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Elton John to Live Stream Los Angeles Concert

February 27, 2016

Elton John will perform some of his greatest hits and tracks off his new LP Wonderful Crazy Night during a surprise free concert in Los Angeles on Saturday. The hour-long performance, which takes place outside the old Tower Records building...

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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Rihanna, Elton and More

February 15, 2016

As we continue to process Kanye West's dramatic The Life of Pablo launch and gear up for Grammy night, here are seven tracks we've been playing on repeat. Scroll down to hear everything from a gorgeous unearthed Elliott Smith cut to Rihanna's masterful...

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Watch Elton John Belt Classics in 'Carpool Karaoke'

February 8, 2016

Fresh off giving Chris Martin a ride to the Super Bowl, James Corden was back behind the wheel to chauffeur Elton John around Los Angeles in the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke." Like previous segments, the ride was a mix of funny anecdotes...

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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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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...

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Beck with Strokes, Elton John Contribute EODM Charity Covers

March 18, 2016

Elton John, the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi with Beck, Faster Pussycat and 10 more acts are the latest artists to cover Eagles of Death Metal's "I Love You All the Time" in support of the Sweet Stuff Foundation's Play it Forward initiative....

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Watch Trailer for George Martin's All-Star 'Soundbreaking'

March 14, 2016

Before George Martin's death on March 8th, the legendary producer and "fifth Beatle" aligned with PBS for an eight-part series titled Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music. For the series, which was five years in the making, Martin...

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How Sam Smith Got It Wrong: 11 Notable Gay Oscar Winners

February 29, 2016

Sam Smith stirred up controversy at the 2016 Oscar ceremony when he took to the stage to accept his award for Best Original Song, along with fellow songwriter Jimmy Napes. The British singer misquoted an interview with Sir Ian McKellen earlier...

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Watch Elton John, Lady Gaga Perform Together in Los Angeles

February 27, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, Elton John hosted a free concert in Los Angeles at the old Tower Records building on the Sunset Strip, a live streamed performance that doubled as a thank you to the city of West Hollywood for hosting the rocker's annual...

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Elton John: The Bitch at Peace

February 25, 2016

Elton John sits at a giant red piano left over from his Vegas days, wearing the same brownish Adidas tracksuit I saw him in two days earlier. Today is a Sunday rehearsal at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles for the debut show behind his 32nd album, Wonderful...

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Flashback: Lady Gaga's First Grammy Performance

February 10, 2016

In the coming weeks, Lady Gaga will become the first artist to perform at three of the biggest U.S. television events in the same year: the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and the Oscars. Five years ago, she made her Grammy...

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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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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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