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Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night Album Review


An artist who genuinely requires no introduction, Sir Elton John is one of few living musicians who can genuinely justify the tag of being a legend.  He has sold more than 250 million records, played over 3,500 concerts and has the biggest selling single of all time.  He is currently touring this, his 32nd studio album, in North America, with UK shows lined up in June.

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Sir Elton John Announces Tate Modern Collaboration To Showcase Modern Photography Collection


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Sir Elton John has announced that he’s teaming up with the Tate Modern art museum to showcase a selection of images from his private collection of 20th century photography later this year.

The exhibition, to be entitled ‘The Radical Eye’, is to feature more than 150 images from masters of modern photography from the 1920s to the 1950s, such as Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko and Dorothea Lange.

The Tate Modern says that the selection made available is “unrivalled”, though it constitutes just a scratch on the surface of the singer’s massive collection, reportedly containing more than 7,000 artworks. The catalogue, which he began collecting more than 25 years ago, is “one of the world's greatest private collections of photography” according to the museum.

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Elton John And Lady Gaga Team Up For Surprise Charity Concert


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Elton John delighted fans in LA on Saturday afternoon when he gave a surprise concert in the parking lot of the iconic Tower Records building on Sunset Boulevard. But that’s not all, as the singer also welcomed a very special guest to the stage, Lady GaGa, as the pair raised awareness for the Elton John AIDS foundation.

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Elton John Reveals 40 Year Feud With David Bowie


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They're two of the biggest icons of British music, but Elton John has revealed that he and David Bowie had not been ‘the best of friends’ for decades, after comments made by Bowie in an interview with Rolling Stone in the 70s.

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Speaking to The Evening Standard Elton said: “David [Bowie] and I were not the best of friends towards the end. We started out being really good friends. We used to hang out together with Marc Bolan, going to gay clubs, but I think we just drifted apart.”

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Coldplay Finally Top UK Album Chart With ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’


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Coldplay are this week’s number one in the UK album chart, after a 10 week wait. A Head Full Of Dreams has finally made it to the top spot in the album chart, following the British band’s Superbowl performance last weekend.

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A Head Full Of Dreams was released on December 4th 2015, when the world was still swept up in Adele fever, with 25 keeping the album off the number one spot. This week’s chart gives the band their seventh UK number one album, with all their studio releases now having hit the top spot.

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Elton John Rocks James Corden's Carpool Karaoke


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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is becoming quite popular and celebrities appear to be flocking to join in the fun. This time Sir Elton John himself got into the car groove and had a little singalong with the Late Late Show presenter.

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Corden picked up the singer - known for his song writing talents and flamboyant fashion style in equal measure - in a rainy Los Angeles and the duo got down to it with fancy feather boas as they belted out hits including Tiny Dancer and the Circle of Life from The Lion King.

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Sir Elton John Settles 8 Year Feud With His Mother


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Sir Elton John has finally ended a bitter feud with his mother Sheila, just a few days after she marked her 90th birthday.

The 68 year old musician, who released his new album Wonderful Crazy Night on Friday (February 5th), announced publicly the same day that he had settled the eight year bad blood between himself and his mother, Sheila Farebrother.

“We are now back in touch,” Sir Elton told the Daily Mirror. “Out of respect for my mother’s privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship. However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother’s 90th birthday.”

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How Elton John Ended His Decade Long Feud With Madonna


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Elton John has revealed how he ended his decade long feud with Madonna, which first began in 2002. The two pop superstars finally buried the hatchet in 2012, after first falling out a decade earlier, when Elton branded Madonna’s ‘Die Another Day’ the 'worst Bond theme ever'.

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Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ Elton discussed how the two ended their bad blood, after a chance meeting in a restaurant in 2012. “I said something horrible about her that you should never say,” John revealed.

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Sir Elton John Surprises London Commuters With Early Morning St. Pancras Performance


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Sir Elton John brightened an otherwise gloomy morning slog for commuters at London’s St. Pancras railway station yesterday, as he performed a few songs on a piano that he ended up donating to the station.

Delighted onlookers crowded round as the British pop icon wheeled the piano into the middle of the concourse on Thursday morning (February 4th). He performed a brief medley of some of his best-known songs, including a sing-along-inducing ‘Tiny Dancer’, before signing the piano: “Enjoy this piano. It's a gift. Love, Elton John.”

He captured the moment on Instagram, captioning the photo of his performance: “Surprise!! I popped into St Pancras International to christen the Yamaha piano which I donated to the station. Now everyone can have a play.”

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Elton John Hits Out At Donald Trump Over Use Of His Music At Rallies


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Elton John has joined Adele in distancing himself from US republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump by telling him to stop using his music at his political rallies. Trump has played Rocket Man and Tiny Dancer to increase support on his campaign trail.

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But Elton is far from happy with the association, presumably because Trump has said he would "strongly consider" overturning the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling.

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Dolce Gabbana's New Collection Celebrates Same Sex-Couples


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Just under a year after Elton John called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana over the comments the deign duo made about children born through IVF, the designers have unveiled their new collection which celebrates same-sex couples. The new #DGfamily collection features images of diverse families, appearing on handbags and T-shirts.

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Sir Elton John Working On Lady Gaga's New Album


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Sir Elton John has confirmed that he’s working with Lady GaGa on her new album due out later this year, saying that he got involved because he felt her last record Artpop “was not a good album”.

In a new interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio station, the 68 year old British pop icon said that he was having a writing session with Gaga this week, and said that the material he’d heard already reminded him of her early hits. She’s also reported to have hired big names such as Mark Ronson, RedOne and even Giorgio Moroder to produce the new album.

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Elton John And David Furnish Finally Tie The Knot


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Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).

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Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation

One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine. 

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Sir Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish, Instagrams Every Step


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Today’s batch of congratulations goes out to Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who are about to tie the knot today! The pair have entered a civil partnership in 2005 and, judging by Sir Elton’s shiny new Instagram, they could not be happier together.

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

Speaking of instagram, the music icon’s profile seems to be dedicated almost exclusively to the couple’s relationship. The very first post, uploaded on Friday, was a photo of the couple’s rose-printed wedding invitations, followed by a play-by-play of the final wedding prep.

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Elton John To Marry Partner David Furnish This Weekend


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Sir Elton John is set to marry his partner David Furnish this weekend in England.

The pop legend’s representative confirmed to Us Magazine late on Wednesday that he and Furnish will take advantage of the UK’s recent legalisation of same-sex marriage, which officially became law in March this year.

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Sir Elton John will marry long-term partner David Furnish this weekend

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Video - Elton John Talks To Reporters On The Red Carpet During Birthday Bash In Vegas


Sir Elton John is snapped taking interviews on the red carpet at The Fizz in Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas where he was celebrating 67th birthday.

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Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-Up 2014


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The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing the Manchester, Tenn. stages across the four-day celebration. The festival, which will be held from the 12th to the 15th June this year, will serve up an enviable mix of genres.

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Elton John Will Lead This Year's Incredible Bonnaroo Festival Line-Up.

Bonnaroo Festival is famous for having provided a stage to one of Kanye West's famous rants last time he played in 2008. The rapper and his fans reacted with outrage when Kanye's originally late night set was shifted to a performance during broad daylight, provoking a classic caps-lock tirade from the short-fused star.

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The Highest Paid Musician 2013: 'Who's That Girl' At The Top?


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Forbes Magazine have released their list of the 25 Highest Paid Musicians of the 2013, taking into account living artists' earnings between June 2012 to June 2013. 

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The latest rich list was compiled from sources including Pollstar, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan, artists' managers, lawyers and many of the artists themselves. The figures are comprises of concert ticket sales, royalties, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other such business ventures.

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Tom Hardy Signs On To Star As Elton John In New Biopic


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Tom Hardy will play Sir Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the prolific singer and songwriter's eventful life. Star of The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, Hardy will now feature in Rocketman, a joint production from Focus Features and Rocket Pictures, the movie production company co-owned by Elton and his partner David Furnish.

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Hardy will play Elton in Rocketman

Hardy signed on to do the project earlier this week, with his involvement in the film being predicted since the idea of an Elton John biopic was proposed up to two years ago. Academy Award nominee Lee Hall has been working on the project since 2011 and his screenplay is believed to be completed, or at least in the final stages. No other additions to the cast and crew were announced alongside Hardy, although we do already have a director attached to the project; first-timer Michael Gracey.

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Tom Hardy Cast As Elton John In New Biopic


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Tom Hardy has officially been announced as the star of Rocketman, the upcoming biopic tracing the life of legendary singer Elton John. The Dark Knight Rises star is the first lead actor to be announced for the picture, which is being directed by Michael Gracey from a screenplay by Lee Hall, with Sir Elton and David Furnish's production company Rocket Pictures co-producing the film.

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Hardy will be starring as the gret Sir Elton Johnin the biopic

Filming is due to begin in about a years time, with Variety reporting that cameras will start rolling for the biopic in autumn 2014. No release date has been given. As well as Rocket Pictures, the film will also be co-produced by the newly revamped Focus Features and is also set to receive some financial backing from AI Films. Rocketman therefore marks the first title to be made by Focus since Universal stepped in earlier this month and restructured the company hierarchy, with FilmDistrict’s Peter Schlessel appointed as CEO in order to introduce more mainstream films to the company's resume.

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British Actor Tom Hardy Lands Elton John Lead Role In Biopic 'Rocketman'


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Tom Hardy is set to play a different kind of role than audiences have come to expect from him as he has been cast to star in the Elton John biopic called 'Rocketman'.

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Tom Hardy will portray Elton John in his biopic 'Rocketman'

Cinemagoers and fans of Hardy are accustomed to the Brit playing domineering figures such as the villainous 'Bane' in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and the cynical bootlegger 'Forrest Bondurant' from the crime movie 'lawless, but now Hardy will sport outrageous costumes as he plays the pop culture icon in a story about his journey to becoming a global superstar.

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Elton John - Sir Elton John performs for the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala held at ACL Live in Austin Texas 10.18.2013 - Austin, TX, United States - Thursday 17th October 2013

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Gary Barlow Announces New Single & Tour With First Solo Album In 14 Years, Full Track Listing


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Singer Gary Barlow has whirled his fans into a sudden frenzy of excitement after it was announced that not only does the former Take That singer have an album on the way, there's also a full tour planned. For those who are impatient and don't want to wait all the way until November 25th's Since I Saw You Last release, Gary will be dropping a brand new single the week before, with 'Let Me Go' due out on the 17th November.

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It'll Be A Barlow Invasion!

The new studio material as well as the solo live tour will be Barlow's first efforts in 14 years. He has gone solo before but has spent most of his time and efforts with his boyband, Take That, who have enjoyed a rekindled success in recent years. Barlow had been taking time out of making his own music to nurture talent on the ITV's The X Factor where he currently judges scores of hopeful British talent alongside Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.

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Was Selena Gomez Barred From Russia Because Of Her Gay Rights Stance?


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Selena Gomez was due to embark on a tour of the Russian Federation to perform two concerts in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as well as a show in Minsk, Belarus and Ukraine's Kiev. However, the young star has erased all four shows from her schedule, leaving some to speculate that Russia's strict anti-homosexual laws and Gomez's pro-gay rights stance could have caused her visa request to be denied.

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The Young Star Is Apparently Unmoveable In Her Gay Rights Stance.

Russia has recently introduced a harsh new gay law that bans "propaganda on nontraditional sexual relationships" and punishes even talking about homosexuality around people under 18 years of age. Gomez's tour organisers believe that said laws prevented Selena, an outspoken supporter of gay rights, from obtaining a visa to perform in the country.

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Elton John On Kids And Drugs, Reveals His "Monstrous Side"


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Elton John is possibly the busiest person in music right now. He’s recorded a brand new album, and made his first festival appearance in decades at the only festival worthy of his penchant for fancy dress: Bestival. And in-between all of that, he adopted a second child. Want more? Well he nearly died, so there’s that.

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"I did nine shows, 24 flights and played the White Tie and Tiara Ball [the annual fundraiser for his Elton John Aids Foundation] with Coldplay with a burst appendix. I was so lucky, because usually if it bursts, it causes peritonitis. If that happens, you have to be in hospital within an hour, otherwise you're brown bread,” explained Elton to The Guardian.

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Get Ready For The Second Half Of London's 2013 Star-Filled ITunes Festival


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We're almost halfway through an incredible 30-day iTunes Festival with some legendary shows still to come from the likes of Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.

One of London's most fabulous concert venues, The Roundhouse, is holding the biggest artists of the year between September 1st - 30th and it's only going to get better from here.

The festivities kicked off with Lady GaGa, who certainly garnered much 'Applause' with her electric set which saw her don little more than seashells in strategic places as she bellowed out a taster of her upcoming album 'Artpop'.

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Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat


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Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear - celebrated the ten year anniversary of the annual fancy dress and performing arts event. Mermaids, Vikings, Tritons, Neptunes, and plenty of Spongebob Squarepants watched rapper-turned-reggae-singer Snoop Lion (formerly Dogg) headline the main stage on Saturday night.

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Snoop: Lion Or Dogg, The Man Has Perfected His Stoner "Act."

As all eyes turned to the red, green and yellow backdrop, everyone wondered if and how the new Snoop - the one who claims to be an incarnation of Bob Marley - would do things differently to the shizzle and bizzle of the 'Smoke Weed Everyday' days. Turns out, things had barely changed. Before the big man himself had emerged onstage his 'hype' crew had already asked the crowd which coast their loyalties lay with and if anyone had smoked weed that day. Lion then sauntered on stage looking as laid back as ever and begins to perform 'Here Comes The King' whilst suspiciously subdued.

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Elton John - Bestival, Robin Hill Park, Isle of Wight - Main Stage Day 3 - Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom - Friday 6th September 2013

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Taylor Swift Remains Quiet On 'The Secret Service' Role. Singer Yet To Confirm Role In Film


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Rumour has it that Taylor Swift will be making the leap on to the big screen in the upcoming British spy caper The Secret Service, with the country-tinged pop starlet apparently due to fill in one of the cameo appearances that are being dished out to famous faces such as David Beckham, Elton John and Adele. Although certain rumours suggest that the part is as good as hers, others claim that this is all bogus and Taylor hasn't even been approached by film bosses. So what gives?

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Taylor Swift is tipped to play a cameo role in the spy film

A report from the UK's Daily Mirror states that Swift has landed the cameo role already, in which she will play a butt-kicking escapee of villainous Samuel L Jackson's character. The cameo appearance supposedly features her squaring up to the baddie after fleeing his lair and is one of many cameos lined up for the film, which has been described as being like a modern day version of James Bond (so Skyfall then). David Beckham is also being strongly linked with the role, as have Elton John and Adele, however it is Taylor who has given the first rebuttal and supposedly denied the rumours linking her with the role.

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Sir Elton John Is The Perfect Recipient For The First Ever Brit Icon Award


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Sir Elton John was awarded with the inaugural Brit Icon award for having a 'lasting impact' on British Culture. The British legend marked this award by performing at London's Palladium theatre last night which also marked his return to the stage after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. 

According to the BBC, Rod Stewart was the one who presented the prize to Sir Elton and described him as "the second best rock singer ever". Stewart was among a long list of a-list stars to congratulate Sir Elton at the venue as the likes of Liz Hurley, Lulu and Gary Barlow were in attendance, with Gary tweeting "Just watched Elton John talk and perform for 2hours at the Palladium ! Inspirational ! #britsiconaward". 

Sir Elton, now fully recovered from the surgery, played his greatest hits' set and according to NME Rod Stewart joined him towards the end and performed in a duet which included the hits "Sad Songs (Say So Much)' and songs from John's album 'Breaking Hearts'. 

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Sir Elton John Awarded First Brits Icon Award


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There's a new award in town, one that honours those musicians who have made the greatest, most lasting contribution to music in the modern era; the Brits Icon Award. The first ever Icon to be handed out was done so during a spectacular and star-studded show at London's Palladium Theatre, during which the first honouree of the coveted award played a hit-filled set to his adoring peers. That person; Sir Elton John.

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Sir Elton became the first honouree of the new award

The gala concert, his first since undergoing surgery for appendicitis earlier this year, saw Elton presented the award by his friend Rod Stewart in front of a celebrity-filled audience that also included Liz Hurley, Lulu, former-President Bill Clinton, Ringo Starr, Gary Barlow and many more. The singing icon received a standing ovation as he took to the stage to collect his award, having been introduced by Stewart, who cheekily referred to the man of the hour as "the second-best rock singer ever."

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IHeartRadio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars And Err, Queen


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Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on September 20 and 21, will also feature performances from Elton John, Keith Urban and a special pairing of Queen (with Brian May) and the former American Idol star Adam Lambert.

The main festival line-up was announced on Monday morning (July 15, 2013) in a press conference hosted by Ryan Seacrest. A final schedule will be announced closer to the festival, though Timberlake, Perry, Elton and Bruno Mars are likely to be the marquee names. The likes of Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown, Fun, Phoenix, Maroon 5, Tim Mcgraw, Ke&ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi are other high profile names to have been confirmed. 

Last year's festivals played host to No Doubt, Pink, Usher and Swedish House Mafia though it will be remembered for Billie Joe Armstrong's meltdown during Green Day's set. After smashing the band's instruments in protest of his set being cut short, Armstrong left the stage and was admitted to rehab the next day, cancelling his band's tour dates and promotional appearances. 

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Elton John Thanks His Lucky Stars – "I'm Lucky To Be Alive"


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Elton John’s recent health issues meant more than just cancelled tour dates, they threatened to end the gay icon’s life, according to the Candle in The Wind singer himself. “I'm lucky to be alive," he said, according to The NME. "I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time. I feel so lucky and so grateful to be alive."

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The culprit was a nasty case of appendicitis, which, despite its common nature, can be a killer. It forced him out of London's Hyde Park on July 12 as well as the Collisioni festival in Italy last night (July 9) and a show in Germany tomorrow (July 11). Dates including festivals in Spain, France and Monaco have also been cancelled because of the illness. “Sir Elton is currently undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the UK in the coming weeks, once doctors can be confident they have sufficiently reduced toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site,” said a statement on his website.

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Elton John Forced To Post-Pone Tour Dates Due To Appendicitis


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According to his official website, Sir Elton John has been forced to pull out of his current tour of Europe with immediate effect. The legendary singer was diagnosed with appendicitis after falling ill during his European tour, forcing the singer to pull out of his tour and immediately undergo medical intervention.

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Sir Elton has had to pull out of a number of shows

As stated in in the statement on his website, he is currently taking "intensive antibiotics" and will receive an surgery on his appendix "in the coming weeks."

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Elton John Forced To Postpone Tour Dates Due To Appendicitis


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A case of appendicitis has lead to Elton John postponing some of his tour dates, it was revealed on his website. The busy singer, who “regularly performs in excess of 120 concerts per year”, was due to play the Collisioni festival in Italy on Tuesday, and a headline gig at London's Hyde Park on Friday.

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“The multi-award-winning artist had called in doctors after falling ill during his recent European tour. Following a number of exploratory scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK, a diagnosis of appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis has been confirmed,” said the statement. According to AEG Live, the Hyde Park show will still go ahead with Elvis Costello and former Kinks frontman Ray Davies on the bill, but full refunds will be offered.

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A Week In Music, Kanye Has A New Edge, Robyn And Snoop Switch Genders And Glastonbury 2013 Sees Landmark Performance From The Stones


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Albums of the week... Following 2011's massively successful collaborative album with Jay-Z 'Watch The Throne', Kanye West makes a return with a new solo effort entitled 'Yeezus'. He proves yet again that he is one serious hip-hop artist as he introduces a brand new edge to his sound that has not failed to engage his devoted fans with a number one spot on six charts including the US, the UK and Canada. As Joe Wilde summarises, 'This may be his best album to date and is probably his most discussed one too, but one thing it definitely is, is a Kanye West album and no-one can do anything quite like what he can do.' Read the Yeezus album review here

Another album that's gaining some serious attention is everyone's favourite Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros, whose seventh album 'Kveikur' has not left any disappointment in the wake of its highly anticipated release. Their sound remains familiarly ambient as on 2012 offering 'Valtari', though has definitely become noisier and a little darker. Our reviewer Jim Pusey had only good things to say, revealing, 'Despite all the darkness to be found here, Sigur Ros have managed to create one of their most compelling albums to date by embracing that darkness and quite literally shining a light on it.' Read the review of Kveikur here

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A Week In Movies: Cavill Replaces Cruise, Juno Temple Is Magic, Tom Hardy As Sir Elton?


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Some were shocked and others relieved when news broke this week that Tom Cruise has dropped out of starring in Guy Ritchie's new Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie. Like Mission: Impossible, it's based on a 1960s TV series about a secret espionage agency. Now Henry Cavill (soon to be seen as the Man of Steel) has emerged as the front-runner to replace Cruise as spy leader Napoleon Solo.

Meanwhile, Juno Temple arrived to talk about her role as a mentally disturbed young woman in the upcoming film Magic Magic. She stars opposite Michael Cera, and mentions a wrenching confrontation as her favourite scene in the film, which was screened as part of the Director's Fortnight at Cannes.

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Surprise, Surprise: Sir Paul McCartney Tops Rich List With £680 Million Fortune


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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has topped the Sunday Times list of the richest musicians with a £680 million fortune. The singer-songwriter has topped the list since 1989, when he was worth an estimated £80 million. In second place was composer and West End king Andrew Lloyd Webber, with £620 million, and the combined financial might of Irish rock band U2 finished third with £520 million. The full list will be published by the newspaper on Sunday 21, April.

Elsewhere on the list, former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham shares an estimated fortune of £200 million with superstar husband David, while Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger was tied on the same amount. Elton John featured prominently, while dancer Michael Flatley surprised many by finishing seventh with a £191 million fortune. Keith Richards, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, and Sting rounded out the Top 10 with amounts over £180 million. 

In the young music millions list, Adele unsurprisingly topped the list with an estimated £30 million fortune. It was widely reported that the Oscar-winner had made £10 million last year despite taking time off to recover from a throat operation and giving birth to her first child. Her award-winning album 21 has seen her value increase by 50%. Elsewhere, Cheryl Cole's estimated worth was increased to £14 million, while each of the five members of boy-band One Direction are said to be worth £5 million each - a figure likely to have increased exponentially by next year.

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Ed Sheeran: I Don't Think Justin Bieber Collaboration Would Work


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Fans of both Justin Bieber AND Ed Sheeran, forget it! It's never gonna happen. A collaboration between both of your favourite stars is officially off the cards, according to Sheeran himself. The Suffolk born singer-songwriter - who will duet with Elton John at the Grammys on Sunday - has previously worked with One Direction and Taylor Swift, though claims a collaborative effort with Bieber just wouldn't work.

"I don't think a collaboration would work with Justin. I think collaborations should be done with people that can actually click. Two male singers makes it very difficult for it to work," he told The Sun. Well, that's that then. Sheeran addressed rumors that he and Justin were working together by explaining he was actually in the studio with singer Tori Kelly, who has the same manager as Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun. He said: "I met Bieber's manager in New York and he said he's got this artist I want you to write with. Next time I was in LA, I was doing Jimmy Kimmel and he brought this girl to Kimmel and I met her straight afterwards. I then went to the studio and did a song."

Scooter has his fingers in plenty of pies and also represents South Korean sensation Psy. Can you imagine a collaboration between Sheeran and the Gangnam Style star? Think of the royalties Ed, think of the royalties. 

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Bestival Line-up An Eclectic Mix; Elton John And Snoop Dogg To Headline


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Bestival is slowly but surely ranking up alongside Glastonbury in the battle of the festivals. We're not sure why, but Great Britain seems to be the place to be for music festivals; despite the high chance of rain, millions flock to the fields every year.

It might have something to do with the stellar acts pulled in by the festival spirit year after year. Bestival - this year - is set to be headlined by rock legend Elton John, Hip Hop giant Snoop Dogg (sorry Snoop, we can't get on board with this Lion thing) while Mia, the Flaming Lips and the Roots add to an already stunning roster. John was a VIP guest at the first-ever Isle of Wight festival back in the 60s, "I went with a group of friends specifically to see Bob Dylan," John said. "He was fantastic. Sitting in that field I could never have imagined that just a year later Melody Maker would run the front page headline 'Dylan digs Elton!', after he came to one of my first shows in America."

But will a 65-year-old Elton don a fancy dress costume? Bestival is famous for them, so he'll probably have to. "As the person who played a concert at New York's Central Park in 1980 dressed in full Donald Duck costume including webbed feet, I think I know quite a bit about the power and fun of fancy dress! I can't wait to see the audience at Bestival: they must all look amazing from the stage." (via The Guardian).

Justin Timberlake's To Perform At The Grammys, First Time In Four Years


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Justin Timberlake is back with a new single 'Suit & Tie' and an album on the way named 20/20 Experience, as well as appearing at a pre-Superbowl show this weekend the Grammy organisers have also announced that JT will be performing at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10th, reports MTV.

The awards are always a show not to miss and with his first live television performance in years, and his first performance at the Grammys for 4 years, this one is bound not to disappoint either. Everyone is hoping that the ex-N*Sync man will perform some teaser tracks from the upcoming album. Also taking to the stage during the evening will be nominees Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Mumford & Sons and FUN. 

Timberlake isn't actually nominated for anything this time around but he's already won 6 in his career so far. Other nominees for the year include The Black Keys, Lumineers, Rihanna, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. There'll also be a very special duet performance from Elton John and Ed Sheeran. With that kind of list JT is just the icing on the cake. The Grammy Awards takes place on February 10th, and JT's new album is out on March 19th.

A Week In News Feat: Affleck Proves Oscars Wrong, Timberlake Is Back And Racy Anna Kendrick!


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In Your Face, Academy! Well, one of the strangest Oscar snubs in recent memory appears to have made the Academy look very silly indeed. Ben Affleck won Best Director at the Golden Globes on Sunday for Argo, which also won Best Drama. The actor-turned-filmmaker will not feature in the same category at the Oscars, though we guess won't be TOO bothered now.

The Brave One: It was pretty eventful Golden Globes by all accounts, with actress Jodie Foster finally coming out over her sexuality after years of ambiguity. The Silence of The Lambs star and two-times Oscar winner delivered a typically humorous and emotional speech, leaving much of the gathered audience in tears.

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Dr Dre Top List Of Highest Paid Musicians


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Dr Dre has become the highest earning musician of the year according to Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid musicians of 2012.

The rapper, who has been working on the follow-up to 1999's 2001 for an unprecedented time, has scooped up a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings over the year, and no prizes for guessing that his Beats by Dre headphones are at the root of his earning power. The majority of his massive earnings this year come down to the sale of 51% of his Beats company to mobile phone maker HTC, who bought a controlling stake in the business for $300 million earlier this year, around $100 million of which went to Dre.

Whilst Dre taking the top spot may have come as a surprise to some, the rest of the list is even more surprising with a number of musical icons proving that they still have massive earning power despite not maintaining the popularity they once had. Number two in the chart, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, is no exception to this, as he scooped in a massive $80 million this year alone, largely due to his ongoing work with The Wall Live Tour.

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In China, Elton John Dedicates Show To Dissident Ai Weiwei


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Sir Elton John stirred up controversy in Beijing on Sunday (November 25, 2012) by dedicating his show to the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. The 65 year-old singer said his performance was in honor of Weiwei's "spirit and talent," reports BBC News.

Weiwei - one of the world's leading sculptors - is an outspoken critic of the Chinese government stance on democracy and was detained for nearly three months last year. According to audience members at Elton's show, a "murmur of shock rippled through the crowd," after the tribute. The British star had met Weiwei at the Wukesong Arena ahead of the concert and the artist later uploading a photograph of himself with Elton before re-tweeting a message from a fan that read, "My favorite thing about Elton John dedicating his concert to @aiww, Party leaders sons and daughters in the audience to hear it!" The singer continues the Asian leg of his world tour this week with shows in South Korea and Kuala Lumpur. 

Elton isn't the first western entertainer to criticise the Chinese government during live shows. In 2008, Icelandic singer Bjork caused controversy among fans in China by shouting "Tibet, Tibet" at the end of a show in Shanghai. 

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Mumford & Sons Working On Elton John Sounding Third Album


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It's been less than two months since Mumford And Sons released their number one selling second album 'Babel', but the folk band have already begun to create a new set of songs for album number three. 

Banjo player Winston Marshall revealed to NME that they plan to write a lot more music following their remarkable success. 'We've started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio', he said. 'Got a few new tunes out of it. It was great, sounds really cool. They're bones [of songs] but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones.' In a recent interview with The Guardian, he also insisted that their latest sound shares similarities to The National and The Band 'without doing either of them justice' while bass player Ted Dwane likened it to 'the glory-days Elton John'. 

Marshall is also desperate to get the band together for the Glastonbury Festival next year having missed 2012's - the first year they've missed since their first appearance in 2008. 'We've done every Glastonbury that we could have and I've been every year since I can remember', he said. For now though, they have their Tour Of Two Halves to beat beginning in Torquay's Princess Theatre on November 21st 2012.

Fans Treated To A Shania Twain Horseback Arrival For New Gigs


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Most stars turn up in a limo, but Shania Twain's horseback arrival at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Nov. 14, 2012 has set the benchmark. No more limos, guys, the bar has been raised.

Twain was marketing her new show, which is titled 'Shania: Still the One' and opens Dec. 1, 2012 at the Colosseum. The 47-year-old singer didn't just ride a single horse down the strip, oh no, that wouldn't be ridiculous enough. Instead, she sat atop a horse among a herd of 40 other horses in a slow, organized stampede. Now, of course, a real stampede is neither slow nor organized, but promoters used the term to generate excitement for Shania Twain's horseback arrival. "We could either lose a few hundred dollars inside or come out and see what kind of spectacle she puts on," said Steve Huffman, a UPS manager from Charleston, W.Va., who watched with his wife, Debi, from an overhead pedestrian walkway, according to Yahoo News. 

Despite releasing her self titled album way back in 1993, Shania only has four studio albums to her name, with The Woman in Me, Come on Over and Up all being subsequently released. Regardless her relatively small output, she is considered to be one of the country-music scene's greats, and her two-year residency at the L.A hotel, where stars such as Elton John and Jerry Seinfield perform, is testament to her influence as a musician. 

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Elton John - Happy Birthday, Rocket Man


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Elton John goes digital, having Sold 200 Million Physical albums he is now set to conquer the digital world


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For the first time, Sir Elton John's career-spanning catalogue of more than 30 albums will be available for digital download worldwide from March 26. It coincides with the global release in physical and digital formats of a new, 18-track compilation of his work, Rocket Man - The Definitive Hits, from Universal Music Group's Mercury Records.

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