Elton John advised Fall Out Boy to "p**s people off" on Save Rock And Roll. The legendary singer appears on the "Dance, Dance" band's new album, and they knew they were doing the right thing with their songs when he said they would cause upset.
"Elton John sings on the song 'Save Rock and Roll' and going in there with him [to record] I was a little bit concerned what he was going to say about it. But he loved every part of it and that was reassuring like, 'Okay we're doing the right thing.' He was like, 'You're going to p**s off a lot of people and you should totally p**s those people off,'" singer Patrick Stump explained.
Elton John pulled out of his Alabama concert for "medical reasons." The 65-year-old singer was due to play a gig at the Birmingham Jefferson Complex Arena in Alabama on Friday, but has been forced to cancel on medical advice, according to E! News.
A statement posted on Ticketmaster.com, just hours before the concert was due to begin, said, "This event has been cancelled. Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be cancelled & refunded."
It was recently revealed Elton requested an extra hotel room just for his glasses during a recent visit to Brazil. The "Candle In The Wind" singer requested the additional quarters to house his spectacles at the Ouro Minas five-star hotel in Belo Horizonte ahead of a gig earlier this month, and he asked promoters of the show to ensure the temperature of the extra room was maintained at 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit. He also made a number of beverage requests including four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine, as well as eight small bottles of French Evian water, and five large bottles or 12 small bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water.
Tom Hanks helped Andy Samberg and Bill Hader debut the next chapter in Saturday Night Live’s Laser Cats saga: Laser Cats The Musical. The week's host Elton John co-stars in the digital short as the evil villain. If you liked the original Laser Cats, you’ve got to see the musical sequel.
Keep an eye on the various Spider-Man falls in the background, a clear dig at the ongoing problems with the big-budget Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
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He also won a laugh from the hosts and the audience when he said that Gaga could be his bastard daughter. Watch the moment in the video clip above.
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Audiences will get a chance to hear Lady Gaga and Elton John collaborate once again nearly a year after their joint Grammys performance.
In the upcoming animated film Gnomeo and Juliet (pictured above), the two musicians can be heard on the tune “Hello, Hello.” As you could possibly guess from the name, the song will be played when the movie’s title characters (voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) first meet.
The Disney film – produced by John and partner David Furnish – will open on February 11.
"It's important they (pop stars) write their own songs, so they're not at the mercy of anyone. Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn't very inspiring."
-Singer Elton John discussing the current state of music.
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UPDATE: Lady Gaga said in a tweet that the song was “written in NY on the piano” she grew up on.
It wouldn’t be an authentic Lady Gaga performance if the singer didn’t do something to keep the audience on their toes.
During the recent 12th Annual White Tie & Tiara Ball, Gaga chose to introduce a song no one had ever heard before. The record, titled “You and I,” was perfectly suited for an event benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Couldn’t you just imagine those two artists playing it together at their own pianos?)
Although Gaga said she didn’t think the “rock ‘n’ roll tune” would ever be released as a single, I actually think it could do quite well. What do you think?
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The singer has been sobbing uncontrollably since she heard the 50-year-old Jackson had passed away yesterday after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. She said: “I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.”
Singer Sir Elton John was halfway though his annual White Tie and Tiara Ball when he heard about Michael’s death. He broke the news to his guests - including Liz Hurley, Hugh Grant, Lily Allen and Kelly Osbourne - before dedicating his song Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me to Michael. Nearly half of his guests left after they found out about the death.
Britney Spears was one of the first to express her grief about the pop icon’s passing. In a statement issued last night, she said: “I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”
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