To paraphrase the Ringo Starr classic, it don’t always come easy, and that was the case with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Elton took his team — lyricist Bernie Taupin, guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, drummer Nigel Olsson and producer Gus Dudgeon — to Jamaica to record the follow-up to two consecutive #1 albums: 1972’s “Honky Chateau” and 1973’s “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player.”
Elton John has been harshly critical of some of his more recent albums. Give the man some credit, though: unlike many of his peers, he’s put out at least one classic album since 2000 (“Songs From The West Coast”). In his spare time, he single-handedly resurrected the career of his idol (Leon Russell), and also contributed to four other Top 5 albums. This week, the bitch is back with a new album, “The Diving Board.” Let’s have a look at what he’s done for us lately.
Elton John is putting up a pair of platform boots for auction to benefit the Amnesty International Organization. They are black leather knee-high boots and Elton has autographed them too! How KOOL would it be to […]
Elton John had his appendix removed last Thursday. He had to cancel his summer tour due to appendicitis. After the doctors told him what was going on, Elton said he was a “ticking time bomb. I […]
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit claiming that Elton John plagiarized the hit from “Natasha,” a song submitted to John’s publisher years before “Nikita” hit the charts.
It’s Tuesday and time for another edition of “TOP 10 Tuesday”! Today we featured the TOP 10 Elton John songs. He has a lot of songs, so breaking it down to the Top 10 was […]
A statement posted to the singer’s official site explained that John had called doctors in the midst of his tour through Europe, with the medical team discovering an inflamed appendix and a surrounding abscess.
This is pretty KOOL. A U.K. magazine called “Metro” did a survey of their readers to choose a fantasy supergroup. This would be the ultimate band. They got over 2,000 responses and here is the […]
Fans of Elton John who’ve been hoping for him to return to his early-’70s stripped-down format are about to get their wish. Earlier today (June 24), the legendary singer/pianist announced an official release date and track listing […]