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Elton John Pokes Fun at Record-Label ‘A–holes’

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We can always count on Elton John to speak his mind, even if it means insulting his record company and making fun of his old friend Rod Stewart's fondness for resting on his laurels.

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Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi Make List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Jon Bon Jovi
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We might not hear much rock in the Top 40 these days, but the genre can still pay pretty well if you're lucky enough to have the right audience. Just ask Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi, all of whom cracked Forbes' most recent list of the highest-paid musicians on the planet.

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Elton John Sympathizes With Reality TV Singing Stars

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It's easy to complain about singing competition shows like 'American Idol,' 'X Factor' and 'The Voice.' They value karaoke-style singing over performing one's own material, they favor pop flash over personal grit and they've spawned dozens of similar-sounding artists. But when Elton John looks out over the would-be pop stars on TV, he just feels pity.

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Elton John and Jack White Collaborate on New Recording

Elton John and Jack White
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Jack White has the blues again, and this time, Elton John fans will reap the rewards.

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38 Years Ago – Elton John Sells Out Two Dodger Stadium Shows

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On Oct. 25 and 26, 1975, Elton John performed two sold-out shows at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if one of those was the first rock concert you ever went to. Now, meet our new friend Doug Fox, who was indeed just that lucky, and is here to tell us all about it:

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Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in Biopic

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Tim P. Whitby / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

As the casting drags on for the Freddie Mercury biopic, a feature film about another '70s gay British superstar just landed its lead. Tom Hardy, who played Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises,' will portray Elton John in the movie 'Rocketman.'

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Elton John Breaks Billion-Dollar Barrier

Elton John and Dr. Evil
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Can you feel the love tonight? Elton John is feeling close to a billion dollars' worth.

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Elton John and David Bowie Were Originally Rejected by the BBC

Elton John David Bowie
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Elton John -- "dull?" David Bowie -- an "amateur?" These were the opinions of the BBC before the singers became famous, according to newly discovered notes that will be used in an upcoming documentary.

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40 Years Ago: Elton John Releases ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

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D. Morrison, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It almost seems too easy to call 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Elton John's masterpiece, but it's hard to argue against it. Released on Oct. 5, 1973, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' was the second studio album he put out in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.

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Elton John Called ‘The Devil’s Work’ by Russian Religious Leader

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Elton John's upcoming tour stops in Russia are still a few months away, but the controversy surrounding his arrival already appears to be reaching a fever pitch. Already under fire from a Russian parents' group that's calling for the concerts to be canceled because of his sexual orientation, John is now being called "the devil's work" by a leader of one of the country's Islamist sects.

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