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Elton John to Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John
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Elton John will be the latest rock legend to take the Deluxe Edition plunge that's all the rage these days. His landmark 1973 double LP 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is going to be reissued in a variety of formats with some bonus material.

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41 Years Ago: Elton John Releases ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

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Oh, to be Elton John in the early seventies!

Sex, money, cocaine, fame, cocaine, success, sex, adulation, sex, touring, cocaine, hobnobbing, sexy cocaine, cocaine-addled sex...quite the lifestyle.

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Elton John Calls Russian Anti-Gay Policy ‘Dangerous’

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Elton John is once again taking on Russia and what he calls its "inhumane" anti-gay laws. After sternly criticizing state officials during a December concert in Moscow, the singer-songwriter has now written a more detailed condemnation, which he's posted on his website.

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Slayer Reveal Highly Unexpected Elton John and Paul Simon Fandom

Slayer
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Very few music lovers are narrow-minded enough to focus strictly on one genre, but we often find it hard to imagine that our favorite artists are open-minded too, so it can be surprising to learn how eclectic their tastes are. Take, for example, the members of Slayer.

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Elton John Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Policy During Moscow Concert

Elton John
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Elton John didn't shy away from criticizing Russia's newly enacted anti-gay law, becoming the first major Western pop star to speak out on the measure during a Friday performance in Moscow.

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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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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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