Bernie Taupin, Elton John's longtime songwriting partner and the lyricist for the vast majority of John's hits, was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence. Through his lawyer, Taupin has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Elton John and Paul Simon were among the stars who helped raise more than $80 million at a benefit held Monday night (May 13) in New York City. Bono and Sting also were on hand at the 25th anniversary Robin Hood Foundation gala at Jacob Javits Center.
If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.
Elton John's concert in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday (March 15) night was canceled due to unspecified medical reasons. The announcement was made hours before the show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena was to begin.
It probably goes without saying that not all 'Saturday Night Live' hosts are created equal. But say what you will about Justin Timberlake, whenever he shows up at the 'SNL' set for one of his frequent visits, he brings comic timing as well as musical talent to the table.
Sure, Van Halen's legendary concert riders used to demand that all of the brown M&Ms be removed. But it's not like they ever requested that the tasty sweets be given their own adjacent temperature-controlled hotel room. To get to that level of kooky eccentricity, you'll need to read Elton John's tour demands.
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