The familiar-sounding piano that opens 'Home Again,' Elton John's first new solo music since 2006's 'The Captain & the Kid' album, instantly recalls the singer's hit material from the '70s, when he was the biggest pop star on the planet. But it's warmer and more worn-in. It's Elton John, all right. But it's Elton John 40 years later, returning to a comfort zone with history behind him.
The last time Elton John released an album, it was a collaborative work with pianist, singer-songwriter and musical hero Leon Russell. It got great reviews and was hailed as a creative comeback for John, whose records have been hit-and-miss since his peak commercial days.
For a lot of Elton John fans, his garish stage costumes are part of his charm -- but one Russian organization is hoping to pressure him into toning down his wardrobe during his upcoming visit to their country.
Although lyricist Bernie Taupin has collaborated with other musicians, it shouldn't be a shock that the Top 10 Bernie Taupin Lyrics all come from Elton John songs. The John/Taupin partnership has been going strong for more
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.
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