Director Matthew Vaughn has lined up Sir Michael Caine and Colin Firth for his upcoming adaptation of the comic book series 'The Secret Service.' Now he's looking to bring a third British icon, albeit one with considerably less film experience, into the movie: Sir Elton John.
Elton John has postponed all summer tour dates after an illness that came on during his recent European tour turned out to be much more serious. The singer is undergoing treatment and surgery for appendicitis, but says he'll be back on the road in September.
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 rig…
It's taken a few detours along the way -- including a surprise release delay that prompted the addition of some new songs -- but Elton John's new album, 'The Diving Board,' is finally coming out on Sept. 24.
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.
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.
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.
Elton John is hoping other artists will follow his lead and set up in-store appearances and performances at HMV, a European record store chain that is facing closure. The singer will be playing a series of in-store shows at retail locations to remind people of the value of the physical record.