Elton John

  1. Morocco Gives Elton John A Rapturous Welcome

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elton John defied hostile Islamists to headline Morocco's biggest music festival and received a rapturous welcome from a crowd of thousands. Politicians from the opposition Islamist PJD party said the gay British star was not welcome in the c ...

  2. Morocco Resists Islamist Calls To Ban Elton John

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elton John will headline Morocco's biggest music festival this week despite calls by religious conservatives for the gay singer to be turned away, the event's organizer said. Allowing the British singer and songwriter to perform at the M ...

  3. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

  4. Elton John On Mend, Resuming Tour Dates

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John has been released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. The singer's spokesman Gary Farrow says John was at home Friday and was feeling fine. He left the hospital early Thursday. He ...

  5. Elton John Recovering From E-Coli

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sir Elton John is recovering in hospital from a serious case of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza that forced him to cancel a string of concerts, but he hopes to return to the stage soon, a spokesman said today (Nov. 2). John, 62, postponed ...

  6. Elton John Joins File-Sharing Debate

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John has added his voice to the debate among artists over the impact of file-sharing in the U.K. The veteran artist has echoed the views of pop artist Lily Allen, who accused musicians from the Featured Artists Coalition of ignoring the ...

  7. Alice In Chains Scores Elton John For Tribute Track

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alice in Chains thought it would take a miracle to get Elton John to play on the band's tribute record to their late lead singer, Layne Staley. But it only took a listen to the song to get the rock legend on board. "He's a really wa ...

  8. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  9. Jonas Brothers Earn Second No. 1 Album In Less Than a Year

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just about 10 months after they earned their last No. 1 album, Jonas Brothers return to the top of the Billboard 200 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times," the trio's second chart-topper. It follows the No. 1 bow of "A Little Bi ...

  10. 'Billy Elliot' Dances Away With 10 Tony Awards

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billy Elliot The Musical" swept the top U.S. theater honors on Sunday, winning 10 Tony Awards for a Broadway season that defied a recession with record ticket sales. "Billy Elliot" is based on Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry ...

  11. Elton John, Paul McCartney Hit By Economic Crisis

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British singers Paul McCartney, Elton John and Mick Jagger have lost large chunks of their personal fortunes during the economic crisis over the last year, according to a rich list published on Friday (April 24). Along with many of the world' ...

  12. Elton John To Close Las Vegas Show

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John is playing his final notes on the red piano in Las Vegas. Promoters say the pop singer will close his Las Vegas Strip show, "The Red Piano," on April 22. The show made its debut in February 2004 at the Colosseum theater at Cae ...

  13. Warner Vet Ikin Dies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Ikin, a former high-ranking Warner Music International executive who was one of the chief architects of the major's Australian business, has died at the age of 62 from a suspected heart attack. The Warner stalwart's passing has sen ...

  14. Billy Joel, Elton John Make Touring Team

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March of next year. John confirmed the duo would work again together yesterday (Nov. 11) on "The View," adding that they could be on the r ...

  15. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  16. Stars Line-Up For Costello TV Show

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be among the heavy hitters appearing on Elvis Costello's new variety show. The show, called "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...," has taped four one-hour ...

  17. CARE To Honor John Legend

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer John Legend will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela and Sir Elton John in receiving the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change this month. CARE, a Non-Profit organization, will honor Legend during their 62nd anniversary celebration, held i ...

  18. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  19. Elton Enters History Books In Sydney

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rocket Man, Elton John, has been officially recognized for blasting his way into the record books Down Under. Michael Jacobsen, chairman of Arena Management, presented the veteran singer with a plaque Monday night at the Sydney Entertainment C ...

  20. Costello To Host 'Spectacle'

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer Elvis Costello is teaming up with Elton John to create a television program that will provide a forum for discussions and performances by "the most interesting and influential artists and personalities of our time." The show, call ...

  21. UMe, Amazon Link For Valentine's Push

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com has joined with Universal Music Enterprises to offer free Valentine's Day e-cards featuring hit love songs from Elton John, Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye and others in its music store. The holiday cards come with 12 original recordings ...

  22. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  23. Aussie EMI Vet East Dies

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI veteran Ken East, a key figure in the Australian and U.K. record industries in the 1970s and 1980s, died Nov. 25 at his home in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. East, who had been battling cancer for some months, was 83. Elton John dedicated his show ...

  24. Sir Elton John: Tear Down The Internet

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John thinks digital is bad for music. The Rocket Man blasts the Internet as draining creative expression along all lines, including music, and frankly would like to see it go away. A few choice quotes: "Hopefully the next movement i ...

  25. Elton John To Open Sprint Center

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John and his band have been confirmed to launch the new 18,000-seat-plus Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 13. Tickets for the grand opening concert go on sale Aug. 6. Also booked at the $276 million Sprint Center, the centerpiece o ...

  26. British Princes Honor Diana With Concert

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th birthday Sunday at a concert they organized ...

  27. Elton Axes Red Piano Dates

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has pulled the plug on a host of upcoming European Red Piano dates. Shows have been cancelled in Venice, Italy on June 5 and 6; Berlin, Germany on June 22; Moscow, Russia on July 3; Paris, France on Sept. 9 and Seville, Spain on Sept. 1 ...

  28. Artists Added To Diana Concert Bill

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, P. Diddy, Tom Jones, Will Young and Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson have been added to the list of performers for the Concert For Diana, to be held July 1 at London's new Wembley Stadium. They join such previously-announced p ...

  29. Ivors Nominations Unveiled

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John collects multiple nominations for the coveted Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 24 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. John's teamwork with the Scissor Sisters' on the track "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'& ...

  30. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  31. Rocket Man's Catalog Blasts Into Digital Age

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John's career-spanning catalog of more than 30 albums will be available for digital download from March 26, representatives for the British pop legend said today. The global initiative brings John's career-spanning repertoire o ...

  32. The Garden To Celebrate Elton Milestone

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden in New York City will commemorate Sir Elton John's 60th performance at the famed venue Sunday as he celebrates his 60th birthday. To celebrate this record-setting achievement, a banner marking "Most Performances by ...

  33. Goo Goo Dolls Ready QVC Debut

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking a cue from Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond and Alabama, the Goo Goo Dolls make their QVC debut tonight (Feb. 6). The trio will promote and sell its "Let Love In" DVD and CD set on the eve of the tw ...

  34. Stars Come Out For Princess Diana Concert

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the line-up of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana. Others named to the bill ...

  35. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  36. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour ...

  37. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement" from d Merck Mercuriadis has split tie ...

  38. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement& ...

  39. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Mic ...

  40. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Michael Chugg Entertainment today (Oct. 4) announced a third Sydney show ...

  41. Source: Mercuriadis To Split With Sanctuary

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CEO to join Front Line Management. The departure of Merck Mercuriadis from Sanctuary Group is imminent and will be announced within the next couple of weeks, a well-placed source confirms. The source says Mercuriadis, formerly CEO of Sanctuary, wi ...

  42. Billboard To Honor Sir Elton John, Music Rising

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. Sir Elton John and Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund, will receive the Legend of Live and Humanitarian Awards, respectively, at the Third Annual Billboard Touring Conferen ...

  43. James Blunt Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved t U.K. singer/songwriter James Bl ...

  44. UMPG Signs Elton John

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive agreement with Elton John and his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin, that will put the entire Elton John catalog under one publishi Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an ...

  45. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. News Elton John ...

  46. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. Universal Music Group and Starbuck's Hear Music have partnered for the release and distribution of "Elton John's Christmas Party" (Billboard Sept. 10). Beginning ...

  47. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. News Elton John ...

  48. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  49. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 yesterday (Nov. 7) in Stockholm by Ake Ho ...

  50. Major Labels Join For Hurricane Relief

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Double-disc benefit CD set for November. Coldplay, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Barbra Streisand are among the acts appearing on a double-disc benefit CD being released through the EMI, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner and Concord labels. The project, ...

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