1. Elton John & Taron Egerton Bring a Spark to 'Rocketman: Live in Concert' at the Greek Theatre

    October 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Rocketman: Live in Concert," which played the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, was the latest in a boomlet of "live-to-film experiences" (which is how this show was originally branded). The Paramount film was screened in ...

  2. Elton John Remembers John Lennon and Other Highlights From His iHeartRadio Interview

    October 17, 2019 4:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Elton John continues on his publicity tour for his riveting autobiography Me , out now, he stopped by iHeartRadio’s intimate theater in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday night (Oct. 16) for an interview with on-air personality Jim Kerr to share stories ...

  3. Elton John Jokes About Letting Stevie Wonder Drive a Snowmobile: 'That's Another Rival Gone'

    October 16, 2019 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "That's him out of the way. We just needed to get Phil Collins and Rod Stewart up there," John joked about letting the blind musician drive the vehicle alone on Tuesday's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' Elton John joked ...

  4. Elton John on 'The Lion King' Remake: 'They Messed The Music Up' | Billboard News

    October 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Disney’s live-action remake of “The Lion King” hit theaters earlier this year, it got pretty mixed reviews. As it turns out, Sir Elton John, the original film’s composer, was not a fan. 2019 , Billboard , Elton John , Lion King , Music News , P ...

  5. Elton John on 'The Lion King' Remake: 'They Messed The Music Up' | Billboard News

    Elton John on 'The Lion King' Remake: 'They Messed The Music Up' | Billboard News

    October 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Disney’s live-action remake of “The Lion King” hit theaters earlier this year, it got pretty mixed reviews. As it turns out, Sir Elton John, the original film’s composer, was not a fan. 2019 , Billboard , billboard news , Elton John , Lion King ...

  6. Elton John Saw 'The Lion King' Remake, Didn't Love It: 'They Messed The Music Up'

    October 16, 2019 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Jon Favreau's remake of the Disney classic  The Lion King  was released earlier this year, audiences everywhere gave it mixed reviews. Some loved getting to see their favorite childhood cartoon brought to almost-real-life on the big screen ...

  7. Elton John, Mark Ruffalo, Gwen Stefani & More Weigh in On the Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush Situation

    October 15, 2019 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 If one picture is worth 1,000 words, then Ellen DeGeneres' recent snap with pal and former Republican president George W. Bush is well past its word limit. The beloved daytime talker got tongues wagging recently when she and wife Portia de Ross ...

  8. Elton John Remembers Michael Jackson in His Later Years as 'Genuinely Mentally Ill'

    October 14, 2019 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John 's memoir  Me  is on its way, and in a new excerpt published by  The Independent , the legend remembers some tragic moments in the later years of Michael Jackson . “I’d known Michael since he was 13 or 14,” he wrote. “Elizabeth Taylo ...

  9. Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres Following Backlash Over George W. Bush Friendship

    October 14, 2019 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres fell into a world of Twitter backlash after she was spotted with her wife Portia de Rossi sitting alongside former Republican President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game last weekend. Their differing views caused fans to slam D ...

  10. Elton John Adds Seven Shows in New York, New Jersey

    September 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John , who was the top-grossing artist on the Billboard Boxscore 2019 mid-year report, has added seven new concert dates to his sold out Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in New York and New Jersey. This comes after completing 11 sold out shows ...

  11. Elton John Tour Swells to 40 Dates in Australia & New Zealand

    September 18, 2019 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The British singer’s expanded trek Down Under is closing in on P!nk’s touring records. SINGAPORE — The space cruiser that is Elton John ’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Australia and New Zealand has gotten a healthy dose of new fuel that is sen ...

  12. The 50 Greatest Grammy Losers for Best New Artist

    September 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The roster of Grammy winners for best new artist includes such all-time greats as Bobby Darin , The Beatles , Natalie Cole and Mariah Carey . The roster of Grammy losers for best new artist may be even more star-studded. There's a reason for th ...

  13. Elton John & Taron Egerton to Perform Together at 'Rocketman' Concert at L.A.'s Greek Theatre

    September 04, 2019 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The duo performed in Cannes following the film's world premiere. Of bringing their act to Los Angeles, John said: “I can think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life and perform live with the Hollywood Symph ...

  14. Madonna, Mariah, Elton & the Hot 100's Top 25, 25 Years Ago – With Special Guest Lisa Loeb: Chart Beat Podcast

    August 15, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Loeb chats about her classic breakthrough No. 1 "Stay (I Missed You)" & more. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why wha ...

  15. Inside Elton John's Midsummer Night's Dream Party

    July 25, 2019 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The star sang with Chris Martin at his first South of France fete. Elton John 's inaugural South of France fete was the hottest ticket of the summer circuit. It wasn't just the 105 degree-plus heatwave, but the promise of seeing the legend ...

  16. Farewell Tours Rule, Charts Capture Bigger Snapshot Of The Business On This Year's Midyear Boxscore Chart

    July 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Billboard’s Boxscore charts capture a bigger snapshot of the market, evaluating overall growth versus more exact reporting becomes tricky -- even if it’s better in the long run -- while veteran artists on their last outings rake in the cash. For ...

  17. BTS, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Spice Girls & More of 2019's Biggest Touring Stars: Chart Beat Podcast

    July 18, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, "Old Town Road" continues rolling toward Hot 100 history. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the ch ...

  18. Elton John Pens Note to Vladimir Putin, Says He's 'Deeply Upset' Following LGBTQ Comments

    June 28, 2019 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John took to Instagram on Friday (June 28) to reflect on some comments Vladimir Putin made in an interview with the  Financial Times .      In the discussion, the Russian president stated that liberalism has become "obsolete." “Tradi ...

  19. Elton John Performs 'I'm Still Standing' in Cannes & Unveils Digitally Restored Version of 1983 Music Video: Watch

    June 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop-culture icon Elton John has just revealed footage of his 2019 Cannes Film Festival performance, along with the digitally remastered video for his 1983 hit "I'm Still Standing." The performance video was filmed at the Rocketman  pr ...

  20. Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Soundtrack Featuring New Song From Elton John and Tim Rice

    June 25, 2019 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Disney's  The Lion King  original motion picture soundtrack is set to be released on July 11 via Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack will include a brand-new song from Elton John and Tim Rice, titled "Never Too Late," in addition to a ...

  21. Elton John Gets Top French Award, Joins Call to Fund AIDS Research & Treatment

    June 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John, a newly awarded Legion of honor pinned to his suit, joined a call Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment. The world-acclaimed singer spoke alongside Macron before thousands of people packed into th ...

  22. Meet the Designer Who Adds Sparkle to Taylor Swift's and Elton John's New Music Videos

    June 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 A one-of-a-kind cape by Nashville-based fashion designer Andrew Clancey appears in Swift's 'You Need to Calm Down' video, while other sequined pieces show up in John's new "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" video. When it ...

  23. Elton John & Taron Egerton Release Colorful '(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again' Video: Watch

    June 13, 2019 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 When he was beginning to approach the monumental role of Elton John for Rocketman , Taron Egerton couldn't have known that he and the star would eventually become fast friends. Now, following the film's release, Egerton can call John a fri ...

  24. Elton John Achieves 20th Top 10 Album On Billboard 200 Chart With 'Diamonds'

    June 11, 2019 10:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The best-of set surges 23-7 amid buzz for 'Rocketman.' Elton John collects his 20th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 , as his greatest hits package Diamonds vaults from No. 23 to No. 7 (on the chart dated June 15). Basking in the glow of ...

  25. Samoa Bans Elton John 'Rocketman' Biopic Over Depictions of Homosexuality

    June 11, 2019 7:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic Rocketman  because of its depictions of homosexuality. About 97% of people in Samoa identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional. Under Samoa ...

  26. Madonna's Son David Banda Covers Elton John's 'Your Song': Watch

    June 02, 2019 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna settled in for a "living room session" with her son David Banda, who -- perhaps inspired by this weekend's Rocketman opening -- delivered his own rendition of the Elton John classic "Your Song." Signing off as Madame ...

  27. Box Office: 'Godzilla' Bows to Lackluster $49M, 'Rocketman' Blasts Off With $25M

    June 02, 2019 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Godzilla was the king of the box office this weekend, but not by much. Godzilla: King of Monsters  roared its way to a lackluster $49 million during its debut at the North American box office at 4,108 screens, coming in below the majority of statesi ...

  28. Elton John & 'Rocketman' Filmmakers Slam Russia's Decision to Cut Sex Scenes

    May 31, 2019 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor 'Rocketman' for the Russian market." The Russian distributors of Elton John biopic Rocketman have cut scenes depicting gay sex and drug ta ...

  29. Bennie and the Specs: How Elton John Crafted An Iconic Look Through Eyewear

    May 28, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In order to become Elton John , the Royal Academy of Music prodigy born Reginald Dwight not only had to pick a name better suited for show business, but a look to match. His metamorphosis is well documented in the Dexter Fletcher-directed biopic Roc ...

  30. Elton John Writes Article About The Making Of 'Rocketman'

    May 26, 2019 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John has penned an article for The   Guardian  detailing the making of his new biopic, Rocketman . In it, the singer reveals that he fought hard for the film's R-rating. "Some studios wanted to tone down the sex and drugs so the film ...

  31. 25 Portrayals Of Real-Life Music Personalities That Earned Oscar Noms

    May 23, 2019 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actors have been nominated for playing all-time legends (Johnny Cash, Ray Charles) as well as lesser-known figures (Don Shirley, David Helfgott). Taron Egerton is getting rave reviews for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman , which is set for r ...

  32. How Taron Egerton Transformed Into Elton John for 'Rocketman'

    May 23, 2019 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Playing Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s film Rocketman , Taron Egerton scales the falsetto heights of “Crocodile Rock,” nails each pose at the piano and pulls off some of pop history’s flashiest ensembles. But for the 29-year-old British actor, prep ...

  33. Why the Music Industry Is Betting on Biopics and Documentaries For Its Next Revenue Burst

    May 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few weeks before the November 2018 release of Bohemian Rhapsody , Brian Monaco, president/global chief marketing officer at Sony Music/ATV Music Publishing, sat down for an early screening of the Queen biopic. Having administered the band’s song c ...

  34. Elton John Says Criticism Over Taron Egerton Portraying a Gay Man in 'Rocketman' Is 'Bulls---'

    May 17, 2019 9:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John is slamming the  Rocketman  haters.    After some criticism arose over Taron Egerton playing a gay man even though he's straight, the legendary singer had one, crystal clear response. “That’s all bulls—, I’m sorry,” he told  The Sun ...

  35. Taron Egerton & Elton John Perform 'Rocketman' Together After Cannes Premiere

    May 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The much-anticipated Elton John biopic,  Rocketman , premiered at Cannes film festival on Thursday night (May 16), and the after-party on Carlton Beach had some special musical performances.    According to Variety,   the legend sat down at the pian ...

  36. Elton John, Taron Egerton Duet On New Song '(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again' From 'Rocketman' Biopic: Listen

    May 16, 2019 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The song released Thursday (May 16) features vocals from John and star Taron Egerton. Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin tap into a joyous disco girl group vibe on "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," a fresh track the duo cooked ...

  37. 'American Idol' Top Five Will Compete For Their Finale Spot With Elton John Songs

    May 10, 2019 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 As this season of American Idol races toward its finale, America will have a decision to make in the next episode: which of the remaining contestants do you want to see in the finale? Now, we know what the contestants will have to do to earn their s ...

  38. New 'Rocketman' Featurette Shows the Creation of Elton John's Wardrobe for the Biopic

    May 06, 2019 4:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 When fans think of pop icon Elton John , one of the first things that comes to mind is the star’s eccentric fashion sense. Over the course of his five-decade career, the superstar has sported some truly extravagant costumes. So how will Rocketman , ...

  39. Taron Egerton Delivers Spot-On Cover Of Elton John's 'Rocket Man' Ahead Of Biopic Release: Listen

    May 01, 2019 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it was announced that actor Taron Egerton would be playing Sir Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman , audiences everywhere had one question in their mind: can he sing the part? If the actor’s new cover is any indication, the answer is a ...

  40. Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher & More Examine Elton John's Legacy in New 'Rocketman' Featurette

    April 18, 2019 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adapting the life and times of pop icon Elton John into a feature-length film is tricky -- with a career spanning five decades, there’s almost too much to look into. But the creators of the upcoming film Rocketman are confident that they have done t ...

  41. Elton John Biopic 'Rocketman' to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

    April 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Elton John biopic Rocketman  will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Rocketman  will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed t ...

  42. Elton John Joins Boycott of Hotels Owned by Sultan of Brunei Over Anti-Gay Law

    March 30, 2019 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John is standing by George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the country passed a law that would allow stoning LGBTQ people to death. "I commend my friend, #GeorgeClooney, for taking a stand against ...

  43. Elton John Biopic 'Rocketman' Expected To Get R-Rating For Sex, Drug Scenes

    March 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rocketman , Paramount’s Elton John musical, is expected to be rated R and will include an intimate love scene between Taron Egerton, who plays the English singer, and Richard Madden, who plays John's former manager and lover, John Reid, two sou ...

  44. Elton John Praises A Tribe Called Quest, Says They're a 'Seminal Hip-Hop Band'

    March 21, 2019 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The unlikely combination of Elton John and Q-Tip reconnected on Wednesday (March 20) for an interview on the historic English singer's Beats 1 Rocket Hour radio show. During the episode, the Rocket Man recalled linking up with A Tribe Called Qu ...

  45. Billboard Launches Monthly Boxscore Series, Elton John Tops Inaugural Chart

    March 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 For nearly three decades, Billboard Boxscore has been the center of reporting on the live music industry, celebrating the top artists, venues, and promoters that power the touring business. In addition to our continued weekly reporting, covering the ...

  46. Taron Egerton Shares 'Rocketman' Footage With Help From Elton John

    March 19, 2019 10:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first 20 minutes of the film was screened at The Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, where John made his American debut nearly 50 years ago. Taron Egerton took to the stage at the Troubadour nightclub on Monday night (March 18) to share the ...

  47. Taron Egerton Previews 'Carpool Karaoke,' Guesses Elton John Songs On 'Corden': Watch

    March 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of the musical film based on Elton John ’s life story, Rocketman ’s lead actor Taron Egerton appeared on Monday night’s (March 18) The Late Late Show to preview his “Carpool Karaoke” segment and play a guessing game.    The Welsh act ...

  48. Watch Hugh Jackman Rock Out at Elton John Concert in New York

    March 09, 2019 2:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Hugh Jackman didn't hold anything back while attending an Elton John concert Friday night (March 8) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The musically inclined Australian actor posted a clip of himself rocking out and singing along to John& ...

  49. Why Stage Designers for Beyoncé, Elton John and The Rolling Stones Are Embracing Minimalism

    February 28, 2019 10:56 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2018, some of the most notable tours were also the most elaborate. Travis Scott ’s Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour featured a roller coaster; Drake ’s Aubrey & the Three Migos boasted a flying yellow Ferrari (actually a large remote-contr ...

  50. Elton John & Taron Egerton Perform Stellar Duet Of 'Tiny Dancer' at Oscars Viewing Party: Watch

    February 25, 2019 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 John also performed 'Daniel' with The Killers’ Brandon Flowers. Rock n’ roll legend Elton John and Welsh actor Taron Egerton performed a duet of “Tiny Dancer” during the singer's famous AIDS Foundation Academy Award viewing party on S ...

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