To paraphrase the Ringo Starr classic, it don’t always come easy, and that was the case with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Elton took his team — lyricist Bernie Taupin, guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, drummer Nigel Olsson and producer Gus Dudgeon — to Jamaica to record the follow-up to two consecutive #1 albums: 1972’s “Honky Chateau” and 1973’s “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player.”
Elton John has been harshly critical of some of his more recent albums. Give the man some credit, though: unlike many of his peers, he’s put out at least one classic album since 2000 (“Songs From The West Coast”). In his spare time, he single-handedly resurrected the career of his idol (Leon Russell), and also contributed to four other Top 5 albums. This week, the bitch is back with a new album, “The Diving Board.” Let’s have a look at what he’s done for us lately.
A statement posted to the singer’s official site explained that John had called doctors in the midst of his tour through Europe, with the medical team discovering an inflamed appendix and a surrounding abscess.
Fans of Elton John who’ve been hoping for him to return to his early-’70s stripped-down format are about to get their wish. Earlier today (June 24), the legendary singer/pianist announced an official release date and track listing […]
Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor? OK, so not quite stealing but big name musicians like Elton John, Sting, and Bono helped raise upwards of $80 million for the 25th anniversary of […]
Talk of an Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has been in the air for over a year, with Sir Elton famously stating that he would like to see Justin Timberlake as himself in the film. While the […]
Forget everything Elton John said about his long-delayed album the last time his team spoke up. Apparently he’ll change the album’s name from Voyeur back to its original title, The Diving Board, and it won’t […]
Elton John and Ed Sheeran went back to basics for their performance at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The British-duo performed in the round an acoustic version of Sheeran’s Grammy nominated song “The A Team” with […]
The list of musicians on the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album is getting longer. During last night’s Chelsea Lately program, where Dave Grohl is filling in as guest host this week, Elton John […]