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Elton John Readies 2 new Albums

Elton John Readies 2 new Albums

Published: 6/23/2010 10:29:00 AM

studio and live albums both out this year

Elton John is set to release two new albums with the first being a double live CD called 'At The Verona Arena' which will be released on August 2nd 2010.

At The Verona Arena is a recording of a performance in Italy last summer and the tracks include:

'Funeral / Love Lies', 'Saturday Night', 'Burn Down the Mission', 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', 'Blues', 'Daniel', 'Honky Cat', 'I Want Love', 'Rocket Man', 'Sad Songs', 'Pilot', 'Sorry', 'Tiny Dancer', 'Sacrifice', 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me', 'All The Young Girls Love Alice', 'Candle In The Wind', 'Skyline Pigeon', 'Are You Ready For Love', 'Bennie', 'Bitch Is Back', 'Crocodile Rock', 'Im Still Standing', 'Your Song'.

Elton has also confirmed that a brand new studio album is expected in October 2010. Sixteen tracks are currently being mixed for the follow up to 2006's The Captain and the Kid and it will feature legendary guest performances from Neil Young and Brian Wilson.

Damien Hirst artwork for sale at Sir Elton John's ball

A car transformed into an artwork by Damien Hirst is set to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds when it is auctioned off at Sir Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball.

Sir Elton John and and his partner David Furnish (right) with an Audi A1 which has been spin painted by artist Damien Hirst Photo: AUDI/PA
Hirst is known for his spin paintings - and the buyer of his latest creation will be able to take the valuable work out for a spin.
The candyfloss pink paint-splattered Audi A1 car has been spin painted by Hirst in his Gloucestershire studio and is described as ''fully driveable and road legal''.

Sir Elton said: ''This is one of the most exciting auction items we have ever had for White Tie.''
The annual glitzy bash is held at Sir Elton's home with partner David Furnish and raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF).
This year's event will be held on Thursday.
As part of the same lot, the car will be auctioned with a 6ft diameter canvas spin painting, which Hirst completed at the same time.
The A1 will not be seen on UK roads until November, and the special artwork was created ahead of the car's mainland European launch dates.
Audi UK director Jeremy Hicks said: ''We are enormously proud to support Sir Elton John's remarkable fundraising ball for the eighth year in succession with the donation of a priceless and unrepeatable work of art for auction.''

Vintage Rolls-Royce stars with Elton John's Bentley at Bonhams

Auctioned for £58,700, the singer's 1996 Bentley Continental T Coupé sold in Leicestershire, UK
A 1996 Bentley Continental T Coupé, which was first owned by music legend Sir Elton John, was one of the highlights at Bonhams' Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars & Automobilia sale in Leicestershire on Saturday, June 19.
Sold for £58,700, the car has only 25,000 miles on the odometer. Overall, the sale made £822,957 in total with an 82% sale rate.

The 1996 Bentley Continental T Coupé, with rock 'n' roll provenance

"This is a pleasing result showing a continuing demand for Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars," said Jamie Knight, Group Head of the Motoring Department at Bonhams.
Top prices were also paid for a 1924 Rolls-Royce 45/50 hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé - formerly the property of famous motoring author and collector David Scott-Moncrieff - which brought £82,900.

The 1924 Rolls-Royce 45/50 hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé 

Other big sales included a 1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca de Ville, previously owned by Emily Macy Brewster of the Brewster coachbuilding family, sold for £77,400, and a 1949 Bentley Drophead Coupé, which made £52,100.
In other Elton John auction news, a stunning and stylish Art Deco statuette formerly owned by the star, The Cigarette Girl, also auctioned at Bonhams earlier this month for £25,200.

Audi A1 al White Tie and Tiara Ball 2010

Audi A1 al White Tie and Tiara Ball 2010

Dipinta da Damien Hirst sarà battuta all'asta benefica di Elton John

La prima Audi A1 che attraverserà la Manica sarà quella speciale dipinta dall'artista contemporaneo Damien Hirst che verrà battuta all'asta questo giovedì, quando Sir Elton John e David Furnish apriranno le porte della loro vecchia casa Windsor per accogliere, come ogni anno, ospiti e VIP in occasione del White Tie and Tiara Ball 2010. L'evento, ideato per raccogliere fondi per la Elton John AIDS Foundation, è ormai uno degli eventi mondani più importanti dell'alta società ed Audi ne è sponsor da otto anni consecutivi.

"Questa Audi A1 è uno degli oggetti più interessanti che abbiamo mai avuto l'opportunità di presentare al White Tie and Tiara Ball - ha detto il cantante inglese -. Sono sicuro che raccoglieremo una bella somma!". La sua base d'asta non è stata comunicata, ma è noto che la Audi A1 di serie arriverà negli show room d'Oltre Manica a Novembre con un listino intorno ai 16.000/17.000 euro. E poi alcuni anni fa una Rolls era stata venduta ad oltre un milione di euro... chissà cosa sarà in grado di fare la più piccola di Ingolstadt.

Elton John performs at Belgrade Arena

Belgrade’s summer groove
Already this month, Clapton, Dylan, John and Idol have rocked the Serbian capital.
By Bojana Milovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade — 22/06/10

Elton John performs at Belgrade Arena. [Getty Images]
Belgraders have had the chance to party with the stars this month, with four musical greats performing in the Serbian capital. Audiences were treated to the sounds of Billy Idol, Elton John, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.
Idol played at Usce Park on Monday night (June 21st) as part of his European summer tour, which also took him to Skopje. Idol is no stranger to Serbia — four years ago, he was at the Exit festival in Novi Sad.
On June 9th, Clapton took the stage with Steve Winwood, attracting 16,000 people to the Belgrade Arena. The seasoned performer told the crowd that he well remembered his concert in the Serbian capital three decades ago.
The two-hour concert offered one hit after another, including “Had to Cry Today”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Layla”. Clapton wove long solos through his performance, including nearly ten minutes of guitar virtuosity during the song “Voodoo Chile”. The audience rewarded it with a loud ovation.

Elton John with Ray Cooper | Konzert in Hamburg | Tickets ab Freitag

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Elton John with Ray Cooper
07. Dezember 2010, Hamburg, o2 World

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Elton John pairs with his 'idol,' Leon Russell, for new album

Leon Russell at a recent Grammy Awards appearance. Courtesy photo

Both talk to Rolling Stone about Russell's first major-label recording in decades

Published: 6/23/2010  11:29 AM
Last Modified: 6/23/2010  11:29 AM

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Tulsa Sound icon Leon Russell and influential pop and rock star Elton John have worked together on a new album, "The Union," produced by T Bone Burnett. Both spoke to Rolling Stone about the collaboration for an upcoming issue.

It's the first time the duo have worked together since 1970, they told Rolling Stone's David Fricke in a recent interview. A album release date hasn't been announced.

Just three weeks after Russell had brain surgery in January, he was in the studio with John, the magazine reports.

Legendary organist Booker T. Jones (Booker T. and the MGs) also appears on the album, which features songwriting by John, Russell and Taupin and guest vocals from a gospel choir, Neil Young and Brian Wilson, the magazine reports.

Says John of the album track "Monkey Suit," "No one uses two pianos on a record anymore, since Phil Spector, probably. The original track of this is just Leon and me playing pianos, perfectly in time. We recorded the band on top of that, because we couldn't make it any better."

By the way, Russell was also part of the revolutionary producer Spector's backing band, the Wrecking Crew.

Read about it in the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine for the week of July 8-22. The issue

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also includes a Q&A with Tom Petty, an cover story and interview with Lady Gaga, and a story on the last days of actor Dennis Hopper.


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Elton John, Leon Russell, & T Bone Burnett unite for collaborative album

By Alex Young on June 23rd, 2010 in News

40 years after they embarked on a tour together, legendary musicians Elton John and Leon Russell have again united, this time for the release of a collaborative studio album. Direct Current reports the pair recently wrapped up recording the aptly titled Union, which was produced by the equally legendary producer T Bone Burnett and written by John and longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin.
Back in February, Taupin reported on his blog that John, Russell, and Burnett had cut 15 songs, ranging from “Stones like rockers, Country tinged ballads, Gospel and even a Sinatra like weepy similar to something torn from the grooves of “In the Wee Small Hours”…  It’s varied in scope and drenched in a rich tapestry of atmospherics. Don’t expect to hear the old EJ/BT sound; this is organic recording unlike anything you’ve heard from our duo before.”
Also appearing on the effort will be a slew of high-profile guests, including Neil Young and Brian Wilson — who both reportedly provided background vocals — and organist Booker T Jones.
Decca Records has set an October 19th release date for the album.
As alluded to in the opening, John and Russell have a long history together. In 1970, John opened for Russell at a series of US tour dates. The men have also long expressed admiration for one another with John going as far to call Russell his “musical hero.” Incredibly enough, the duo’s studio collaboration came just three weeks after Russell had brain surgery in January.

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