Biografia Elton John

Biografia Elton John
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domingo, 29 de agosto de 2010


Sir Elton John in Christian Louboutin Rantus Gold Embroidered Hi-Top Sneakers

Sir Elton John was spotted out with his posse in a black Fred Perry polo shirt and a pair of Christian Louboutin Rantus sneakers ($1,095). These sneakers are from the Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2010 Collection and feature an off-white color, accented with gold embroidery. Designer Christian Louboutin deserves an award for the impact his shoes have had this year, I mean anybody and everybody is wearing them. See more pics below

Vince Neil - Tattoos & Tequila | 2010

Tattoos & Tequila é o terceiro álbum solo do ex-vocalista do Mötley Crüe Vince Neil. É o primeiro album solo do cantor em quinze anos e o primeiro álbum em sete anos. O álbum é quase todo de covers, com as exeções da faixa título "Tattoos & Tequila" e da faixa "Another Bad Day"(escrita por Nikki Sixx, Michael James e Tracii Guns. Vince neil declarou : "esse álbum não tem nada a ver com o Mötley Crüe, tatuagens e tequilas fazem parte da minha vida."
1.Tattoos & Tequila
2.He’s A Whore (cover Cheap Trick)
3.AC/DC (cover Sweet)
4.Nobody’s Fault (cover Aerosmith)
5.Another Bad Day
6.No Feelings (cover Sex Pistols)
7.Long Cool Woman (cover The Hollies)
8.Another Piece Of Meat (cover Scorpions)
9.Who’ll Stop The Rain (cover Creedence Clearwater Revival)
10.Viva Las Vegas (cover Elvis Presley)
11.Bitch Is Back (cover Elton John)


Background information
Neil was born in Hollywood, California to Odie and Shirley Wharton. During the 1960s, his family moved around Southern California from Inglewood to Watts, before finally settling in Glendora attending Sunflower Intermediate School and later Royal Oak High School. Neil eventually got in trouble at school for fighting and drug use, and was subsequently expelled. As well as having an interest in music while a teenager, Neil was also interested in surfing, basketball, baseball, football, and wrestling.


First stint with Mötley Crüe

Neil was discovered while performing with his band, Rock Candy in 1980, and joined Mötley Crüe in 1981.[2] Neil had been friends with Tommy Lee in high school (at one point, Neil lived in Lee's van, then Lee's parents invited him in, and Neil slept beside Lee's bed). Mötley Crüe was looking for a lead vocalist at the time and were impressed by Neil, after hearing him through Lee. Mötley Crüe released its first album, Too Fast for Love the same year. In 1983, Mötley Crüe released Shout at the Devil, a blockbuster success that has established the band as a big act at the time in rock and roll. The band members have also had their share of scrapes with the law and life. In 1984, Neil was driving home from a liquor store when he was in a head-on collision; his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley, was killed. Neil, charged with a DUI and vehicular manslaughter, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (though he only served 18 days). The band would later release two box sets entitled "Music to Crash Your Car to".
In 1985, Neil regrouped with Mötley Crüe to record Theatre of Pain. The band subsequently recorded the hugely successful Girls, Girls, Girls (1987). The band then released their highest-selling album, Dr. Feelgood, in 1989 after going through drug rehabilitation. The band's stint in rehab was due to bassist Nikki Sixx's overdose on heroin in December 1987. Sixx was revived by two adrenaline shots to the heart, which inspired the hit song "Kickstart My Heart," but the band's management nevertheless cancelled an upcoming European tour and insisted that all members of the group go to drug rehabilitation with the admonition: "If you guys go to Europe, at least one of you will be coming back in a bodybag."

A Letter From Elton John

August 28, 2010 by Steven Diamond  
Filed under Daily Blog, Uncategorized

Steven Diamond on Stage with Elton
I personally took this picture of Elton John live on stage leaning over his piano during one of his final sold out performances at Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas.  I’ll leave the story as to why I was standing on stage with Elton in the middle of one of his concerts for another day.
However, what I wanted to show you is a side of Elton John that most people never get to see. We all know him as the crazy, over the top hit maker. But few know him as I do. He is kind, generous, caring, compassionate  and one of the most sincere people I have ever met. Yes, he is a “Diva” and has his moments which are legendary. But when he believes in something or someone, you will never find a greater friend.
What you are about to read is profound. A personal letter from Elton written to a young boy long gone that has touched the lives of millions. Including my own. Elton has said that it was Ryan White who turned his own life around.
By Elton John
“Dear Ryan,

Twenty years ago this month, you died of AIDS. I would gladly give my fame and fortune if only I could have one more conversation with you, the friend who changed my life as well as the lives of millions living with HIV. Instead, I have written you this letter.
I remember so well when we first met. A young boy with a terrible disease, you were the epitome of grace. You never blamed anyone for the illness that ravaged your body or the torment and stigma you endured. When students, parents and teachers in your community shunned you, threatened you and expelled you from school, you responded not with words of hate but with understanding beyond your years. You said they were simply afraid of what they did not know. When the media heralded you as an “innocent victim” because you had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, you rejected that label and stood in solidarity with thousands of HIV-positive women and men. You reminded America that all victims of AIDS are innocent. When you became a celebrity, you embraced the opportunity to educate the nation about the AIDS epidemic, even though your only wish was to live an ordinary life. Ryan, I wish you could know how much the world has changed since 1990, and how much you changed it. Young boys and girls with HIV attend school and take medicine that allows them to lead normal lives. Children in America are seldom born with the virus, and they no longer contract it through transfusions. The insults and injustices you suffered are not tolerated by society.
Most important, Ryan, you inspired awareness, which helped lead to lifesaving treatments. In 1990, four months after you died, Congress passed the Ryan White Care Act, which now provides more than $2 billion each year for AIDS medicine and treatment for half a million Americans. Today, countless people with HIV live long, productive lives.
It breaks my heart that you are not one of them. You were 18 when you died, and you would be 38 this year, if only the current treatments existed when you were sick. I think about this every day, because America needs your message of compassion as never before.
Ryan, when you were alive, your story sparked a national conversation about AIDS. But despite all the progress in the past 20 years, the dialogue has waned. I know you would be trying to revive it if you were here today, when the epidemic continues to strike nearly every demographic group, with more than 50,000 new infections in the United States each year. I know you would be loudly calling for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that was promised by President Obama but has not yet been delivered. I know you would reach out to young people. I know you would work tirelessly to help everyone suffering from HIV, including those who live on the margins of society.
It would sadden you that today, in certain parts of the United States, some poor people with AIDS are still placed on waiting lists to receive treatment. It would anger you that your government is still not doing enough to help vulnerable people with HIV and populations that are at high risk of contracting the virus, including sexually active teenagers. It would upset you that AIDS is a leading cause of death among African Americans.
It would frustrate you that even though hundreds of thousands of HIV-positive Americans are receiving treatment in your name, more than 200,000 don’t know their HIV-positive status, largely because a lingering stigma surrounding the disease prevents them from being tested. It would disappoint you that many teenagers do not have access to science-based HIV-prevention programs in school, at a time when half of new infections are believed to be among people under 25.
I miss you so very much, Ryan. I was by your side when you died at Riley Hospital. You’ve been with me every day since. You inspired me to change my life and carry on your work. Because of you, I’m still in the struggle against AIDS, 20 years later. I pledge to not rest until we achieve the compassion for which you so bravely and beautifully fought.
Your friend,
Sunday, April 25, 2010
elton-john and Ryan White
A letter written to Ryan White from – Sir Elton John, a Grammy- and Academy Award-winning artist, is the founder and chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Since its establishment in 1992 by founder and chairman Sir Elton John, EJAF has raised over $150 million, and leveraged an additional $315 million, to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service programs in 55 countries around the globe.
In Photo Elton John (left) Ryan White (right)
For More Information on HIV / AIDS Please visit our Resources Page.  CLICK HERE

Latest News - 28 August 2010

Ricky Gervais' Elton movie Ricky Gervais based 'Cemetery Junction' around a Sir Elton John song.

The British funnyman claims he and co-writer Stephen Marchant agreed to set the movie - about a group of teenagers growing up in Reading, South East England - in 1973 after receiving permission from the legendary singer to use one of his tracks in a project.

Ricky explained: "About four years ago, I asked Elton John if I could use his song 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' to open a film with and he said yes, so I told Stephen Merchant, and he said, 'Right, let's set it in 1973, then'. That's the truth."

Although Ricky is now a huge star in America and spends a lot of his time there, he says his first love will always be his native England.

Talking about 'Cemetery Junction' he said recently: "It's my love letter to England and an acknowledgement to all my family and everyone I knew growing up. I love England. I don't know anyone more patriotic than me."

Nigel Lythgoe Says He's Still Trying To Get Elton John For 'Idol' Judge: "It Depends On Whether He Wants To Give Back"

By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Saturday August 28, 2010 @ 7:26pm PDT

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s Emmy coverage.

EXCLUSIVE: Is American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe unhappy with who's going to be the show's next two judges? It sure sounds that way. I caught up with him at the 8th annual BAFTA/LA Tea Party in Century City today and asked him to confirm that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. “I must say, I really do love Elton John. He’s a huge favorite of mine,” Lythgoe replied to me. The producer added that Elton's packed schedule is “always the problem”.

Then Lythgoe revealed what strategy Idol is using on Elton to convince him to clear it and come on the show. "It depends on whether [he] wants to give back.” As Deadline Hollywood has been continually reporting, everybody connected to Idol has made no secret of the fact that Elton John has always been their first choice to replace Cowell. But no deal is in the offing not just because of the musician's touring commitments but also because of his astronomical asking price. Which is why the musician's UK publicist Gary Farrow told Deadline London Editor Tim Adler in late July that “There’s more chance of me fucking you than Elton being on U.S. Idol.” But it's clear Lythgoe is still trying.
Lythgoe, who left Idol and then recently returned, also blamed Simon Cowell for Ellen DeGeneres not returning as an Idol judge next season. “I’m sorry she’s gone, to be honest with you,” he told me, “because I think there’s a place for Ellen DeGeneres on American Idol. And that is being the voice of the people. She wasn’t given a fair opportunity to serve that function. Ellen was constantly apologizing and overwhelmed, I think, by Simon. There was no chemistry between she and the rest of the panel, but to my mind it wasn’t her fault. She was misused. And I’m sorry that turned out to be the case.” DeGeneres and her reps asked to be let out of her Idol contract which still had a year to go.

Comments (3)

  • If they are supposedly working with Elton John — why are his reps vehemently denying it. And I just wonder if this is just yet another cover up over Ellen leaving, I mean if Simon was the problem — and I doubt that since he went on her show and said that he liked her — Simon is no longer on the show anymore. I just think they are treating kara pretty badly and it’s funny that I actually like her now and think she would be the only voice of reason and constructive criticism. This show doesn’t need to be revamped this much — Simon leaving is already a huge change, why do they need to blow it all up and Randy gets left? I say bring back Paula or keep Kara.
    Comment by jake — Saturday August 28, 2010 @ 7:44pm PDT  Reply to this post
  • I’d take Elton over the rumored Lopez, Tyler, and Carey anyday.
    Once again, though, the problem with Idol isn’t the judges. It’s the lack of talent of the contestants. When the show is simply a contest for “the cutest boy” to win (which it seems like it will forever be now unless they institute some voting limit a la Dancing with the Stars), there’s no point in anyone over the age of 14 watching it at all. (Last year, three of the most talented contestants of the season were sent packing in the final round before the Top 12…all because they weren’t appealing to the tween crowd.)
    Elton may get me to tune in again, but I was so turned off by last year’s winner (and lack of talent overall) that it’s going to take something pretty big to get me to put this back in my line-up.
    Comment by Jeff — Saturday August 28, 2010 @ 8:57pm PDT  Reply to this post
  • “It depends on whether [he] wants to give back.”
    What the fresh pine scented hell does he mean by that?
    Someone pls tell me Lythgoe isn’t implying AI or Fox is some sort of charity that Elton should contribute to.
    THAT would take the freakin’ cake!

Gervais: 'Elton John important to Junction'

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has revealed that Elton John was the reason why Cemetery Junction was set in 1973.

Gervais, who created the coming-of-age film with Stephen Merchant, used Elton's classic track 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' as part of its soundtrack.

He told Bang Showbiz: "About four years ago, I asked Elton John if I could use his song 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' to open a film with.

"He said yes, so I told Stephen Merchant, and he said, 'Right, let's set it in 1973, then'. That's the truth."

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