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Elton John turns interviewer to Lady Gaga

London, May 14 : Singer Elton John, who named pop star Lady Gaga as godmother to his baby son Zachary, quizzed her recently for a fashion magazine about her bizzare wardrobe.
"I'm mostly inspired by shapes, and using the body to create iconography. Leather culture and high-street punk fashion. I would say perfecto jackets occupy most of my fashion thoughts," quoted Gaga as saying to Elton John.

"There are no rules" when it comes to deciding upon her outrageous outfits and she loves nothing better than mixing couture with new custom-made designs from her own creative team, as she did while working on the promo for her new single," she said.

"We were laughing on the set of the Judas video - we had 50 racks of couture and I wore leather, Motorhead panties made of a vintage T-shirt, custom from young designers who are my friends, my own creations, and archive Christian Lacroix from a museum," she added.

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Composers Bernie Taupin and Gustavo Santaolalla pose with their award for Best Original Song for 'Brokeback Mountain' backstage during 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.
(January 16, 2006 - Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment

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Fiesta Bullriders Horse Around with Bernie Taupin

Professional Rodeo Men Battle Elton John’s Songwriter During a Santa Ynez Valley Party

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Every year, the rodeo is a major part of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, and this year, with the Professional Bull Rider Challenger Tour hitting Earl Warren Showgrounds on Thursday night, roping and wrangling fans have plenty reasons to cheer. Although not part of PBR’s main tour, which features more than 30 televised events a year, the Challenger Tour, which is promoted in town by Mitch Williams, gives younger riders a chance to make enough money to break into the big leagues.
And whenever the Challenge Tour comes to town, it’s also cause for celebration up in the Santa Ynez Valley, where Bernie Taupin hosts a barbecue and horse cutting competition. Famous for being Elton John’s songwriter, Taupin also raises horses in the valley, and during the afternoon barbecue, he challenges the riders from the Challenge Tour to a cutting competition.

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Professional Bull Riders at Bernie Taupin's Ranch
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Horse cutting is an equestrian event in the Western riding style, where the rider and horse pick a calf from a small herd and use the horse’s agility and speed to keep the calf from getting back to the herd. The sport evolved from cattle ranches where it was the cutting horse’s job to pick out each calf one by one to vaccinate, castrate, and sort. Eventually competition arose from the best horses and riders in ranch areas.
This year’s event was held on Wednesday, July 30 on the ranch, which is located east of Highway 154 beneath Figueroa Mountain. Both the calves and quarter horses were very quick, and Taupin proved to be a very good rider, easily rising to the competition in the first round. But in the end, Taupin was beaten by PRB’s top-ranked rider Guilherme Marchi from Brazil.
Other riders at the event included Luke Snyder from Raymore, Missouri, who explained that he got into bull riding when he was eight years old and went to rodeo school to learn the basics, from putting on gear to actual riding. Snyder is like many of the top pros, who’ve been riding since they were kids on the ranches where they grew up, learning about the danger of riding large, bucking animals while hanging on for dear life. After eight years of professional riding, Snyder is currently ranked 15th in the world.
It’s a similar story for Travis Briscoe, who’s been a pro for three years and was clearly the youngest of the group at Taupin’s ranch on Wednesday. “I’ve been doing this since I was in diapers,” he explained with a cowboy swagger. Though that may be an exaggeration, bull riding is as much a part of these men’s lives as taking out the trash. Greg Potter, from Rock Hampton, Australia, gleefully remembered being “a bunch of crazy kids jumping on cows” on his family’s farm.
As you might expect, along with the glories of bull riding come many injuries. “Mighty” Mike White is going on his 11th year as a pro. At 31 years old, he’s broken his neck twice, but still climbs up into the chute and on the back of a bucking beast many times larger than he. “Anybody who does it long enough, you’re going to get hurt,” he explained. “If you didn’t love it, you’d definitely quit.”
Of course, many people don’t care about the riders getting hurt - plenty of people don’t like the rodeo because they’re worried about the animals. Many animal lovers picket outside the rodeo - including those who protest on Las Positas Road near the showgrounds during Fiesta in Santa Barbara- and claim that it amounts to animal cruelty. But those involved quickly dispute such claims.
Potter, who’s been out of the circuit recently due to a shoulder injury, has taken to doing public relations for PBR. He said that all the animals involved are worth between $100,000 and $200,000, and are given the best possible care. Each animal is owned by a private contractor, who is responsible for keeping them healthy and able to perform. “If a bull is sore or limping,” explained Potter, “the contractor won’t buck them.” But they will pay up to $15,000 for veterinarian visits, he said.
Promoter Mitch Williams explained that everyone thinks that the flank strap - which is tied around the bull’s flank and holds the genital away from the action - makes them buck. That’s not true, he said, as that would adversely affect the performance of the bull. Instead, Williams explained, the bulls buck because they are bred to.


Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Howard Kaylan, Bernie Taupin and Alice Cooper backstage at The Roxy for a Flo & Eddie show. Bernie is holding Andy's two year old daughter Stacey .

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Musician Bernie Taupin and his wife Heather arrive for the opening night premiere of "The Union" during the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York April 20, 2011.

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South Australia offers Elton John shows and kite boarding

Big name music concerts and exciting new outdoor activities are all on offer for visitors to South Australia.
By Southall Travel -Friday, May 20, 2011 02:11 PM
South Australia offers Elton John shows and kite boardingOutdoor enthusiasts and music fans alike will find plenty of reasons to book flights to Adelaide this summer, as the South Australia region is hosting a range of exciting events and activities.

Those looking to try a new watersport are encouraged to check out Xtreme Kites and Paddle, which offers kite boarding and stand-up paddling.

The company's highly-qualified instructors include company co-owner, Jacqui Hockaday, who is South Australia's female dual kite surfing champion.

If you prefer to stay dry, then there are plenty of top music concerts planned for the coming months, with both Elton John and Olivia Newton-John due to perform in Adelaide this year.

Visitors to the South Australian city can also explore a new exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci's most impressive machines and ambitious designs.

Finally, the normally dry Lake Eyre has flooded this year, leading Australian Traveller magazine to rate this natural habitat as number three in its top 100 Things To Do Before You Die list.

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Elton John, Phish make summer memorable

Quite possibly the biggest name to ever play Bethel Woods, Elton John comes Sept. 3 with his band.ASSOCIATED PRESS
Timothy Malcolm
Times Herald-Record
Published: 2:00 AM - 05/20/11

As Bethel Woods Center for the Arts opens its sixth season of music at its pavilion stage, it can rest assured that it's doing so in grand fashion. There may be no more perfect opening: Phish, three days, Memorial Day weekend.
"It's the perfect fit, the perfect match for the band and their fans," said Matt McNeil, senior director of marketing and programming at Bethel Woods. "In 2010, we had holes and it never came together, but here we are in 2011 and we get to debut them in three days. Getting three days was more than we could've wished for. We were just trying to get them on our radar."
Phish not only put Bethel Woods on its radar, but also zeroed in and launched a Scud. The jam band that carries the torch of the Grateful Dead for new generations will bring its legion of "phans" to Sullivan County May 27 for three profitable days of peace, love and an ever-changing live set. And if that wasn't enough, Dead descendants Furthur will play July 16, a midsummer classic worthy of the original Woodstock landscape.

But aren't we getting ahead of ourselves? Only this week did Bethel pull out its biggest stop yet, announcing a one-night-only engagement with Elton John that will likely close out the pavilion on Sept. 3. This one is truly huge.
"On a scale of 1-10, it was a 10.5," said McNeil about nailing down Sir Elton for the date. "A premium talent, world icon."
While John is arguably the biggest name ever aligned with Bethel Woods, he's not the first "world icon" to take the pavilion stage. Bob Dylan has been there twice, Sting set up shop with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last year, and then there's Janet Jackson. Coming Aug. 4 with her 10 No. 1 U.S. hits, Jackson is another huge acquisition for Bethel Woods.
"She's beyond pop music — two-plus hours of 35 No. 1 songs," said McNeil, referencing chart-toppers in other countries. "She's that artist that isn't classic rock, and a 13-year-old can come with her mother and they'll both enjoy the show."
Another show the kids will enjoy with the 'rents? Selena Gomez brings her Disney charm and radio-friendly pop to Bethel the very next night.

But the true strength of Bethel is in how it embraces the Hudson Valley's diverse but discerning audience. Hall & Oates seemed like a perfect Bethel Woods show — that's happening June 15. A few veterans of '70s rock are usually part of the season, and this year it's Deep Purple (June 12), Yes and Styx (July 12) and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers (Aug. 19).
Classical music? Check out the New York Philharmonic (July 3), the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra (Aug. 6), the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with Neil Sedaka (Aug. 21) and the New York Pops (Sept. 2). Even modern rock twists to good vibes (311 and Sublime July 25) and a night out with friends (Goo Goo Dolls July 30). Country fans get Tim McGraw (July 10).
There is something for everyone this year at Bethel Woods, but it's a something that's very well assembled.
"We're a historic site from a decade that has all this influence in rock 'n' roll," said McNeil, "and 40 years later you find the right acts that are influenced by it."
Calling Phish: You're first to rock the pavilion.

Elton strikes a glamorous pose at his piano. AP photo

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Standing: Elton John and Robert Jess Roth; Seated: Bernie Taupin, Anne Rice and Linda Woolverton

Caption: Standing: Elton John and Robert Jess Roth; Seated: Bernie Taupin, Anne Rice and Linda Woolverton
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Nigel at Caribou Ranch, January 1974
from the personal collection of Nigel Olsson

Band at Caribou (Winter)

The band (joined by Bernie Taupin & Ray Cooper, far right) at Caribou Ranch
January 1974
from Record World's "An Elton John Spectacular," January 1976

Caribou photo session

Outtake from the photo session for Caribou
© 1974 Ed Caraeff

Band on bridge

The Elton John Band, Summer 1974 at Caribou Ranch, Colorado
MCA Records press photo
© 1974 David Larkham

Bernie Taupin at event of South Park: Maior, Melhor e Sem Cortes
Elton John meets David Cassidy and are being held together by Maxine Taupin, wife of songwriter and Elton's partner, Bernie Taupin.
(Hit Parader, 1973)
(Thanks to Beth L. on the David Cassidy chat list who forwarded this.)

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