Elton John inked a new three-year deal with Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The long-term engagement for his new show, "The Million Dollar Piano," begins on Sep. 28, the hotel announced. John's glitzy "The Red Piano" show at Caesar's from 2000-2005 was one of the most popular shows in the city's history. The British recording legend is currently touring Canada. At the end of this month he'll hit Europe for a lengthy jaunt that will last through July.

Online exclusive: Loving Elton is a family affair


Chris Rochester, his grandmother Rita Thorson and his mother Laura Rochester attended the Elton John concert Wednesday night. Erik Daily
Remember when your parents used to yell at you to turn down the music?
That doesn't happen at the Rochester house.
Chris Rochester attended the Elton John concert Wednesday with his mom, Laura Rochester, and his Grandma Rita Thorson. And all three of them proclaimed themselves well pleased with the experience.
Especially Grandma Rita.
"She enjoyed herself," Laura said with a laugh.
So much so that she stayed up with her daughter and grandson until 2:30 a.m. Thursday, listening to Elton tunes and reliving the concert.
Rita says she discovered Elton when he recorded "Candle in the Wind." But seeing him live was a whole new experience.
"This was my first concert. We had a good time," she said. "There were lots and lots of people, and people were dancing to the music. It was very nice and very different. And he was just energetic and he didn't take a break. He's quite a performer."
Chris, who grew up listening to "The Lion King" soundtrack, said that album got him hooked on Elton.
His grandma figures Chris must have every Elton John song ever recorded (Chris agrees, estimating 700-plus songs) and the trio took advantage of that after the concert.
"We went home and Chris had a CD, if that's what you call it nowadays," Rita said. "He had all kinds of songs and we stayed up until 2:30 a.m. playing songs."
It was an iPod, for the record. "There's something about an artist that clicks with you," Chris said. "At this point, I've got all his albums."
Laura, who had to get up at 6 a.m. to go to work, said she enjoyed the concert, too, but Thursday was pretty much a blur because she's not used to staying up so late on a work night.
For three generations, this was an experience they're all glad they shared. And Grandma Rita, at least, is ready to do it all over again.
"It's not something Grandma does a lot," Chris said.
Thanks to Elton, Grandma may be stepping out to the La Crosse Center more often now.
"I'm going to be going to more, too," she said. "I think so. I really enjoyed it."

Simon Cowell is very, very wealthy

American Idol demiurge Simon Cowell made $58 mil last year, making him the sixth-richest person in the Brit music industry, with a net worth of $330 mil, according to an annual ranking by London's Sunday Times. Si is richer than Elton John (No. 7 with $321.8 mil) and Mick Jagger (No. 8 with $313.5 mil)! Other well-known celebs in the top 10 include Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is at No. 2 with $1.1 billion, and Paul McCartney, at No. 4 with $816.8 mil.

New Tour Program Out Now


The brand new Elton John souvenir tour brochure will be on sale at tonight's concert in La Crosse, WI, and at all future Elton and band concerts. With a large square format and comprising 36 full-colour glossy pages, this book visually recounts the Elton John story using photos from throughout Elton's career, archival posters, press cuttings, memorabilia and two stunning new collages of Elton's glasses and platform boots. It is designed by David Costa, who has worked with Elton since the very early days.

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Elton John 'Rocket Man' 2-Sided White Tour T-shirt (Apparel)


Elton John 'Rocket Man' 2-Sided White Tour T-shirt
Elton John 'Rocket Man' 2-Sided White Tour T-shirt (Apparel)
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Elton John tour t-shirt is printed with a colorful montage of the singer/songwriter throughout his career and 'Elton John Rocket Man-The Definitive Hits' printed above in black on a white tee. On the back is a list of the tour dates and locations, with light blue stars in the background. 'Rocket Man 2008' is printed vertically on the left in a light blue print.
In his four-decade career, Elton John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His best-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind has sold 37 million copies. Elton John has over fifty Top 40 hits, seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, and dozens of Top 10 songs. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him among the greatest artists of all time. Celebrate the timeless music of Elton John, including 'Rocket Man', 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', 'Benny And The Jets' and more, with this collectible tour t-shirt. Read more