Elton John dedicates 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' to Adam Yauch at a recent concert in Las Vegas.
Elton John kept the memory of Adam Yauch alive at a concert recently. Playing a piano, the English singer paid homage to the late Beastie Boys member by dedicating his performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" to him.
Elton delievered the tribute when performing at the Million Dollar Piano concert which took place at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. In his dedication, he remembered seeing the Beastie Boys on stage at the Greek Theater, Las Vegas in 2007.
"I had the time of my life. They were incredible," he recalled before adding, "It's so sad to leave behind the wife and the daughter. And to his family, we send our love and condolences."
In addition to saluting MCA, Elton mourned the loss of Dick Clark and The Band's Levon Helm.
Elton John's London music fest called off
April 29, 2012, 6:50 AM EST
A music festival set to be headlined by Elton John in London this summer has been called off.
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Pride House was to be held on Clapham Common in the British capital during the Olympics to raise awareness of homophobia in sports. However, the event has been axed after a number of sponsors withdrew support, and organizers at PAPA Projects admitted the idea was "no longer commercially viable."
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A spokesperson for PAPA Projects says, "While the Olympics presents many great opportunities for event organizers, there have been numerous complexities surrounding the availability of talent, sponsors and resources."
Elton John and his partner David Furnish are believed to be pushing to help find another venue for the event.
Elton John’s décor
When Elton John returned to London in 1991 after six weeks in an addiction recovery center it was essential to establish a new home that was free of associations with his former compulsive behavior. He rented Queensdale Place, fell in love with it, and bought and completely redecorated it with Biedermeier furniture and Regency and Neoclassical artwork.
Over the years Sir Elton’s passion turned to collecting photography and contemporary art, and in 2003 he decided that Queensdale would be the perfect context for exhibiting and enjoying his new collection. The auction of his former collection is documented in Elton John and his London lifestyle: London, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 (London: Sotheby’s, 2003).