Elton John

The sun goes down on Elton John with a rhapsodic Glastonbury set

The 76-year-old legend treated his fans to a masterclass in song and stage craft, with a setlist that never stopped delivering classic pop moments.

Bennie And The Jets, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, I'm Still Standing - for two hours, every song was a greatest hit.

"I'm so happy to be here," he told the crowd. "I won't ever forget this."

Elton burst onto the stage shortly after 21:00 BST with Pinball Wizard - as promised, a song he hadn't played in over a decade - following it up with a raucous romp through The Bitch Is Back.

Elton John quits Twitter blaming change in misinformation policy

The singer, a headline act for next year's Glastonbury Festival, blamed the platform's "change in policy" around misinformation without elaborating.

Twitter stopped taking action against accounts spreading misleading information about Covid-19 last month.

In response to Sir Elton's announcement, Mr Musk said he hoped the star would be back.

Ed and Elton reveal their Christmas chart contender

Titled Merry Christmas, it's a bittersweet track that celebrates the season while remembering "the ones who have gone" in a painful year.

Complete with sleigh bells, ding-dongs and celestial choirs, it is one of three songs the stars wrote after Sir Elton pitched the idea last Christmas.

But the duo face stiff competition in the charts from Adele and LadBaby.

(Scroll down to read more about this year's contenders)

Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album

Recorded when his farewell tour was postponed by the pandemic, the record features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Stevie Nicks, Gorillaz and Lil Nas X.

Many duets took place over Zoom, while others took place in the studio under stringent safety regulations.

Sir Elton said he ended up singing with artists "separated by glass screens".

The album cover even sees the star wearing a bejewelled Elton John face-mask.

Sir Elton, 74, said he enjoyed the experience of being forced "out of his comfort zone" and working with unexpected collaborators.


Government calls for stars’ help on post-Brexit EU touring

British acts are no longer guaranteed visa-free travel in the EU and face large fees to tour in some countries.

Many, including Sir Elton, have warned the restrictions could "threaten the future success of British music".

Lord Frost said the government would benefit from their assistance.

He said it would be "extremely helpful" if musicians and music industry bodies could "use their relationships" within the EU "to encourage those governments to be less restrictive".

Elton John's ex-wife 'attempted suicide' during their honeymoon

Ms Blauel said she took an overdose of Valium after the star told her "the marriage was not working and that he wanted her to leave" three days into their stay in St Tropez.

The claims emerged as part of Ms Blauel's £3m damages claim against Sir Elton, over allegations he broke the terms of their divorce deal.

The German-born sound engineer was married to Sir Elton for four years, and has kept a low profile since the end of the marriage in 1988.


Elton John to retire after three-year world tour

The 70-year-old singer, who is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world, said his priorities have changed after becoming a parent to two children with his husband David Furnish.

"I love them so much. I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me," he said. "I've had a good run."

John said he has been on the road since he was 17.

He denied British media reports that he was quitting touring because of ill health.

Elton John cancels Las Vegas shows after hospitalization

The 70-year old legendary singer told his Instagram followers he was "overwhelmed with gratitude" and "getting stronger every day."

"During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection," Caesars Palace said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. On his return flight from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill, according to the post.


NZ's Parris Goebel joins Elton John for talent search

The British pop star has selected the 25-year-old to be on the judging panel for The Cut, a YouTube competition and talent search for music video directors.

“Elton John is basically running a really big competition and inviting any creative to create something for his most classic songs," she said.

“It could be a director, a choreographer or a dance team or even a painter. Whatever it is, you can submit a video set to his music and I was chosen to be a part of the judging panel. It’s pretty big.”