Tag Archives: Elton John

Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John –
I Wish We Were Leaving

I’ve been posting clips by Welsh gay artist Rod Thomas for seven years and I’ve always thought he was going to be huge. His latest might finally break him through. Via the Guardian: The first single and title track from sophisticated electropop connoisseur Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas’, new EP I Wish We Were Leaving wasn’t supposed to …

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Elton John: I’d Like To Introduce Vladimir Putin To Some Russian Gay People

Elton John today posted a long message about Russia on his website. An excerpt: I am deeply grateful for the support of the Russian people who have welcomed and accepted me in their country ever since I first visited in 1979. On my last visit, in December 2013, I wondered whether the new legislation banning “homosexual propaganda” might have changed …

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RUSSIA: Elton John Denounces Anti-Gay Laws From Stage Of Moscow Concert, Dedicates Show To Slain Gay Man

“You took me to your hearts all these years ago and you’ve always welcomed me with warmth and open arms any time I’ve visited. You have always embraced me and you have never judged me. So I am deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the LGBT community here in Russia. In my …

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Elton’s Gigs In Russia Might Not Happen

Elton John’s much-discussed concert in Moscow is this Friday but the show may not be allowed to go on. According to reports in the Russian media, Sir Elton’s mini-tour of Russia is “on the verge of collapse” because of his stated intention to use it as a platform to express his solidarity with Russia’s gay community. The singer, who entered …

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HomoQuotable – Elton John

“Listen David and I are [a] very high-profile gay couple, probably the most high-profile gay couple in the world. You have to set an example. If you say, listen, guys, this is our rights – can you imagine 20 years ago? We’d have never thought this possible.” – Elton John, telling CNN that he plans to get married on the …

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Nants Ingonyama Bagithi Baba

The Lion King has become the first Broadway show in history to have grossed a billion dollars. Via Playbill: “This humbling milestone is a testament to the vision and artistry of Julie Taymor,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “For nearly 17 years she has been The Lion King‘s guiding creative force and …

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RUSSIA: Parents’ Group Demands Vladimir Putin Cancel Elton John’s Concerts

A Russian parents’ group has demanded that Vladimir Putin cancel Elton John’s coming concerts there. In an open letter to Putin, the local parents’ group in central Ural region was reported by media as saying: “The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children.” Critics say the law …

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Elton John On His Moscow Concert: I’m Not Going To Tell Putin To Go To Hell

Elton John appeared yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air where the interviewer asked about his coming concert in Moscow. “I’m aware of the situation and I will be diplomatic. I’m not going to go into Russia and tell [Vladimir Putin] to go to hell and things like that. That’s not the way things are done. You chip away at something, and …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is The Diving Board, the new album by Elton John, which is available for download and physical purchase nationwide today. The Diving Board the brand-new studio album from the legendary Elton John, produced by T Bone Burnett. Featuring twelve new songs including “Home Again.” “This may be Elton’s greatest LP to …

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Elton John To Perform In Moscow

“I’m supposed to be going to Moscow in December. I’ve got to go. And I’ve got to think about what I’m going to say very carefully. There’s two avenues of thought: do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you’re really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the …

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Neil Patrick Harris: Gays Get A Special Pass When It Comes To Butt-Grabbing

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Elton Cancels Tour Due To Appendicitis

Elton John’s European tour has been put on indefinite hold as he prepares for appendicitis surgery. John, 66, was diagnosed with “appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis” after falling ill during the tour, publicist Gary Farrow said in a written statement. The surgery will be performed in the United Kingdom in “the coming weeks” after he undergoes an intensive course of …

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Ben Cohen: Elton Helped My Deafness

Retired rugby star and straight ally Ben Cohen is clinically deaf in both ears and he told the press this weekend that he’s been greatly helped by new hearing aids provided by Elton John. Ben said: “He called me out of the blue and said, ‘I hear you’re going deaf. I love the work you’re doing and I’d love to …

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Love Is In Their Blood

Gay Star News reports on a Valentine’s Day campaign from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Elton John and a host of singers, artists, writers and sportspeople including Jessie J, Florence Welch, Ben Drew, Ai Weiwei, Elizabeth Hurley, Paulo Coelho, George Takei, Kelly Osborne, Lara Stone, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Jamie Oliver and Shane Warne are showing their love by pricking …

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The World’s Highest Paid Musicians

Forbes has posted its annual ranking of the estimated 2012 incomes for the world’s highest-paid musicians. Here’s their top ten. 1. Dr Dre – $110M 2. Roger Waters – $88M 3. Elton John – $80M 4. U2 – $78M 5. Take That – $68M 6. Bon Jovi – $60M 7. Britney Spears – $58M 8. Paul McCartney – $57M 9. …

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HomoQuotable – Elton John

‘I know a lot of people, and perhaps especially religious people, will say that David and I should count ourselves lucky for living in a country that allows civil partnerships, and call it quits there. Well, I don’t accept this. I don’t accept it because there is a world of difference between calling someone your ‘partner’ and calling them your …

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Elton John Vs Pnau – Sad

A deluxe package of dance duo Pnau’s reworking of Elton John’s earliest 1970s work comes out domestically on October 9th. The album is already available as an import from the UK, where it has hit #1 on the iTunes chart. The below single has been circulating for a couple of months and you’ll likely hear overtones of Ibiza and Chicane. …

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Elton John Attacks Madonna (Again)

“Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger cunt. If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, …

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Elton John Tells AIDS Conference: I Shouldn’t Be Here, I Should Be Dead

Elton John spoke yesterday at the 2012 AIDS Conference in Washington DC, telling the audience, “By all rights I shouldn’t be here today. I should be dead – six foot under in a wooden box. I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just like Freddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson. Every day I wonder, …

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Christian Sites Pounce After Elton John Laments That His Son Is “Motherless”

During an interview yesterday with Matt Lauer, Elton John said that he was worried about the day that his son learns about his birth story, leading some anti-gay sites to immediately print the quote. The Alliance Defense Fund headlined the statement, but linked to a surprisingly not-nasty report from the UK’s Christian Institute: In an interview with an American TV …

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