A collaboration with Leon Russell, one of Elton’s earliest influences, The Union captures the essence of good time piano rock and roll.
The pair trade verses and solos live in the studio while the supporting band adds depth, evoking the 1970s sound for which Elton is known.
The Union reached #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified gold by the CRIA and silver by the BPI. The record received almost universal praise and was featured at #3 in Rolling Stone’s list of the best albums of 2010.
In addition to serving as executive producer, Elton John, along with Bernie Taupin, provided original and classic tracks for the soundtrack to Rocket Pictures’ Gnomeo & Juliet, featuring the voices of Emily Blunt and James McAvoy.
Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano show made its debut performance at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, on September 28, 2011.
There have been 166 Million Dollar Piano shows so far, and the residency will come to an end in May 2018.
The piano itself was created especially for Elton by Yamaha and features more than 68 LED video screens. It took more than four years to build.
“Caesars Palace is just a perfect idyllic place to play, and the show will be a gargantuan feast of music and imagery”
“These guys have done something incredible with my back catalogue”
Elton and co-producer T Bone Burnett collaborate on their third album, Elton’s 33rd studio effort.
Elton wanted to create a “joyful” album and intentionally wrote in guitar keys (A, E, D) to push the uptempo feel. Wonderful Crazy Night was written and recorded during two sets of sessions in January and April 2014, and uses his touring band for the first time in ten years.
Over the past 25 years Elton and his husband David Furnish have put together one of the world’s largest private collections of photography.
In November 2016, over 150 pieces from their modernist collection, from more than 60 artists including seminal figures such as Man Ray, André Kertész, Berenice Abbot, Alexandr Rodchenko and Edward Steichen, went on display at Tate Modern in London.
Art is really a reflection of the times we live in, each musical movement from the beginning of the twentieth century, from ragtime to traditional jazz, to big bands, to blues, to jazz, to rock and roll, country music, it reflects a time in people’s lives. Visual art does exactly the same.
The Cut - Three new Elton John videos revealed in Cannes on May 22nd.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Elton's and Bernie's songwriting partnership, Elton, supported by YouTube, gave the chance to undiscovered creative talent from around the world to create the official music videos for their most iconic songs; Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets.
Here they are - Premiered during the Cannes film festival and on YouTube.
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