Ben Elton exclusive: ‘It’s a myth you can’t speak freely anymore’

Stand-up legend Ben Elton (Image: DAVID LEVENE / EYEVINE, BBC) Although it happens after our meeting, the Stewart-Shakespeare brouhaha seems in keeping with our conversation.  While concerned at the modern tendency to take offence, the stand-up legend, Shakespeare superfan and Upstart Crow creator strongly believes context is king when it comes to free speech. Unlike […]

Elton John tour CANCELLED: How to get refund of tickets after Elton John cancels tour

Elton John, 71, was scheduled to perform in Orlando Tuesday night, but the sold-out crowd was informed half an hour after showtime the concert had been canceled. Amway Center, where the concert was due to take place took to Twitter to spread the news: “We’re sorry to announce that due to an ear infection, Elton […]

Christmas Number One 2018: Ariana Grande OVERTAKES Elton John as favourite for top spot

The popstar is currently at the top of the Singles Chart in the UK with thank u, next (sic), which has broken several streaming records since its release earlier this month. Its popularity is so strong that bookies think it could still be ahead of the competition when Christmas rolls around. So could Ariana be […]

Sweet! It’s Elton the wrapper in new advert for Snickers bars

But he’s saved when he bites into a Snickers bar, surrounded by rap fans, and the real Boogie returns on top form. The advert is the latest in the brand’s “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign. Sir Elton, 71, said: “Most people know I’ve long been an advocate of hip hop and that’s why […]

Trump reportedly plans on gifting Kim Jong Un a CD featuring Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ song

David Lachapelle Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly plans on gifting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an Elton John CD featuring the song “Rocket Man.” Trump reportedly wrote a message on the CD and signed it. Trump’s inspiration for the gift reportedly stemmed from a conversation he had with Kim during their June summit in […]

Jamie Bell Joins Cast of Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’

Jamie Bell will join Taron Egerton in Rocketman, a biopic of the life of Elton John. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, the songwriter who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums. Variety has the story confirming Bell’s involvement in the biopic. In 1967, Bernie Taupin answered an advertisement from Liberty Records seeking new songwriters. Elton John just happened to respond […]

Royal wedding: Guest list confirms Elton John IS invited – and so is THIS British musician

The royal wedding of Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, will take place on May 19 2018. The guest list is said to contain some famous stars – with two big names in particular confirmed by an insider. Elton John, 71, a close friend of the royals, is said to be on the guest list […]

Rod Stewart slams ‘DISHONEST’ Elton John retirement tour plans: ‘It stinks’

Is this really the end of Phyllis and Sharon. The two BFFs, also known to millions of adoring fans as Rod Stewart and Elton John, have bickered and bantered across five decades in the spotlight. Their bond is legendary, so it was a shock when Rod opened fire on his fellow star live on TV […]

Oscars 2018: Miley Cyrus leads worst dressed at Elton John AIDS Foundation party

The Oscars marks the end of awards season, and is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the red carpet calendar. But it is not just the ceremony itself that commands attention, and one of the most popular parties on the night is the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Elton first […]

Elton John announces his final tour with a VR video

Elton John will soon be ending his decades-spanning career, but he’s immortalized his work in VR before he goes. Yesterday the legendary artist hosted a special livestream on YouTube where he announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Tour, a three-year-long event in which he’ll play his final live shows. While the stream was available in standard […]