We’ve been wondering who would be pulling out the feather boas and rose colored glasses to take on the role of Elton John in the Rocketman biopic for a while now, and now we know. According to EW.com, Tom Hardy, best known as Batman’s grunting enemy Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on to play Sir Elton.
To paraphrase the Ringo Starr classic, it don’t always come easy, and that was the case with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Elton took his team — lyricist Bernie Taupin, guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, drummer Nigel Olsson and producer Gus Dudgeon — to Jamaica to record the follow-up to two consecutive #1 albums: 1972’s “Honky Chateau” and 1973’s “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player.”
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit claiming that Elton John plagiarized the hit from “Natasha,” a song submitted to John’s publisher years before “Nikita” hit the charts.
A statement posted to the singer’s official site explained that John had called doctors in the midst of his tour through Europe, with the medical team discovering an inflamed appendix and a surrounding abscess.
Fans of Elton John who’ve been hoping for him to return to his early-’70s stripped-down format are about to get their wish. Earlier today (June 24), the legendary singer/pianist announced an official release date and track listing for his first solo album in seven years, The Diving Board. Out September 24, Elton says it’s “the album I’ve been waiting to make for decades.”
P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.’s collaboration was a surprising match-up when it first premiered in February, which got us thinking: What’s the deal with male/female pop duet hits?
Excitement mounts as the kids of New Directions prep for Regionals. But an unthinkable event at McKinley (the episode is titled “Shooting Star”) forces all the members of the glee club to put things into perspective.
As it’s become almost expected in the increasingly digital-driven music industry, Fall Out Boy has posted an online stream of each of its highly-anticipated fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, one week ahead of the album’s official release date of April 16. Click here to listen.
Talk of an Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has been in the air for over a year, with Sir Elton famously stating that he would like to see Justin Timberlake as himself in the film. While the extremely busy Timberlake hasn’t yet committed to the project, Australian director Michael Gracey has.