Latest Elton John News

Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

Sep. 16, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year as part of the Farewell Yellow...

Dionne Warwick, star of a new documentary, keeps smiling

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke’s AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang “Jesus Loves Me” for a rapt congregation. Warwick's most...

EXCERPT: 20 years on, 'The Falling Man' is still you and me

Sep. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

The following account from Associated Press photographer Richard Drew is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. On that day, Drew made one of the most indelible — and...

Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles

Sep. 09, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise awareness around poverty, climate change and the need for more access to COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. Global Citizen officials...

An all-you-can eat Metallica buffet of 'Black Album' covers

Sep. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

Various Artists “The Metallica Blacklist” (Rhino/Blackened Recordings) Imagine a giant all-you-can-eat buffet, row after row of hot, steaming offerings. The thing is, there are only 12 items on the menu, like seven trays of meatballs each cooked by a different chef. ...

Elton John pairs with Nicki, Miley, many more on new album

Sep. 01, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, including Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder. “The Lockdown Sessions,” a collection of 16 songs...

Rolling Stones bandmates salute late drummer Charlie Watts

Aug. 25, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Members of the Rolling Stones have saluted their unshakeable drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday at the age of 80. Mick Jagger, the legendary rock band’s frontman, posted a photo on Twitter of a smiling Watts seated behind a drum. ...

'Ultimate drummer': Stars react to Charlie Watts' death

Aug. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts drew swift reaction, including from rock ‘n’ roll royalty including Elton John and Paul McCartney. The word “great” was among the superlatives used to describe Watts, who was a mainstay of the Stones. Here are...

Panthers new FieldTurf surface opens to positive reviews

Aug. 06, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FieldTurf at Bank of America received positive reviews as the Carolina Panthers completed first practice on the new surface Friday night at FanFest. “It liked it,” Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey said. “I’m excited for it.”...

Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from...