On Gear Live: Technology Access Foundation Students Visit Capital One to Talk Tech Careers

Pharrell Williams: I Want to Work with Prince

Pharrell Williams Prince

Pharrell Williams wants to work with the Prince.

The "Happy" hitmaker insists it would be a dream to team up with the "Purple Rain" hitmaker and get into the studio to work on material: "I'd love to work with Prince. I would love to work with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, I'd love to work with Elton John ... [Prince] makes us wonder why we all do this."

Click to continue reading Pharrell Williams: I Want to Work with Prince

Gallery: Pharrell Williams: I Want to Work with Prince


Advertisement

‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician

MadonnaMadonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.

The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out MDMA Tour, miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million. Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.

Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. This comes as little surprise, since Madonna had already been crowned the world's highest-earning celebrity by Forbes in August, with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, author E.L. James, radio personality Howard Stern and X Factor boss Simon Cowell rounding out the top five.

However, the magazine estimates Lady Gaga could easily top the highest-paid musicians list next year because her current earnings were affected by her hip injury, which forced her to cut her Born This Way Ball tour short. Had she completed the tour, she could potentially have made $200 million.

Click to continue reading ‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician

Gallery: ‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician


Lindsay Lohan Inspires Elton John

Elton John and Lindsay LohanElton John says Lindsay Lohan inspired one of his new songs.

The "Candle in the Wind" hitmaker admits the title track of his new album, The Diving Board, which deals with the subject of success at a young age and the perils of fame, was written with the troubled Mean Girls star - who recently completed 90 days of court-ordered rehab - in mind.

"It could be a summation of my career because it's about young people becoming successful and diving off into the unknown. What's going to happen? Are they going to survive it? Are they going to become victims of their own success? Are other people going to prey on them and destroy them? You could actually say it's about me, but I was thinking about Lindsay Lohan when I was writing it."

Click to continue reading Lindsay Lohan Inspires Elton John

Gallery: Lindsay Lohan Inspires Elton John


Elton John Wins Brits Icon Award

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Performances, Pop, Rock,

Elton JohnElton John won the first ever Brits Icon award last night. The 66-year-old singer won the award at a gala concert where he made made his return to the stage after being forced to cancel a number of gigs over the summer when he was struck down with appendicitis.

"It must be nice to be in a theatre and not be lying down," host Demot O'Leary quipped.

"I'm glad to be rid of the appendix. Pesky little bugger," Elton replied.

The star was presented with the award by singer Rod Stewart - who joined Elton on stage for their first ever live performance together where they sang a duet of "Sad Songs" - who described him as "the second-best rock singer ever."

Click to continue reading Elton John Wins Brits Icon Award

Gallery: Elton John Wins Brits Icon Award


Elton John Gives Advice to Fall Out Boy

Elton John with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

Elton John advised Fall Out Boy to "p**s people off" on Save Rock And Roll. The legendary singer appears on the "Dance, Dance" band's new album, and they knew they were doing the right thing with their songs when he said they would cause upset.

"Elton John sings on the song 'Save Rock and Roll' and going in there with him [to record] I was a little bit concerned what he was going to say about it. But he loved every part of it and that was reassuring like, 'Okay we're doing the right thing.' He was like, 'You're going to p**s off a lot of people and you should totally p**s those people off,'" singer Patrick Stump explained.

Click to continue reading Elton John Gives Advice to Fall Out Boy

Gallery: Elton John Gives Advice to Fall Out Boy


Elton John Cancels Concert

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Concerts / Tours, Pop, Rock,

Elton JohnElton John pulled out of his Alabama concert for "medical reasons." The 65-year-old singer was due to play a gig at the Birmingham Jefferson Complex Arena in Alabama on Friday, but has been forced to cancel on medical advice, according to E! News.

A statement posted on Ticketmaster.com, just hours before the concert was due to begin, said, "This event has been cancelled. Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be cancelled & refunded."

It was recently revealed Elton requested an extra hotel room just for his glasses during a recent visit to Brazil. The "Candle In The Wind" singer requested the additional quarters to house his spectacles at the Ouro Minas five-star hotel in Belo Horizonte ahead of a gig earlier this month, and he asked promoters of the show to ensure the temperature of the extra room was maintained at 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit. He also made a number of beverage requests including four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine, as well as eight small bottles of French Evian water, and five large bottles or 12 small bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water.

Gallery: Elton John Cancels Concert


VIDEO: SNL Debuts Laser Cats, The Musical

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Collaborations, Music Videos, Videos,

Tom Hanks helped Andy Samberg and Bill Hader debut the next chapter in Saturday Night Live’s Laser Cats saga: Laser Cats The Musical. The week's host Elton John co-stars in the digital short as the evil villain. If you liked the original Laser Cats, you’ve got to see the musical sequel.

Keep an eye on the various Spider-Man falls in the background, a clear dig at the ongoing problems with the big-budget Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Read More | NBC

Gallery: VIDEO: SNL Debuts Laser Cats, The Musical


Elton John: Lady Gaga Could Be My Daughter

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Gossip, Videos, Pop,

 


Sir had nothing but good things to say about fellow musician Lady Gaga in an interview with Regis and Kelly, saying he can see his own influence in her musical stylings.

He also won a laugh from the hosts and the audience when he said that Gaga could be his bastard daughter. Watch the moment in the video clip above.

Read More | Perez Hilton

Gallery: Elton John: Lady Gaga Could Be My Daughter


Elton John and Lady Gaga Collaborate for Gnomeo Soundtrack

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Collaborations, Soundtracks,

Gnomeo and Juliet

Audiences will get a chance to hear Lady Gaga and Elton John collaborate once again nearly a year after their joint Grammys performance.

In the upcoming animated film (pictured above), the two musicians can be heard on the tune “Hello, Hello.” As you could possibly guess from the name, the song will be played when the movie’s title characters (voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) first meet.

The Disney film – produced by John and partner David Furnish – will open on February 11.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly via Just Jared

Gallery: Elton John and Lady Gaga Collaborate for Gnomeo Soundtrack


Quote of the Day: Elton John on Awful Songs of Today

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip, Pop,

Elton John

"It's important they (pop stars) write their own songs, so they're not at the mercy of anyone. Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn't very inspiring."

-Singer Elton John discussing the current state of music.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

Gallery: Quote of the Day: Elton John on Awful Songs of Today


Advertisement