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Pneumonia forces Elton John to cut short Auckland gig

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:18 AM

The 72-year-old performer, who is suffering from walking pneumonia, struggles to sing while seated at a grand piano as he 'tearfully apologized' to fans

Taylor Swift leads Forbes’ 2019 list of top-earning musicians

Dec 07, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Rapper Kanye West is a close second, while K-pop sensation BTS enter the list for the first time

HIGHEST EARNING. Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 2019 American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November 2019. The pop star recently topped Forbes' list of highest-earning musicians in 2019. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp/AFP

Elton John to receive France's top honor

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Rock legend Elton John will be receiving the Legion d'Honneur award, France's highest civilian honor

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away

May 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The critically-acclaimed biopic on Elton John's life receives an extended standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

After saving 'Rhapsody,' Dexter Fletcher stitches Elton John memories

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:09 AM

'Rocketman' gives a glimpse into the life of singer Elton John

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:54 PM

'We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. That’s why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so,' says the singer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Sir Elton John performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 05, 2019 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

Elton John left stage because of 'rude' fan

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:17 PM

The incident occurs while he was playing 'Saturday Night'

Sir Elton John has a performance of two songs before holding a press conference in New York January 24, 2018. Pop legend Elton John on Wednesday announced a final tour, saying he intends to stop traveling to spend more time with his family. The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala New York event, said he planned to "go out with a bang" with a global tour that may last several years.  / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Elton John to 'go out with a bang' on final tour

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The musician says he wants to devote more time to his family

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD. The British musician announces his farewell tour. Screengrab from Twitter.com/eltonofficial

#PugadBaboy: The Measure of a Gay Man

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

WATCH: Elton John surprises guests at 'Lion King' anniversary celebration

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Elton John performs the iconic song 'Circle of Life' as fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Broadway play

Teen jailed for 16 years over Elton John bomb plot

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The 19 year old admitted to planning attacks targeting highly populated London destinations including Elton John s Hyde Park concert

ROCKET MAN. Elton John continues to perform around the world as a teen is sentenced to life in prison for planning to attack the British singer’s 9/11 anniversary concert last year. Photo from Twitter.com/eltonofficial

Elton John caught 'potentially deadly' infection on tour

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Elton s spokesperson Murray Chalmer says he is now resting at home upon his doctor s advice

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Apr 25, 2017 - 10:02 AM

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Jan 27, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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Elton John to turn 'Devil Wears Prada' into musical

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:26 AM

The singer will write the music while Paul Rudnick will write the lyrics for the musical adaptation

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Sir Elton John wears Bulgari to the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vison Benefit At Cipriani Wall Street at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2016 in New York City. Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Bulgari/AFP

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Dec 26, 2016 - 10:59 AM

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Eclectic session band legend Leon Russell dead at 74

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:58 AM

The musician s wife says he died in his sleep at their home in Nashville

Prince Harry, Elton John speak out at int'l AIDS summit

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM

As people with HIV live longer AIDS is a topic that has drifted from the headlines and with that drift of attention we face a real drift of funding and of action warns Prince Harry at the International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa

STOP COMPLACENCY. Sir Elton John (L) and Prince Harry speak at the 2016 International Aids Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, July 21. The International Aids Conference which started on July 18, continues until July 22, which is attended globally by policy makers, HIV Workers as well as many living with HIV. Photo by Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Elton John hits back at sexual harassment claims

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Elton John dismisses sexual harassment claims that have been made by a former body guard as patently untrue

WATCH: Elton John gives surprise LA concert with guest Lady Gaga

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:23 PM

Elton John and Lady Gaga perform together at a free concert the day before Elton s annual Oscars viewing party

WATCH: Elton John joins James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke'

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:26 PM

James Corden took his legendary fellow Englishman Elton John for a ride and sang the latter s famous ballads and even a Disney tune

Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

Elton John, Bon Jovi to headline 24-hour climate concert

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Former US vice president Al Gore spearheads the event called 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth

Photo by Alberto Martin/EPA

Elton John reunites with band for new album

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Elton John brings his band back for his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night

ELTON JOHN. The singer brings his band back for this next album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night,' to be released in February 5. File photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real, says Kremlin

Sep 25, 2015 - 10:54 AM

The singer gets a real call from the Russian leader after a prank last week

Ukraine has 'long way to go' on gay rights – Elton John

Sep 13, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Elton John urges Ukraine to seek ways to promote the rights of those who are lesbian gay bisexual and transsexual LGBT

ELTON JOHN. English composer and singer Elton John speaks during the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, September 12, 2015. Photo by Natalia Kravchuk/EPA

Leonardo DiCaprio raises $40M for environment at charity gala

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:42 AM

The actor s foundation says the fund raising will support efforts to protect key species like the tiger rhino shark and mountain gorilla by working with governments to conserve the jungles coral reefs and forests they call home

Italian designer duo slam Elton John in IVF babies row

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:31 PM

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana say it was the singer who is being judgemental

Elton John urges Dolce and Gabbana boycott over 'synthetic' babies

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:26 PM

How dare you refer to my beautiful children as synthetic Elton says to designer Domenico Dolce

Tom Ford Los Angeles show a Hollywood who's who before Oscars

Feb 22, 2015 - 2:43 AM

A pioneer of porn chic in the 1990s when he was at the helm of Gucci Ford s collection flaunts deep necklines and bare backs as well as sequined tight gowns in popping colors and ochres

BEFORE OSCARS. Tom Ford attends the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios on February 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo by AFP/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Stars attend Elton John and David Furnish wedding

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:30 PM

David and Victoria Beckham Hugh Grant Liz Hurley are among the couple s guests

Elton John weds partner David Furnish

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The wedding date is also their 9th anniversary of civil partnership

Elton John to wed long-time partner David Furnish in England

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:06 PM

The 67 year old singer and the Canadian born filmmaker David Furnish will tie the knot on Sunday December 21 at their home in Windsor Berkshire near London

Pop icon Elton John calls Pope Francis 'wonderful'

Jun 30, 2014 - 2:04 PM

He s excited me so much by his humanity and taking everything down to the humility of faith said the esteemed musician about the Pope

Elton John to marry longtime partner

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:13 PM

For this legislation to come through is joyous and we should celebrate it said John of a UK law legalizing same sex marriage

JOYOUS OCCASION. Elton John (R) and partner David Furnish, a Canadian film maker, leave the Guildhall Windsor, in Berkshire, west of London, after their civil wedding ceremony in 2005. Photo by Daniel Hambury/European Pressphoto Agency

February 14 in history

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Apart from Valentine s Day there are other important events worth remembering on February 14

'We love Elton John,' Putin says in bid to deflect anti-gay controversy

Jan 20, 2014 - 12:08 AM

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John despite his orientation as he sought to defuse calls from gay rights activists to boycott the Winter Olympics

OLYMPIC STANDOFF. A photograph made available on January 19 showing Russian President Vladimir Putin gesturing during a television interview for Channel One, Russia-1, ABC News, BBC, CCTV in Sochi, Russia, 17 January 2014. Media reports state that Putin has defended Russia's law on 'gay propaganda' ahead of the Sochi Olympic Games, but he states that he was not prejudiced against homosexuals. Photo by Aleksey Nikolskyi/Ria Novosti/EPA

Elton John concert challenges Russian gay ban

Dec 08, 2013 - 12:17 PM

John dedicates his concert to a 23 year old Russian who was reportedly raped and murdered for being gay

'INHUMANE, ISOLATING'. John uses a sold-out concert to uphold Russian gay rights. Photo of John in Ukraine, 2011

Rockefeller Foundation honors Elton John

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Singer songwriter pianist conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS advocacy

HUMANITARIAN WORK. The celebrated singer-songwriter-pianist. Photo from Elton John's Facebook

NOMINEES: Emmy Awards 2013

Sep 22, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Stars hit the red carpet on September 22 for the biggest night of American TV

THE FOLKS AT 'HOUSE.' Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Netflix/AFP

Fall Out Boy lands in Manila

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Fall Out Boy will Save Rock and Roll on August 8 at the Big Dome

BAND ON A MISSION. Comeback tour rocks Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Rockin' in the school of rock

Jul 14, 2013 - 11:03 PM

In this academy the kids are all right to quote The Who

OWNERS AND PARTNERS. Nino Caruncho IV, Parkin Chiu, Benjamin Go Jr. Photo by Peter Imbong

Elton John, Madonna feud: 'It's over and done with'

Apr 28, 2013 - 9:21 PM

The music legends settle their decade long dispute in a restaurant in France

Grammys shared among many on music's big night

Feb 11, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Indie pop band fun rockers The Black Keys and Australian Belgian singer Gotye shared the top prizes at the Grammys in an eclectic year for the music industry s biggest awards show

Producer Jeff Bhasker (2nd L, speaking) with musicians (L-R) Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost of fun. accept Song of the Year award for "We Are Young" onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Justin Timberlake, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

Feb 01, 2013 - 4:03 AM

Timberlake s Grammy performance will come on the eve of his first studio album after 7 years

BACK TO SINGING. After the SAG Awards, Justin Timberlake is shifting to the Grammys. Photo from the Justin Timberlake Facebook page

Elton John and partner to become dads again

Nov 12, 2012 - 9:10 AM

The surrogate mom of their son Zachary is reportedly pregnant again

DOTING DAD. Elton John has said that he wants a big family. Image from Facebook

Foreign acts on stage 2012

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:31 AM

Here s the shortlist of foreign acts to watch out for and to watch this November and December

JLO VISITS MANILA. Image from the Manila Concerts Facebook page

Stars rock the palace for Britain's jubilee concert

Jun 05, 2012 - 7:06 AM

Queen Elizabeth II attends a diamond jubilee concert despite her husband s hospitalization

GRAND CONCERT. Buckingham Palace is illuminated by a fireworks display during the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, on June 4, 2012. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a regal appearance at a star-studded diamond jubilee concert Monday but without her husband Prince Philip at her side after he was hospitalised hours earlier. AFP PHOTO / David Parker/ POOL

Greyson Chance: More than alright

May 01, 2012 - 10:14 PM

His tween popularity aside Greyson Chance shines as an astounding musical talent

A GIFTED PERFORMER. Greyson chance is one significant musical talent we'd like to watch grow up. Photo by Bert Sulat Jr.

Hakuna matata! Lion King rules Broadway

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:00 PM

The Lion King roars in Broadway stealing the box office crown from Phantom of the Opera