2006 – Elton John begs his record label to drop him, claiming they barely promoted new album The Captain & The Kid. “F*ck Universal,” he tells the audience at a New York show. “Please drop me. I’m 58 and I don’t care anymore.”
2006 – Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson are married on a luxury yacht in San Tropez. Among the guests: Elton John’s partner David Furnish and camp photographer Dave LaChappelle. Funny how Hank Williams Jr. couldn’t make it.
2005 – 2 Pac feat Elton John was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Ghetto Gospel. Written by Tupac Shakur and produced by Eminem. The song uses samples from the Elton John song ‘Indian Sunset’ from his 1971 album Madman Across the Water.
2004 – as the third season of American Idol was aired on US TV a memo was leaked showing a list of songs banned from being performed at this year’s auditions that included, Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ and ‘Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. Also all songs by Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, R. […]
2003 – Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Elton John and Kiss perform on Dick Clark’s 32nd annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Newlyweds Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey join the ageless TV impresario to countdown the New Year in Times Square.
2003 – Sir Elton John tops the U.K. singles charts with “Are You Ready for Love.” Nothing unusual about that, except the song is actually an outtake from 1977.
2003 – Elton John never struck us as the motorbiking type, but he plays the 100th birthday celebrations of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee anyway, along with Tim McGraw and Kid Rock.
1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America declares the Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 the best-selling album of the century. The 20th century’s biggest single is Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997.”
1999 – Elton John is sued by a songwriter who claims the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” sounds a little too close to Glenn Medeiros’ “Listen to Your Heart.”
1999 – Sir Elton John and Faith Hill appear as guest performers on “VH1 Divas Live.” They join Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Cher, Brandy, LeAnn Rimes, and Mary J. Blige.
1999 – Elton John files suit in London against Price Waterhouse Coopers, the accountancy firm, and Andrew Haydon, a former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, his former management company, over an alleged shortfall of 20 million pounds from his business empire.
1998 – Actor Jim Carrey launches an unexpected musical direction when he joins Elton John onstage in Anaheim, Calif., to sing “Rocket Man.”