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Marvin Gaye was known for singing, ”What’s going on?” When it comes to the world of Elton John, there is a great deal!

One is the relaunch of Ej.w‘s Radio Elton John. We’re nearly there, so why not go to Youtube for the countdown, which kicks off on Tuesday  from 1400 BST?

Meanwhile, you’ve probably heard about Elton’s new documentary. It’s to be part of Canada’s Toronto Film Festival in September. Elton John: Never Too Late has two directors: R.J. Cutler and David Furnish and features previously unseen concert footage, hand-written journals, and, according to IMDb, more recent footage of Elton and his family. The original title was much longer: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And The Years That Made His Legend. 


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Later in the year, Never Too Late will be shown on Disney+.

It’s been just over five years now since Rocketman was released. Elton said he is still amazed by how much his story resonated with people all over the world.

It was more than just a movie for the vocalist. It was a journey–with ups and downs–throughout his ”crazy” life.


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We’re looking forward to a preview of Elton’s new album. So is Davey Johnstone, who told Hits Channel that he doesn’t play on it–nor has he heard the songs.

Both Elton and Davey like to record quickly.

”We rely on our love of music and our instincts,” Davey observed. And he thinks it’s a ”magical thing” to find someone with similar musical feelings.

The guitarist has been working on his friend Marlon Hoffman‘s new album, Holy Matters. It’s expected in September. Besides being a producer and appearing on almost all of the tracks, Davey wrote two songs with poet/actor Rick Otto. Rick helped Davey with his 2022 solo album, Deeper Than My Roots, which was recorded at Marlon’s home studio.

Do you think that David Furnish, Elton’s husband and manager, transformed his career and legacy? Billboard does, and credits his years of advertising experience. They have named him Executive of the Year in their Pride issue.


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David spoke to the magazine about the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Both he and Elton realise that while they work very hard, they’ve been ”incredibly lucky” and are ”obligated to give back.”

David also talked about last year’s Glastonbury festival. The crowd made up a ”sea of joy,” and for Elton’s final UK concert, they even closed down the concession stands in back to watch.

It doesn’t sound like one of the lead actors in Elton and Jake Shears‘ musical was willing to make concessions. Two actors from the UK cast of Tammy FayeAndrew Rannells and Katie Brayben, had been expected to appear in the New York production this fall. However, Andrew has backed out, telling CBS News he’s a big fan of the show, but ”we couldn’t find terms that made everyone happy.” In other words, producers were not meeting his asking price, Showbiz411 has concluded. They also think a star is needed, ”even with Elton John as a drawing card.” While Katie won an Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical twice–for Tammy Faye and for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical–in the States, she is not a household name.

The venue is the recently refurbished Palace Theatre. Previous productions here include Elton and Tim Rice‘s Aida, which ran for four years (2000-2004), as well as Elton and Bernie Taupin‘s Lestat (2006), which only lasted a month.

It is doubtful that Tammy Faye will suffer the fate of Lestat. While not everyone loved the musical when it was in London, the majority of reviews tended to be positive. WhatsOnStage, for instance, called Tammy Faye ”divine” and cited the ”considerable style” of Elton and Jake’s songs.

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