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Elton John Highest Ranking Rocker on Forbes Celebrity 100

Forbes Magazine has released their much publicized list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, and ‘Captain Fantastic’ himself, Elton John, is the top-ranking classic rocker. 

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Zach’s Top 4 Favorite Covers of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ [MUSIC]

‘Your Song,’ released in 1970 on Elton John's self-titled album, has become one of those quintessential love songs. Not only in 2004 did it rank 137 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time," it was called "a near-perfect song" by Bill Janovitz from Allmusic.com. And, that review by Janovitz is a pretty accurate one in my eyes. Not only does the song have a great melody, its lyrics are unforgettable. It is a song that will definitely be remembered for a long, long, long time. Today, I would like to share with you my Top 4 Favorite 'Your Song' Covers.

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Elton John Sued For Stealing Lyrics To ‘Nikita’

Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin are being sued for copyright infringement over John’s 1985 hit ‘Nikita.’ TMZ is reporting that papers filed in a federal court in Illinois state that Guy Hobbs claims that lyrics are very similar to his own composition ‘Natasha,’ which he wrote in 1982.

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Elton John Hails Upcoming Stripped-Down Trio Album as ‘The Most Exciting Solo Record I’ve Done in a Long, Long Time’

It was not even two years ago that Elton John released ‘The Union,’ his album-length collaboration with Leon Russell — and it was mere weeks ago that Cameron Crowe’s documentary about the making of the album premiered on HBO. But Elton is nothing if not prolific, and he’s already prepping his next release.

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Paul McCartney, Elton John to Headline Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II has been the monarch of Britain for almost as long as Paul McCartney and Elton John have been alive. In fact, the Queen celebrates 60 years on the throne this year. Her fellow Brits are coming together to honor those six decades as the figurehead of the country at a bash to be held in front of her Buckingham Palace digs. Sir Paul and Sir Elton are both set to perform and serve as the event’s headliners.

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Elton John to Star Alongside ‘X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro in Super Bowl Commercial

Elton John is a king holding court over a crowd of jokers and jesters in an upcoming Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi. He and ‘X Factor‘ winner Melanie Amaro recently filmed the spot, and shared behind the scenes footage of the ad.

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Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in a Movie

Justin Timberlake may be “burning out his fuse out there alone” if Elton John has anything to say about it. With plans for a biopic in the works, Sir Elton has declared the one time teen star Timberlake as his top choice to play him. 

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Movie On The Life Of Elton John In The Works

Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, are working on a biopic on John's life. "Rocketman" will document the ups and downs of John's life and career through musical arrangements. "Rocketman" is being described as:
“a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music” and will be told in “a non-linear and hyper-visual manner

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Best Road Trip Songs: 10 Tunes to Get You Through That Long Summer Drive

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What good is a road trip without a few great tunes?

Sure, you can listen to the radio, but sometimes, it's nice to have a few classics queued up and ready for the right road-tripping moment.

So, for those w

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Elton John: ‘The Record Business is ‘Disappearing’

Sir Elton John has a pretty gloomy view of the music industry, saying it’s “disappearing” because of the lack of artist development, resulting in musicians being dropped from labels if they don’t instantly score a No. 1 selling album. We have the full story from Ultimate Classic Rock.

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EMI Charity Album Raises $5 Million For Japan

Relief efforts in Japan have received a boost from some of the biggest names in music. “The Songs For Japan” compilation album has now raised $5 million for the Japanese Red Cross Society, based on the first month’s sales of the digital release and the physical two-CD set

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Elton John Confirms Lady Gaga Is His Son’s Godmother

After much speculation, Elton John and his partner David Furnish have confirmed to Barbra Walters in an interview on “20/20” that Lady Gaga is the godmother of their four-month-old son, Zachary

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