Friday, July 29, 2005

"Captain Fantastic" Anniversary NY Concerts?

In a letter on his website, Nigel Olsson talks about the "Captain Fantastic" 30th Anniversay Shows in New York in September. It's unclear from the letter if Nigel is referring to the 3 dates at Madison Square Garden September 21,23 and 24 or a different yet to be announced date.

The caption under this photo of the band at Nigel's site has a bit more information. Scroll down to the last photo.

Elton John to perform free concert in Rome

Elton John is to perform a free concert September 3rd. The concert will take place on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, the large boulevard that leads to the Colosseum and is lined with ancient Roman relics.

"Captain Fantastic" Deluxe Edition due September 13th

"Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" Deluxe Edition will be issued on September 13, according to several music forums, here and here. At this point tracklisting info is sketchy but rumors are that the second disc could be the June 21, 1975 Wembley concert performance of the entire album from start to finish. At that time the album had only be out for 3 weeks and the response from the crowd was less than enthusiastic.

Catherine Britt/Elton John duet on the charts

The Catherine Britt/Elton John duet "Where We Both Say Goodbye" debuts at #42 on the Radio and Records Country Chart.

UPDATE: The track has also debuted on the Billboard country chart at #49 officially becoming Elton John's first charted country song.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reuters has an article on Elton's first country charting song.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

"Electricity" plummets on the UK Download Chart

Elton John's single "Electricity" which debuted at #1 on the download chart last week has plummeted to #34 in its second week on the chart.

James Blunt's chart success has continued as he moved back to the top of the download chart with Beautiful.
He took over at the top from Elton John, whose song Electricity slumped a massive 34 places from one to 34.

It actually slumped 33 places, but who's counting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

So thats why it stunk so much? or not...

Remember the awful version of T-Rex's "Children Of The Revolution" performed at Live 8 by Elton John and someone named Pete Doherty of some group called Babyshambles, well it seems there was a reason (apparently made up) for that disaster.

Pete Doherty has publicly apologised to Sir Bob Geldof for accusing his daughter Peaches of pinching his bum at Live 8.

The troubled rock star – who has just been dumped by Kate Moss – blamed his shambolic performance during a duet with Elton John on the 16-year-old, claiming she made suggestive remarks in his ear while squeezing his rear end.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Britt/John Duet

The Catherine Britt/Elton John duet "Where We Both Say Goodbye" continues to steadily be added to country playlists and is now on 70 stations. By the time this weeks R&R Country chart is released we may see a country debut for Elton, his first.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

"Electricity" at #22, Peachtree Road reenters at #47

Not as big as drop as some had expected for Elton John's latest single "Electricity" which came in at #22 for its second week on the singles chart. Also notable is that "Electricity" was the #11 song on the airplay chart, up from #47. Jame Blunt remains at number 1 on the single and album charts.

Peachtree Road reenter the chart at number 47 with its Deluxe Editions that feature 3 Billy Elliot tunes.