Elton John Milan, Mediolanum Forum

Elton John ended the show with the song ‘Circle Of Life’ from the very successful ‘Lion King’ a phrase that perfectly represents the show.

Forty years on from Elton’s Double album ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, which is central to the fabulous body of work he released in the 70’s, to the horrible music of the 80’s, to the re-evaluation of himself as an artist and getting back with his bard Bernie Taupin in the 90’s, to Sir Elton John the ambassador of Aids, Gay Pride, husband, father and guru to artists suffering addictions, he is back on stage with his band here in Milan now in 2014,having come full circle, still with that enigmatic smile, that twinkle in his eye.

Elton is raring to perform, you can sense it, holding fort on stage, never leaving his piano except to milk ...

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Macca leads Cocker tributes

Sir Paul McCartney has paid tribute to Joe Cocker.

The 70-year-old singer, best known for tracks including You are So Beautiful and his cover of the Beatles track With a Little Help from my Friends, died on Monday after losing a lengthy battle against lung cancer.

And Beatles legends Paul and drummer Ringo Starr were quick to pay their respects to their late friend.

“It’s really sad to hear about Joe’s passing,’ Paul said in a statement to Britain’s Mirror newspaper. ‘He was a lovely northern lad who I loved a lot and like many people I loved his singing.

“I was especially pleased when he decided to cover With A Little Help From My Friends and I remember him and Denny Cordell coming round to the studio in Saville Row and playing me what they’d recorded and it was just mind blowing.

“He tot...

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Kiss recording with Japanese Idol winners

KISS have recorded two new songs with the Japanese Idol winners Momoiro Clover Z (also known as Momoclo).

The 13th single for the Japanese group, Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina, was co-written by Paul Stanley and producer Greg Collins with lyrics by Yuho Iwasato and Stanley. Momoclo takes the lead on the song while KISS provides the instrumentation and backing vocals.

Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina is scheduled to be released on January 28 via iTunes in 120 countries while the physical release on CD, Blu-Ray and KISS editions will be out at a later date.

The two groups also recorded the song SAMURAI SON with music by Stanley and Collins and lyrics by Stanley. KISS take the lead on the track with Momoiro Clover Z providing the chorus...

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Joe Cocker dies

Joe Cocker has passed away.

The legendary singer died on Monday after losing his battle with lung cancer, his agent confirmed. The 70-year-old was best known for songs including You are So Beautiful and his cover of the Beatles track With a Little Help from my Friends.

The British singer also won a Grammy in 1983 for his duet with Jennifer Warnes; Up Where We Belong and received an OBE from the Queen in 2007 for his contribution to music.

In a statement, his agent Barrie Marshall said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”

Tributes for the rock and blues singer began flooding in on social media sites soon after the news broke.

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was one of the first to share his sadness at his passing.

‘Goodbye and God...

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