Arts and Entertainment Blink and you'll miss it: Medallion man Prince

Talk about suspense. Further to the news that Prince is soon releasing PLECTRUMELECTRUM, his first album with all-female rock trio 3RDEYEGIRL, a short teaser for their track "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" went up on YouTube this week. Warning: blink and you'll miss it. The album was written and recorded in Prince's Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis, London and New York. Meanwhile, at time of writing, we are still waiting to know exactly which "iconic venues in and around London" Prince will be playing on the Hit and Run Tour any time from Monday. Keep your diary clear…

Sir Elton John to be guest editor of 'The Independent'

Sir Elton John is to guest-edit a special World Aids Day edition of The Independent and its newly launched sister paper, i. All circulation revenues from the one-off editions on 1 December will be given to the musician's charity, the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Elton John, Roundhouse, London

Elton John and the country-rock legend Leon Russell opened the Radio 2 Electric Proms at London's Roundhouse.

First Night: Electric Proms: Elton John, Leon Russell, Plan B and Rumer, The Roundhouse, London

Elton delivers on the hits... pity about the misses

Elton John / Leon Russell, The Union (Mercury)

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Sir Elt and Brother Leon's Gospel glory

Album: Elton John & Leon Russell, Union (Mercury)

Back on the cusp of the 1970s, a young Elton John was making his American debut at Los Angeles' legendary Troubadour club, where he was thrilled to meet his idol Leon Russell, the saturnine pianist then on the verge of establishing his own solo career after a decade as a sought-after session man.

Lily Allen and Elton John honoured for songwriting

Stars including Lily Allen, Sting and Elton John were honoured for their songwriting by the US music industry.

Global interest as Elton John's mother sells memorabilia

A highly-prized collection of Sir Elton John memorabilia which is being sold by his mother is generating global interest from buyers, auctioneers said today.

Sir Elton John to team up with Plan B for Electric Proms

Sir Elton John is to team up with chart-topping star Plan B at this year's Electric Proms, it was announced today.

Elton John plays on in Morocco despite gay protest

Elton John was expected to be the highlight of Morocco's biggest music festival last night, despite calls by the country's main Islamist party to ban the British singer because of his homosexuality.

Lesley Duncan: Singer and songwriter who worked with Elton John and Pink Floyd

Lesley Duncan was a pioneering singer-songwriter best known for her composition "Love Song", which was recorded by various artists including Elton John, Peggy Lee, David Bowie, Olivia Newton John and Dionne Warwick.

Elton John under fire over 'Jesus was gay' claim

Sir Elton John is facing a backlash from conservative Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was a gay man.

Elton John and David Furnish's clothing up for grabs

On December 12, the British public will see their Christmas dreams come true, as the doors of ‘Out the Closet 2009’ in Covent Garden’s Flower Cellars will fling open and shoppers will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance, to get their hands on an exclusive array of Elton John and David Furnishes’ flamboyant clothing collection, direct from their wardrobes.

Elton John out of hospital after E. coli treatment

Sir Elton John has been released from hospital after being treated for flu and E. coli. Sir Elton John is out of hospital and is feeling "fine" after being struck down with a bout of flu and an E.coli bacterial infection.

Seriously-ill Elton John cancels concerts

Seriously-ill Sir Elton John has cancelled more shows on doctor's orders.

Album: Mr Hudson, Straight No Chaser (Mercury)

His executive producer Kanye West has been quoted as saying: "I believe Mr Hudson has the potential to be bigger than me, to be one of the most important artists of his generation", which sounds uncharacteristically generous of the thunder-stealing stage-jumper.

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