It can be difficult to divorce movie soundtrack songs from the artists who sing them after they become a staple of the pop culture lexicon. But with outside songwriters crafting these blockbuster hits and farming them out to superstar musicians, the artists who end up performing them often aren’t the first choice, as Kenny Loggins recently reminded reporters at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere.
Queen, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Duran Duran are among the many artists announced for a concert next month marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth.
Disney+ paid an estimated $30 million for rights to the official Elton John documentary that will cover his final concerts and the early years of his career, Deadline reported.
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical has set its Broadway opening for this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Julian Lennon, who recently released his first public performance of his father’s “Imagine,” confessed that the experience was not entirely pleasant for him. He said he was “dreading” the day he would have to perform the famous song.