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''NME'' Announcement Disappoints Elton, Courtney, And Others

Written by Chief Editor.

Elton was changed “forever” after connecting with his songwriting partner via an advertisement in Britain’s NME magazine.

The singer recently paid tribute to the 66-year-old music publication, following the release of its last ever print edition.

“Farewell to #NME,” he wrote beside a crying face emoji. “When I was a teenager, I read you from cover to cover. I met Bernie Taupin through an ad in the back pages. It changed my life forever.

“Thanks for so many memories, and (music journalist) Charles Shaar Murray. E x”.

Elton and Bernie celebrated the 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership last year with the release of a special greatest hits compilation album, titled Diamonds.

He wasn't the only to express his dismay at the end of NMEs publication – Courtney Love, Liam Gallagher, and Paul Weller also shared their sadness at the news via social media when the announcement was initially made on Wednesday.