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Elton Talks About Last Tour, Tribute Albums, And Royal Wedding

Written by Chief Editor.

As recently reported, some of the world’s biggest pop, rock and country performers are celebrating Elton and Bernie Taupin’s music with two albums Revamp (Island Records) and Restoration (Universal Music Group Nashville) to be released on April 6.

Revamp includes entertainers such as Mary J. Blige; Coldplay; Florence And The Machine; Sam Smith; Ed Sheeran; and Lady Gaga.

Restoration features country stars, ranging from Willie Nelson to Lee Ann Womack.

Yesterday Elton spoke about the upcoming releases with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2.  Asked by the host whether he'd be attending the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, Elton said he hadn't received an invitation yet. The vocalist also discussed speculation about whether he’d perform at the celebration alongside the Spice Girls and the Rolling Stones.

“Oh probably, yeah, and Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar,” he responded, joking. “I mean, the Spice Girls, no one’s going to beat them off the stage, are they? I mean they’re just huge.”

 Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was also talked about. He seemed to be referring to his friend Rod Stewart's comments last week that all so-called "farewell" tours "stink of selling tickets" and aren't "rock and roll."

When asked by Evans just how "farewell" the tour will be, Elton insisted, "It's very farewell, to touring. When I say it's my farewell tour -- and a lot of people have made comments, I'm not gonna say who -- by the time we finish, I'll be 74.  I really wanna spend the rest of my life with my boys...I don't want to travel anymore. This is the final tour."

However, he did say he'd "probably do a show here and there," and would continue to write and record music.