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Billboard has revealed that a special radio broadcast is set to air a day before Elton’s Wonderful Crazy Night album is released.

SiriusXM Town Hall With Elton John will run on The Spectrum, channel 28, on Thursday, February 4, at 5 p.m. ET.

At the taping, the pop maestro performed five songs before sitting down for a Q&A: three from his new disc (Looking Up, Blue Wonderful and A Good Heart) and a pair of classics, Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets.

But Elton also was thinking about David Bowie, who recently died after an 18-month battle with liver cancer.

“There are so many incredible words written about him in the last couple of days,” he told veteran rock journalist David Fricke, the event’s moderator. “It’s so wonderful. We all know how inspiring he is. We all know that his music stands. We don’t have to say anything about the music: It speaks for itself. He was innovative, he was boundary-changing, and he danced to his own tune — which in any artist is really rare.

“But what I loved about him towards the end was his incredible privacy during what must have been 10 years of incredible bad luck with illnesses, heart attacks, cancer, whatever,” he continued. “He kept it private in an age we’re living in with Twitter when everyone knows everything about everything — he kept it to himself. He made two albums without anybody knowing he was making them. He had treatment for his illnesses without anyone knowing or anyone saying anything. And that is the mystique of the man, because we know David Bowie the figure, the singer, the outrageous performer, but actually, we don’t know anything about him — and that’s the way it should be in music and should be in any art form whatsoever.”