Davey Johnstone, Elton John’s longtime bandleader and guitarist, is working on a new documentary about his boss.
The documentary, reportedly titled The Pillars of Hercules, will look back at Elton's touring in the '70s, including never-before-seen footage with John Lennon when he joined Elton for his last public performance on stage in 1974 at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The Sunreports the film will also include “stories within the Elton John Band which weren’t shown in [Elton's] Rocketman biopic.”
Regarding the documentary, Johnstone told the Greatest Music of All Time podcast, “I had a lovely conversation with [Elton's husband and manager] David [Furnish] the other day in which they were really happy that I was going ahead and doing it again... Quite honestly I would never do anything, especially of a documentary nature, about anything we did without them being OK with it."
He also said, “There are two more interviews we are looking to get and we will probably be finished with all the recording by late January and then we will go into editing and we will be ready about Easter.”
Johnstone has been with Elton since back in 1971.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]