Slash tipped his hat to Elton John at his tour opener with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Tuesday night, covering Elton’s classic “Rocket Man.”
During their encore, Slash told the crowd that the band recorded a cover of “Rocket Man” a few years ago for the movie ‘Stunt Man.’ He added, "We’re going to do it live tonight since we’ve been dying to play it." Check out the performance on YouTube.
Slash's GNR bandmate Axl Rose is also a huge Elton fan, and joined with him at the 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute show, and also got Elton to play with GNR at the MTV Video Music Awards that same year. He also inducted Sir Elton into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]