Elton John is wrapping up his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in July, but the music legend is not retiring. Since 2018, he's released one studio album, 2021's The Lockdown Sessions, and he said there was another one on the way at some point with his longtime lyricist, Bernie Taupin.
Elton commented, "That's gonna be the next record and I already have the lyrics for that so don't worry. Bernie and I are very, very happy and at peace with this record. He's writing a book, I've done an album." With the news that Taupin will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in November, Taupin told Rolling Stone that they're "definitely going to do that" next album.
He said, "We’ve got some plans laid that can’t really be discussed right now because they’re not finalized and solidified yet, but I think the best I can say is yes, we’re definitely going to be going in the studio by the end of the year."
Their last album together was Wonderful Crazy Night in 2016. When Taupin was asked if Elton will be presenting him the Rock Hall Musical Excellence Award, Bernie said, "I can’t even get into that because I don’t know his schedule. In fact, I’m due to have a conference call with a couple of people today, so I can’t go on record and commit to that because I don’t know. He is a busy guy. If he doesn’t, I’m sure there’s plenty of people I know that would jump at the chance."
Bernie Taupin will publish his memoir, Scattershot - Love, Music, Elton, and Me, on September 12th.
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