MUSIC LYF: Elton John’s Most Interesting Quotes

He’s out to take over the Big Dome on December 8 and every Filipino worth his musical salt is waiting for Sir Elton John to bring his Rocket Man concert in Manila. From his numerous awards – six Grammys, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award – to his knighthood for his services to music and charitable services bestowed upon him by nothing less than Queen Elizabeth II, Elton John has proved to the world why he’s hands down, one of the most successful music idols in history.

Elton John is not just a mere English singer and song writer. He’s a rare personality that sparks a lot of interest along the way as he releases one hit song after another from the humble start of his career mainly because of his exceptional personality. The Rocket Man is not just famous for a long and ongoing series of hit records, he’s also quite popular for his thoughts as well.

On pop princess Britney Spears:  “I do like Britney Spears. I think she’s cute. I think she’s fun. And I like her records.   You know, I’m not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.”

On rock and roll: “The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”

On living life to the fullest: “Live for each second without hesitation.”

On success: “The whole point of being in this business is and being blessed is that you’re able to do things for your friends or family, which means they can have something special in their lives, too.”

On HIV: “And the danger is – and it’s happening – is we’re seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people, young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV, which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain, it’s frightening.”

On previous romances and the current love of his life: “I took hostages and prisoners and expected them to adapt to my lifestyle. This relationship is a very 50-50. That's the mistake I made in my past relationships. I've done a lot of work on myself. I'm 16 years sober. I don't run away and I don't take drugs. I deal with the situation and I have a partner in my life who is great and helps me to do that.”

On his interests: “I’ve only been interested in the artistic side of life.”

On fellow British Superstar Sting  who will also perform live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on December 9: “Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.”

Get a look into the Rocket Man and his songs when Elton John invades Manila on December 8, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. For tickets, you may log on to or call TicketNet at 911-5555.

Elton John Live in Manila: 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man Tour is presented by Manhattan Garden City. It is also brought to you by Midas Promotions and Araneta Center. Television partners are ABS-CBN and Solar Entertainment. Other media partners are Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Metro and Metro Society, Radio High, Crossover. Official hotels are Manila Peninsula, Crowne Plaza Galleria and Holiday Inn. Official Transport partners are H&M Transport and Joylong Van Philippines.

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