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Guy Prives/Getty ImagesBon Jovi's new album will soon be on its way. The band announced on Twitter today that it's completed its next release, titled This House Is Not for Sale.

"THE ALBUM IS DONE," the New Jersey rockers wrote, and posted a group photo taken at New York City's Electric Lady Studios. The album likely will be released this fall.

THE ALBUM IS DONE Photo by @DavidBergman pic.twitter.com/KsJjQCJHWO

— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) May 25, 2016

Although last summer, Bon Jovi announced it was parting ways with Mercury Records, Billboard quotes a source as saying that the new album will mark the band's return to the label. Seemingly confirming that, Jon Bon Jovi is sporting a Mercury Records T-shirt in the Twitter photo.

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Atco RecordsJeff Beck teamed up with two young female musicians from his U.K. homeland, singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, to create his upcoming studio album, Loud Hailer, which hits stores July 15. The 11-song collection is filled with edgy, topical tunes that the guitar legend says were inspired by his observations about modern society as he surfed the Internet.

Beck tells ABC Radio that his ideas for the album's theme took shape while he was stuck indoors during wintertime and found himself drawn to reading various ridiculous stories online.

"I began to enjoy what I call the sidebar lifestyle, where you just go to the sublime to the ridiculous in some of these statements," he explains. "The fascination of outrageousness that's happening in our lives today, and the imminent threat of this, that and the other. And the total absurdity of unrest, that people are not prepared to sit back and just enjoy a tree or a flower."

Beck says Bones and Vandenberg, who play together in a London-based group called BONES and who he met at a party thrown by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, infused the project with youthful energy.

"It was just almost like a student band, you know, getting together," Jeff maintains. "And to have such liveliness and youth and encouragement was really the driving force."

The title of the album, Loud Hailer, is an English term for a megaphone, which is what Bones sang through on the tracks on which she's featured. The effect adds an abrasive edge that reflects the song's themes and compliments Beck's jaw-dropping guitar work.

Bones and Vandenberg also will be part of Beck's backing band for his U.S. tour in support Loud Hailer, which kicks off July 19 in Port Chester, New York. Blues great Buddy Guy will be Jeff's special guest during the trek.

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo people claiming to be heirs to Prince's estate are protesting being required to take DNA tests.

Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson, who claim they are descendants of Prince's half-brother Duane Nelson Sr., say the tests are not necessary.  According to USA Today, Brianna says she is the daughter of Duane Nelson Sr. Victoria's legal guardian, Jeannine Halloran, says Victoria is his granddaughter.

Carver County probate judge Kevin Eide previously ordered that all claimants undergo blood and genetic testing to prove their relationship to Prince. Duane Nelson Sr. passed away in 2011. He was the child of Prince's father, John Nelson, and his second wife, Vivian.

Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson filed their claims to Prince’s estate at Carver County District Court in Minnesota. They say they have already offered alternative proof of their legal relationship to Prince.

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is among a newly announced crop of celebs who have signed on to appear on NBC's The Red Nose Day Special, which airs Thursday on NBC from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The star-studded charity event helps raise awareness and money for children in need all around the world.

Elton, who is a longtime supporter of the Red Nose Day charity, will perform a special song during the special. Other celebrities who have been added to the bill include country star and The Voice coach Blake Shelton, actors Julia Roberts and Will Ferrell, and basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

They'll join U2's Bono, Jay Leno, Celine Dion and dozens more on the show. The Red Nose Day Special will be hosted by comedian Craig Ferguson.

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PRNewsFoto/Def Jam RecordingsOprah Winfrey may be known for her celebrity influence, but she wasn't quite able to dissuade Paul McCartney from collaborating with Kanye West on the rap star's song "All Day." The issue, apparently, was the song's content.

McCartney explains in a recent interview with John Wilson for BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes how Winfrey advised him to pass on the popular track.

"I get this track back, a thing called 'All Day': he's taken my melody and he's made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word -- a lot!" said McCartney.

"People like Oprah, who's a little conservative about that stuff, said, ‘You shouldn't do it, even black people shouldn't use that word,'" the rock legend continued. "I said, 'Yeah, but it's Kanye!' And he's talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way. It's the context. So I was actually pleased with it."

In addition to "All Day," McCartney talks about working with Kanye in the studio and compliments the rapper's creativity, which according to McCartney, "inspires [him]."

"I love Kanye and he loves me," McCartney said. "He's a monster -- he's a crazy guy who comes up with great stuff so he inspires me."

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Credit: Ed MilesThe ongoing copyright-infringement case involving Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has prompted Robert Plant to pull out of a scheduled June 19 appearance at the 2016 Meltdown Festival in London.

A message posted on Plant's Facebook page explains that the singer had to cancel because he's a defendant in the court case, which is scheduled to begin proceedings on June 14 in Los Angeles.

Plant's withdrawal from the show -- dubbed "The Boat We're In" -- as well as other unrelated factors have led the organizers to cancel the event. The concert had been intended to raise money for the British Red Cross' refugee awareness campaign, and was tied in with a recently released charity EP called The Long Road, to which Robert contributed a cover of the Elbow song "Blanket of Night."

Plant's Facebook note explains, "Robert has been enthusiastic to help in any way to the increased awareness and support of so many powerless and distraught peoples. Therefore the opportunity afforded at [the] Meltdown [festival] was an event that Robert was passionately drawn to."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plant's fellow Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones also will be attending the trial, which is being held to determine whether Page and Plant partly copied the Spirit song "Taurus" when they co-wrote "Stairway to Heaven." The band's attorneys recently accused lawyers for late Spirit frontman Randy California's estate with attempting to taint the jury pool by falsely claiming that Led Zeppelin's members were trying to avoid taking part in the trial.

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Jimmy King; Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty ImagesWe've lost a lot of musical legends this year, and now AXS TV is paying tribute to some of them on a special episode of The Big Interview, the series hosted by newsman Dan Rather. The Big Interview -- Special Edition: Legends Lost, which premieres June 7 at 8 p.m. ET, will honor the lives of David Bowie, Natalie Cole and Prince, among others.

The hour-long special will be divided into segments focusing on each individual artist and will use archival footage and exclusive interviews to give viewers an inside look at the music stars' lives and careers.

During the show, Rather will chat with painter George Underwood, a childhood friend of Bowie, about the influential rock singer and songwriter. In addition, producer David Foster will share his thoughts on Cole and her award-winning 1991 album, Unforgettable…with Love. Also, Prince's best friend and original bassist, Andre Cymone, will make a rare TV appearance to give insight into the musical genius' personal life that many people never got to see.

Other recently departed music legends who will be paid tribute during the special include blues icon B.B. King and country great Merle Haggard.

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PRNewsFoto/Mercury/UMeNewly remastered versions of the classic studio and live albums that The Allman Brothers Band released from 1969 through 1979 will be reissued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl on July 22. A total of nine albums will be rereleased, spanning from the group's 1969 self-titled debut through 1979's Enlightened Rogues, and also including an expanded three-LP edition of Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970, a shorter version of which originally was issued in 1990.

The vinyl reissues will include The Allman Brothers Band's classic early-'70s albums At Fillmore East, Eat a Peach and Brothers and Sisters, all of which were certified platinum for sales of more than a million copies in the U.S. All of the albums were remastered from the original analog tapes. The reissue of 1969's The Allman Brothers Band is a two-LP set that includes the original mix and the stereo mix featured on the 1973 compilation Beginnings.

In addition, a limited-edition vinyl box set gathering all nine albums together in a specially designed package resembling a peach crate will be sold. The 15-LP collection is available for pre-order now at UDiscoverMusic.com. The box set also will contain an amplifier-shaped USB drive featuring digital versions of the nine albums, as well as a variety of collectibles, including posters, magnets, guitar picks, a turntable mat, a trucker's hat and a deck of playing cards. Only 500 box set will be sold, each one individually numbered.

High-resolution digital versions of the albums also will be released on July 22.

Here is the full list of Allman Brothers Band albums that will be reissued:

The Allman Brothers Band (1969)*
Idlewild South (1970)
At Fillmore East (1971)*
Eat a Peach (1972)*
Brothers and Sisters (1973)
Win, Lose or Draw (1975)
Wipe the Window, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas (1976)*
Enlightened Rogues (1979)
Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970 (1990)

* = two-LP set.
= three-LP set.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentA trailer for the upcoming Rolling Stones release Totally Stripped, an expanded, multi-format version of the band's 1995 unplugged album Stripped, has premiered online. The 30-second promo video includes brief interview segments with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as well as clips of the group performing and behind-the-scenes footage.

The Stripped album featured a combination of tracks that The Rolling Stones recorded live at studios in Tokyo and Lisbon, Portugal, and concert performances from shows the band played during its Voodoo Lounge Tour at small venues in Amsterdam, Paris and London. Totally Stripped contains a new documentary of that takes an in-depth look at the Stripped project, as well as an album featuring both previously released and unreleased performances from the aforementioned concerts in Amsterdam, Paris and London.

In the trailer, Jagger comments on the difference between performing in a club as compared with a large venue, noting that "a twitch of an eyebrow will suffice, whereas in a stadium it's like the frantic arm-waving constantly." In addition, Richards maintains that The Stones are "a club band [that] just got bigger gigs." Touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell and Stripped co-producer Don Was also appear briefly in the video.

Totally Stripped will be released on June 3, and will available as a DVD/CD or SD Blu-ray/CD set and as a DVD/two-LP or SD Blu-ray/two-LP vinyl package. In addition, a deluxe five-disc edition of the release will be sold, featuring the CD and DVD or SD Blu-ray, plus full-length videos of the three Stones concerts captured for the Stripped record.

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Danny Clinch; Alasdair McLellanBruce Springsteen is a true gentleman. According to U.K.’s The Mirror, the New Jersey rocker gave pop superstar Adele his jacket during his chilly outdoor Rock in Rio concert in Lisbon, Portugal, last week.

Adele reportedly recounted his kind act during her own Lisbon show over the weekend.

"I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly. It gets quite windy in Lisbon," The Mirror quotes her as saying. "I had a little thin [sweater] on, and Bruce came out and said, 'You're going to be cold.' I was a bit drunk, I'd had four glasses of wine, so I said I'd be fine."

Needless to say, the Boss was right. "He gave me his coat -- so I was watching the show, wearing his coat," Adele said. "I was too embarrassed to try to put my arms in because, obviously, too small. So I just wore it on my shoulders."

The European leg of Springsteen and his E Street Band's 2016 The River Tour continues Wednesday, May 24, with a show in Manchester, U.K. The overseas outing winds down with a July 31 concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Meanwhile, Bruce has just added a second show at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, on September 9, to his upcoming U.S. itinerary. The stateside trek gets underway August 23 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Credit: Blain ClausenJust a reminder that the upcoming sixth installment of the Skyville Live online concert series, headlined by ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, takes place tonight, May 24, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The show also will include performances by Australian rock-guitar whiz Orianthi, up-and-coming country star Frankie Ballard, rock-soul singer ZZ Ward and veteran roots-rock singer/songwriter Mike Henderson.

The webcast will be streamed live exclusively on AOL.com and via the free mobile video platform go90. The concert takes place in front of a live studio audience in Nashville and will be shot in high-def.

Since Skyville Live premiered in January 2015, the series has featured an eclectic variety of music artists, including Gregg Allman, Sam Moore, Gladys Knight, Cyndi Lauper, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal, Martina McBride and Jewel.

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Courtesy of MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney fans may be amazed by a unique new virtual-reality documentary series the rock legend has launched to promote his upcoming compilation, Pure McCartney.

The six-part series, titled Pure McCartney VR, captures Sir Paul sharing stories about various songs featured on the new album while offering the viewer an immersive 360-degree look at a room in his home studio.

Each episode features McCartney discussing an individual tune, and is enhanced with animated images and video clips that appear while he chats about the songs. The first two episodes, focusing on 2007's "Dance Tonight" and Paul's 1980 chart-topping hit "Coming Up,"  premiered today while the remaining four installments will be rolled out between now and Pure McCartney's June 10 arrival.

In addition, to the virtual-reality video elements, the series features McCartney's music mixed, for the first time ever, in the Dolby Atmos surround sound format.

Pure McCartney VR is a collaboration between the former Beatles star and Jaunt, a tech company pioneering the use of cinematic virtual reality. The series can be viewed online at JauntVR.com and by using the Jaunt VR app via Apple and Android devices, Oculus Rift, Desktop 360 and other platforms.

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Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty ImagesHappy birthday, Bob Dylan. The legendary, much-lauded singer-songwriter was born Robert Allen Zimmerman 75 years ago today in Duluth, Minnesota.

Dylan made his early mark as a folk artist, chronicling and commenting on the social unrest of the 1960s with songs like 1963's "Blowin' in the Wind" and 1964's "The Times They Are a-Changin'." With his insightful and poetic lyrics, he also was heartily embraced by the rock and pop world.  His music influenced and inspired countless artists, including The Beatles.

In the mid 1960s, Dylan moved toward a more rock sound when he began incorporating electric instruments into his music on such songs as "Like a Rolling Stone." His performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, during which he played live with amplified guitars for the first time, initially drew the ire of some of his folk purists. After being injured in a serious motorcycle accident at the height of his popularity in 1966, Dylan withdrew from the public eye for a time. When he reemerged with 1967's John Wesley Harding, Bob's focus had returned to a more rootsy sound that again influenced many of the era's top rock artists.

Over the years, Dylan also has explored country music and Christian rock, although most of his work has been anchored by folk, blues and rock 'n' roll. Most recently, he's turned his attention to pop standards, with 2015's Shadows in the Night and the just-released album Fallen Angels, both of which feature covers of songs that Frank Sinatra recorded. Dylan will kick off a new U.S. tour in support of Fallen Angels June 4 in Woodinville, Washington.

Not surprisingly, Dylan has received many major honors during his career, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, and was named the Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year in 2015. In addition, Dylan has won 11 Grammy Awards and an Oscar.

In honor of Dylan's 75th birthday, Rolling Stone has compiled a list of his 100 greatest songs, featuring commentary by such music stars as Mick Jagger, Bono, David Crosby, Lenny Kravitz and more. Check it out at RollingStone.com.

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Zack Whitford; Courtesy of Discovery ChannelMusic meets nature in a new Discovery Channel series called Hello World! that premieres July 9. Steven Tyler and Joan Jett are among the music stars lending their music and voices to the family-friendly six-part show.

Each episode of the family-friendly program will feature narration from an artist and showcase one of their songs. In Tyler's episode, titled "Summer Wild," his new solo country song "Red, White & You" will serve as the theme. The program will focus on how various North American animals, including prairie dogs, hawks and wild horses, spend the summer months.

Jett's episode will be titled "Bad Reputation" and will feature the punk-rock veteran classic tune of the same name. The program will look at animals known for their ferocious behavior, such as sharks, wolves and alligators, and show how play important roles in their respective ecosystems.

Other musicians featured on the series include Dave Matthews, Christina Aguilera, Usher and Ellie Goulding.

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Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty ImageAt a glance, it appears as if Paul McCartney took the breakup of The Beatles in stride, almost immediately releasing a pair of solo albums -- McCartney and Ram -- before forming Wings two years later.  In truth, he was so depressed he hit the bottle for a while and seriously considered getting out of music altogether.

Those are some of the startling confessions McCartney shares in just three minutes of an interview for the BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes program.

“How do you follow that?”  McCartney said of his post-Beatles feelings.  “It was very depressing, because you were breaking from your lifelong friends.”

Also depressing: “Not knowing whether I was going to continue in music,” McCartney revealed, explaining that after playing in a band, he wasn’t sure how to continue on his own.

It got so bad, McCartney said he “took to the bevvies.  I took to the wee dram,” meaning alcohol.  “I was a bit far gone,” he admitted.  “Suddenly, I wasn’t having a good time.  It wasn’t working.”

McCartney’s late wife, Linda, is the one who got him back on his feet, convincing McCartney to form Wings – although for a time, he considered putting together a supergroup: “…just rung up Eric [Clapton], Jimmy Page, John Bonham, whatever.”

Why didn’t he?  “[F]or some mad reason, I kind of wanted to go back to square one, and just do it as we’d done in The Beatles,” McCartney said, adding, “Looking back on it, I’m really glad we did it, because it was the way to do it.”

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Courtesy of Santana IVSantana's new studio album, Santana IV, not only features a reunion of most of the influential Latin-rock band's original members, but also a guest appearance by legendary soul/R&B singer Ron Isley, who lends his talents to a pair of tunes. However, Carlos Santana recently revealed that those tunes -- "Love Makes the World Go Round" and "Freedom in Your Mind" -- are just the tip of the iceberg from the collaboration.

"In the fall, we recorded 16 songs with Ronnie Isley, and they're absolutely incredible," Carlos told ABC Radio.

The guitar great then went on to shower praise on Isley, placing his name alongside some of the iconic music artists of his time.

"I'm not afraid to say that he is more important to me or as important to me as the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate," gushed Carlos. "Ronnie Isley is that magnanimous of a singer. When you're in the room and you hear him sing…like Pavarotti or Placido Domingo, those notes are coming from way down there in the earth and all the way in the sky. He is supremely important, and anyone who's alive right now is already blessed they were alive with him, you know, like a [John] Coltrane or a Miles Davis."

Santana says his appreciation of Isley's music dates back to The Isley Brothers' classic original 1962 version of "Twist and Shout."

"The Beatles came and invaded us at The Ed Sullivan Show singing 'Twist and Shout,' [but it was] nowhere as good as The Isley Brothers," Carlos maintained. "I mean, let's just be fair, OK? It was cute and it was nice, but it was not the same thing. When you hear Ronnie Isley sing 'Twist and Shout,'…it was like, 'Dang!' you know?"

While no release date has been announced yet for Santana's collaborative album with Isley, Carlos recently told Billboard that it likely will arrive in the fall of this year.

As previously reported, Santana IV features contributions from original singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve and percussionist Michael Carabello, as well as from Journey guitarist Neal Schon, who was a member of Santana during the early 1970s. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200.

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Credit: Jimmy KingA new documentary scheduled to air on British television in July will feature a variety of previously unreleased David Bowie recordings, NME reports. The show will be the second episode of a four-part series titled The People's History of Pop that premiered on the BBC4 channel last month.

A BBC rep confirmed to NME that the program, which is "still being made," will include "some rare and special Bowie material in it."

The show's host, Danny Baker, was given access to various rare songs by Bowie collector and biographer Kevin Cann. Among the rarities expected to be featured on the show are a demo of Bowie's 1969 hit "Space Oddity" with alternate lyrics and a version of David's 1967 novelty tune "The Laughing Gnome" that includes some profanity.

Another interesting track that may appear on the show is a version of the French song "Comme D'Habitude," whose music served as the basis for the Frank Sinatra hit "My Way." Bowie was one of several songwriters who were asked to write English lyrics to go along with the tune, although the words Paul Anka penned were the ones eventually chosen for the classic tune. David later admitted that "My Way" was an influence on his own memorable song "Life on Mars?"

The People's History of Pop will focus on music fans' remembrances spanning from 1956 to 1996. The second episode of the series will cover the late 1960s to the early '70s. Other artists whose music will be featured in the show include Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and T. Rex's Marc Bolan. In preparing the series, the BBC asked U.K. fans to submit memorabilia they collected -- including audio, video and photos -- to the website BBC.co.uk/mygeneration for use in the program.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCAfter receiving criticism for her tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards last night, Madonna is hitting back on Instagram.

"Deal with It!" she writes in one post, in apparent reference to the backlash. She adds in a second post, "Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to. Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever."

Prior to Madonna's performance, a petition was launched on Change.org demanding that other artists be added to the tribute. Then, almost immediately after the Billboard tribute, BET tweeted a promo clip for its own tribute on the upcoming BET Awards and threw some shade Madonna's way.

"Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You," the promo declared.

The BET Awards airs Sunday, June 26.

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Courtesy Julien's AuctionsA set of handwritten lyrics scrawled by John Lennon and an acoustic guitar that belonged to Elvis Presley each brought in more than $300,000 at a rock memorabilia auction that took place over the weekend at Hard Rock Café New York.

A sheet of paper on which Lennon wrote part of the lyrics to the 1967 Beatles tune "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," as well as a decorative illustration, sold for $354,500. The song's title was slightly misspelled -- "Benifit" rather than "Benefit" -- and Lennon highlighted it with shapes drawn in gold marker.

Presley's 1969 Gibson Dove guitar, which his father, Vernon, gave him as a gift in 1971, fetched $334,000. Vernon Presley purchased the instrument at Guitar City in Memphis, and had custom elements added to it in honor of his son, including an ebony finish and a karate-themed decal in recognition of Elvis recently earning his black belt in the martial art. Presley played the guitar onstage often between 1971 and 1973, including during his historic Aloha from Hawaii television special.

Among the many other interesting collectibles sold at the auction Michael Jackson's "Beat It" jacket from his History Tour, which brought in $256,000; a drumhead used by The Who's Keith Moon, which fetched $187,500; and a jacket Queen's Freddie Mercury wore during his band's Magic Tour, which went for $81,250.

For more details about the sale, visit JuliensAuctions.com and JuliensLive.com.

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ABC/Randy HolmesDuring a recent appearance on the BBC's The Graham Norton Show, Elton John hinted that his touring days may soon be nearing an end.

Speaking with the Irish talk show host, Elton admitted that after almost half a century on the road, it may soon be time to hang up his platform boots.  These days, the Rocket Man is mostly the Family Man, as he longs to spend more time with his husband of 11 years, David Furnish, and their two young sons, Zachary, 5 and Elijah. 3.

"If you're feeling fresh and energetic do it while you can. I'm not going to do it forever because I want to see my boys grow up," Elton said, according to The Daily Mail.

But Elton said he wouldn't characterize his current performances as a "farewell tour." "I like playing and I'm a working musician and I love to do it," he said.

John was on the show promoting his upcoming collaboration with Welsh musician Bright Light Bright Light who Elton is set to tour with after his upcoming Vegas residency.

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