Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Elton John praises 'genius' Kanye West

Sir Elton John has hailed Kanye West a ''stone cold genius'' and his 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' album a ''masterpiece
Great deals on musical instruments

Sir Elton John has hailed Kanye West a "stone cold genius".

The legendary 'Rocket Man' singer said he is completely blown away by the 'Power' rapper's vision and ability to marry genres and hailed his last album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' a "masterpiece".

Elton, 63, told how he came to appear on the album's track 'All Of The Lights' playing piano and singing, saying to Rolling Stone magazine: "I ran into Kanye in Honolulu last January. He's a stone-cold genius. He's like Miles Davis meets Frank Zappa.

"He played us the track for 'All of the Lights and it was f***ing amazing. It's like, 'Wow, this is something else'. I mean, he sampled Bon Iver! That's his genius. His new album is a masterpiece."

Elton also praised Kanye's 2008 effort, '808s & Heartbreak', comparing it to Marvin Gaye's best known work, saying it was the "sexiest record since 'What's Going On'".

Elton is one of a number of celebrities featured on the star-studded chorus of 'All Of The Lights', singing alongside Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Fergie of Black Eyed Peas, Kid Cudi, Elly Jackson of La Roux and Rihanna, among others.

'All Of The Lights' is released on February 21 as single in the UK, while 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is available now.

Posted on 2 Feb 2011 16:15 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31
thumbnail

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51