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Code Switch. InJohn said he preferred civil partnerships to marriage for gay people,  but by he had changed his position and become a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. John said. It doesn't come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me. In contrast, 'husband' does". Inhe claimed Jesus would have been in favour of same-sex marriage.
InJohn resisted calls to boycott Russia in protest at the Russian gay propaganda lawbut told fans at a Moscow concert that the laws were "inhumane and isolating", and he was "deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation". His property in Nice is on Mont Boron. John is an art collector and is believed to have one of the largest private photography collections in the world.
Bythe pressures of stardom had begun to take a serious toll on John. During "Elton Week" in Los Angeles that year, he had a cocaine overdose. John replied, "Yes, I did. We were both bulimic. King was a player-coach for the team at the time. John, who maintains After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) part-time residence in Atlanta, Georgia, became a fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball team when he moved there in First endorsing Diet Coke inauthors Roger Blackwell and Tina Stephan wrote "the relationship of Elton John and Diet Coke is one of the classic success stories in the role of sponsorship in brand building.
An admirer of Monty Python John would present the comedy troupe the Empire Inspiration Award inin he was among a group of musicians who helped finance their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. On 22 AprilJohn was discharged from hospital after two nights of intensive care for contracting "a harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his return flight home from a South American tour in SantiagoChileand was forced to cancel all his shows scheduled for April and May The song evokes my memory of childhood.
Elton John became the chairman and director of Watford F. John appointed Graham Taylor as manager and invested large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division.
John sold the club to Jack Petchey inbut remained president. He stepped down in when the club needed a full-time chairman, but continued as president. In andJohn held a concert at Watford's home stadium, Vicarage Roadand donated proceeds to the club.
John's paternal cousin Roy Dwight was a professional footballer, who scored for Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Final before breaking his leg later in the same match.
John announced his intention to vote Remain during the UK's EU referendum on Instagram, sharing an image with the words "build bridges not walls", along with the caption "I'm voting to remain.
Civilians are being targeted and there are needless deaths on both sides. John has said that he took risks with unprotected sex during the s and considers himself lucky to have avoided contracting HIV. In AprilJohn performed his ballad " Skyline Pigeon " at the funeral of Ryan Whitea teenage haemophiliac he had befriended. John became more closely associated with AIDS charities following the deaths of his friends Ryan White in and Freddie Mercury inraising large amounts of money and using his public profile to raise awareness of the disease.
This continues to be one of his passions. An auction followed, emceed by Stephen Fry. John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in He and Taupin had already been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Inhe was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.
He has also received five Brit Awardsincluding the award for Best British Male, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in and InJohn received the first Brits Icon award in recognition of his "lasting impact" on UK culture, which was presented to him by his close friend Rod Stewart. SinceJohn's band, of which he is the pianist and lead singer, has been known as the Elton John Band. Olsson left the band in but rejoined in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Renate Blauel.
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Quick Fox. The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 July Retrieved 25 May Retrieved 27 September The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Event occurs at Archived from the original on 20 September The London Gazette. Profiles in Popular Music. Encorereleased inwas another success. Its sales were partially driven by the first single, " Just Lose It ," which contained slurs directed toward Michael Jackson. On October 12,a week after the release of "Just Lose It," Jackson phoned Steve Harvey 's radio show to report his displeasure with its video which parodies Jackson's child molestation trialplastic surgery and the incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial.
We want the pass back". So the irony of this situation After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) Michael is not lost on me. Despite its lead single's humorous theme, Encore explored serious subject matter with the anti-war song " Mosh ," which criticized President George W.
Bush as "This weapon of mass destruction that we call our president," with lyrics including "Fuck Bush. When they break in, it is learned that they are there to register to vote; the video ends with "VOTE Tuesday November 2.
Eminem began his first US concert tour in three years in the summer of with the Anger Management 3 Tourfeaturing 50 CentG-UnitLil JonD12Obie Trice and The Alchemistbut in August he canceled the European leg of the tour, later announcing that he had entered drug rehabilitation for treatment of a "dependency on sleep medication. This is the reason that we called it 'Curtain Call' because this could be the final thing.
We don't know. In AprilProofwho was Eminem's childhood friend, was murdered. In SeptemberEminem called New York radio station WQHT during an interview with 50 Cent, saying that he was "in limbo" and "debating" about when or if he would release another album: "I'm always working — I'm always in the studio.
It feels good right now, the energy of the label. For a while, I didn't want to go back to the studio I went through some personal things. I'm coming out of those personal things [and] it feels good. Eminem appeared on his After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) 45 Sirius channel in Septembersaying: "Right now I'm kinda just concentrating on After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) own stuff, for right now and just banging out tracks and producing a lot of stuff.
You know, the more I keep producing the better it seems like I get 'cause I just start knowing stuff. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on 'Relapse'. We are up to our old mischievous ways According to a March 5, press release, Eminem would release two new albums that year.
Relapsethe first, was released on May 19; its first single and music video, " We Made You ", had been released on April 7. It sold more than five million copies worldwide. He landed buttocks-first on Eminem, who stormed out of the ceremony; three days later, Eminem said that the stunt had been staged. On November 19, he announced on his website that Relapse: Refill would be released on December The album was a re-release of Relapse with seven bonus tracks, including " Forever " and "Taking My Ball".
Eminem described the CD:. I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned Hopefully, these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year I got back in with Dre and then a few more producers, including Just Blaze, and went in a completely different direction which made me start from scratch. The new tracks started to sound very different than the tracks I originally intended to be on Relapse 2but I still want the other stuff to be heard.
On April 14,Eminem tweeted : "There is no Relapse 2". Although his followers thought he was not releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website. He said:. I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album.
The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapseand I think it deserves its own title. Recorded from toRecovery was released on June Recovery remained atop the Billboard chart for five consecutive weeks of a seven-week total. Billboard reported that it was the best-selling album ofmaking Eminem the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history with two year-end best-selling albums.
As of November 21, [update]the album had US sales of three million copies. B and Keyshia Cole. Later that year, he performed at the Activison E3 concert. The first two concerts quickly sold out, prompting an additional show in each city. Unlike the original, Rihanna is the lead vocalist and it is sung from the female perspective. Dre and Skylar Grey. Eminem announced on May 24,that he was working on his next album,  scheduled for release the following year.
According to a press release, the first single from Eminem's eighth album would be released soon. Its standard version had 16 tracks and the deluxe version included a second disc with five additional tracks.
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's seventh album to debut atop the Billboard and had the year's second-largest first-week sales. The first American artist with seven consecutive UK number-one albums, he is tied with The Beatles for second place for the most consecutive chart-topping UK albums.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard chart, with first-week sales ofcopies in the United States. The Official Eminem Box Seta career-spanning, disc vinyl box set, was released on March 12, Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpawwith Shady Records.
The first single from the soundtrack called ' Phenomenal ' was released on June 2, The interview streamed online on the Beats 1 radio on  July 1, Eminem appeared on the public access show Only in Monroeproduced in Monroe, Michigan and was interviewed by guest host Stephen Colbert for an episode that aired July 1, In the episode Eminem sang snippets of Bob Seger songs at Colbert's prompting and briefly discussed Southpaw.
In the song, Eminem calls the newly elected President Donald Trump a "bitch" and also raps about raping conservative social and political commentator Ann Coulterwho is a Trump supporter, with a variety of foreign objects.
Coulter responded to the lyrics, stating, "I think it's unfortunate that the left, from Berkeley to Eminem with his rap songs, has normalized violence against women, as Eminem has done. Starting in late OctoberEminem and Paul Rosenberg began teasing what fans speculated was the title of a new album titled Revivalin the form of advertisements for a fake medication of the same name.
Dre posted a video confirming the album's release date as December 15, On January 5,the second single " River " was released, which featured Ed Sheeran. As a result, he became the first musical act to have eight entries in a row debut atop the chart. On August 31,Eminem released his tenth studio album and first surprise album Kamikazemaking it his second full-length studio album in 8 months. Recorded from tothe album features guest appearances by Young M.
Subsequently, Eminem became the first artist to have ten consecutive albums debut at number one in the US and one of six artists to have released at least ten US number-one albums. The lyrics of "Unaccomodating", in which Eminem referenced the Manchester Arena bombingdrew significant criticism, with many critics finding the lyrics objectionable.
The mayor of Manchester denounced the song's lyrics, describing them as "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful. The video features Mike Tyson and Dr. As of June 12,it has Similar to Eminem's previous two albums, it was released without any prior announcement.
Polo G and Mozzy were featured in the song. The song was released on September 30, DreKendrick LamarMary J. Bligeand Snoop Dogg. Eminem uses alter egos in his songs for different rapping styles and subject matter. In this persona, his songs are violent and dark, with a comic twist.
An argument after the album's release prompted Eminem to use the Kaniff character on Marshall Mathers and later albums except Encore and Recovery. Aristotle, angry with Eminem's use of his character, released a mixtape in his Kaniff persona ridiculing him.
Eminem is considered unusual in structuring his songs around the lyrics, rather than writing to beats. He said about producing his own music, "Sometimes, I may get something in my head, like an idea or the mood of something that I would want, and I'm not always gonna get that by going through different tracks that other people have made.
They don't know what's in my head. I think maybe it helps, a little bit, with diversity, the sound of it, but also, I would get something in my head and want to be able to lay down that idea from scratch.
Despite Eminem never using it, Necro still said positive things about Eminem and would appear on Shade45 years later. As a white performer prominent in a genre influenced by black artists, Eminem has been compared, much to his chagrin,  to Elvis Presley and has lyrically been compared to the aforementioned to Bob Dylan. Following Eminem's multiplatinum record sales, Interscope offered him his own label; he and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records in late Eminem signed his Detroit collective, D12 and rapper Obie Trice to the label and signed 50 Cent in a joint venture with Dr.
Dre's Aftermath label. InEminem and Dr. The Alchemist is currently Eminem's tour DJ. The project began as a mixtapebut when Eminem found the material better than expected he released it as an album. After their debut, D12 took a three-year break from the studio. They reunited in for their second album, D12 Worldwhich included the hit singles " My Band " and " How Come ".
Studio and they were working on an album with Eminem on at least three songs. Bizarre reported that he was still part of the group and that the album was scheduled for a release. After small roles in the film The Wash and as an extra in the Korn music video for " Got the Life " during which he gave the band a demo tapeEminem made his Hollywood debut in the semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile.
He said it was a representation of growing up in Detroit rather than an account of his life. He recorded several new songs for the soundtrack, including " Lose Yourself " which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in and became the longest-running No.
Eminem voiced an aging, corrupt, Ebonics-speaking police officer in the video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof and guested on the Comedy Central television show Crank Yankers and a Web cartoon, The Slim Shady Show  He was signed to star in an unmade film version of Have Gun — Will Travel and was considered for the role of David Rice in the film Jumper. In a interview with Jonathan Rosshe stated "You know, I love music so much.
This is my passion, this is what I want to do. Not saying that I won't do a movie ever again, but this is me. During an interview with the main character, Dave Skylark James FrancoEminem satirically comes out as gay.
On November 21,Eminem published Angry Blondea non-fiction book featuring a commentary of several of his own songs, along with several previously unpublished photographs. Detailing his struggles with poverty, drugs, fame, heartbreak and depression, it includes stories of his rise to fame, commentary about past controversies and original lyric sheets from " Stan " and " The Real Slim Shady ". In the first, a one-minute spot for Lipton 's Brisk iced tea, he is a claymation figure.
He established the Marshall Mathers Foundation to aid disadvantaged youth. The foundation works in conjunction with a charity founded by Norman Yatooma, a Detroit attorney. Eminem has expressed his political views in multiple songs. However, instead of endorsing presidential candidates, he has primarily focused on criticizing candidates.
The first was " Mosh ", which was released ina few weeks before the United States presidential election and heavily criticized then-president George W.
However, he did not directly endorse John Kerry in the song, either. In the freestyle, he expressed support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem protests and expressed his displeasure for any of his fans that support Trump.
Eminem has been scrutinized, both as a rapper and personality. Mathers and Scott were married in and divorced in Their daughter Hailie was born on December 25, Although Eminem told Rolling Stone in"I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again," he and Kim briefly remarried in January He filed for divorce in early April,  agreeing to joint custody of Hailie. Eminem also has custody of his sister-in-law Dawn's daughter,  and Kim's child from another relationship.
In earlyEminem denied tabloid reports that he and Kim had renewed their romantic relationship; however, in the same statement, his representative also confirmed that they now maintain a friendly relationship. In his song " Headlights ", Eminem apologized to and reiterated his love for his mother.
Eminem has spoken publicly about his addiction to prescription drugs, including VicodinAmbien and Valium. An associate gave him an Ambien tablet which "knocked [him] out", encouraging him to obtain a prescription. This was Eminem's first experience of drug addiction, which would affect him for several years.
Near the end of production on Encorehe would "just go into the studio and goof off [with] a pocketful of pills". Eminem began taking the drugs to "feel normal", taking a "ridiculous amount [ Vicodin, maybe Eminem's weight increased to pounds kg and he was regularly eating fast food: "The kids behind the counter knew me — it wouldn't even faze them.
Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. In DecemberEminem was hospitalized after a methadone overdose. He had first bought from a dealer who had told him it was "just like Vicodin, and easier on [your] liver". He continued to buy more until he collapsed in his bathroom one night and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors there told him he had ingested the equivalent of four bags of heroin and was "about two hours from dying".
After missing Christmas with his children, Eminem checked himself out of the facility, weak and not fully detoxed. He tore the meniscus in his knee after falling asleep on his sofa, requiring surgery; after he returned home, he had a seizure. His drug use "ramped right back to where it was before" within a month.
Eminem began to attend church meetings to get clean, but after he was asked for autographs he sought help from a rehabilitation counselor.
He began an exercise program that emphasized running. Elton John was a mentor during this period, calling Eminem once a week to check on him. On April 5,Matthew Hughes broke into Eminem's house, reportedly breaking a kitchen window with a paving stone. Eminem woke up with Hughes standing behind him and he said that he was there to kill him. Eminem explained, "It says 'maybe. That's why I'm asking you right now. You guys comin' to my release party, or what?
We might have, if you would've asked us first, before putting us on the fuckin' flyer like this. Eminem took Bruce's response as a personal offense, subsequently attacking the group in radio interviews. Insane Clown Posse talked about the feud being squashed in an interview with MTV, saying that Proof squashed the conflict inwhich was followed by a bowling game between members of D12 and Psychopathic Records.
We're something different. They could have skipped over us and said forget them, but they included us and said let's squash it. Everlast claimed that while passing by Mathers in a hotel lobby, Mathers gave him a "weird look". The record continued its release without featuring Limp Bizkit, causing the Everlast-Mathers dispute to continue. This angered Eminem to the point of rage and an insulting track aimed at both Everlast and Limp Bizkit namely Durst and Lethal appeared on D12's mainstream debut, Devil's Nightas the track "Girls".
Recently, things seem to have settled and Eminem has no longer been heard insulting Everlast or Limp Bizkit. It is currently unknown if the dispute is resolved. After he was confronted, he said Canibus was "rude" to him. Eminem agreed, but when he heard the track "Phuck U" from Canibus' album B.
He titled the track "U Didn't Care" and it continued to take shots at Eminem. On November 19,Canibus responded with the track titled" Dr. C PhD". Over a year later Eminem released the track "Can-I-Bitch". He attacked Canibus in a humorous matter. Since then the hostilities have cooled down, but Canibus tried to provoke a re-ignition of it when he leaked a track titled "Air Strike Pop Killer ", that featured vocal parts of D12where Canibus takes shots at Eminem and his deceased friend Proof.
D12 member Swift responded to the record publicly and had the following to say about DZK another rapper featured on the track. They dissed Em, took our verses, and added them to the song, so they can bring traffic and make it seem like we were turning on Em It was a straight hoe move. The music video for "Just Lose It" generated controversy by parodying singer Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and an incident in which Jackson's hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Both were only seen on BET: Uncut.
However MTV did not drop it and the video became one of the most requested on the channel. A week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson called After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) to the radio show of Steve Harvey to report his displeasure with the video. It is one thing to spoof, but it is another to be demeaning and insensitive.
The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family and the community at large. We want the pass back. Ja Rule stated that he had a problem with Eminem and Dr.
Dre of signing someone he had conflict with. Gotti claimed to have "legal documents" referring to an order After Shock - Bob Allen (15) - After Shock / Oh Lonely Night (Vinyl) protection 50 Cent "has on him". Busta Rhymes decided to join the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary ", with Eminem and 50 Cent.
The feud intensified when Ja Rule released a diss called "Loose Change" in which he took shots at 50 Cent and as well Eminem, calling the latter "Feminem" and Dr. Dre " bisexual " and rapping that Suge Knight knew of Dre "bringing transvestites home". Since then, the rift has cooled down. The track attacked Eminem's "street cred" and accused him of being a tool of the music industry.
Eminem had been discovered by The Source after writer Rigo Morales featured him in the magazine's famed monthly "Unsigned Hype" column. In the same year, The Source released an article written by Kimberly Osorio which identified and researched the history of an old demo tape that the magazine discovered where Eminem insulted Black women and used the word "nigger". The demo featured a song called "Foolish Pride", recorded in the late s when Eminem claimed to have been "dumped" by his African-American then-girlfriend.
Benzino would later release more tracks. While "Superman" was released inCarey released a song entitled "Clown" on her album Charmbraceletreleased inwhich makes similar references in line with her hit " Obsessed ".
Eminem's "Bagpipes from Baghdad" from his album Relapse may be his most well-known reference to Carey due to the controversy it caused. The song disparages Carey and husband Nick Cannon 's relationship. InCarey released "Obsessed", about an obsessed man who claims to have a relationship with her. It contained samples of voice mail recordings which Eminem claimed were left by Carey when the two were together.
A little over a year later in SeptemberCannon responded with the song "I'm a Slick Rick", making fun of Eminem. After the release of The Marshall Mathers LPpopular electronic music artist Moby began speaking out against the album's lyrics, citing references to misogyny and homophobia as unacceptable.
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