Elton John will be joining forces with Lady Gaga again on her next album, the follow-up to this year’s Born This Way.
The “Edge of Glory” singer—who collaborated with John for the track “Hello Hello” on the Gnomeo and Juliet soundtrack—told U.K. chat show Alan Carr that she is looking forward to working with John again:
“My next duet, I believe, will be with Elton. I’m already working on my next album, and I played him a song that I wrote and he really loved it. I don’t want to give anything away!”
John and Gaga performed at last year’s Grammy Awards, and Gaga is the godmother of John’s and David Furnish’s son Zachary. Late last year, the pop icon revealed that he no longer wanted to compete with new pop stars, claiming he was no longer able to pen pop songs himself:
“I’m at that stage where I don’t think I can write pop music anymore. I can’t sit down and do a proper rock song. [. . .] I like to do my little side-projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don’t think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out.”
Sir Elton John spent more than a decade trying to bring his new animated film Gnomeo And Juliet to the big screen – because film bosses just “weren’t enthusiastic about gnomes”.
The singer and his partner David Furnish are executive producers of the new 3D film, which is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as the star-crossed lovers in gnome form.
Sir Elton has now revealed he has spent more than 10 years working on the picture – he refused to give up after a number of setbacks and he’s relieved the movie is finally set to debut in February (11).
He says, “It’s taken 11 years because Disney weren’t enthusiastic about gnomes at one point and we persuaded them to stay with it. Several times it’s been resuscitated from the death bed and when you love something… Lion King took 10 years and Toy Story was rejected initially – we believed in it and we stuck with it, and we’re really happy with the results.” And Furnish hopes the couple’s newborn son Zachary will eventually be able to enjoy the movie, adding: “We’re very excited that in four or five years’ time, Zachary will be able to see this film.”