Test Text1 underline Alton john, going so strong. So many megahits. And a remarkable 31 albums. The latest is called "the diving board." His first solo outing in seven years. His first since becoming... See More
Test Text1 underline Alton john, going so strong. So many megahits. And a remarkable 31 albums. The latest is called "the diving board." His first solo outing in seven years. His first since becoming a father. Cameron mathison sat down to talk to elton all about it. Reporr: Tonight, elton john is back at school. ♪ Shine the light ♪ ♪ Reporter: At usc in los angeles, the audience journeys with him through four decades of music and his biggest hits. ♪ Reporter: It's the debut of his new album, "the diving board," his first studio recording in seven years. ♪ it's been met with a great reception, which is thrilling for me. Reporter: The record is a return to the very type of music that brought him fame. He wrote and recorded 12 of the album's songs in 3 days. I'm going to make sure I get it right. In three days, you recorded 12 songs? And wrote them. Maybe I felt so relaxed in the studio this time. Maybe self-consciously, it has something to do with the fact that I have two children -- i had one when I started. And when I finished, I had two. Reporter: Fatherhood has changed elton. Promoting his new record, he can't help telling stories about his two boys. I'm probably the happiest guy in the world. They brought more joy to me in the small amount of time I've had them, than anything in my life, apart from my partner. Reporter: I watched as the 66-year-old rehearsed for the usc performance. For 90 minutes, nurturing the young musicians with his smile and his genius. ♪ he was back home again at the piano. He put on a great show. "The diving board" is in stores right now.
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