Transcript for Elton John Puts the Piano First on 'Diving Board'
for us again. I had the good fortune to see you last week in las vegas. You have never sounded better. You were talking about how this point in your career, how this type of music, from "diving board." "Home again" is something you want to do. How important is this for you and where you are in your life? This type of music? I'm 66 now. I'm not going the write songs like I did when I was 25. Um, I have two children now. I have a relationship that's lasted for 0 years. I'm a different person that from what I was earlier. Unless you have to change musically. You have to try the move on. You can't just re-create the same thing time and time again. Otherwise, it would be boring. I tended to be reflective. There's more piano on the album than I have ever played before. It's a mufing on thing for me. If I can make albums where i think I'm progressing musically and vocally, I'll still make records. I'm not the guy I was when I was 25. I don't want to be. I'm happy with where I am now. Tomorrow night, the elton john aids foundation. You have raised, my friend, over $300 million. 300 million. you're receiving two awards in the coming weeks. One from harvard. One from the rockefeller foundation. Talk about the gala tomorrow. It's the annual fund-raiser in new york city. It's called enduring vision. We have two major fund raisers a year. One at the oscar party. One here in new york. It gives us a way to put money in the fund. Heart is playing for us tomorrow. Bless their heart. For us, it's just trying to get into people's consciousness that the disease has not gone away. We have a light at the end of the tunnel. We need to do a lot more work. There are a lot more areas in the world that are becoming time bombs and which will unfortunately make themselves clear when they happen in the next couple of years. We have to do a lot more work. Well, you, and your music, you're a light at the end of that tunnel.
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