Elton John inducted his long-time songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the weekend.
John, was inducted into the Hall of Fame himself back in 1994, by none other than Axl Rose.
Now, John has passed the favour along to legendary lyricist Bernie Taupin and in the process, dropped tantalising news for fans.
While at the podium, John announced the pair have recorded a new album.
Although John has now retired from live touring, his drive to make music is evidently far from over.
“We’ve just finished an album in Los Angeles about three days ago which is going to surprise the shit out of you — oh I can’t swear!” John told the Hall of Fame crowd.
“And it’s absolutely wonderful. It’s full of youth and it’s full of vitality, and it’s a wonderful place to be after we’ve been together for 56 years,” he added.
John’s last album with Taupin was 2016’s ‘Wonderful Crazy Night.’
However, John’s output in more recent years has been consistent.
His 2021 album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ featured collaborations with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Damon Albarn and Eddie Vedder.
The pandemic-era album contained the hit singles ‘Cold Heart’ with Dua Lipa and ‘Hold Me Closer’ with Britney Spears.
No release details of the new LP with Taupin on lyrics duty have been announced yet.
“We climbed mountains that we never thought were possible to climb,” John said of his partnership with Taupin at the Hall of Fame induction, “and we scaled heights that we never thought were possible to scale.”