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Elton John Discusses Recent Collaboration with Jack White


Former White Stripes rocker Jack White and the iconic Sir Elton John are teaming up…and it’s going to be Epic!

During a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Elton John revealed that he, White, and producer T. Bone Burnett hit the studio together earlier this year to record a song that is set to be included the upcoming mini-series, American Epic.

Produced by Robert Redford and the BBC, the series outlines the history American music. The soundtrack, curated by Burnett and White, will “feature contemporary musicians recording on rare equipment.”

“I got to use the original machine from 1934 that Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong recorded on, and I wrote a special song with Bernie [Taupin], and Jack White played on it,” John told the Hollywood Reporter. “So it went straight to analog. That was a lot of fun.”

As of now, there has been no official announcement telling when the series will premiere, but updates can be followed on Twitter @AmericanEpic.

Meanwhile, Elton John has just released his 30th studio album, The Diving Board, and Jack White is in the midst of a myriad of projects, with music on the way from the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, and new White solo material.

For more on Elton John’s interview with the Hollywood Reporter, click here, and be sure to share your thoughts on this collaboration in the comments section below!