Sir Elton John may play HMV gigs
Struggling music chain HMV could get a helping hand from none other than Sir Elton John. The pop superstar may be planning to lead other stars by example by playing gigs in the down-on-their-luck chain’s struggling stores, according to reports.
The I’m Still Standing hitmaker is said to be very concerned at the plight of the well-known music stores, which recently went into administration.
The megastar has reportedly been in talks with his record label bigwigs and apparently reckons a few in-store gigs could help out the troubled chain.
Gary Farrow, the singer’s spokesman, has said “Elton has always been a big supporter of record shops. He will be doing something with HMV although as yet we cannot confirm what or when that would be.”
Chief executive of Elton’s UK Universal record label David Joseph added: “We’ve got lot of artist support for HMV. Last week one of our biggest global superstars (Elton John) said why don’t we get a lot of the biggest artists to start doing gigs in HMV, just to turn up and say these are music stores, come and get your music here.”
Sixty five year old father of two Elton believes small gigs by big name artists could assist the crumbing HMV empire.
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