Eltonjohnworld.com has been informed of an exciting new book in development.
Longhair Music is about Leon Russell, and includes an exclusive interview with the rock icon.
Tulsa Area Music Archives, the publisher, tells EJW:
''We have intentionally waited to publish this past year to include as much as possible of the current Elton/Leon 'union.' We just recently licensed those great "green room" photos of Elton and Leon together from their appearance on the David Frost Show in the early Seventies.
''Elton used the session section of the book to prep for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech he put together to introduce Leon, and he was blown away. We hope to have an intro from Sir Elton prior to going to press.''
There are currently plans for Russell to sell the book, written by Steve Todoroff, on his Web site and at his shows.
Longhair Music should be available by the latter part of 2011--just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.