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Ryan Adams calls an expert in

Thursday 3 October 2002 @ 8:26 - GMT

Alt-country-rocker Ryan Adams warned the sold-out crowd at the Tabernacle in Atlanta Tuesday night, October 1rst,"I'm not much of a piano player."

To remedy the situation, Adams brought out friend and fan Elton John, who had the night off from his tour with Billy Joel.

As shocked fans screamed and furiously dialed friends on cellphones, the pair performed the Adams ballad "La Cienega Just Smiled." John was also spotted hanging on the songwriter's tour bus and catching the rest of the set from the venue's wings.

Several readers reported Wednesday on John's black leather jacket, which one called "incredibly fierce!"