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Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, Emeli Sandé to Appear on Elton John Tribute Disc

Image courtesy of Monty Brinton/CBS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Monty Brinton/CBS (via ABC News Radio)

Ed Sheeran and Elton John are pals, and played together on the Grammy Awards in 2013.  Now, Ed is paying tribute to his legendary friend by recording one of his classic hits.

The song is part of a deluxe re-release of Elton's landmark 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road , which is coming out March 25.  Among the many "extras" in the package is a nine-song disc featuring today's artists covering songs from the album.  Ed is taking on one of Elton's signature tunes, "Candle in the Wind," which was written about legendary actress Marilyn Monroe .  After Princess Diana died in 1997, Elton re-recorded the song with new lyrics as a tribute to her, and it became the best-selling single ever worldwide.

Other acts who appear on the tribute disc include The Band Perry , Fall Out Boy , Emeli Sandé , Miguel , and country stars Hunter Hayes and Zac Brown Band . 

Fall Out Boy is taking on one of Elton's more rocking tunes, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting."  Emeli is singing "All the Girls Love Alice," while The Band Perry is taking on one of the album's lesser-known, but still popular tracks, "Grey Seal." As for Miguel, he's singing Elton's #1 hit, "Bennie & the Jets."

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