Ed Sheeran, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and more discuss Elton John’s legacy and his impact on today’s music in a trailer for Revamp, the all-star tribute album that was released today,”First time I heard ‘Candle in the Wind’ would have been [Princess] Diana’s funeral, I was six at the time. My dad bringing me in, sitting me in front of the TV and being like, ‘This is really important,’” Sheeran said of his choice.
Sheeran provided a cover of John’s classic “Candle in the Wind” for Revamp, the more pop-minded of the two John tribute albums released today; Restoration finds country music artists interpreting the rock legend’s works.I’ve listened to Elton John from before I could remember listening to Elton John. Elton has a talent, he’s just a great songwriter,” Sheeran said. “Elton and Bernie [Taupin] songs definitely have an effect on contemporary music.