News

Elton John, John Lennon refused to let Warhol come to ‘cocaine party’

Elton John, John Lennon refused to let Warhol come to ‘cocaine party’

'COCAINE PARTY': Elton John performs “Home Again” on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. He told Rolling Stone magazine he once avoided Andy Warhol for fear the pop icon would expose his drug use. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Elton John and John Lennon once hid from pop art icon Andy Warhol in a New York hotel room because they feared he would expose them as cocaine fiends.

“The Rocket Man” became great friends with Lennon toward the end of the former Beatle’s life and they spent a lot of time getting high, but there’s one hotel party Elton can remember when the two rockers ignored a visiting Warhol.

He tells Rolling Stone, “I can remember being stoned out of our mind on coke at the Sherry-Netherland hotel, and at two in the morning, there would be a knock on the door… It took me five minutes to get to get the door because I was so paranoid, but it was Andy (expletive) Warhol.

“I said, ‘It’s Andy Warhol,’ and he (Lennon) said, ‘Don’t (expletive) let him in! He’ll have a camera and everything!’ So we just waited for him to leave.”

Recent Headlines

30 minutes ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 25

Fresh
elvis

On this day in 1977 a legend made his final recording.

yesterday in Entertainment

‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

other

"The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species - a comedy by women, about women and for women.

yesterday in Entertainment

Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ episode to air after 24 years

simpsons

The "Knocked Up" writer/director submitted a script in the 90s. Now it's finally being made.