Sir Elton John To Edit The Independent For A Day
John has been in the United States recently touring with country singer Leon Russell. He had a bit of an inside track on getting the editing gig, he's friends with Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of The Independent. "We are proud to have Elton editing the paper for a day," said Mr Lebedev in the Independent. " In 2006 Bono edited an issue of The Independent, to raising awareness for project (Red) to help fight Aids in Africa.
John was suited up in tennis gear this week in Washington DC for the 18th annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. His two foundations in the U.S. and the U.K have raised over $220 million since inception in support of projects in 55 countries around the world.