Elton John hearts Detroit in the latest episode of his "Rocket Hour" Internet program.
The veteran rock icon, who's in the midst of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, is accompanying this weekend's two concerts at Little Caesars Arena with a special episode of the Apple Music Beats 1 show dedicated to Detroit. It airs for free at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, via apple.co/B1_EltonLive.
During the show John plays music by Detroit artists he admires and conducts an interview with Eminem, who John befriended during the early 00s, performing together at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2001. He congratulates Eminem on his latest album, "Kamikaze," and they talk about their shared political believes.
Talking about the city during the episode, John says that, "I'm in Detroit because Detroit has been famous for so many wonderful types of music. I mean, from Motown to Aretha Franklin, to Iggy Pop to Eminem, White Stripes, Bob Seger. It just goes on and on. Kid Rock. So here we are...."
John performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at Little Caesars Arena. Tickets start at $49.50. 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.