Elton John to Appear on 'SNL'

By Lauren Cafarell,

Sir Elton John is going to be returning to Saturday Night Live! John will be hosting and serving as the show's musical guest along with Leon Russell on April 2.

The gig was revealed at John's annual Oscar viewing party, held Sunday night at the Pacific Design Center, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The party included a live auction to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation. Among the items offered was VIP access for two tickets to the April 2nd show and cast after-party, courtesy of Lorne Michaels. The winning bid came in at $75,000.

The last time the living legend appeared on Saturday Night Live was back in 1982, when he played the songs "Empty Garden" and "Ball and Chain" from his Jump Up! album, Billboard reports.

John and his partner, David Furnish, are also celebrating having a number one movie. The couple's project, Gnomeo and Juliet, hit number one at the box office Oscar weekend.



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