During a recent interview on BBC radio, the pop music legend said he will "probably" perform at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. The singer joked: "I'll probably be outside busking."
That's highly doubtful. John, after all, memorably sang and played piano at the 1997 funeral of his close friend and William's mother, Princess Diana. And John's most famous tune is perhaps the version of "Candle in the Wind" he updated after Diana's death.
For that emotional anthem, John changed the original opening lyrics "Goodbye Norma Jeane, though I never knew you at all," to "Goodbye England's rose, may you ever grow in our hearts."
Should John tinkle the ivories at the royal wedding, he would join an esteemed, if eclectic, line-up of musical acts. Prince Harry reportedly wants one of William's favorite rappers, Snoop Dogg, to appear and His Snoop-ness has said he's game. The English rapper Tinie Tempah is also believed to be on the bill.
If all three stars show up, Prince Bill and Kate better be ready to rock it, man.