SIR Elton John is prepared to sign another three-year deal with bosses of Las Vegas' Colosseum venue - even though they haven't even offered him one.

The flamboyant rocker, 57, began his contract this year (04) to become the resident musician at the Nevada city's plush Caesars Palace complex and is loving it so much, he would happily continue.

John says, "If they ask me, I will. You don't know, but I think they might. You can't force their hand. If they do ask me, I would love to because I really enjoy it and the show is such that you can change it with different videos coming in and you can do different songs.

"I just wanted to do something edgier and more rock 'n' roll and more visual, using my love of photography and modern art and DAVID LaCHAPELLE's (photographer) sense of humour. And it works brilliantly.

"Every night I enjoy it more and more. I'm not bored with it. I'm only on stage for an hour and a half because that's all they want from me, which is unusual.

"The first few weeks I did it, I couldn't get used to that at all because I'm used to playing for two-and-a-half to two-and-three-quarter hours. It was nice but it's like, 'I've only just gone on and now I'm off.' It's like very strange. And I felt as if I was cheating the audience. But now I'm used to that and the routine of it."

25/10/2004 17:18