SIR Elton John rushes to the doors of Tower Records in time for opening every week, just so he can buy the latest album releases.

The British superstar has made a habit of arriving at the Atlanta branch of the record store at the crack of dawn to avoid crowds and make his purchases in peace.

He says, "I go in there at 9.30 on Tuesday morning, before it opens, before they put the f**king things (out where) I can't find them. They're all on the cart, and I can go through them one by one. It's one of the things I look forward to every week."