Elton John made a surprise appearance this week at the New York Irving Plaza when he joined new friend Ryan Adams on stage for two memorable numbers. The Whiskeytown fontman, who donned a pair of glittery, orange sunglasses for the performance, is currently on tour in support of his second solo album, Gold. Rumors of a duet have been circulating for a number of weeks with both Adams and Sir John namechecking each other in recent interviews. "He just called me when I was in London in NovemberÖ he just said, ëI really dig your record and Iíd like to meet you in person.í And we met up. Heís such a sweetheart, I fucking love him," said Adams about the pairs first encounter. At the show, John was warmly received by the audience and played "La Cienega Just Smiled" from Gold before the two embarked on an enchanting version of the classic "Rocket Man."