Sir Elton John slammed the “cheek” of Sir Rod Stewart for criticising his tour.
Rod branded Elton’s 300-date farewell tour as “dishonest”, and mentioned it “stinks of promoting tickets”, while additionally insisting he would by no means announce his personal retirement because it was not very “rock and roll”.
Within the new paperback version of his autobiography Me, Elton writes: “I actually didn’t really feel like I wanted a lecture on the feral spirit of rock and roll from somebody who’d spent a lot of the final decade crooning his means via the Nice American Songbook and Have Your self A Merry Little Christmas.”
Earlier than including: “What’s extra, I believed he had a f****** cheek, complaining about me selling a tour whereas he was sat on a TV present selling his personal tour.”
Responding to his feedback, Rod mentioned: “Elton doesn’t like me for the time being. I used to be bang out of order. Right, however bang out of order … They [the show’s producers] be sure you get drunk earlier than you go on. 4 massive photographs of neat vodka and with me being a butch man, I knocked all of them again. I mentioned that 300 dates in three years sounded a bit money-grabbing to me. Look, I do know the place he is coming from. He’s simply bought two children very, very late in life however I’m planning my excursions round my children. I feel he’ll miss it. I can’t look ahead to the subsequent present.”
And Elton was disillusioned to fall out with Rod.
He shared: “I had no thought what I’d achieved to upset him a lot. Which was ironic, given the hours I’d put in through the years intentionally attempting to bother him.”