Elton John raged over ‘f***ing cheek’ of Rod Stewart at music ‘lecture’ | Music | Entertainment

Today, on Friday twenty fifth March 2022, Elton John turns 75-years-old. The British singer has been within the music business since 1967 when he was simply 20-years-old. And all through the years he has turn out to be shut pals with a quantity of rock icons. From John Lennon to Freddie Mercury, Elton had relationships with everybody.

But one reference to Rod Stewart went very unhealthy previously few years, resulting in some barbed phrases by press shops. 

However, Elton and Rod have been initially nice pals for a very long time. Speaking about his shut friendships, he revealed he gave his friends drag queen names as an indication of affection – and Rod was one of them. 

He mentioned: “In a way, designating someone with a drag name was my way of telling them I loved them: drag is a communal sport – I like to get everyone involved. Tony became ‘Joy’ and I became ‘Sharon’ – because I was so common. Rod Stewart was always ‘Phyllis.’ Freddie Mercury became ‘Melina’ after Melina Mercouri, the Greek actress and singer. He was a real Melina, I can assure you.”

He even had a nickname for The Beatles star John Lennon.

Elton mentioned: “John Lennon became ‘Carol Dakota’ after his New York building, the Dakota. If you can’t think of the correct name, you go to surname first and work it out from there. Not everyone gets a drag name. But all my dearest friends are bequeathed one.”

Considering Rod (or Phyllis) was such a very good good friend, what may have cut up them up? Well, when Elton introduced he was occurring a prolonged farewell tour, Rod determined to talk up.

He mentioned Elton’s tour was “dishonest” and “stunk” of “selling tickets”. The Rocket Man singer was, of course, not blissful about these feedback.

So he determined to hit again.

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Rod defended his phrases, saying: “I said that 300 dates in three years sounded a bit money-grabbing to me. Look, I know where’s he’s coming from. He’s just got two kids very, very late in life but I’m planning my tours around my kids. I think he’ll miss it. I can’t wait for the next show.”

Elton claimed he later tried to contact Rod however acquired no response. He added: “I had no idea what I’d done to upset him so much. Which was ironic, given the hours I’d put in over the years deliberately trying to annoy him.”

Back in January of final year, Rod went on the report to say he “regretted” the very public falling out.

Rod confessed: “We’ve always been fierce enemies, as you know, through the years, but it’s always been at a playful level. But we had the worst row, like a married couple. It went on forever… I regret it, I really do regret it.” And, regardless of their battle, Rod added that he nonetheless felt fondly for his outdated good friend. He later added: “He is my old mate. We don’t speak to each other much anymore. I miss him. He just had a hip op so I wish him well,” he said. “We still love each other.”


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