Elton John doesn’t want to make pop hits, videos, or solo singles anymore.
With more than 50 top 40 hits, more than 250 million records sold in a career spanning five decades, is anyone surprised?
This guy is an institution. He’s carved a fanbase that will always pay attention. Even if he is making questionable albums with Leon Russell, his fans will still be there. Lady Gaga is the one who’s competing with Elton. She’s here today but will she still be here 10 years from now?
Sir Elton told GQ magazine: ‘Look, I’m 63. I don’t want to be on VH1 or MTV. I’m not going to compete with JLS or Lady Gaga.
‘I’m at that stage where I don’t think I can write pop music any more. I can’t sit down and do a proper rock song. It was OK when I was 25 or 26, but not any more.
‘I can’t make pop records any more and I hate videos. I just watched VH1 and it makes me want to vomit.’ Via Daily Mail
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