It’s safe to say Elton John doesn’t spend his Sunday nights with E! and The Kardashian Klan! Nor is his iPod filled with the musical musings of Cheryl Cole and Ke$ha. Never one to mince words, the “Rocket Man” offered some harsh commentary on the perils of modern-day pop culture in an interview with the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.
“The records I love are all about musicianship…when you put a bunch of musicians in a room together there’s human soul, there’s magic in there. That’s not happening now,” Elton retorted. “Frankly, they all sound the same. ‘It’s hard to tell Girls Aloud from The Saturdays. And then there’s Cheryl Cole… it’s all crap. British pop music like that is the worst, it’s just awful, it could have been made by anybody.”
The “Candle in the Wind then added: “Who the fuck is Kim Kardashian? Some stupid old tart from somewhere. Reality has killed talent…”