Elton John thought now would be a good time to let the American rock music world know that he doesn’t like their style.
He’d like to see more glam, more high fashion, and less tatoos and t-shirts.
“It’s been a thing the British have always been very good at, with Bowie, myself, T.Rex, the Who, Queen. … We all embraced that side of it,” said John. “And I think it’s good that some American bands are beginning to do that, but it’s still very rare for bands to make a real effort. So when you get groups like The Killers and Scissor Sisters who come along, it’s thrilling. I’m so over the tattoos and the T-shirts and rings through the noses. It’s not pretty, it’s not pleasant, it’s not exciting. Please stop it now.”
Oh, Elton. Weren’t you the one talking about the need for tolerance and diversity not so long ago? Maybe these guys don’t want to be “pretty” or “pleasant.” That’s fine if you want to go for the theatrical look, but if you ask me there’s absolutely nothing wrong with t-shirts and jeans on stage.
The full Associated Press story is available at Fox News.