The Elton John and Rod Stewart feud train is revving up again.
The longtime on again off again feud is back on as Sir Elton has addressed it in a chapter of his autobiography Me.
The Sun obtained a copy of the chapter, which was written in response to Stewart’s 2018 claim that John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was nothing more than a ruse to sell tickets. “It’s dishonest, it’s not rock ‘n’ roll,” he said at the time. “I’ve never spoken about retirement, and if I do retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. It stinks of selling tickets."
“I certainly didn’t feel like I needed a lecture on the feral spirit of rock and roll from someone who’d spent most of the last decade crooning his way through the Great American Songbook and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” Elton writes in an absolutely ruthless response.
“What’s more, I thought he had a f***ing cheek, complaining about me promoting a tour while he was sat on a TV show promoting his own tour,” he added.
After he calmed down a bit, The Sun says Elton sent Stewart a message saying he loved them and they had “known each other far too long to fall out over something like that.”
John claims he never received a response.
As for the now notorious TV incident, Stewart blamed the show's producers. “They make sure you get drunk before you go on,” he said. “Four big shots of neat vodka and with me being a butch man, I knocked them all back.”