Elton John Attacks Kings Of Leon
He claims they acted like “assholes” in their fight with Glee…
The argument occurred after Kings Of Leon refused the show’s request to sing their hit Use Somebody, and both sides traded insults in the media.
Elton didn’t hold back when asked about the dispute in a TV interview this week. “There's a big debate going on about the Glee thing at the moment,” he said. “A lot of bands say they don't want their stuff on Glee. It's like, ‘Lighten up, you assholes’. This is a compliment; also it sends a positive message out.
“What the hell is wrong with you guys? ‘Oh, we don't want our music played.’ Well, Kings Of Leon, lighten up guys. Listen, when someone wants to do your song, it's a compliment.”
The Rocket Man hitmaker added that he still gets a thrill when he hears anyone performing one of his hits. “It's so great when people do your songs,” Elton explained. “I started off as a songwriter. Even now, when I get into an elevator and hear music... I feel really happy when it's one of my songs because it's a compliment when somebody records or does one of your songs.
“It doesn't matter if it's a bad version, it's just a thrill.”