Elton John Takes Aim at Girls Aloud and The Saturdays

February 05, 2011 03:57:49 GMT

The Rocket Man slams the two girl groups for being indistinguishable, saying 'It's hard to tell Girls Aloud from The Saturdays.'

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Sir Elton John has taken aim at British pop acts including Girls Aloud and The Saturdays for lip-synching, insisting their music is devoid of "human soul". The Rocket Man has taken issue with the current crop of chart-toppers, branding girl groups Girls Aloud and The Saturdays virtually indistinguishable.

He tells Britain's The Word magazine, "(The music is) all awful. 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 c**p. British pop music like that is the worst. It's just awful. It could have been made by anybody."

And Sir Elton is less than impressed with performers who don't sing live, adding "All lip-synchers should be shot. Only drag queens are allowed to lip-synch. 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."

In another news, Elton John's concert promoters have settled a legal battle with bosses at a Scottish soccer club after their playing field was wrecked by a 2004 Rocket Man gig. Aberdeen Football Club owners filed a $54,000 lawsuit in 2009 after the turf at Pittodrie Stadium was ruined by leaked oil and heavy equipment used at Sir Elton's live show.

Chiefs at London-based Marshall Arts Limited, who promoted the sell-out show, have now ended the six-year tussle after both sides agreed to settle the matter out of court. Details of the deal have not been made public.


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posted by Chancer on Feb 06, 2011
progress is an illusion. elton only wrote the melody parts, he didn't write the words to his own songs, he just tinkled along on the keyboard.
posted by kennytwa on Feb 06, 2011
well said elton.cheryl cole would have disappeared long ago if she hadnt latched on to ashley cole
posted by WOODY on Feb 06, 2011
This is coming from a fan of the spice girls who had little talent themselves.
posted by AnnM on Feb 05, 2011
Oh shut up what has ELTON done recently... mmm still working that one out... oh yeah him and his boyfriend had a baby... oh no..actually that's impossible??? Actually for a couple of queer men they are quite judgemental aren't they...mmm Elton's partner has acheived what? Elton what recently?...AAh forgive me i see now...He is GOD who is so high and mighty and can judge everyone..he is so perfect....we must call him GOD!!! f**k off man you are just a normal(mmm) person with your fu*king own traits don't cristise others when you're a hypocrite
posted by gph on Feb 05, 2011
what right dose a fat old hasbeen have to pass comment on anybody
posted by raine on Feb 05, 2011
fat ugly man who cant sing himself!!!pot kettle
posted by maja on Feb 05, 2011
actually, I agree with him! he shouldn't have got all wordy but he is actually telling the truth! + lip-synching live is just awful - it just makes them look as if they can't sing and it's all computer generated.
posted by John on Feb 05, 2011
that is the problem with this type of person - always trying to make a problem, just keep your mouth shut........
posted by nicola on Feb 05, 2011
everything he said is 100% true.. cheryl cole cant sing to save her life. she is yet another idiot shaking her ass to make money. and WHO is kim kardashian?... another fake... and feel free to disagree kids just because you like cheryls fakeness... goodluck to you in life
posted by ray on Feb 05, 2011
at least they can all eventually be called mothers but neither you or his b//ch can and they they are not hypocrits
posted by EJ hater on Feb 05, 2011
Hey EJ, why don't you just stfu. GA have made a point of singin live in recent years on TV shows and tbh I wish you just wouldn't sing at all cos your voice is awful and your music is dull and bland.
posted by fab on Feb 05, 2011
leave the girls alone.who are u to judge them.just babysit

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