The new dad blasted Cheryl Cole, The Saturdays, Girls Aloud: 'It’s all c**p'
We guess that outspoken streak is showing no signs of waning…
Notorious for speaking his mind, Elton has never shied away from criticising fellow artists, famously blasting Madonna for lip-syncing when she won a Best Live Act at the 2004 Q Awards: ‘Madonna, best f**king live act? F*** off! Since when has lip-synching been live?’ he declared.
His latest rant come in an interview with The Word magazine, with the music legend quick to lambast all British music.
When asked if he still buys pop records, he stated: ‘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.’
Adding insult to injury, he concluded: ‘British pop music like that is the worst, it’s just awful. It could have been made by anybody.’
And it’s not just the girls feeling the brunt of Elton’s tongue, boy bands got a lashing, too. ‘Go and see Take That or Westlife and how much of that is live?’ he asked. ‘I know Gary Barlow can sing – that solves that one. I think they genuinely do sing their stuff, but 99% of the other f****** Herberts out there can’t sing a note.’
Oh, and then there’s his thoughts on the X Factor: ‘Reality has killed talent. Can any X Factor people cut the mustard?’