Elton John and Rod Stewart ‘not talking’ after ‘spat’ over farewell tour

25 November 2019, 11:01

Elton John and Rod Stewart ‘not talking’ after ‘spat’ over farewell tour
Elton John and Rod Stewart ‘not talking’ after ‘spat’ over farewell tour. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Rod Stewart has revealed that he is no longer talking to Elton John after the pair had a “spat” over the ‘Your Song’ singer’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Rod criticised Elton’s decision to head out on an extensive farewell world tour, calling it “money-grabbing”.

The 74-year-old told Scottish Radio: “I do love Elton, only we’re not talking at the moment. We’ve had a spat.

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“Because I criticised his tour as being money-grabbing.”

Elton John and Rod Stewart
Elton John and Rod Stewart. Picture: Getty

The “spat” started back in March after Rod told Andy Cohen that Elton’s tour “stinks of selling tickets”.

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He explained: “I did email her [Elton] and said, ‘What, again dear?’ And, I didn’t hear anything back.

“I don’t think this is a big deal, it stinks of selling tickets.”

Elton John and Rod Stewart ‘not talking’ after ‘spat’ over farewell tour
Elton John and Rod Stewart ‘not talking’ after ‘spat’ over farewell tour. Picture: Getty

It comes after Elton spoke about Rod during his Q&A event, An Evening With Elton John.

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The 72-year-old singer was recounting a story about his late friend Freddie Mercury when he revealed his group of friends all had drag names, with Rod's being Phillis.

He told the audience, including Smooth Radio: "As you read in the book my drag name is Sharon. Rod Stewart is Phillis and Freddie was Melina."

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