Ouch, the bitch is back. Sir Elton John has accused rock legends The Rolling Stones of being “irrelevant,” and has said that the band should return to making blues albums instead of chasing mainstream success.
Elton is no stranger to mainstream, he is writing with pop rockers The Killers on songs for their new album, and released his new album Wonderful Crazy Night earlier this year. The Mirror UK reported that he told a US radio station: “I think Mick [Jagger] wants to still be relevant on the radio – well they are not.”
He added: “What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do – and do things like ‘Come On’ – the Chuck Berry song like they did in their early career. That is what they should do.”
Elton then went on to say that he thinks this is the type of album some members of the band already want to make. “I think Mick wants to still be relevant on the radio – well they are not. And I think Keith would love to do a record like that. And that is what they should be doing.”
Elton has also said that he is working on “killer” new music with pop superstar Lady Gaga. Gaga, who is the godmother to Elton John’s children, is believed to be releasing her newest studio album this year.
Rumors that the Stones are set to start work on new music go back to November 2015 when Ronnie Wood said that work on a new Rolling Stones album was imminent. Guitarist Keith Richards reiterated the point and said that the group would be returning to the studio and would be working on new music in April 2016.