Elton John Has This Weird Thing About Miley Cyrus He's Doing Lately
Real quick, can you name some things that Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson have in common? Anything, really. Yes, they're both singers and their first names both start with the same letter, but beyond that, can you really even compare the two?
Elton John can. Elton John can compare them because he has a gift:
"I look at Miley Cyrus and I see a meltdown waiting to happen. And she's so young! But she's got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her? Maybe it's a British thing, but I can spot a car crash before it happens. I was in my dressing room in Las Vegas when they announced that Michael Jackson was playing 50 dates at the O2 [Arena in London]. I turned to my agent and said: 'He won't do a single one of those.'"
Oh, Elton, don't you put that on Miley! Those two things just don't seem linked at all. Don't forget that Michael lived through a whole, whole lot before he died at 50 years old, and that Miley is a 20-year-old who did a Disney show and then got into twerking. Instead, Elton, perhaps you should say something juicy about your BFF, Lady Gaga:
"With Gaga—who I love, she's the godmother to our children—I'd like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can't get through to her. And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place. When you get famous you get complacent. You stop listening to new things. But my album's sound reflects the fact that all the things I love at the moment are stripped down. Lorde had a big U.S. hit with a song called 'Royal.' It's just her voice and a drum machine, and it's beautiful in its simplicity. It's the kind of direction Gaga should be going in."
YES. More of that, Elton. Less weird talk, more truth telling. We appreciate it!