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Sir Elton to bow out of pop music

Sir Elton John’s performance at The Roundhouse for the Electric Proms, where he collaborated with Plan B, has inspired a whirlwind of publicity.

Speaking candidly on pop culture, the ‘Tiny Dancer’ singer explained to 'The Telegraph' that "television talent shows failed to produce any genuine stars" and that he feels the songwriters of today are "awful".

GQ magazine sat down with Sir Elton to follow up on his recent comments to discover that pop music is something no longer on the legend’s agenda.

"Look, I'm 63, I don't want to be on VH1 or MTV. I'm not going to compete with JLS or Lady Gaga. I'm at that stage where I don't think I can write pop music any more. I can't sit down and do a proper rock song. It was OK when I was 25 or 26, but not any more. I like to do my little side projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don't think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out."

The full interview will be available in GQ magazine on November 4.

Watch Sir Elton discuss his new album 'The Union' below:


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