Rod Stewart and Elton John have long been friends, but recent comments from Stewart have led to the two British music icons to cease speaking to one another.

In a recent Scottish radio interview transcribed by NME, Stewart said, “I do love Elton, only we’re not talking at the moment. We’ve had a spat, because I criticized his tour as being money-grabbing.”

Stewart is likely referencing his appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen back in March 2018. When he was asked what he thought about Sir Elton’s retirment tour, he said.”I did email her [Elton] and said, ‘What, again dear?’ And, I didn’t hear anything back. But talking about the retirement, I think I’ve never spoken about retirement, and if I do retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. This whole big deal, ‘Oh, I’m going to retire!’, it stinks of selling tickets.”

Hopefully, these two can resolve their spat and just be friends again, because there are few friendships in music quite like theirs.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights