Elton John Not Changing For The Times
[lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] has a very diverse music collection, and he keeps up with all the newest bands and trends. But the music legend has no interest in changing up what has worked for him all this time, he said.
“I’m always listening to new music,” he explained. “I really love electronic and dance stuff, like [lastfm]Royksopp[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Robyn[/lastfm]. But I could never do stuff like that because I’m 63 and too old. If I ever tried I wouldn’t be true to myself.”
John stepped outside of his comfort zone recently – slightly – with The Union, a collaborative effort with one of his idols, [lastfm]Leon Russell[/lastfm].
Though John keeps up to date with more modern acts, he admitted that he’d often pop in an old [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] CD.
“The [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] album Exile On Main Street is one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll records ever made,” he said. “It was done live, so it’s very loose, a little rough around the edges and isn’t always in perfect time. But that’s the beauty of it, the qualities that make it special.”
Do you think it’s important for someone like John to keep up to date with the Billboard charts nowadays? Or should he feel comfortable just doing his thing – which his fans clearly love?