No classic hits artist seems to be making as many headlines on a regular basis these days as 2011 Grammy nominee [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm], and today is no different. Billboard.com is reporting that in the February 17th issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Sir Elton will be taking his former touring partner [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Joel[/lastfm] to task, calling for him to get into rehab and “do something better with his life.”
He tells the magazine the pair canceled many tours because of Joel’s illnesses and “alcoholism.”
He also says Joel should do rehab like he did it — with patients cleaning floors, not watching television. John says he knows Joel is going to “hate” him for this.
But he says Joel needs tough love.
Apparently, requests for a response from Joel (who had alcohol related rehab stays in 2002 and 2005), have not been returned by Joel’s representative. Looks like all that Pressure is still getting to him!