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Elton John Gets Real With Billy Joel

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Good for you, Elton! Somebody needed to say this to him.

In the new Rolling Stone which comes out on Friday, Elton John gets quite real with Billy Joel.

Here's what he says about Joel during an interview with the magazine:

"At the end of the day, he's coasting. I always say, 'Billy, can't you write another song?' It's either fear or laziness. It upsets me. Billy's a conundrum. We've had so many cancelled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism."

"He's going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they've been light. When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs. I love you, Billy, and this is tough love. Billy, you have your demons and you're not going to get rid of them at rehab light. You've got to be serious. People adore you, they love you and respect you. You should be able to do something better than what you're doing now."

We couldn't agree more with everything you're saying, Elton!

It may be tough for Billy to hear, but it's all SO true.

Hopefully Joel will read this and give it some very serious thought.

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20 comments to “Elton John Gets Real With Billy Joel”

  1. 1

    At least he said it with a nice amount of love and respect. Hopefully, Billy Joel will listen. Now, if we could just get Elton to speak directly to Charlie Sheen !!!!!!!!!

  2. 2

    Are you serious?

    "Somebody needed to say this to him." You follow Billy Joel about as much as you follow writing guidelines. Pfftttt. "Somebody needed to say this to him.". Please, really?

    "Hopefully Joel will read this and give it some very serious thought." — Um, ya. Billy Joel is about as likely to read your shitty blog about as much as he's going to become the President of Russia.

    It's interesting, though. How you write such arrogant things to give the illusion to the teenieboppers that you're an important part of society. I guess you're taking tips from Fox News on how to implicate fiction as being a reality.

  3. 3

    Mad love for Elton and David Furniture! I bought the US magazine just to support them and the right of homosexuals to live openly and freely and with the same rights as all other human beings.

    ***Don't forget Elton was banned from playing in Egypt for his sexual orientation!!!

  4. 4

    Billy Joel doesn't owe the world anything.

  5. 5

    WOW!! People who live in glass houses!! Elton, of all people, has NO room to critique someone else when it comes to facing the Truth. Here is some "truth" for you. You are a spoiled little boy who just BOUGHT a baby after he was told "no" regarding his first "choice" for adoption. We don't like "no" so we whip out the wallet and get our own way, regardless of how it might impact others. Your bill for flowers in your home ALONE could have supported an entire orphanage for years! I am certain that. you stripped of your fame and wealth would NEVER have even considered a new baby at this stage of your life, and am pretty dam sure YOU will actually do VERY little work with that child, once again pur chasing your way through it all. When you can make it through an Airport WITHOUT treating all and sudry as though they should bow down to you, THEN you might have some useful advice for tohers, until then, Zip it!

  6. 6

    '…but it's all SO true." How do you know?

    Also, I think it's weak of Elton to call Billy out in Rolling Stone. Why air all of this out in public?

  7. 7

    Re: sonick808 – ditto

  8. 8

    Duh… If Perez checked other blogs, he would see Joel answered:

    “I’ve worked with Elton for such a long time and I’ve enjoyed our relationship too much to let something as random as these comments change my affection for him,” says Joel.

    “Elton is just being Elton.”

    Yes: a moron.

  9. 9

    Rehab isn't supposed to be a visit to a spa. It is supposed to be tough. My friends who have been through it said it wasn't until the really hard ones (like Hazelton in MN) that they decided to get it together. Billy is talented, I would love to see him & Elton sometime. Let's hope her gets the message

  10. 10

    Yeah, that's just what a true friend does-air your dirty laundry in a widely read magazine. Sometimes, Elton only thinks about how his behavior effects him. For just a minute before he spoke, he should have thought about how Billy would feel about being called out in such a public forum.

  11. 11

    What a complete jerk off. If you really love someone, you do NOT speak this way about them in a magazine. You tell them face to face in privacy. Elton John's just being a bitch right now. How dare he say this publicly about a "friend".

  12. 12

    How is Billy Joel any of Elton's business?

  13. 13

    This is true…I have a friend who worked at one of the New York hospitals where he was "recuperating" after an "illness"…she said his liver is SO shot and he is really in super crappy health. This was about 5 years ago and true, it's Billy's choice, but you only have one life….

  14. 14

    Elton John is an attention whore. If he were a true friend he would have said it to Bill personally. Even if Billy wouldn't listen he didn't have to out him in a magazine. If I were Billly, I would tell him to fuck off.

  15. 15

    I guess Elton isn't aware, in all his wisdom, that Billy Joel has composed an entire volume of classical piano compositions which have been recorded by the amazing Richard Joo. You'd think that Elton, being a pianist, would know this. Lame.

  16. 16

    Any bloke wearing that much make up, with that much botox and facelifts AND a wig has no bisiness telling anyone to get real.

  17. 17

    I kind of like Elton John's "I'm old and I get to say what I feel like" thing. That being said, I'm pretty sure Billy Joel won't appreciate this. Hopefully, it's something he said to Billy in person before blindsiding him in print. I love Billy Joel, I will always love Billy Joel. I get the feeling that he isn't a terribly happy person. I hope he finds his way so he's around for a long, long time. If not for himself, he should think of Alexis.

  18. leo32 says – reply to this


    DITTO to CHARLIE SHEEN. Rehab in your house is NOT REHAB

  19. 19

    Instead of actually confronting Billy about his private personal business, he lets everyone in on Billy's private shit on ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. Yeah, some friend. He shows he really cares. :P
    Elton needs to learn how to shut his trap sometimes.

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oh, Elton is such a clucking hen. I'm so sure Joel is feeling the love.