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Elton John says Sam Fender is more rock 'n' roll than Oasis


Sir Elton John says Sam Fender “makes Oasis sound like a calm palm trio”.

The ‘Crocodile Rock’ hitmaker has just dropped his star-studded album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ – which features the likes of Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Gorillaz, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few – but the 74-year-old mu legend has revealed he’s still got more artists on his bucket list to duet with, including the 27-year-old rocker, who he has dubbed more rock ‘n’ roll than Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel’s band.

In a video interview with his collaborator Charlie Puth for LADbible, Elton said: “I’ve collaborated with most people. Sam Fender. He’s a British rock and roll artist who’s the best rock and roll artist there is. He makes Oasis sound like a calm palm trio. He is brilliant.”

Elsewhere, in the wide-ranging chat, the ‘Tiny Dancer’ hitmaker revealed his post-gig feast is less than rock and roll than you’d expect.

Elton – who recently underwent hip replacement surgery – tends to opt for “a handful of almonds and a glass of water” instead of a calorific slice of pizza, which he’d really like to chow down on.

He said: “It’s very hard to eat after gigs because it’s very bad to eat that late at night so I might have a handful of almonds and a glass of water which is really boring where I’d love to have a pizza.”

And the ‘Your Song’ hitmaker admitted the only part of his career that he regrets is taking drugs.

He said: “Yeah I wouldn’t have taken as many drugs. Definitely not although I continued to work when I took drugs I didn’t make my best work some of the time. I never really wanted to take drugs, I just joined in for the sake of it and it became an addiction.

“I became an addict and alcoholic and I’ve since you know learned my lesson but I would if I could go back to when I first saw a line of cocaine I would say no now. ”

Check out the full interview on LADbible’s YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs4yTNfOrho.

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