His songs were covered on American Idol this week. He’s hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow. And now Elton John is jumping into the fray of another pop culture debate.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon last night, the veteran artist was asked about Kings of Leon and Dave Grohl, musicians that have lashed out at Glee creator Ryan Murphy for asking if his show could cover their singles.
“When someone wants to do your song, it’s a compliment,” John said, getting pointed in his criticism of Kings of Leon: “Lighten up, you assholes… I mean, this is a compliment. Also, it sends a positive message out. What the hell is wrong with you guys?”
Watch the exchange below.