February 11th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
Elton John is not backing down today! He first did that Rolling Stone interview, saying his buddy Billy Joel needed to get his problems with addiction under control.
Then he went on “Today” and handed out more tough love, saying that Billy Joel needs some serious rehab. A lot of people think this all should have been done behind closed doors.
I’ve got to say, I get where Elton is coming from – a place of experience and love. While it is easy to suggest that Elton should have kept this private, perhaps he feels things have gotten bad enough that he knows that Billy wouldn’t get the message that way. But now, Billy Joel is striking back! Joel has just released a response to Elton. He doesn’t seem to be mad, but should he be?
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