Elton John on Madonna: Her career's over
August 6th, 2012
03:10 PM ET

Elton John on Madonna: Her career's over

We hope Madonna has a thick skin, because fellow music legend Elton John has fired off some awfully barbed remarks.

While chatting with an Australian media outlet, the topic of Madge - who's been having tough times on tour - came up during conversation. According to Sir Elton, Madonna may as well hang it up and head home because her "career is over."

"She's such a nightmare," John told Australia's "Sunday Night." "Her career's over ... and she looks like a f*****g fairground stripper."

It seems John's taken issue with the fact that Madonna's been, in his estimation, "so horrible to [Lady] Gaga," his friend and the godmother of his son, Zachary.

John reportedly also had a bit of advice for the superstar, adding in the interview, "If Madonna had any common sense, she would  have made a record like 'Ray of Light' and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly."


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  1. Pppa

    Career over – Elton John would know all about that...

    September 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mightysmith

    cat fight...

    September 4, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. drewsky

    I'm glad I don't need Elton John's approval to enjoy my life and be successful, and something tells me Madonna doesn't need that either......

    September 4, 2012 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marilyn

    Even thou Elton is the real artists here, and is probably right, he should be quiet and keep her out of the press so maybe there is a god and she does fade away.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ZZxZZc

    Looks to me like she's getting around better than you are. So who's career is over? Takes alot more energy to perform like she does, than it takes to sit on your a** and sing old songs about a yellowbrick road and whine about everyone else like an angry old woman. Now you tell her your sorry,and the both of you do something useful and do a cover of "Let It Be". Then, you both go away and leave us all alone from now on and we'll call it a wrap!

    September 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tampabay

    I think they should sing a duet together. A ballad or something, where Elton plays the piano and Madonna sings softly.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Glinbear

    Love them both and I love Sir Elton's politics, but as many times as his career has been on then ropes you'd think he would avoid pointing fingers.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      why would Elton John's politics have anything to do with how you feel about his music or his opinion of another musician?

      August 27, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Peter V

    I totally agree with Eton John, except for "she's over" stuff and all the catfighting. Ray of Light was an incredible album, but since then she has simply tried to follow trends in the dance music world. She defenitey should go back to that album and ask herself why it was such a great album. And she should work with William Orbit again. They make a brilliant team.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Quid Malmborg in Plano TX

    hiss. scratch. bite. MEOW!

    August 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • T. Lee

      Yeah – really – like EJ has any basis to criticize ANY woman given his "lifestyle".

      And – has HE looked in the mirror lately given his comments about her looks?

      August 27, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Analystgirl

      What is Elton's problem? Why is this overweight has-been so incensed by Madonna? It appears that he may have a bit of dementia. I remember watching an elderly man decend into alheimers and he tended to do the same thing. Hang on to an imagined slight and just replay it over and over and over and over again. It was AND IS awful to witness.

      Elton, back off and go find something else to do with the short time you have here on earth!

      August 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. James Johnson

    For once I agree with Elton John.......Madonna should go back to the farm and waddle in the mud.

    August 23, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. New Gawker

    Are they trying to do the rap star feud thing for publicity? Problem is no one gives a crap anymore about either of them.

    August 22, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      I beg to differ, Gawker...I could care less about ever seeing Madonna again (she has always struck me as over-rated), but I really enjoy Elton John't music, and he still knows how to write and perform, fantastic music. I would rather see and hear Elton anytime, than to hear a word sung by Madonna!

      August 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hmm hot dog

    Well, he certainly should know about careers that are over.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Poetry

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in reality was a enjoyment account it. Glance advanced to far introduced agreeable from you! By the way, how can we keep up a correspondence?

    August 22, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. PGG

    Who are any of you arrogant self righteous people to think you have the right and the audacity to tell anyone when they should stop performing??? Performing artists perform because they love to express their personal artistry in their way. They weren't born into the world to serve YOU. As long as they have the ability to get up on stage and express their talent, and as long as there are audiences who want to enjoy their shows, they both have a right to that freedom. Those of you who hate opera......does that mean that it shouldn't exist??? You hate classical......should that cease to exist? There is a style for everyone in this world. Because you can't appreciate one style or one performer, doesn't mean that others can't. When you young ones in your 20's now grow up, and you go to the concerts of your beloved musicians, who will also be grown up and eventually in their 50's, remember your judgements against today's performers!

    August 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Who are you to tell us we don't have a right to our opinions? Look up the word hypocrite and then look in a mirror.

      August 22, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Whoa, PGG, what a rant! These people can perform all they want (though Madonna sounds better in her shower than on a stage), but, that doesn't mean anyone wants to listen or pay money to see a concert. They can perform all day long, but if they want to pay salaries to those working for them, there needs to be an audience big enough to pay the bills.

      August 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. istillgotmyguitar

    Elton John truly is a gift to music. Add Bernie Taupin and you had something really special. I saw Elton with Leon Russel a couple years ago and ill never forget it. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.

    August 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Squeezebox

    Isn't this a case of the pot calling the kettle black? EJ's no spring chicken himself.

    August 21, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mario

    Elton is just jealous of Madonna because she is smarter, more successful, and has a higher net worth (twice that or Mr. John). I bet Elton wants Madonna but it will never happen, he's such a 5 year old.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bookenz

    Madonna should have some dignity and stop behaving like she's in her 20s. And Elton, you have no business criticizing anyone's looks.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Martina

    Madonna might look great for her age. (You don't know for sure until you see someone face-to-face.) And that's very admirable. However, seeing a 50 y/o woman jumping up and down on stage is kind of weird. I think she can still contribute, and it's really unfair to demand that aging star crawl away and disappear. She's only 50 and still got a long life to live. Nobody likes to feel irrelevant, the celebrities least of all. She should just stop pretending that she's 20.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nunya

      How is jumping up and down acting like she is 20? Is jumping only for 20 year olds? I think not. Did you ever think that she just likes to jump up and down? Maybe she is proud she can still jump up and down unlike many 50 year olds? This age discrimination stuff is ridiculous. It is why people get mad when they see an older guy with a young girl, but it is non of their business. Where we find our happiness is our own business and haters should but out

      August 21, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • marieee

      she just turned 54.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. pg

    Who's Elton John again? washed out loser ... hmmm ... yeah

    August 20, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  21. Tom

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...

    August 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mc

    Has anyone told Elton John that he is a has been as well. Old, wrinkled, bling-bling, gay, flamboyant man picks on Madonna. Come on. Who does he think he is.

    August 19, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Martina

      Definitely, much more talented than Madonna and has infinitely more depth. He may or may not be a "has been" but he is not dead and has a right to express his opinions.

      August 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      He thinks he's Sir Elton John, talented, an amazing entertainer and still going strong! He didn't say she should shut up and go home, he said she is choosing the wrong venue and needs to recognize she is at a different stage of her life now. He isn't wearing heart-shaped glasses and shoes with platform heels anymore, either. Sheesh, people, actually READ the article, please??

      August 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. cdkeli

    Methinks that Elton is exhibiting clear signs of a wicked case of alzheimers,,,no doubt precipitated by his large regime of meds,,,

    August 19, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  24. Janis

    Elton tells it like it is. Madonna is in her 50's & looks it, but yet she tries to pretend & act like she's in her 20's. Get a grip Madonna. You are aging!!! It happens in life – deal with it! Get a grip girl!

    August 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. melody

    Elton John should not say a damn thing about Madonna I love her music she is the true Queen of POP.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tracey

    Hello Pot, have you met Kettle?

    August 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. lwhardin

    I think they are both over with. The only thing I've heard of either one of them is this article. Nothing on the radio.....While I do not like 99.99% of either of their music and do not like 100% of either's personality.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  28. JIM

    Lady Gaga is the new Madonna. I can't beleive Elton doesn't see it that way. Elton and Madonna are both kinda washed up, but it's hard to give up the spot light. The timing was right for Lady Gaga, but it won't last much longer. It will be just like Madonna career.

    August 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • humanbean

      Have you been to an Elton John show lately? He's hardly washed up.

      August 21, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  29. Fran

    Elton's starting to look alot like the guy who does my Dad's taxes..

    August 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Paulo

    People, Elton John is affraid of Madonna´s success!!!! That´s all!!!!!!

    August 16, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  31. SirWho?

    If she looks like a f***g fairground singer ... have you looked in the mirror lately ... Elton?
    She looks fabulous ... obviously works out .. .and you ... when was the last time you were on a treadmill? ... Let me guess ... never. When it comes to her and you ... sorry Sir Ugly ... no comparison.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Pete

    I Love Elton John as well but he has gone over the top again. He is a classless little girl that needs to keep her opinions to herself.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Angie

    Truth is... they are both a pair of bitter, washed up hasbeens. This is just some kind of pathetic publicity stunt to sell albums. I adore Elton, never could stand Madonna. She has always based her career on doing shocking things. Too bad the big money ends up in the hands of filthy trash like Madonna, with her ultra fake British accent. WHO does she think she's fooling?

    August 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. AC

    People love trash and thats why there is Madonna. Mediocre at best...sure she sold the most albums but does that mean they are great music? She is an illusion and a user of other people talent for her own benefit. Yeah her career is over.

    August 14, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  35. mandfkiwsa

    The "feud" between Elton and Madonna is hilarious and a lot of fun...

    August 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Everett Wallace?

    calling Elton John a punk? now that's funny.

    August 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Everett Wallace

    elton you are a PUNK! and i don't mean rocker

    August 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Nah

    she became famous at 24 years old...she will still be here.

    August 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Clark

    Elton would know a thing or two about careers being over...

    August 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Princess Wideness

    yep...they gotta get dowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.

    August 12, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  41. Bang

    who cares about their age...people in their 40's and 50's should bang all the time–its good for the soul.

    August 12, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  42. Elton and Madonna

    elton and madonna should have nasty dirty s-x.

    August 12, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  43. Shenah

    Well just remember what Madonna did and said when she just starting out, so who is she to call anyone immature? Oh, I get it, since it was HER show, and someone else stole the headlines, she had make a remark like that to both downplay the other artist, and to protect her own butt. Elton might be old and maybe he should keep his nose in his own business, but at least he has some class. All that Madonna is doing now is trying to keep up with the young things, and that both makes her look desperate and degrades the talent she had–so Elton wins this one.

    August 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. G

    Elton should just jump off a bridge and save himself another embarrassing moment.

    August 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Caron

    I can't stand Lady Gaga's music, but then I am 60 years old. Never liked Madonna's music either. Nor Elton John's. Just a bunch of screaming, wailing queens. But of all of these individuals, I appreciate Madonna the most because of her challenging the Roman Catholic Church and her interest in the metaphysical. Elton John and Lady Gaga have talent but . . .

    August 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • humanbean

      But what? Elton John raises millions of dollars for children's charities and AIDS research. I guess actually doing something that's tangible doesn't really matter in your book.

      August 21, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Squeezebox

      Madonna knows nothing about the Catholic Church or the miracles at Fatima, Lourdes, Guadaloupe, and other sites around the world. The miracles have nothing to do with the places and everything to do with faith, which Madge loves to exploit ignorantly for her own material goals. Maybe if Papa preached more, she'd be a better person. Or at least a better artist.

      August 21, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  46. scott

    oh no Madonna an over the hill has been rock star insulted you what ever should you do? Elton John looks like a middle aged lesbian

    August 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Elton John is far beyond middle age. Your middle age in your 40's. Elton is in his 60's...

      August 19, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  47. Joe Schmoe

    What a load, Elton's career over? As I recall didn't Elton John have 7 consecutive number 1 albums? The first greatest hits compilation to ever go to number 1? The first album to ever ship platinum? An Oscar, a tony, a Grammy? More then 3000 concerts, only bob Dylan has done more shows. Record sales at this point are meaningless as is net worth, record sales skyrocketed in later years as did contract cash, Elton was the highest paid performer in his time and his contract was for a measly 11 million dollars, today's talentless hacks make more then that with their first single. You could argue that Madonna sold more records than frank Sinatra but you have to keep in mind how many records were sold in his day as compared to today. Elton like many other artists have nothing else to prove and are free to make non commercial albums which they know will not sell well. Elton has branched out to movies (The Lion King was Disney's biggest selling soundtrack ever), broadway (Aida, the lion king, billy Elliot, etc), and continues to produce worthwhile records like the union with Leon Russell. I don't hate Madonna, and I think that this kind of bashing is beneath somebody of Elton's talent. Listen to him play classical piano sometime, he can bring you to tears, and you will know why at 11 he was admitted into the royal academy of music. Music is music and unfortunately these things happen, perspective is the answer.

    August 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. geez

    They are both out of time and out of touch, and they're outta thier heads when I'm not around.

    August 10, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  49. Marguerite --is this really michelle malkin

    just curious ... doesn't sound like you would comment that way. thanks

    August 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Malkin

    I'm so glad Elton John said that.

    When Madonna called M.I.A. "immature" for flicking the camera off during the superbowl I was thinking SERIOUSLY??? You're a 50-year old woman jumping around in a cheerleading outfit singing some of THE most base, idiotic pop music that's out there after 20, 30 years in the business and you call MIA immature??

    Mo is caught up in trying to look/act young and stupid, but as a friend (who likes madonna) pointed out, she has never been much more than a pop singer, so I we shouldn't expect much more from her.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • yikes

      You're very very wrong – she's about to be 54 yrs old! What teenager or 20 yr old wants to see grandma stripping?

      August 12, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  51. Mike

    So is Lady Gaga the latest Teletubby? How did dressing like a moron become fashionable? Does she have a talent?

    August 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • malkin

      Yeah Gaga's got musical talent. And lots of it!

      The persona is distracting, but I love her music, and some of her pre-Gaga songs (when she went by stephanie whatever-her-real-last-name-is) were even better.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kaylie

      Gaga has talent.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Drama Queens

    Elton John and Madonna are both drama queens.

    August 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Bob

    Her skin is thick, it's like leather.

    August 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Katherine

    please be civil! for shame. All artists have a right to express themselves as they wish. My goodness. this is embaressing to see.

    August 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  55. DJ

    Her last albumn sold more copies than his last 3 combined. Who's career is over Elton? I think this is still sour grapes over Madonna beating Elton for best original song not too long ago.

    August 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Simpleton

    Im Gaga for Gaga Puffs!
    seriously.. what a gay name

    August 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Simpleton

    Lady Gaga is stupid

    August 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Morticia

    Elton's career is obviously over. Madonna is starting again and it will never end.

    August 9, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  59. Don

    Wow, this man has no class at all. Shut up and look in the mirror. However, I'd take Madonna in a bar fight. Secondly, Lady Gaga is trying to be Madonna, except she has more theater than talent. LOL.

    August 9, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  60. Meh

    Silence you old queen – you're both old now

    August 9, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  61. Pub-Stunt

    folks this is a publicty stunt thats going on for years...right before her tour it began again...the next time you'll hear about it is when he'll go back on stage.

    i am now convinced bloggers have nothing to do all day long but blog on subjects they have no clue about. bloggers act like they are personal with these people.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  62. Knotch?

    no issue here.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  63. Do...

    I'd still do queen madonna before gaga any day. i'll take care of that knotch issue she has real quick–

    August 9, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  64. Jose Miguel

    Elton John Bores me

    August 9, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  65. I trust Elton

    Apparently, some of you can't manage to understand context or even plod through and comprehend this short article. Elton was giving an interview on a little Australian show on "Sunday Night" for one, he didn't say it on CNN, and he knows Gaga well, she's his baby's godmother, so he's probably privy to information the public isn't – like precisely how Madonna has been horrible to her. He didn't give details, he just stated the facts as he knows them and voiced his opinion of her. I'm sure Madonna's monumental ego can handle it. Maybe it'll knock her down a notch so she doesn't act like such an attention you-know-what. Look at the people and what they've done for society who trust Elton's veracity and take that into consideration (Lady Diana, for one). The man doesn't just go around willy-nilly insulting celebrities. I, for one, believe him.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Anti

      He's had d1cks in his mouth...never trust a man who does that. besides, that old queen is such old news now.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  66. James PDX

    Even if I was gay I would still do Madonna before Elton.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Darth Cheney

      I think the issue is who is the greater artist and better person, not the one with the better body.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • MetaFox

      James, hate to break this to ya pal but it's pretty clear from your comment that you ARE gay.

      August 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  67. deanlow39

    says the fairground fairy!!

    August 9, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  68. Carol

    He shouldn't talk – he looks a whole lot worse than she does in those pictures. But I have to agree with him about her career.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  69. TUYA

    Elton John – Madonna
    Steve Jobs-Bill Gates
    Justin Bieber-Yanjaa
    .....

    August 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Kitty

    I would love to see Elton & Madonna get together for the remake of don't go breaking my heart...

    August 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jackandjill

      Stop it Elton, you're making yourself look like a bitter betch than Muddonna, and I didn't think that was possible!!

      August 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Madonna fan

    we don't have a clue of who you are this is just bloggging.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Madonna?

    enjoy the rest of the seminar tomorrow?

    gay or not Elton and Madonna need to finally get that room....lol

    August 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Ping this

    there are alot of people who are also embarrassments for staying on this website all day long...
    we love you madonna and always will.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Go away Good night

    Its a loud ping.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. the queen knows all....

    even when she's not around...go away and stop instigating.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mari Marcucci

    The TRUTH IS that Madonna is 'trailer park" material, she comes from the worst and infested ghetto from Detroit. You can take the girl out of the traiker park but you can not take the trailer park out of the girl, NO EVEN MONEY gives this "woman" some class. GOOOD FOR ELTON JOHN< she is an embarresemnt to the entretaiment business. Madonna shut up, and find a home for elderly and retire, no ones care for and old fart like you!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      Amazing that the best selling female music artist of all time is an embarrassment to the entertainment business. The problem with allowing everyone an opinion is that you're guaranteed to get a whole lot of stupid ones.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • S.T.

      Madonna is from Rochester Hills, MI in Oakland County. It is the 3rd richest county in the U.S. Detroit is in Wayne County. How is she trailer trash when there are no trailers where she's from?

      August 20, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  77. bobby frank

    I love them both so let the fighting continue til the death! Just kidding...why don't you just make a song together and you can both dance? Kiss and make up girls

    August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  78. daddy bear

    whatta stupid dirty old vile and jealous queen she is, that one, can't stand that old 2 balled bch, looks like the bch is back! fo sho, puh-lease

    August 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Beautiful.

    Thanks Miguel-great review.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Miguel in NY

    It's very sad that Elton John chooses to attack Madonna when she has done nothing to offend him. Furthermore, what has Madonna done to Lady Gaga? If Lady Gaga has a dispute with Madonna, that is between the two of them. Both Lady Gaga and Madonna have shown immense restraint by staying mum about all this. I think this is a desperate ploy for publicity from an artist who runs his mouth every time he gets up on the wrong side of the bed.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Pliny

    Elton's career ended with "YellowBrick Road".

    He's been a paraody of himself sinc then.

    When was the last time that he did ANYTHING (muscially) that ANYONE remembers?

    Face it Elton, without Bernie Taupin, you are clown-shoes.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • marsha321

      And this comes from who? Probably a welfare kid who thinks life gave him a bad deal. You should have stayed in college for those last two years. Maybe then you would appreciate the rest of us paying for your food stamps.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  82. Skeptic

    Her career is over? Is that a bad thing?
    Leona Helmsley: only the little people work.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ksfirefly

      Your hatred becomes you Sir Elton. It festers inside and makes you an ugly, sweaty, nasty, mean, vile person. (Hence the photograph) Focus your energy where it can be put to good use, Dianna would be so ashamed.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  83. db

    I have no idea what has made him so mad but I shall agree with him because Elton is the greatest.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • oceanluvver2

      He is just jealous cuz he doesn't look as good as she does. He hasn't done anything in so long so who is he to judge if her career is over?? I used to like him but he such a girl.

      August 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuntruth

      He needs to shut and stop judging a better looking and REAL woman. Its amazing how these folks lash out at people who they perceive as disagreeing with them. If she doesn't get along with "lady Gaga" so what. By the way way his music really doesn't resonate no more

      August 8, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  84. HUDSON

    shut the f-ck up.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  85. matt

    I had the BEST time at Madonna's latest tour! She puts on a stunning show! Love her!! I will be seeing it in the States as well when i come home. After thirty years in the business, she is still the best!!

    August 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Hey!

    I say we invite both Elton & Madonna to the Marquee blog, & let them duke it out! They'd fit right in. lol

    August 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  87. JGN

    It's so odd to watch comments not only from the younger people who won't know any better until they are older of course, but from older people as well who think an entertainer should actually RETIRE because they are somehow deemed not entertaining if they're not in their 20s anymore.
    Both of these entertainers have something special which launched them to international renown; I have enjoyed Elton's earlier stuff since I was a teenager, and I do think he may be being a bit classless to make snarky comments about an entertainer 'retiring' who is younger than he is, but then the media so often takes comments out of context and even makes them up altogether so we can't really be sure he said those words. I hope not, because for a knighted gentleman it's pretty low class.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • THERESA

      I agree, and he needs calm down, I never read anything Madonna said about Lady Gaga that was so horrible.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  88. estrogenbrigade

    He's forgotten more about music than she will ever know...he is an icon, she is a conflagration of mediocrity in a well-crafted package...

    August 7, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  89. Scott

    Keep it to yourself Elton, you look like a clown

    August 7, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  90. Jack (Bee Bop) Clauss/Malvern Pa.

    She is still a superstar and we are all in Love with her.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • No Name

      Never liked her. Always hated her top 40 dreck. Elton's early stuff was okay, but it all went to he11 after "candle in the wind" got too much airplay. He should retire and shut it. So should Madge.

      August 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Leon David Peris

    She is the leslie Gore of her era.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  92. Paul Ballard

    What hateful comments! He must be bored these days.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  93. E&M

    70 comments over these 2? get a life!

    August 7, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  94. LOL

    keep plugging elton and madonna...and she really does have great hair for her age!

    August 7, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  95. Madonna/Elton

    elton is still upset with her. Madonna said she will be there when he's ready to patch it up, Elton is still bitter towards her..Madonna said Elton? when your ready...She can't do anymore.

    Madonna having a so called yeast infection is not relevant to this article.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  96. Alexander

    He's the one that keeps bringing this up. He is using her current spotlight to keep himself relevant...he's just mad because she has him beat by 25 million albums.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  97. Donna

    The sun has gone down on both of you.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  98. tom

    LOL...go Elton. Madonna looks like she smell of a really bad yeast infection...nasty trash

    August 7, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  99. Andrew

    This is a jealous, bitter man. She's been nothing but civil towards him and he just keeps taking as many shots as possible. She has sold more records and concert tickets than him for the almost 30 years, and continues to do so. How is her career OVER? Hmmm.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  100. NAB

    ... Elton and Madonna are locked in a bitter battle to see who will be the next Queen of England.

    August 7, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  101. pablo

    At list she doesnt need to do a 500 new version of candle in the wind. How can a bald boring dwaf can be so bitter?

    August 7, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  102. Michael

    Nothing worst than a gay man talking bad about a women....I should know, I myself am gay. He seems more so jealous. It was a joy to see him this year at the Golden Globe bad mouthing her and saying that she had no chance of winning ( they were competing best song) then she wins, the look on his face. I never understood why at every turn he has to bad mouth her.....but I guess its was you do when you an ex drug addict, fat and a has been. I like him better when he was on drugs.

    August 7, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  103. Jeff

    Being old enough to have watched both from their stardom starts to now, he is kinda right. She is not 25, 35 or even 45. Madonna has nothing to prove. Make good music, it doesn't just have to try to capture 18 yr old's and yes, she looks kinda trashy....

    August 7, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  104. Lorraine McFly

    People like Elton John and Madonna have no idea whatsoever of what reality is. Scary.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  105. Debbie

    Dont be so jealous Elton. Don't you wished that you had looked that good at 53?? That's what hours and hours of taking care of your body and not being addictied to anything does for you. Get a life and leave my girl alone!!

    August 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunrise

      Are you kidding? With her veiny, gnarled hands and her muscly arms, Madonna looks like a man. Madonna's MDNA album was a total failure, and she has been booed on this tour. Elton has nothing to be jealous of.

      August 7, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  106. enoughalready

    Elton talks about Madonna so much you'd think he was fascinated by her.

    August 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunrise

      Madonna talks about Lady Gaga a lot, so she must be fascinated by her (more likely Madonna is threatened by Gaga because Madonna is a has been and Gaga is the current popular entertainer).

      August 7, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • No Name

      Except that Gaga stole a lot of her ideas from Madge. Personally I don't care for either of them or Elton either.

      August 7, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  107. Derp

    I just wish Elton would let me suck his taint. I would even give his chocolate starfish a licky lick while I was down there.

    August 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Ego Referee

    Sir Elton and Lady Madonna both have had stunning careers, and were they both to retire tomorrow, their musical legacies would be complete. Neither of them have anything left to prove. At their advancing ages, John's public sniping and Madonna's endless need for "controversy" is really beginning to look unseemly. Time to enter your golden years with a bit more grace, don't you think?

    August 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  109. uberweisen

    Madonna STILL has IT. Poor Elton, so bitter and I don't understand why... It may have something to do with the fact that she declined to sing at his wedding and also declined being the Godmother to his child... Let it go, Elton...let it go... You are not setting a good example because you are coming across as a bitter, bitter old queen... Although Madonna is the REAL Queen...

    August 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  110. vocecita

    He's right!

    August 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  111. sweet sweet charlotte

    Look at that stupid grin on his face. Tell me that's not someone that just swallowed a sausage.

    August 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  112. James

    Elton you continue to set back the movement to progress gays and lesbians. Now you are just an old and bitter hag. One can only think that you have slipped back into addiction. Wonder what your kid will think of you when he grows up to read how foul you became. Unfortunate that you will be remembered this way. But then again, your best accomplishments ended in the '70s and most of that was thanks to Bernie Taupin.

    August 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I couldn't have said it better myself. His era was in the 70's and that was thanks to Taupin. Now he just the bitter gay person watching a parade that has long past him by. How sad

      August 7, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  113. Jose

    Madonna is anything but OVER! She is a great performer. Elton may be a talented, but envy just eats that dude quite alot. Madonna never bothers to respond to all his childish comments. That shows, who has the talent and wisdom of life. Madonna will live on, with or without Elton's idiotic opinions.

    August 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Alex K

    I can’t say I’m a fan of either of them…but Madonna is 30 years into a pop star career that usually ends after a few years for most. Her new tour is projected to earn over $400 million and is sold out worldwide. She also had a #1 album in 40+ countries this year.
    I think Elton wishes his career was “Over” the same way hers is.

    August 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Elton & Harmony

    saw him awhile back..He's 65 years old his song "harmony" sounded exactly like it did 40 years ago and no lip sync...his voice is deeper and husky now but you still know who the h-ll is singing it thats for sure and he's still commands the stage. We will be there to see him as long as i can get tkts! (he's got over 30 albums under his belt so he's not that stupid)

    August 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Musician

    Elton John is also one of the greatest pianists of all time. forget the record sales. even now he plays the piano with his eyes closed.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Elton John

    Elton John is worth $320 million, sold millions of records, he also has a heart condition that's why he cannot perform as frequently as he did before. When he's around i will still go see him. he's a legend.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      Sure, he is great. But is it OK for him to call Madonna a c***t? What did she do to him? Like, ever? Should we just all hate Madonna and call her a tramp and c***t because she likes to record dance music and because her choices are controversial? And say her tour and career are in trouble when she has already sold 80 million in concert tickets in her first 22 shows of her tour? Which solo artist is pulling those numbers? How on earth can you call tour a disaster with those numbers?

      August 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Material Girl

    my bad, i did not think the tour was going to go that well–congrats material girl.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  119. ¿?

    Loooool! Madge is quite annoying, but honestly Elton's career hasn't even existed in the last decade(aside from the million he got for whøring himself out for Limbaugh's wedding). Just a spat between two old queens desperately clinging to fading relevance.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Smacky Smooth

    Well, I do luv an old fashion b*** session. these two have been trading barbs and backhanded compliments for some time. I honestly thing they cant stand each other due to egotrips they both go on. No room for two divas, darling! The lady gaga thing is a red herring. Its just time for Round 10 or whatever they are up to now. Fun reading.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      Not true. Madonna has never said anything mean about Elton. At least not publicly. It all comes from him.

      August 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Madge-

    she's 54...still looks great and holding her own on tour.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  122. No Retirement for Madonna!

    she is not throwing in the towel yet at $250 mil tour sales....that's the highest she's ever grossed since she's been in the business..she could give sh-t about elton john.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • JulieB

      sure she looks great! We'd all look that good if we could fund the world's best plastic surgery.

      August 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  123. peter

    this is so one-sided. maybe in private madonna is putting bees in elton's bonnet, but i've never heard one negative remark from her regarding him. he's the bitter one always saying nasty things about her. it's unprofessional. lady gaga is an adult and can take care of herself; madonna didn't actually say anything bad about gaga. just endorsed that some of gaga's schtick is reminiscent of her own.
    and how is madonna's tour a disaster. sales are good enough to make it the highest grossing of the year. NOT a disaster. try again elton. or better yet, just shut up.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Madonna

    Tour sales are at 250 million check perez hilton...where do you people get your info.
    she's 54 and still selling out shows.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  125. V

    I don't mind, Elton John's vile speech brings Madonna Luck, Madonna got a Golden Globe. Thanks Elton!

    August 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Kabbalah Name

    Madge is her kabbalah name

    August 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  127. FredStClair is finally understanding Madonna

    Long live the Queen.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  128. B-Ran

    Why is her nickname "Madge"?! There is no letter "g" in her name! Sounds like Vadge! lol

    August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  129. GIS

    MADONNA HAS THE MOST SUCCESS TOUR EVER!

    August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  130. GIS

    HE'S AN IDIOT...

    August 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  131. bluntasever

    that's like the washing machine telling the dryer I'm not washed up, and the dryer saying I'm not dried up. Elton is dried up and Madonna is washed up. There is no difference between the two. Both of their careers are over! Madonna has been played out since Vogue, and Elton John since Aida on Broadway.

    August 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  132. joann woerner

    Wasn't Sir Elton talking trash about Billy Joel now its Madge. WOW being a Papa has turned you into one angry guy..I use to love ya but last time I heard you sing ya didnt seem to have it. You sound like a lounge lizard or a Cruise Ship Singer....

    August 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Bah

    Lol. If Madge is over then I dread to think what bitter, jealous Elton is. M is still winning constantly after 30+ years and is having a stellar 2012 with one of the most successful tours of all time. She certainly doesn't need career advice from "don't-bully-people-but-I-can-get-away-with-it" Elton John.

    August 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sookie Stackhouse

      Lol I don't know where you get your info from, but check the news articles. Madonna's sales SUCK! She does need to throw in the towel! Her music is AWEFUL! It's funny because there is hardly ANYONE in the music industry who actually like her! She's a joke

      August 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Ha

    they gotta make it happen..gay or whatever he is they also need to get a room they've been fighting for 9 years!

    August 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Freddy St Clair

    As a gay man, I have no respect for Elton John! I’m not too sure why he is always attacking Madonna. I guess it is the only way to get his name in the paper. If anyone’s music career is over, it would his! It’s difficult to respect a man who stayed in the closet for most of his career as opposed to a lady who always stood up for what she believed in and supported the LGBT community, while Elton was still lying to the word about what we already knew to be the truth… BTW, she is not mean to GAGA, GAGA keeps copping Madonna; Madonna just acknowledged that she was aware of.

    Elton why don’t you spend more time on yourself instead of trying to get noticed by insulting others??? Madonna has done more for the GLBT community then you ever will! Besides when is the last time you’ve had a number one album?
    Madonna is more than you will ever be, she holds the record for the highest grossing tour of a solo artist and is in the top 40 tours of all time, 3 times and yet you’re not even listed once!!!!

    Stop embarrassing yourself and admit defeat! Madonna is the Queen!!!

    August 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      Elton John has something to say about EVERYBODY, not just Madonna. I don't pay all that much attention to these stories, but even I know he's called out Billy Joel and George Michael as well as others I'm sure. Just so happens I'm a bigger fan of Elton John's music than Madonna, but I have to admit Sir Elton has a big mouth on him about fellow celebrities.

      August 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Ran

      Lol oh brother go hug a rainbow ya fruit! You're definetly the obnoxious type of G @ y guy running around in pink feather boas, giving the rest of us a bad name! You make me want to be h0m0ph0bic too! lol

      August 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Name

      Everyone mentioned above sucks and needs to retire, especially Elton and Madge, the original phag-hag.

      August 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Ran

      ^ I agree! Lol I didn't even know who Elton John was before "The Lion King" came out! Haha I've only heard of like 2 songs from him outside of that. I DO love that song "Rocket Man" though!

      August 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Derp

    I thought all g a y men LOVE Madonna!?

    Let's ask the resident experts: bobcat, Mr. Ed, Sokman, Evel Kneivel, Doug, JellyBean...

    August 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Ran

      False, I hate Madonna, she is definitely a washed up hag! She's been holding on for dear life for years now!

      August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean

      L M F A O! Too funny Derp. This is a heck of a lot more fun than all the mean trolling.

      August 7, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • .•|•. 

      Jelly Bean and Derp are the leaders of the gay world. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Charlie Crack is the king.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  137. Observer

    Love it. One washed up queen going after another. These two deserve each other.

    August 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  138. lol

    good hair madge.

    August 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  139. pmn

    I seriosly doubt anything EJ says has serious effect on Madge's career. He is too far up Lady Gaga's behind and that's what is all about.

    August 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  140. casa

    these 2 have hated each other for years. enough already

    August 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

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