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Rod Stewart claims Elton John snubbed his efforts to end their feud

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
LONDON - JUNE 02:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. NO UK MAGAZINES)  (L-R) Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster attend the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party at Stud House, Hampton Court Palace on June 2, 2007 in Richmond upon Thames, London, England. The night is in aid of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation - an international fund fighting child cancer.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Rod Stewart says he and Sir Elton John don't talk anymore. (Getty Images)

Sir Rod Stewart has revealed Sir Elton John snubbed his attempt to rebuild their friendship after years of feuding.

The I Don’t Want To Talk About It singer and Sir Elton, 73, used to be close friends.

But Sir Rod, 75, admitted to Chris Evans’s How To Wow podcast: “We don’t talk to each other anymore – big falling out.”

Read more: Rod Stewart dumped lovers with plane ticket on the bed, pal Elton John reveals

He claimed the Rocket Man singer “had the hump” last year after Sir Rod said his three year Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour was “not rock ‘n’ roll”.

UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14:  KILBURN (NATIONAL)  Photo of Elton JOHN, backstage with Rod Stewart at Ron Wood Band gig  (Photo by Graham Wiltshire/Redferns)
Sir Elton John and Sir Rod Stewart used to be close friends. (Getty Images)

Sir Elton is father to sons Zachary, nine, and Elijah, seven, while Sir Rod’s youngest children are sons Alastair, 14, and Aiden, nine, and Stewart tried to get the family together for a friendly game of football.

The rocker revealed: “Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?

Watch: Elton John delays US tour

“You know, cos they both love football.”

But he revealed Sir Elton never replied, which upset him as at one time they had been “real close”.

Sir Rod is clearly not cautious about upsetting his old friend further as he said of Sir Elton’s biopic Rocket Man: “It was okay, I just wished it hadn’t been a musical. I mean, the dancing outside the council house made it a bit Mamma Mia.”

Soccer mad Elton, just back from a tour of America, wants to be a director of Watford F.C. he has always been a fan, and has just been made a vice-president. He is meeting the board soon to discuss how he can put money into the Club. Today he went to Watford to meet and train with the players to keep fit. 7th November 1973. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Elton John and Rod Stewart taking a bath together at Watford Football Ground in 1973. (Getty Images)

When Sir Elton announced his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in 2018 Sir Rod said: “I did email her [Elton] and said, ‘What, again dear?’ And I didn’t hear anything back!

Read more: Rod Stewart says Elton John farewell tour 'stinks' and is 'dishonest'

“If I retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. I don’t think this is a big deal, it stinks of selling tickets... “It’s dishonest. It’s not rock and roll.”

Sir Elton recently revealed private details of Sir Rod’s love life in his autobiography Me Elton John.

Watch: Rod Stewart reveals his first celebrity crush