Elton slams US rockers
13:30 04 August 2006
Sir Elton John has slammed American musicians for their lack of fashion sense.
The music legend says he is dismayed by the current crop of top US bands because they dress so badly.
He fumed: "I'm so over the tattoos and the T-shirts and the rings through noses. It's not pretty, it's not pleasant, and it's not exciting. Please stop it now."
Elton insists today's chart toppers need to make a "real effort" in the fashion stakes and adopt the glam-rock style made popular by him and his British peers in the 70s.
He told Fashion Rocks magazine: "It's been a thing the British have always been very good at. Bowie, myself, T.Rex, The Who, Queen - we all embraced the fashion side of things.
"I think it's good that some American bands are beginning to do that, but it's still very rare for bands to make a real effort. So when you get groups like The Killers and Scissor Sisters who come along, it's thrilling."
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