Elton John will not write pop songs anymore

November 1st, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 31 (IANS) Pop legend Sir Elton John has quit songwriting as he feels he’s now too old and can no longer compete with younger stars like Lady Gaga.

The 63-year-old star has been hailed the greatest song-writer of his generation, with hits such as “Rocket Man”, “Your Song” and “Candle in the Wind”.

“I’m at that stage where I don’t think I can write pop music any more. I can’t sit down and do a proper rock song. It was okay when I was 25 or 26, but not any more,” telegraph.co.uk quoted him as telling a magazine.

“I like to do my little side projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don’t think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out.”

He added: “Look, I’m 63, I don’t want to be on VH1 or MTV. I’m not going to compete with JLS or Lady Gaga.”

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