Rod Stewart has taken aim at Elvis Costello online, following comments the singer made about his recent Queen’s Jubilee performance.
Sir Rod was one of the star attractions at the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday June 4 as a host of big names lined up outside Buckingham Palace to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne. Other stars on the bill included Diana Ross, Alicia Keys and Sam Ryder and Rod raised a few eyebrows as he sang a cover of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline on one of his own songs.
Rod told the audience that the BBC “made” him sing the classic track, and a number of people had a few things to say about the performance, given that Rod, who also sang Baby Jane, announced a lot more his own songs to sing. . Among those who criticized the act was Elvis, who is currently on tour across the UK.
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According to The Mirror, Elvis apparently told fans during a concert in Glasgow: “…the show was good, wasn’t it? Wasn’t it? No, it was s*** e. I know y’all love him and he’s one of yours and all but Rod.
He reportedly continued, “I gotta say, look, we all have bad nights vocally, but for the love of shit, Sweet f***ing Caroline. “
Elvis has since attempted to clarify his comments, describing the reports as “s**te”, saying he was “joking about the many uncomfortable choices that were overlooked”, and that Rod should have sung You Wear It Well, a cut from its own back catalogue.
However, Sir Rod did not take the lying comments and on Sunday night took to Twitter to hit back, writing: “Dear Elvis. Yes my voice was rough due to Covid. Apologies I thought that it was better to make an appearance than to let everyone down, sorry By the way, where’s your hair mate????? Sir Rod.”
One of the Scottish legend’s fans was quick to reply: “You only ever make one appearance. Your talent and showmanship is always 100%”.
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