Elton considers Damon Albarn to be ''the most interesting British musician.''
Speaking to the younger performer on his Rocket Hour show, Elton said that he loved the fact that Damon did things he was passionate about.
''You explored different music and you went for it. I don't think there's any other British composer that's ever done that quite like you. . . . I have to hand it to you, you are the most interesting British musician because you're always going off and doing something and throwing everything behind it.
''It's incredible that you've done from one of the most successful bands of all time, and by the way, the last Blur album was a masterpiece as far as I' m concerned, and it's the joy of playing with wonderful musicians that you seem to love, and I really admire that.''
Damon, meanwhile, revealed that he had to stop playing the piano for a while because he ''just kept writing songs'' like Elton.
Gorillaz, formed by Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett in 1998, recently released a collaboration called The Pink Phantom, with Elton and 6lack--ahead of putting out the Song Machine: Season One album today.