Rod Stewart was asked by the PA news agency about a possible collaboration with Elton.
''No chance,'' was his response. ''Scotland have got more chance of winning the World Cup than that ever happening. No, we don't talk at all now. If we talk, we do it through the press.
''I will say something and the press will pick up on it. He will say something and the press will pick up on it. But I don't even think I have got his mobile number anymore.''
As for their friendly rivalry, the 76-year-old asserted: ''It went on for years and years and years. I think we still adore each other. I think we have just grown apart like lovers do sometimes.
''He has got his boys and he doesn't drink anymore. That was almost like a bond in the old days. Not the two kids but (the drinking).
''He is living a clean life now. As I am, somewhat. I still like my drink every night.''