Elton has implied that he’s ready to retire from music and hand record-making over to a younger generation.
The entertainer appeared on Good Morning Britain earlier today and revealed his albums are no longer selling like they used to because “people have enough” of his music in their collections and it’s time to pass the candle to a younger generation.
“I love playing,” he told ITV’s Richard Arnold. “My records don’t sell any more because people have enough Elton John records in their collection. I love making them but it’s someone else’s turn now.”
Elton said he listens to names like Britney Spears, Michael Buble and Calvin Harris. Although he’s not inspired by them, he appreciates that the Apple Music Festival he headlined over the weekend, contains ”a very diverse bill.”
“It’s all about the songs really. That keeps you in the forefront.”
Elton also spoke about his next birthday. He will turn 70 on March 25, 2017, and said he’ll be in Los Angeles that evening, where he hopes to do something for charity.