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Elton John: The Rolling Stones aren't radio relevant

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Elton John: The Rolling Stones aren't radio relevant

Sir Elton John thinks The Rolling Stones are no longer "relevant on the radio".

The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker believes the legendary rock band - which is comprised of Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards - need to forget about trying to write new music that could get airplay and record a "great blues record".

According to the Mirror Online, Elton told an unnamed US radio station: "I think Mick [Jagger] wants to still be relevant on the radio - well they are not. What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do and do things like 'Come On' - the Chuck Berry song like they did in their early career. That is what they should do. I think Mick wants to still be relevant on the radio - well they are not. And I think Keith would love to do a record like that. And that is what they should be doing."

Elton - who has just released his 32nd album 'Wonderful Crazy Night' - insists he has a lot of admiration for The Rolling Stones for writing new songs rather than just existing as the huge live attraction that they undoubtedly are.

He added: "People like Billy Joel, who is a great songwriter and one of America's finest, say there is no point (writing new material) because people don't want to hear them.

"And I kind of get that as well, but it is very frustrating that you play new songs that people don't want to hear but I can't not try and have a go. Usually when you play a new song people hurtle towards to the toilets quickly, but you have to play new songs."