Elton John hasn’t spoken to Rod Stewart in over two years after Stewart called Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour “dishonest” and said that retiring is “not rock ’n’ roll.”
Well, Elton is going to look the other way and plans to send Stewart a Christmas card. The Sun quotes Elton as saying, “Rod and I have always had this kind of rivalry but it’s always been very friendly and funny and I love him to death. If I saw him in the street I’d give him the biggest hug. There’s no point in carrying on vendettas. Life’s too short.”
Rod, who Elton affectionately refers to as Phyllis, recently invited Elton and his sons over to his home in England to play soccer. But Elton, who Rod calls Sharon, never responded.
Elton John gives an example of his relationship with Rod Stewart.:
“Rod Stewart and I have been friends and competitors from the ’70s and we still have that funny relationship where he’ll send me an email saying, ‘Ooh, look at your record dear, it’s flopped, hasn’t it.’ [Laughter] And that competition is great as long as you don’t take it too far. Jealousy is another thing. Competitiveness is great.”