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Elton John Discusses His Super Bowl Ad and Son, Tells Madonna to 'Lip-Sync Good': VIDEO


Elton John sat down for a Good Morning America interview to talk about a new Super Bowl commercial he's appearing in with X-Factor winner Melanie Amaro. He also talked about his son Zachary, football, and why he won't play a Super Bowl halftime show, offering some advice to Madonna.

"Make sure you lip-sync good."


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  1. I don't even like Madonna, but Elton is acting like a big ASS!!!

    Posted by: mizzy | Jan 30, 2012 5:05:32 PM

  2. Well, if Madonna uses a live microphone to "sing" to pre-recorded vocals, that is still not live. It's a fake performance. I don't care who's done it before and who does it now. Fake is fake.

    Posted by: bruce | Jan 30, 2012 5:05:41 PM

  3. Really? Only one comment about that outfit?

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 30, 2012 5:22:16 PM

  4. "Madonna's done more for gay visibility and furthering discussions of gay sexuality than Elton John—and that's an embarrassing fact"

    It's only a "fact" in the dreamworld you live in Matthew, the one where Madonna can literally do no wrong. Elton John had his career stopped dead in its tracks in America when he came out as bisexual in "Rolling Stone" in 1976. He's been out as gay since before the "Like A Prayer" album, he's been in a steady relationship with a man for almost 20 years now, has contributed tens of millions to gay causes and so on.

    What has Madonna done besides take gay imagery/trends, clean them up for mass consumption and make a mint off it? "Vogue" anyone? Seriously, what has she done that even comes to close to the Elton John AIDS Foundation? Anyone?

    "He has thinner skin than a tomato"

    If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black. [eye rolling icon here] Jeebus, the slightest criticism of Madonna and you act like it's a personal insult.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 30, 2012 6:13:52 PM

  5. To the idiot haters:

    Elton John is CURRENTLY making shitloads of $$$ off his licensed hit BROADWAY SHOWS.

    I love Madonna, not as much as I used to, but I still do love her, but damn, we all know she could never pen a hit broadway show.

    Just sayin. The man is enormously talented.

    Posted by: bendskier | Jan 30, 2012 7:31:20 PM

  6. How arrogant! "Never ever"?? Guess he completely forgot about MJ's 1993 superbowl performance. Also, even Pavarotti lip-synched at the 2006 Winter Olympics, who's elton to talk?

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 30, 2012 8:16:56 PM

  7. "Guess he completely forgot about MJ's 1993 superbowl performance"

    Everyone who got creeped out by the Michael Jackson surrounding himself with young/pre-pubescent kids *even though he was being sued for child sexual abuse* at the time has probably forgotten that halftime show.


    And I guess the fact that EJ later gave his due to the Stones and Prince's performances kind of negates your "never ever" comment.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 30, 2012 9:40:11 PM

  8. Wow, it is astonishing to see gay men dismissing parental skills of gay couples just out of stupidity. For those of you who are die hard Madonna fans, guys: chill the hell out!
    Elton is only making silly comments and it is obvious that whatever achievement she's gonna have with her current album/tour it won't be hurt by his comments.
    On the other hand, even though I REALLY like some of Madonna albums and a lot of her singles, it should be crystal clear to everyone that Elton John is enormously talented and his legacy to world music is ABSOLUTELY incomparable to hers.

    Posted by: ElCid | Jan 30, 2012 10:15:41 PM

  9. he's doing a f-ing pepsi commercial - and dressed in that ridiculous outfit - and he has the gall to put madonna down. wow.

    Posted by: mike128 | Jan 30, 2012 11:09:41 PM

  10. He needs to let the Golden Globe go. She won, he lost. His boasting before and his husbands bitterness afterwards is embarrasing.

    This isn't Sallieri and Mozart.

    Posted by: Armando | Jan 31, 2012 12:21:16 AM

  11. If Elton John were the last other man on earth, I'd go straight. What a pathetic, bloated turd. I hope Zachary doesn't suffer as long as Christna Crawford did before turning the tables on "Mommie dearest." Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to wash my eyes.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 31, 2012 2:29:36 AM

  12. "He needs to let the Golden Globe go. She won, he lost. His boasting before and his husbands bitterness afterwards is embarrassing".

    Sadly, par for the course for sober EJ. Anyone who has seen "Tantrums and Tiaras" isn't surprised though.

    I took it as: here's some advice Madonna, take it or leave it. It's not telling tales to say that Madonna lip-synchs/is Auto-Tuned during shows, especially during dance heavy numbers, it's pretty common knowledge in music circles. Lots of other touring acts do it too. But this isn't 18,000 people in a hockey arena, it's going to be 100 million + and I guarantee that if she's blatantly lip-synching, she'll get toasted for it.

    He's right too, the Super Bowl halftimes have generally been really poor, as much as I love The Who, they were totally embarrassing. All those old classic rock bands after Nipplegate, zzzzzzz.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 31, 2012 1:05:25 PM

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