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04/08/06
Elton John's hates American fashion
- The music legend says he is disgusted by the current crop of top US bands because they dress so badly

Elton JohnHe fumed: “I’m so over the tattoos and the T-shirts and the rings through noses. It’s not pretty, it’s not pleasant, and it’s not exciting. Please stop it now.”

Elton insists today’s chart toppers need to make a “real effort” in the fashion stakes and adopt the glam-rock style made popular by him and his British peers in the 70s.

He told Fashion Rocks magazine: “It’s been a thing the British have always been very good at. Bowie, myself, T.Rex, The Who, Queen – we all embraced the fashion side of things.

“I think it’s good that some American bands are beginning to do that, but it ’s still very rare for bands to make a real effort. So when you get groups like The Killers and Scissor Sisters who come along, it’s thrilling.”

The singer - who is due to perform at the third Fashion Rocks concert which will benefit his AIDS foundation - has also admitted his past drug addiction “put him at risk” of infection.

He said: “I’ve been very lucky in my life. I was a drug addict for 16 years, at a time when AIDS was just getting started, and I put myself at so much risk. I came out of it negative rather than positive and I wanted to give something back.”



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