February 19, 2018 / 2:43 AM

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Elton John Says The Rolling Stones Need to Focus on Blues, Are No Longer Relevant

 

During a new interview, Elton John decided to offer his opinion on The Rolling Stones, stating that the band is no longer relevant and needs to forego mainstream success to focus on their blues rock roots.

As reported by The Mirror, John said during a radio station interview: "I think Mick [Jagger] wants to still be relevant on the radio - well they are not," adding "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."

The British singer/pianist went on to say that he personally thinks that the band is divided and some of the members would tend to agree with him. "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."

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood recently revealed in an interview that the band may have begun recording their next studio album in December of 2015, which had previously been hinted by guitarist Keith Richards. The new album, which is the rock outfit's first new music in over ten years, will serve as a follow-up to 2005's A Bigger Bang and will mark the band's 25th overall studio album.

Sir Elton John, who recently revealed that he has been working alongside The Killers on their next studio album, released his own new studio album late last year titled Wonderful Crazy Night. John will return to his Las Vegas residency in April to continue his celebrated stage show The Million Dollar Piano.

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