Elton Blasts Universal
“I’m going to play a song but I’m sure you haven’t heard it because the [expletive deleted]-ers haven’t promoted it.”
John’s The Captain & The Kid – a follow-up to the classic Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy – has received good reviews but its sales have been underwhelming.
“My record label isn’t doing anything to help. [Expletive deleted] Universal! … They’re useless. Here’s a message to Universal Records: Please drop me. Just let me go somewhere else.”
The rant came the same week John parted ways with co-manager Merck Mercuriadis.
Spokesman Gary Farrow said the rant was tongue-in-cheek.