Tuesday, August 1, 2017
'The Music Industry is Destructive' - Elton
In an interview with The Sunday People, the Rocket Man singer opened up about the deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington in a sympathetic and emotional tribute to the stars.
He said: ‘It has been a sad few weeks. We lost Chris and then we lost Chester. They were two lovely guys.’
He carried on: ‘You know artists are prone to being a little destructive, whether you are an actor or singer or visual artist.’
Sir Elton also likened the deaths of the musicians to the death of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman.
He said: ‘Sometimes, as Jim Carrey said when Philip Seymour Hoffman committed suicide, ‘the noise just gets too much’.’
‘It is so awful for someone to be so depressed that they commit suicide, especially when they have families. I just wanted to pay tribute to them, as there by the grace of God go all of us.’
The star’s final message was: ‘Just remember them fondly and the music they left. It is totally different music to the one I create but still wonderful music that has entertained millions, including me.’
Sir Elton’s comments follow Linkin Park’s Dave Phoenix’s, who took to Twitter to thank fans for their kindness following the death of his ‘loyal friend’.
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