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Elton John: 'I can't write pop or rock songs anymore'

Elton John: 'I can't write pop or rock songs anymore'

Elton John has said he can't see himself writing any pop songs in the future.

The 63-year-old told GQ that he has no interest in writing hits now, adding that he doesn't want to compete with current musicians such as Lady Gaga.

"I'm at that stage where I don't think I can write pop music anymore," he said. "I can't sit down and do a proper rock song. It was ok when I was 25 or 26, but not anymore. I like to do my little side-projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don't think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out."

He added: "Look, I'm 63, I don't want to be on VH1 or MTV. I'm not going to compete with JLS or Lady Gaga."

Despite his proclamations, John was recently confirmed to have collaborated with Lady Gaga on new song 'Hello, Hello' for Disney film 'Gnomeo And Juliet'.

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