Sir Elton John joined James Corden this week for a Car Pool Karaoke sing-along, and let’s just say it was pretty amazing.
The all time music legend appeared on Corden’s US talk show The Late Late Show promoting his 32nd album, Wonderful Crazy Night and took part in the highly anticipated Carpool Karaoke segment, singing along to classics including Your Song, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me, and Circle of Life from the Lion King.
As for the reason behind his flamboyant clothing?
“I was never a lead vocalist. … I was stuck at a piano … and I wasn’t a sex symbol. And so I have fun with my outfits.”
After recently ending a bitter feud with fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana, Elton spoke about his reputation for tantrums.
Corden asked: “You have had some tantrums in your time. There’s so many stories and you never know which are true – which is the one you look back on and think ‘that was quite a tantrum’?”
Elton replied “There is one… I’d been up for a couple days at the Inn in the Park in London, and I was still up at 11 in the morning. I rang the office, and said ‘it’s far too windy here, can you do something about it?’ I can imagine him putting his hand over the receiver and going ‘he’s finally lost the plot!’
However, he added that he finds it easy to deal with his own sons when they get upset.
“I love it. They’ve been amazing – I haven’t had one second in Zachary or Elijah’s lives where I felt they’d been getting on my nerves. I can’t believe I’m sitting in the car telling you this.”
He went on to say: “Ten years ago if you’d told me I’d be telling you this, I’d have said you’re crazy – but it’s changed my life.
“I thought that I was too old to be a dad, but I’m not too old to be a dad – you’re not too old to to anything. Those kids have changed our lives completely.”