Elvis Costello has apologized to Rod Stewart after he criticized Rod's performance at Queen Elizabeth's ‘Platinum Jubilee’ in London. Costello insists there’s no bad blood between the two stars.
Elvis ridiculed Rod after he covered Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" at the Platinum Jubilee. Costello commented, "Listen we all have bad nights vocally, but for [god] sake, 'Sweet [bleeping] Caroline'? Are you [effing] kidding me? I mean I’ve been in show business 45 years so I do know a thing or two. How is it that nobody suggested Rod sing ‘You Wear It Well’?”
Stewart fired back on Twitter, saying, "Yes my voice was rough cos of COVID. I apologize, [but] I thought it better it to make an appearance rather than let everyone down. So sorry. By the way where’s your hair gone mate?"
Costello later criticized the Mirror newspaper for what he said was sensationalizing the story, saying, "This is typical Mirror [crap]. If you read my actual remark, it about the wrong-headed idea of asking Sir Rod pass up 'You Wear It Well' to lead a [bleeping] singalong... I was joking about the many uncomfortable choices that were overlooked."
Costello later apologized to Stewart.
"Dear Lord Stewart. You know I love you. Think the Queen would have loved ‘You Wear It Well’ or even ‘Hot Legs.’ As to gigs, I had a stinker the other night in Liverpool. They come and go, like hair, which I keep sewn in my hat. Up the Republic."
Stewart has not yet acknowledged Costello's apology.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]