Oops – Elton’s best frenemy Rod is really breakin’ his heart ...

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Oops – Elton’s best frenemy Rod is really breakin’ his heart this time

They’ve always been famous for their mutual ribbing, but is seems Rod Stewart has given one jab too many

Steve Bird

For more than 50 years, Elton John and Rod Stewart have indulged in playful teasing as each has tried to write his name in lights as the more successful pop superstar.

The pair even refer to one another by affectionate drag nicknames: the pianist and songwriter is called “Sharon”, while the rasping rock singer with Scottish roots is known as “Phyllis”.

However, their testy friendship appears to have soured beyond repair after Stewart criticised John’s farewell retirement world tour as “money grabbing” and poked fun at Rocketman, the biopic about John’s life...

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