We recently caught up with world renowned pop singer and songwriter, Sir Elton John, in order to get an update as to how his new tribute song, honoring the late Michael Jackson, was coming along.
He told us, "He was such a dear, dear, dear friend. We were so close. Michael was so special in so many ways. Too many ways to mention. As you know, I am also Bubbles the chimp's godfather. I always brought him fresh bananas whenever I would visit. When that monkey makes his final trip to that big banana farm in the sky, I have a song planned for him as well. But's that's not relevant at this time."
"I wrote the Michael Jackson song about a year ago because I could tell that the Gloved One was winding down fast, so to speak. He was a dysfunctional mess and I knew had to capitalize on it right away. I call the song,'Goodbye King of Pop'. I actually re-wrote the lyrics and recycled the music from my previous hits, 'Goodbye England's Rose' and 'Goodbye Norma Jean', to come up with this fabulously unique song."
He continued, "It's so much easier to re-write lyrics rather than come up with a whole new song, because it's less work and it doesn't make my head hurt. Let's face it, I'm old and have very little creativity left in me. On a side note, I'm also extremely codependent, and have a compulsive need to be best friends with everyone in the business."
"As they say, 'the third time's the charm', and I could really use the money. Someone's got to pay the rent, and I've been eating too much and sitting around breathing a lot of air and taking up a lot of space lately. I am hoping that a few more of my close friends kick it soon, so I can keep this catchy tune alive. It would mean so much to me and the 20 fans that I have left."