Sir Elton John 'gutted' record label rejected album
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 November 2015
Sir Elton John admitted he was "upset" with his previous record label who declined his album
Sir Elton John was "gutted" his record label refused his latest album.
The 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker thought his initial concept for his record was "f***ing good" and admitted he was upset with Capitol Records for a week after they rejected it, even though he found a new label to release it through.
He explained: "I don't know. I know if it was politics or whatever. I was gutted, I have to say. I thought, "This is a f***ing good record, and I can't understand why they don't want to put it out.
"But they've done me a favour. I was so upset for about a week, and then I landed on Island's doorstep with David Massey and they are so thrilled. They have a lot of young artists on their label. I am, by far, the oldest artist they have. They have The Killers, who are friends of mine.
"I'm 68 years old, and I've made 33 studio albums. All I'm asking for at this age is for them to like it, to be enthusiastic and to do their best. I can ask for no more."
But while he's confident in his latest record 'Wonderful Crazy Night' he doesn't expect it to sell a "million" copies.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I have my own management company. I follow the charts. I know everything about the business. I know where I stand as far as selling albums. I'm not going to sell a million albums. I'm not expecting to."