Attention, rock 'n' rollers. Elton John is sick of your tattoos and piercings.
John, who will perform at the third Fashion Rocks concert Sept. 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, says he'd like American bands to adopt the cutting-edge, glam-rock style made popular by his peers.
"It's been a thing the British have always been very good at, with (David) Bowie, myself, T.Rex, the Who, Queen. . . . We all embraced that side of it," John, 59, tells Fashion Rocks magazine, on newsstands Aug. 8.
"And I think it's good that some American bands are beginning to do that, but it's still very rare for bands to make a real effort. So when you get groups like The Killers and Scissor Sisters who come along, it's thrilling. I'm so over the tattoos and the T-shirts and rings through the noses. It's not pretty, it's not pleasant, it's not exciting. Please stop it now."