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- Posted on Apr 1st 2011 5:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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"Lighten up, you a–-holes," the Rocket Man said in response to the onslaught of jokes and nasty slights made by the likes of Kings of Leon, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and Dave Grohl since the musical series became a runaway hit.
"It's a compliment when someone records or does one of your songs. It doesn't matter if it's a bad version, it's just a compliment, so I've never lost that thrill," he continued, before calling out America's favourite band of brothers, arguably the most vocal naysayers when it comes to 'Glee' (especially when talking to Spinner).
"Kings of Leon, lighten up guys. Come on."
Who would have thought a 60-minute episodic about a high-school glee club would cause so much fuss? For some reason, though, musicians and television stars can't help but boldly declare their love or venomous hate for the show.
And with Elton John's impassioned defense of McKinley High and its singing students, the pro-'Glee' contingent -- which includes 'Forget You'-originator Cee Lo Green -- gets an added kick.
It's anyone's guess as to who will be next to sound off about the show.