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- Posted on Jan 30th 2012 2:15PM by Jason MacNeil
"I've never seen a decent one -- never ever," he told Connelly Jan. 30. "Of course you have to play live, but I don't think you can. In all fairness to everyone who's done one before, you may be able to sing live but it's really hard to play live. Actually, to be honest with you I saw the Stones and I saw Prince and I thought they were pretty good."
John -- dressed in a huge robe during the interview -- is appearing in a Pepsi advertisement along with 'X Factor' winner Melanie Amaro which will air during the Super Bowl. In the ad, John portrays a king who decides whether or not he likes the talent before him.
This isn't the first time that Sir Elton has brought up lip-syncing while on the subject of Madonna.
Back in 2004 when she was nominated for Best Live Act at the Q Awards, he said: "Anyone who lip-synchs in public onstage when you pay 75 pounds [$134 US] to see them should be shot."
"Madonna, best f---ing live act? F--- off," he continued. "Since when has lip-synching been live?"
Most recently, as previously reported, he slagged Madonna on the red carpet at the Golden Globes where the pop singer was up for Best Original Song in the same category as John. "Madonna hasn't got a f---ing chance," he said. Madonna later responded with: "Was he wearing a dress?" After Madonna's victory for 'Masterpiece,' Mr. Elton John, David Furnish, posted a mini-rant on Facebook, saying her acceptance speech was "embarrassing in its narcissism."
As for Madonna's halftime show, Drownedmadonna.com reports that six songs are expected to be performed during the 12-minute gig, including the lead single for her next album, 'MDNA,' as well as 'Vogue' and 'Ray of Light.' The set has yet to be confirmed. M.I.A. will perform while Cee-Lo Green is also expected to take part.
Madonna's lead single 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' will be released Feb. 3 with 'MDNA' out on March 26. An exclusive video preview of the single will be shown during 'American Idol' this Thursday (Feb. 2).
As for Elton John, the performer mounts a brief South America/Latin America tour in Peru on Wednesday before heading to Las Vegas for a run of dates as part of 'The Million Dollar Piano' at The Colosseum at Ceasar's Palace.