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Elton John Leaves Pop but Says Yes to GaGa

October 19, 2010, 7:54 am GMT

Calling himself too old for mainstream charts, the 63-year-old singer said he's not going for pop anymore except when he's collaborating with Lady GaGa.

Elton John

Elton John has ruled out recording any more pop albums, insisting he wants to devote the rest of his career to tackling the blues. The "Rocket Man" reveals working with piano legend Leon Russell on new album "The Union" has made Elton realize he's too old for the mainstream charts.

And, despite being one of the biggest pop stars of all time, he's turning his back on the genre. Elton tells USA Today, "I've never had such a personal experience making a record (as The Union) and it's given me verification that what I should do in the future is make records like this."

"I might collaborate with Lady GaGa or the Scissor Sisters on a single, but I'm not going to make pop albums anymore."

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