London: Outspoken singer Elton John has made blunt remarks about music bands, singers and reality stars like Westlife, Cheryl Cole and Kim Kardashian.
The veteran singer, 63, says he has only words of criticism, particularly for Cole and Kardashian, and for pop bands like The Saturdays and Westlife.
"Frankly, they all sound the same. `It`s hard to tell Girls Aloud from The Saturdays. And then there`s Cheryl Cole... it`s all crap. British pop music like that is the worst, it`s just awful, it could have been made by anybody," John has been quoted by saying by dailymail.co.uk.
He went on to express his dislike for reality stars, and said: "Who the f*** is Kim Kardashian? Some stupid old tart from somewhere. Reality has killed talent."
John also said lip-syncers "should be shot", and didn`t even leave boy bands.
"Go and see Take That or Westlife - and how much of that is live? I know Gary Barlow can sing live, that solves that one. I think they genuinely do sing their stuff, but 99 percent of the other f****** Herberts out there can`t sing a note," he added.
The "Candle in the wind" singer feels the soul lacks in the music of the new generation.
"The records I love are all about musicianship...when you put a bunch of musicians in a room together there`s human soul, there`s magic in there. That`s not happening now."