London: Pop legend Sir Elton John has quit songwriting as he feels he`s now too old and can no longer compete with younger stars like Lady Gaga.
The 63-year-old star has been hailed the greatest song-writer of his generation, with hits such as "Rocket Man", "Your Song" and "Candle in the Wind".
"I`m at that stage where I don`t think I can write pop music any more. I can`t sit down and do a proper rock song. It was okay when I was 25 or 26, but not any more," telegraph.co.uk quoted him as telling a magazine.
"I like to do my little side projects like Scissor Sisters and have fun, but I don`t think Elton John will be putting any pop singles out."
He added: "Look, I`m 63, I don`t want to be on VH1 or MTV. I`m not going to compete with JLS or Lady Gaga."