The Bitch is Back...
Elton John has attacked Madonna for miming. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot," Sir Elton said. Ouch! EJ was speaking out at the Q Awards recently where Madonna was a nominee for best live act.
I kind of agree with EJ about miming (although Madge has denied that she mimed during her recent tour) but on the flip side, you try singing and dancing around on stage for a few hours and not sounding out of breath, EJ! All you do is just sit there at your piano!
The Q Awards themselves are quite good, I think - generally avoiding manufactured bands they celebrate 'all that's great and good in music'. This year was no exception.
Here are a list of the 2004 winners:-
Best new act - Razorlight
Best producer - Mick Jones (for the Libertines)
Best live act - Muse
Best video - Franz Ferdinand (Take Me Out)
Q Merit Award - Shane McGowan
Best single - Jamelia (See It In A Boy's Eyes)
Q Innovation and Sound Award - Human League
Q Inspiration Award - Pet Shop Boys
Best Album - Keane (Hopes and Fears)
Best Act in the World Today - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Q Classic Songwriter award - Sir Elton John
Q Icon Award - U2
Q Lifetime Achievement Award - Roxy Music