Elvis Costello and Rod Stewart laugh off 'feud'

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MAY 06: Elvis Costello performs during the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 06, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Douglas Mason/Getty Images)
Elvis Costello performs during the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Getty Images)

Elvis Costello and Rod Stewart have laughed off a perceived feud after a back and forth exchange on Twitter.

It all started when Costello criticised the recent Platinum Party at the Palace which saw Stewart perform alongside artists such as Elton John, Queen and Diana Ross.

According to the Mirror, Costello said: “I mean, I know you all love him and he’s one of yours and everything, but Rod. What the f***? I must say, listen we all have bad nights vocally, but for f***’s sake, Sweet f***ing Caroline."

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Costello then suggested on Twitter that Stewart should have sang one of his own hits rather than the Neil Diamond classic: “Are you f***ing kidding me? I mean I’ve been in showbusiness 45 years so I do know a thing or two. How is it that nobody suggested Rod sing ‘You Wear It Well?’”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Rod Stewart performs during the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace, as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, on June 4, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by  Daniel Leal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Rod Stewart performs during the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Getty Images)

Stewart then responded to the 'Pump It Up' artist by saying: “Dear Elvis, yes my voice was rough cos of Covid. I apologise, I thought it better it to make an appearance rather than let everyone down so sorry. By the way where’s your hair gone mate????? Sir Rod.”

Watch: Elvis Costello criticises Platinum party

Costello would also criticise Diana Ross's show closing set: “Listen, Diana Ross had a whole playlist of songs that would have fitted the occasion: ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’, ‘I’m Living In Shame’. I’m not saying ‘Love Child’. You never heard it from me.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Diana Ross performs during the Platinum Party At The Palace at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Henry Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Diana Ross performs during the Platinum Party At The Palace, 2022. (Henry Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Costello has since criticised the Mirror for misinterpreting his words: "This is typical Mirror s****. If you read my actual remark, it about the wrong-headed idea of asking Sir Rod pass up “You Wear It Well” to lead a f***ing singalong.

"Ms. Ross is deity. Have some damn respect. I was joking about the many uncomfortable choices that were overlooked."

The Liverpudlian then tweeted Stewart again, joking: “Dear Lord Stewart. You know I love you. Think the Queen would have loved ‘You Wear It Well’ or even ‘Hot Legs’. As to gigs, I had a stinker the other night in Liverpool.

"They come and go, like hair, which I keep sewn in my hat. Up The Republic. Elvis O.rrible B.loody E.erbet."

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