Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Says Elton John Puts On A Silly Voice With Ridiculous American Accent While Singing
Jethro Tull lead vocalist Ian Anderson opened up about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an interview with Rock History Music, and apparently, it’s mostly an American institution that gives recognition to American musicians in addition to artists that mimics American culture such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones.
As many of you know already, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is both a museum that documents the history of rock music and the notable figures who have influenced its development and a hall of fame to which artists are inducted at an annual induction ceremony located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
While many artists find the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a triumph, Ian Anderson seems to be not interested in this ‘success’ as he revealed during a recent interview. Apparently, the reason behind his unique opinion is that it’s an organization that primarily interested in the United States-based musicians and American music self alone.
In addition to this, Jethro Tull singer stated that there are some British musicians that are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however, they all are under the influence of American music such as The Rolling Stones and the frontman Mick Jagger who sings with a weird fake American accent, according to Anderson.
Along with Mick Jagger, the legendary musician Elton John has also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thanks to his ‘ridiculous American accent’ in Anderson’s opinion, since John’s singing is far from his speaking style, he much rather sings with a silly voice.
Here is what Jethro Tull frontman said:
“It’s not important at all because I think, for me, the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame is really an American institution, primarily, in my view, about American music. And it might spin on to perhaps some non-US-based bands or performers who are deeply infused with Americana and American music.
So you could say The Rolling Stones because Mick Jagger sings in a sort of weirdly fake American accent, and they were a blues-R&B band in their early days. And so there’s a lot of Americana in The Stones’ music, mostly I would describe them as being very American influence. That’s OK.
And there are other people who also sing in ridiculous American accents like Elton John. It doesn’t sound that way at all when he speaks, he just puts on this silly voice to sing it.“
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