Elton John Defends Glee, Ryan Murphy, Lashes Out at Artists

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The pop culture world is experiencing a healthy dose of Elton John this week.

His songs were covered on American Idol; he's hosting Saturday Night Live; and he stepped into a Glee-based debate during an interview with Jimmy Fallon last night.

Referring to Dave Grohl and Kings of Leon lashing out because Ryan Murphy wants to use their songs on his show, the singer said: “A lot of bands say, ‘We don’t want our stuff on Glee.’ Like, ‘Lighten up, you assholes... I mean, this is a compliment. Also, it sends a positive message out. What the hell is wrong with you guys?”

Check out the exchange below.

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