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Elton John Makes Music, Bitter Boycott Catfight in Arizona

Elton John, who is going to turn George Orwell’s Animal Farm into a musical, is continuing his war against other musicians who are letting political fights dictate their performance schedule.

Having railed against other artists for ditching Israeli concert dates over the flotilla attack (Elton kept his regularly scheduled concert), he’s now going after anyone who’s refusing to perform in Arizona because of SB1070, the discriminatory “arrest the immigrant” law.

“We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona,” he told the crowd. “I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are (expletive)wits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the (expletive) with these people?”

Now please don’t make Elton have to get in a war with Lady Gaga over this.