On Thursday's episode of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," Sir Elton John took aim at the bands who have refused to let the producers of "Glee" use their songs on the hit show, insisting they should be flattered.
John was thrilled when "American Idol" dedicated a night to his music earlier this week and can't understand why bands like Kings of Leon and the Foo Fighters would turn such an offer down.
He says, "A lot of bands are saying we don't want our stuff on 'Glee.' Like, lighten up, you a**holes! I mean, this is a compliment."
"[The show] sends a positive message out," he continues. "What the hell is wrong with you guys? ... Kings of Leon, lighten up guys. Come on!"
John insists he feels flattered whenever her hears other people's versions of his songs - even if they're awful.
He adds, "It's so great when people do your songs. I started off as a songwriter, so even now, when I get into an elevator and there's muzak and it's one of my songs, I feel really happy about it because it's a compliment when someone does one of your songs. It doesn't matter if it's a bad version. ... I've never lost that thrill."