They are two pop megastars who have had a – mostly – friendly rivalry for more than 50 years.
And the competition between Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Elton John shows no sign of dying down.
Rod has declared he, too, would like a film made about him – like Elton.
Rocketman was released in cinemas this week, starring Taron Egerton.
Speaking at London nightclub Tramp’s 50th anniversary party Rod, 74, said: “I haven’t seen the Elton John biopic, but I’d love one of me.”
The singer was at the bash with wife Penny Lancaster, 48, alongside celebs including Joan Collins, Michael Caine, Bill Wyman and Nick Rhodes.
Last year, Rod took a swipe at Elton’s retirement tour, saying it was “dishonest” and “stinks of selling tickets”.
He also said he was “winning” when it came to their recent albums’ chart performances.
Rod’s Another Country easily beat 72-year-old’s Elton’s Wonderful Crazy Night, selling around three times as many.
Rod said: “We have been in contact with each other a lot lately, bitching everybody out. We are still competitive.
“We text back and forth… how many albums I’ve sold and how many he’s sold. I’m winning.”
The Maggie May singer has also taken pops at Elton for his receding hairline.
On his own famously luscious locks, Rod said; “I’ve still got it, unlike a couple of my mates in the music business. I am not going to mention any names.”
Asked about Elton, he said “It’s sewn on.”
He then revealed he bought his rival a full-size sit-under hairdryer for his 50th birthday in 1997, with a message saying: “The only thing I forgot to buy was the hair to go with it.”
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