The CANDLE IN THE WIND singer, long known for his own flamboyant style, hated the fashions favoured by today's music stars - until The Killers arrived.
"Me, I could never go onstage in a T-shirt and jeans. Recently, the glamour thing had kind of taken a dive - until The Killers came along. They're one of a very small number of bands that put effort into their stage performance and they way they look.
"You're always interested to see what (frontman) Brandon Flowers is wearing: he's a bit of a fashion icon, and everything looks good on him. He just oozes star quality!
"And these guys are great songwriters. A lot of artists come and go very quickly. The Killers just aren't that kind of band."