British rocker SIR ELTON JOHN stormed out of his aftershow party after a
woman he called a "rude b*tch" slammed his piano playing.
The CANDLE IN THE WIND singer had finished his benefit concert at New York
city's Radio City Music Hall for local performing arts college JUILLIARD and
London's ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC and was celebrating the show's success in
ROOM last night (13JUL04) when a middle-aged woman claimed she was a better
pianist than him.
The outspoken guest told John, "I play better boogie-woogie piano than
He replied, "No, you can't."
She insisted, "Yes, I can."
He shouted, "You know what, you're one rude b*tch," and headed back down
in the elevator.
Rock photographer KEVIN MAZUR complains, "He was so ecstatic. I rode up on
the elevator with him. He was so happy."
Party hostess CORNELIA GUEST telephoned John and eventually persuaded him
to return to the party to a standing ovation.