Elton John has said that Miley Cyrus’ all-nude concert with rock band The Flaming Lips is a “f–king brilliant” concept and he wants to attend.
In October the group revealed Miley was planning an all-nude concert where “the audience are all COMPLETELY naked with white stuff that looks like milk being spewed everywhere,” to tie in with their joint collaboration “The Milky Milky Milk.”
“I mean who would have thought that she’d do a record with The Flaming Lips?” Elton said in an interview with Vice.com’s Noisey.
“I love that kind of thing. That spur-of-the-moment, out of leftfield stuff like that. And they’re gonna perform the whole album nude. I’m booking my ticket now. It’s like ‘I wanna see this, this is interesting.’
“It feels like something that would have happened during the 60s, something someone like Frank Zappa would have done. Good for Miley. Break the mould, girl.”
Elt explained his heroes were the artists who pushed the envelope and that he “f–king hates” political correctness.
“You can’t say anything about anything anymore. I’m not really for censorship at any level. I think you should be able to say what you think but I’m afraid I’m a bit of a lightning rod for that and I’ve got myself into trouble and I can’t anymore. People just will attack you, it’s crazy,” he explained.
“If Miley actually does go ahead and does it naked in front of all those people, that’s one of the greatest performance art things that’s happened since the 2000s, or since Marina Abramovic.
“It’s the sort of thing that would have happened back in the late 60s when there was so much bravado around.
“Jason Sellards from the Scissor Sisters, when they did Night Work, they had the very famous Warhol picture of the guy with the crack up his tight trousers and I said, ‘It’s a fucking great cover but it will hurt your album sales,’ and it did. It shouldn’t but it does.
“It drives me crazy. I’m not a conservative guy at all when it comes to things like that, I think people should have freedom of speech.”