And the moral of this story is whenever Elton John claims to love your band, believe him! NME reports:
Elton John gave The Lumineers' drummer Jeremiah Fraites a slap at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (February).
The band's singer Wesley Schultz recalled the memorable incident during an interview on Gordon Smart's Xfm show yesterday (February 24).
Schultz explained: "We were nominated for two awards but didn't win. As we were walking in Elton John stopped us and said he has been listening to our album and was a fan. Our drummer said, 'There's no f---ing way you are a fan!' Elton just slapped him in the face and put him straight. It was a special moment."
The unexpected slap wasn't Elton John's only moment of mischief during the Grammy Awards in LA on February 10. Mumford and Sons' banjo player Winston Marshall later revealed that the rock legend attempted to calm his nerves during the event by telling him not to get his c--- out.
Below is a link to The Lumineers' video for "Stubborn Love." Unfortunately this video is not embeddable on our blogging platform.
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