Elton John pays tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint
In wake of Keith Flint‘s tragic death, legendary musician and fellow countryman, Elton John, has paid tribute to the late singer on his Rocket Hour show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio. While an inundation of tributes have been paid to the late singer, a petition calling for a statue of Flint to be erected in his hometown of Braintree, Essex has begun to attract great attention.
Opening the show with ‘Firestarter‘ in tribute to Flint’s passing, John went on to describe his thoughts upon initially hearing the record:
“Opening the show with [‘Firestarter’] to pay tribute to Keith Flint, who passed away. What a shame. What a seminal record, what a seminal group they are or were. I don’t know if they’ll continue, but when I first heard that and saw the video I just thought, ‘wow, what is this?!’ Such a tragedy. My condolences to Keith’s family and the band. They are one of the most original groups to come out of England…ever.”
The band were scheduled to play a number of events across the UK, including Glastonbury in June. While the lineup had not yet officially been announced, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis took to Instagram to pay tribute to Flint, while also announcing the band’s withdrawal from the festival.
Listen to the touching words from Elton John in his Rocket Hour show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio.