Elton John slapped Lumineers drummer at Grammy Awards

Drummer Jeremiah Fraites paid for suggesting that Elton isn't really a Lumineers fan...

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 fucking 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 cock out.

Meanwhile, a more business-minded Elton John has recently announced that he will release a new album in September. He described the album, titled ‘The Diving Board’, as “the most piano-oriented of my career”.