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Elton John pays tribute to Keith Flint: "The Prodigy are one of the most original groups ever”

The Rocket Man pays tribute to the original Firestarter

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 14 March 2019
Elton John pays tribute to Keith Flint: "The Prodigy are one of the most original groups ever”

Following the tragic passing of Keith Flint - the rave legend and former frontman for the iconic UK group, The Prodigy - Elton John has announced that he'll pay tribute to the late singer during this week's episode of his 'Rocket Hour' show on Apple's Beats 1 radio service.

For the show's preview, Elton John tells his listeners: “I'm 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 Prodigy's beloved bandmate was found dead from an apparent suicide at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on the morning of March 4. He was 49 years old.

Keith Flint's rave-induced energy, high-octane sound and unparalleled stage presence touched every corner of clubland. Over a week after his passing, tributes to Flint continue to pour in from numerous facets of the music industry and beyond.

Recently, a petition was created to erect a statue of Keith Flint in his hometown of Braintree in Essex, England. Sign it by going here.

Elton John’s Rocket Hour airs this Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 pm GMT on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Tune in here.

Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter

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