It's an Honor to Get Slapped By Elton John


(Getty Images) The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz admitted this week in an XFM London interview that his band's drummer Jeremiah Fraites got slapped in the head at the Grammys, but he couldn't have been more thrilled.

"We were nominated for two awards but didn't win," Schultz explained. "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**king way you are a fan!' Elton just slapped him in the face and put him straight. It was a special moment."

In other Elton John news, controversial singer Chris Brown says the British singer-songwriter has been a supportive friend for him in the past year. "I met Elton about a year ago, and he's been a good friend to me," Brown said. No word on whether he's been slapped.

See more Elton John photos:
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
  • Elton John in Celebs at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party
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