Elton knew that Robbie Williams had ''something'' when he left the British boy band Take That in 1995 to start a solo career.
But according to Contactmusic.com, the younger man didn't believe him then--and still doesn't seem to. Sometimes, the pianist wishes he could just ''shake him'' so that he'd believe in himself.
And Elton has been thinking about George Michael. Although he has tried contacting him by phone, the former Wham vocalist won't take his calls.
Elton wants to apologise for criticising his friend's live shows and album, and says he obviously ''struck a nerve.''