Sir Elton John is not amused by 'The Voice,' does not want to be Justin Bieber

Sir Elton John is not amused by 'The Voice,' does not want to be Justin Bieber
In this picture made available Tuesday, June 18, 2013, British singer Elton John performs at the second edition of the open air festival "Stars of Sounds Murten", on Monday, June 17, 2013, in Murten, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo)

Sir Elton John is never one to mince words, but in a recent BBC radio interview, the legendary musician dished about his distaste the music industry, it's treatment of young pop stars, and "The Voice."

"I wouldn't want to be Justin Bieber or any of those young artists," John states,  "it is tough on them."

Speaking about the churn-and-burn nature of pop music, John noted that "television and video have done a lot of damage to music...They've propelled people into stardom that aren't ready for it, you know, and it can't

"Unless you have got real gravitas and you have earned your corn, it is going to be hard for you to stay sane, it is going to be hard for you to maintain your career and you may end up being a bitter nonentity," John added.

And then, there are the singers who are shoehorned into "nonentity" status, says John, particularly by shows like "The Voice."

"'The Voice' is all about watching the judges...Nobody on The Voice in America has had a hit record."