Elton wants Muse for the Olympics

Elton John wants to perform with Muse at the Olympics in London next year, according to reports.

The veteran singer is said to be a big fan of the band, who have already been linked to the opening ceremony in 2012.

"Elton has never put on subtle live shows but he wants the Olympic gig to be even more overblown and spectacular than ever,” a source told The Sun.

"He's been a huge fan of Matt Bellamy's band for years and is desperate to collaborate with them.

"A show during the London Olympics will be the ideal opportunity. And with Muse's reputation as one of the best live groups in the world it's bound to be special."

Other artists thought to be performing at the opening or closing ceremony next year include Sir Paul McCartney. The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin turned down the opportunity to perform.