George Michael has finally ended his bitter feud with SIR Elton John and as a peace offering, he's given the ROCKET MAN permission to use their 1991 duet DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME for an album of duets he plans to release later this year (05).

The homosexual superstars fell out nine months ago (NOV04) after John accused Michael of being an unhappy drug-user and branded his album PATIENCE "disappointing".

The FAITH star famously hit back, by writing an open letter to Britain's Heat magazine, urging fans to ignore John's comments, arguing that John has hardly spoken to him in the last decade and knows very little about his private life.

John tried to settle their differences in December (04) but complained Michael refused to take his phone calls on five occasions.

But Michael recently invited his former pal to his north London home to discuss their rift over a dinner, cooked by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Michael's close friend says, "They're both delighted that the feud is over. George invited Elton to have dinner secretly at his house a couple of weeks ago and it was quite an occasion.

"Gordon did most of the cooking and George and Elton spent most of the time creased up laughing as they reminded each other of hilarious stories from the past."

05/07/2005 02:55