02/25/2013 12:52 pm ET

Elton John Slapped The Lumineer's Drummer At Grammys

Elton John slapped The Lumineers' drummer, Jeremiah Fraites, at the Grammy awards.

Frontman Wesley Schultz told radio host Gordon Smart the anecdote in an interview on Sunday. Turns out John's slap wasn't all that mean:

"We were nominated for two awards but didn't win. 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."

It's good the band got a "special moment" out of the Feb. 10 award show, as they did indeed go winless for the entire broadcast. They lost Best New Artist to pop rock band fun. and were bested in Best Americana Album by Bonnie Raitt's "Slipstream." The Lumineers performed during the broadcast.

John has kept busy since the Grammys, hosting a star-studded Oscar night party that drew the likes of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Heidi Klum and more.

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