"People say we're The Rolling Stones and that Blur are The Beatles. We are The Rolling Stones AND The Beatles. They're the fucking Monkees!"
"Global problems are very easily solved by rockstars, aren’t they? Starving people in Africa, let’s do a gig, that’ll sort it out. There’s war on the streets of Baghdad, let’s do a gig. Global warming and carbon emissions – let’s have a concert. It’s fucking bullshit."
Über seinen Nachbarn James Blunt
“I heard he’s got a nightclub in his house, which is strange, because he doesn’t look like he could take a stiff cocktail. But I must say it did make me quite uncomfortable knowing I was there and he was up the road somewhere being shit.”
Über Boyband-Sänger Harry Styles erste Solosingle "Sign Of The Times"
“People of my age have let themselves go, they’re fat, balding idiots with fading tattoos. They sit in their garage and write shite like ‘Sign of the Times’ for Harry Styles. Which, quite frankly, my cat could have written in about 10 minutes!”
Über Amy Winehouse (vor ihrem Tod)
"This should be her time. She should be ruling the world but she’s a slave to the gear. F--- her. There’s no point wasting words on people like that. They have no respect for themselves so why should people have respect for them?”
Über Lars Ulrich von Metallica
“I fucking love that guy. All these heavy metal characters you meet, like him and (Marilyn) Manson they are, with the best will in the world, ludicrous people."
"I like Coldplay. I’m not in a band full of Coldplay fans, there’s only me. I don’t speak about it with the other boys. I like Coldplay and U2, everyone in Oasis f---ing hates them. I think they’re a bit insecure Coldplay and U2 sell more records than we do."
Über Bloc Party
“They’re a bunch of middle class kids trying to rebel about against mum and dad. They sit on top of an apex of shit.”
“I feel sorry for Keane. No matter how hard they try they’ll always be squares. Even if one of them started injecting heroin into onto his cock people would go ‘Yeah but your dad was a vicar, good night’."
"He's rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He's the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
Über Jack White
"Jack White has just done a song for Coca-Cola. End of. He ceases to be in the club. And he looks like Zorro on doughnuts. He's supposed to be the poster boy for the alternative way of thinking... I'm not having that, that's fucking wrong. Particularly Coca-Cola, it's like doing a fucking gig for McDonald's."
Über sein Gitarrenspiel
"I'm average at fucking best."
"You want to sell 5,000 limited-edition red vinyl seven-inches, that's fine. Make music for a closet full of people in Bradford somewhere... but it doesn't mean anything to anyone. Phil Collins has got to be chased out of the charts, and Wet Wet Wet. It's the only way to do it, man, to fucking get in there among them and stamp the fuckers out."
Über Kylie Minogue
"Kylie Minogue is just a demonic little idiot as far as I'm concerned. She gets cool dance producers to work with her for some bizarre reason, I don't know why. She doesn't even have a good name. It's a stupid name, Kylie, I just don't get it."
Über Paul McCartney
"There is a limited supply of excellent songs, but I am not the only one. Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years. Rock musicians over 30 only produce unimportant material."
Über Phil Collins
"You don't have to be great to be successful. Look at Phil Collins."
Über Elton John
"Keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John."
Über Lady Gaga
"Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they're not going to have any decent music to play, are they?"
"It's cheesy music for fucking grannies"
"And now the Conservatives are just... I mean, what the fuck? David Cameron, he's trying to be your mate. "Oh, I really like The Jam." Thatcher was just like, "I'm fucking you in the arse, fuck what you say." You can kind of respect that."
"I don't dislike rappers or hip-hop or people who like it. I went to the Def Jam tour in Manchester in the '80s when rap was inspirational. Public Enemy were awesome. But it's all about status and bling now, and it doesn't say anything to me."