The Sex Pistols John Lydon has hit out at Bono and U2, saying the charitable frontman could afford to save the planet with his own personal wealth.
Bono is a well known fundraiser as well as a multi-millionaire with shares in Facebook believed to be worth billions. Speaking on Sky Arts programme In Confidence, Lydon lashed out at the U2 frontman and his 'dreary' charity work.
“If Bono really wants to save the world in that dreary way he puts it, Bono open your wallet! It’s big enough now,”
Lydon also saw fit to launch an attack on the organisers of Live Aid and Phill Collins for allowing the drummer to play both the UK and US legs of the huge charity concert.
“Why didn’t he just play the drums down the telephone and save the money?" says Lydon. Adding: "Utter pomp and idiocy.” Ouch.
In Confidence will air on April 30 on Sky Arts. Yesterday it was revealed that The Sex Pistols declined an offer to perform at the closing ceremony of this Summer's Olympic Games.