Paul Weller just isnâ€™t in a good mood this week, fresh from saying heâ€™d â€œrather eat my own shit than duet with himâ€ over rumours he may perform with pap whiner James Blunt at the Brits, the modfather has gone on record attacking some of the biggest names in rock history.
In a interview with Uncut Weller didnâ€™t hold back when launching scathing tirades on the likes of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Sting, U2 and Bob Geldof.
Weller, who will take home the Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Brits, said of one time winner Geldof: â€œBob Geldof. Whatâ€™d he win it for? Canâ€™t be for his music, man. I mean, if itâ€™s for his charity work in Africa then you canâ€™t knock it, but Boomtown Rats, fuck off.â€
Next in the line of fire was Sting, of whom he said: â€œFucking horrible man. Not my cup of tea at all. Fucking rubbish. No edge, no attitude, no nothing.â€
Then on U2 front man Bono he fumed: â€œThe whole thing of Bono becoming the Pope - what the fuckâ€™s all that about? Pseudo-American rubbish.â€
Weller didnâ€™t have any respect for the dead, blasting Queen legend Freddie Mercury. â€œHe said he wanted to bring ballet to the working classes. What a cunt.â€
A finally he called the quality of David Bowieâ€™s output into question and his receiving of the Lifetime gong, saying: â€œWrong! I like about three records of his. The rest of itâ€™s pish.â€
All Gigwise can say is the interviewer must having been rubbing his hands together. Oh, and Weller - remember the Style Council?!