September 16, 2011 15:43
Shaun Ryder: 'I was a caricature in Happy Mondays'
Happy Mondays frontman reveals all in his new autobiography
Speaking to The Guardian he said:
The Shaun Ryder in the Happy Mondays isn't the real Shaun Ryder. It's a caricature. Always has been. We really wanted to be rock'n'roll, so we became rock'n'roll.
When asked if the 'character' was based upon himself he went on to say: "It's a stretched, warped version of [myself]." The comments come following the release of Twisting My Melon, Ryder's autobiography.
Released yesterday, the book looks at the band's eventual split, Ryder's descent into drug addiction and his stint on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year. The book is published by Bantam Press.
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