February 24, 2011 13:00

John Lydon: ''Skins' is 'Emmerdale Farm' on ecstacy' - video

Sex Pistols man also pays tribute to Ari Up

Video: John Lydon At The Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 - Video

John Lydon has described Skins as “Emmerdale Farm on ecstasy” and said he "really likes the show”.

The Sex Pistols man was giving his opinion on the TV series in an NME video interview. He'd just announced Skins as the winner of the Best TV Show award at the Shockwaves NME Awards last night (February 23).

Watch the interview in full by clicking above.

Lydon slammed the US version of the show, calling it “really naff” and saying that “something went wrong there”.

He was also informed that he had won the award for Best Book, for his Mr Rotten's Scrapbook publication. He called the book a “road map to integrity, honesty and quality”.

In the interview Lydon also paid tribute to his stepdaughter Ari Up, singer in The Slits, who passed away in October.

He called Up “a true original” and said, “There wouldn’t be half these girls singers getting away with what they get away without her. You’ve got to remember what girl singers used to be like.”

Watch more video interviews from last night's ceremony at NME.COM/awards/video.

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