LCD Soundsystem at Leeds Festival: 'I don't give a shit about Guns N' Roses'

James Murphy's band go up against Axl Rose on the bill

LCD Soundsystem at Leeds Festival: 'I don't give a shit about Guns N' Roses'

Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy took a dig at Guns N' Roses as he went up against Axl Rose's band on the closing night of the Leeds Festival tonight (August 29).

The singer dismissed the main headliners before he went onstage, telling NME that he wasn't concerned they would hog the limelight.

"I don't give a shit about Guns N' Roses," he said, "except for [bassist and former Replacements member] Tommy Stinson, which I feel weird about."

He also said his band were going to go easy on their fans after a tiring three days at Bramham Park. "Sunday is a tough one because everyone is a little tired and beat up," he said. "You have to just appreciate and remember the audience is a little tired. So you have to give them a break."

Keeping true to his word, Murphy praised the crowd for turning up as the dance outfit rattled through their back catalogue below a giant glitter ball on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

As they launched into their second song, 'Drunk Girls', he said: "Hi, we've played Reading, Paris and then came here which is not clever," before adding: "Thank you, because you're probably cold and tired but we'll do our best."

Throughout the set the singer and producer played the the drums on a number of tracks, including 'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House'. Later he heaped praise on the crowd again before launching into 'I Can Change'. "We really do appreciate this," he said. "You guys must be fucking tired. Why don't you stay with us instead of going to see the Guns N' Roses man?"

LCD Soundsystem played:

'Us V Them'
'Drunk Girls'
'Get Innocuous'
'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House'
'All My Friends'
'I Can Change'

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