NICKY’S IRE!

And the Manics star also says Jet's music has "the mental age of a foetus"...

Manic Street Preachers bassist NICKY WIRE has hit out at bands like the White Stripes and Jet, branding them “fucking crap”.

Speaking in an interview on the Orange Playlist show due to be aired tonight (October 28), Wire slammed the White Stripes’ recording process.

He said: “White Stripes – I just don’t get that at all. When they say ‘ We recorded the whole album in two days’ its like, yeah it sounds like it – it sounds fucking crap because you recorded it in a second.

“And Jet, Jet

are so bad. Their music has the mental age of a foetus.

“I think it’s too easy to make good music. There are so many idiots out there who’ve got rigs and computers in their bedroom who are making unbelievably average music that sounds quite good – it’s not a healthy thing.

“From David Bowie to U2 you have to know when its time to evolve – if you don’t, you die, like dodos you become extinct.

“You have to know when to stop and get out. I think we’ll know when it’s time to stop.”

Wire did have praise for one British star however.

“I met Daniel Bedingfield at ‘CD:UK’. He is an absolutely brilliant nutter actually. He’s truly warped and mad – in a good way.”