Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian’s ‘rock ‘n’ roll is dead’ comments at London gig

Frontman Jason Williamson also takes aim at London Mayor Boris Johnson

Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson slammed Kasabian last night (January 30) at a gig in London.

The outspoken frontman took aim at the band’s guitarist Serge Pizzorno just before he launched into ‘£5.60’ at Camden Electric Ballroom.

“That cunt from Kasabian keeps saying rock ‘n’ roll is dead, it’s fucking dead,” Williamson ranted. “He keeps saying ‘where’s all the rock ‘n’ roll gone?’. It’s not dead, it’s gone green and disappeared up my jap’s eye. Fuck off.”

Kasabian have constantly criticised the state of rock ‘n’ roll in recent years with Pizzorno even writing an NME blog saying rock ‘n’ roll needs to “up its game”. He also recently criticised the organisers of the Brit Awards, suggesting there is a “conspiracy” to “shut rock ‘n’ roll out”.

The Leicester rockers are not the first band Williamson has vented his anger at. He recently criticised Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner for saying rock ‘n’ roll will “never die” at last year’s Brit Awards and has branded U2 frontman Bono a “massive cunt”.

Last night’s show saw Sleaford Mods play a series of tracks from their back catalogue including ‘Jobseeker’, ‘Jolly Fucker’ and ‘The Wage Don’t Fit’ plus tracks from their recent ‘Tiswas’ EP including the title track, ‘Bunch Of Cunts’, The Demon’ and ‘6 Horsemen (The Brixtons)’.

Before performing the latter, Williamson urged the crowd to meet up at a location in London today (January 31) to march against London Mayor Boris Johnson. Johnson recently caused controversy over a series of comments he made against extremists in The Sun.

The band wrapped their show with ‘Tweet Tweet Tweet’.

Sleaford Mods played:

‘Bunch Of Cunts’
‘Middle Men’
‘Jolly Fucker’
‘A Little Ditty’
‘McFlurry’
‘Jobseeker’
‘Tied Up In Nottz’
‘The Demon’
‘Routine Dean’
‘Tiswas’
‘Under The Plastic And N.C.T.’
‘Pubic Hair Ltd’
‘The Wage Don’t Fit’
‘6 Horsemen (The Brixtons)’
‘£5.60’
‘Tweet Tweet Tweet’