Nick Cave: 'Grinderman is offensive, but that's what rock'n'roll should be about' – video

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Nick Cave donned the pinstripes for his appearance with Grinderman at Latitude Festival earlier this month. We talk you through the highlights from the bourgeoisie Suffolk-based festival - including Crystal Castles, Franz, Interpol and Sigur Ros - in the new issue of NME, hitting UK shelves today.
Nick Cave has said he doesn't mind if people find Grinderman offensive, because he thinks that's the key to being rock'n'roll.

The frontman was speaking with his bandmates Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos about writing the band's second album, 'Grinderman 2', in a video interview with NME that you can watch on the right of your screen now.

"Sometimes the lyrics go to areas that you just don't want to sing about," explained Cave. "It's offensive and it offends people and it polarises our audience.

"And some people like it and some people hate it. Some people think it was a good idea to do Grinderman, some people think it was a really bad idea. This is all good stuff and this is what rock'n'roll should be about anyway."

Watch the full video interview with Grinderman on the right of the screen now.
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