John Lydon labels Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz ‘shit’ – video

Punk veteran says music is a 'melange of shit' these days

John Lydon has branded Gorillaz “shit”, saying Damon Albarn‘s band are not original enough.

Lydon made his point in a video interview with NME shortly before taking to the stage at the Benicàssim International Festival with Public Image Ltd. Watch the interview on the right of your screen now.

Lydon admitted he was feeling nervous ahead of his performance, and as a result did not want to dwell on other bands.


“I really don’t wanna talk about shit like the Gorillaz, you know what I mean?” he explained. “Come on, I’m the originator – don’t toss us with that.”

Lydon added: “I think there’s less original talent now than 30 years ago. It’s much more manufactured. And the shame is I opened so many doors for so many people and they’ve all foolishly slammed it behind them. so what you get now is a melange of shit.”

Watch the video on the right of your screen now.


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