Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson: ‘Alex Turner’s got no rock’n’roll left in him’

The band's frontman slams Arctic Monkeys album 'AM'

Sleaford Mods‘ Jason Williamson has strongly criticised Alex Turner by saying the Arctic Monkeys frontman has “got no rock’n’roll left in him”.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Williamson discussed the Arctic Monkeys win at this year’s Brit awards, particularly Turner’s speech in which he referred to “that rock’n’roll” that will never die.

“What he needs to do is go out to the garage, get the electric saw, saw his legs off and then eat them,” Williamson said. “He’s full of shit. That rock’n’roll? What rock’n’roll? He’s got no rock’n’roll left in him.”

Williamson went on to slam Arctic Monkeys album ‘AM’, stating: “Maybe in that speech he was trying to claim it [rock’n’roll] back and try and make himself look like an important person. There’s nothing on ‘AM’ that stands out.”

In his takedown of this year’s biggest music stories, Williamson also called U2 frontman Bono a “massive cunt”. He said of U2’s album giveaway, which saw users of iTunes ‘gifted’ with the band’s most recent LP, ‘Songs of Innocence’, earlier this year: “It would be different if it was a band nobody knows, but because Bono’s such a massive cunt it didn’t go down well with people. I was on tour with The Specials and Terry Hall went to the shop to get a phone. He ended up getting an iPhone, got it back and this fucking U2 album’s staring him in the face. He went absolutely bananas – the same as every other bastard in the country.”

The frontman added that “the closest thing to something I could actually admire this year” are south London band Fat White Family.

Last month Sleaford Mods said that their latest album ‘Divide And Exit’ is the “most important” release in their history. The Nottingham based duo released their latest album in April, and it featured in NME’s Top 50 Albums of The Year. “‘Divide And Exit’ changed our life course. It got me out of work, it connected with thousands of people all over the place and because of that I view it as the most important release in the band’s history,” said Williamson.