Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson: ‘Bono’s such a massive cunt’

The band's frontman slams U2's album giveaway in the Christmas issue of NME

Sleaford Mods‘ Jason Williamson has called U2 frontman Bono a “massive cunt”.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, the frontman discussed 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,” commented Williamson. “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.”


Williamson goes on to call Bono “spiritually corrupt”. He continues: “I read somewhere they made something stupid like $60 million from it anyway, but it scares me; it’s a bit like the Tories – if you spend too much time reading about them then it’s frustrating because there’s nothing you can do about it. They need hitting – I don’t support violence – but he makes me so angry.”

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.