Former Sex Pistol fires shots at mega-bands in build-up to Public Image Ltd's London gigs
JOHN LYDON has laid into Coldplay and Radiohead, calling their brand of music "soulless tosh".
"Coldplay and Radiohead bug the hell out of me because it's so soulless," the ex-Sex Pistol told The Sun.
"It just seems pointless. It's nice, but it's tosh. They don't care about you. They care about lining their coffers."
"There's nothing about heart and soul, they don't know about people dying, living, aspiring."
Cynics might point to the fact that Lydon's band Public Image Limited are in the middle of a tour and this rant might be a sneaky way of flogging tickets, but he's always been pretty honest about his desire for filthy lucre.
In this case, he is talking about what he sees as the compromised style of Coldplay-Radiohead's music rather than just a penchant for making money.
Public Image play Glasgow tomorrow night, Manchester on Saturday, before hitting London for three nights next week, one at the Brixton Academy and two at the Electric Ballroom.
You can book tickets for those undoubtedly soulful, living, dying shows here.