John Lydon has got the Public Image Ltd. reunion to promote, and rather than talk about something interesting, like the recent Metal Box reissue, he’s gone into rent-a-quote mode. The latest targets of Lydon’s ire are Coldplay and Radiohead, who he lambasted in a BBC 6Music interview.
“Coldplay and Radiohead bug the hell out of me because it’s so soulless,” he said. “It just seems pointless. It’s nice, but it’s tosh. I’ve been out of this country for a few years and you seriously do need me back here to tell you what’s what. 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,” he continued. Lydon also randomly sniped at Mancunians James and their “pompous presentation,” but at least this is a return to the Lydon we know and (almost) love—the world of butter commercials and reality TV hasn’t snagged him yet.