Lydon Slams Punk Scene

SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHN LYDON has blasted contemporary punk bands, branding them "wannabes". The GOD SAVE THE QUEEN hitmaker - who recently criticised Californian rockers GREEN DAY for being "plonk" copycats - says current punk groups have become ridiculous caricatures of the real thing. He says, "They're all a load of wannabes. "Rather then go two steps forward, they've gone two steps back. They're dragging us back to times that were really not hospitable. Extreme violence was the order of the day and if you looked out of place you'd get hammered, it was not about having a 'jolly good time'. "It's all very safe to run around in blue mohawks now but there were people then who had mohawks who knew what that f**king meant. "You had to earn your wings for that and not it's a fashion commodity."


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Holy crap. I'm so tired of hearing this bitter old bastard bitch and moan and whine. "Waaa Waaa Punk is Dead Waaaa!"
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As a person of later age, who remembers this wingebag. I wish he would shut up. I am a Greenday fan and would like to remind Mr.Lydon, that The Sex Pistols were put together by Malcolm Maclaren and 9 times out of 10 were completely off their heads when they went on stage. Greenday have been together since the late 80's and are genuine muscians who do not need to drug themselves stupid to get up on stage and perform the best stage show I have seen in a long time. They also represent what the kids and adults (I know your out there), need to say about what is happening around them and to them. It is time he comes to term with the fact that nobody wants him anymore and very few people remember him.
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to be honest, i love the s**t he had to say....it makes perfect sense and i love the attitude. The years he'd lived seeing how much had changed, who can blame him
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