Paul Weller Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th September 2015

Quote: "I certainly wouldn't name names but for me a lot of them look the same, like they've just come out of the woods and have been bear-trapping or hunting. And they're only young guys. The beards. I just don't understand it... I don't get it and I don't dig it... I think now there are very few people in pop music who are stylish." Rock veteran Paul Weller struggles to understand the fashion sense of young artists.

25th June 2015

Quote: "(There's) not enough money in the world to do that. I like now. I like today. I don't want to spend my time trying to recapture something that can't be recaptured." Rocker Paul Weller has no interest in reforming iconic British trio The Jam in the wake of a launch of a new exhibition featuring the ex-bandmates' personal archives at Somerset House in London.

8th May 2015

Fact: British rocker Paul Weller is set to perform a secret show in Brighton, England next week (begs11May15) as part of The Great Escape festival. Fans attending the annual music convention will be able to apply for free tickets online on a first-come-first-serve basis, while Amazon Prime members will be able to access a special stream of the gig via the website's Prime Instant Video program.

13th March 2015

Fact: Punk icon Mick Jones gave Paul Weller fans a treat on Thursday night (12Mar15) when he joined the mod hero onstage during a gig in Stoke, England. The Clash guitarist performed The Changingman with the former The Jam frontman, marking the first time the two British rockers have ever played together.

29th January 2013

Fact: Rocker Paul Weller has been added to the star-studded line-up of Roger Daltrey's annual charity gig in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Noel Gallagher is curating next month's (Mar13) concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall, which will feature performances from Kasabian, Primal Scream and Russell Brand.

9th November 2012

Fact: Veteran rocker Paul Weller has reteamed with revered British artist Sir Peter Blake to design the colourful artwork for his upcoming Ep, Dragonfly. The pair previously worked together to create the iconic album sleeve for 1995's Stanley Road.

26th July 2012

Quote: "Meeting Pete, I just realised we had f**k-all in common, absolutely zero. I wasn't disappointed. It wasn't like, 'You should never meet your heroes,' (but) we were just entirely different sorts of people. We were ponds apart in our mentalities. Pete's an intellectual, you know, and I most definitely ain't. But it was cool." British rocker Paul Weller on his first meeting with his hero Pete Townshend.

30th March 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney treated fans to an unforgettable show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (29Mar12) after inviting Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller onstage to jam. The rock legends covered THE BEATLES' GET BACK for the gig, organised by Daltrey in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

29th February 2012

Quote: "As far as me and drinking is concerned, I think this is probably it now. I'll probably stick with this because I'm feeling much better for it." Rocker Paul Weller vows to stick to his new teetotal lifestyle after years of hellraising.

17th February 2012

Quote: "My youngest daughter Jessie had this poem she wrote for school. I just took the first line from each verse and built on them. She does get credited, yes!" British rocker Paul Weller's little girl co-wrote Dragonfly, a song on his latest album Sonik Kicks.

18th January 2012

Quote: "It's mad, isn't it, how much of all that is going on these days. I dunno what it says about our times - I guess money talks. But I'm just not interested in the past. I want to keep moving forward, learning new things." Paul Weller is still adamant he will not join the ranks of groups re-forming by reuniting with his former The Jam bandmates.

21st October 2011

Quote: "Weller watches it. He denies it but I know for a fact that he does because his daughter is one of my daughter's best friends. I'd go to her, 'Did you watch The X Factor?', and she said, 'Yeah, watched it with my dad.' And I'd say, 'Well that is interesting.'" Legendary rocker Paul Weller is a secret fan of Britain's The X Factor, according to his pal Noel Gallagher.

8th March 2011

Fact: Rock icon Paul Weller will support the Kings Of Leon at two of the band's Hyde Park gigs in London in June (11).

3rd December 2010

Fact: British rocker Paul Weller has scrapped plans to perform in Aberdeen, Scotland on Sunday (05Dec10) as a result of Britain's extreme weather conditions. It is the second date of his U.K. tour to be axed after Wednesday's (01Dec10) cancelled show in Newcastle, north-east England, as heavy snowfall continues to blight the nation. The gigs will be rescheduled for a later date.

30th November 2010

Fact: Paul Weller has won the Uncut Music Award 2010 for his latest album Wake Up The Nation. He follows in the footsteps of previous winners of the magazine honour, Fleet Foxes and Tinariwen.

25th November 2010

Quote: "If I can still stand up, I will be f**king doing it. Definitely. I don't think there is any end to it, until I drop dead... There is no end to it for me, until you physically can't do it any more." Paul Weller vows to rock 'til he drops.

25th November 2010

Quote: "(I've) been clean for about four months. I just need to stop for a bit." Former The Jam frontman Paul Weller has quit boozing.

24th November 2010

Quote: "I thought I deserved to win, but it was just great for an old git like me to be nominated with all the young bands." Paul Weller is pleased his album WAKE UP THE NATION was shortlisted for Britain's Mercury Prize this year (10).

29th September 2010

Quote: "Low, which is the first of his Berlin albums, has always been my favourite record, and even more so recently the more I've listened to it. I think that slightly experimental edge of that record is in the music that I'm making currently." Veteran rocker Paul Weller admits to he takes his inspiration from music icon David Bowie.

7th September 2010

Quote: "Urgh, M People... It didn't stick in my throat too much because Blur's Parklife was up for it in the same year, so I really didn't expect to win that one." Paul Weller wasn't surprised when house music stars M PEOPLE beat him to take the 1994 Mercury Prize best album award. The rocker is the bookmakers' favourite to scoop the 2010 honour on Tuesday (07Sep10).

31st August 2010

Fact: Paul Weller wore a Pretty Green jacket specially designed by pal Liam Gallagher during his performance at Britain's V Festival earlier this month (Aug10).

26th April 2010

Quote: "Musically and creatively it's gonna be better for everyone. Noel and Liam are both gonna turn into something great." Paul Weller is convinced the break-up of British band Oasis is for the best.

26th April 2010

Quote: "Why not go down the pub? A guy once came up to me at a gig and asked me if I had MySpace. I said, 'This is my space, and you're invading it.'" British rocker Paul Weller is not a fan of social networking.

22nd April 2010

Fact: Paul Weller was joined by former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher on stage at a gig in London on Wednesday night (21Apr10). The pair played Oasis track Mucky Fingers and Weller's Echoes Round The Sun, which he originally recorded with Gallagher.

22nd April 2010

Quote: "There is an unwritten law - never go out with Paul Weller - he's a nightmare. He's hardcore. If you go out with him... if you come home at all, there will be bumps and bruises, scuffles in the street." Noel Gallagher struggles to keep up with pal PAUL WELLER's partying.

22nd April 2010

Fact: Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher surprised Paul Weller fans at a show in London on Wednesday (21Apr10) when he showed up unannounced to jam with the rocker. The two stars teamed up for two tunes, including Weller's Echoes Round The Sun - which Gallagher recorded with his hero.

16th April 2010

Quote: "I don't understand this thing of people receiving music for nothing. That's like saying my life's work is worthless. Whether it's unromantic or not, this is how I pay the bills. Something needs to be sorted." Former The Jam rocker Paul Weller does not agree with fans downloading his music without paying.

9th April 2010

Quote: "It's funny to think that after all these years I've finally met my soulmate - and at my age. All I can say is that I am very, very much in love." Veteran rocker Paul Weller declares his love for 24-year-old girlfriend Hannah Andrews.

6th April 2010

Quote: "I was shy. When I was spoken to by an adult, I'd go red and have trouble answering, so when I told my mum I was going to play my first gig she couldn't imagine me having the balls to get up onstage." Paul Weller overcame crippling shyness to front The Jam.

6th April 2010

Quote: "I've mellowed but there's still that anger inside, that violent streak, and I don't know where that comes from... But now I'm able to think, 'I was really out of order last night,' and I will try and put it right. I can say I'm sorry, and there was a time when I couldn't." The angry young man still resides in rocker Paul Weller.

6th April 2010

Quote: "We were nervous to be working together again but as soon as we started playing, it was fine. We didn't talk about the past." Paul Weller on reteaming with former The Jam bandmate BRUCE FOXTON on his new album Wake Up The Nation.

24th March 2010

Quote: "I went to (record store) HMV the other week and it was all computer s**t. The entire record stock is a little shelf. There's some good music around, but it's hard to find. Radio is f**king rubbish over here, man." Paul Weller is upset with the state of the British music industry.

10th February 2010

Quote: "I'm very happy to accept the award. I don't feel God-like or a genius, but I'm happy to have it." Paul Weller on the news he will be presented with the Godlike Genius prize at the upcoming NME Awards in Britain.

3rd February 2010

Fact: Paul Weller, KT Tunstall and Kanye West's protege Mr Hudson are among the stars teaming up for a Haiti fundraising concert in London. All money raised through ticket sales will benefit the Action Aid and Doctors Without Borders charities, which are helping the relief effort following last month's (Jan10) earthquake. The concert will take place at the Camden Roundhouse on 25 February (10).

14th June 2009

Quote: "I’d love to. I’ve been talking about this for a few years now. Liam (Gallagher) has pipped me to the post, though." Paul Weller has scrapped plans to launch his own fashion line.

13th June 2009

Quote: "It was a bit of an anticlimax after the big five-oh last year. It’s just another number, really. We didn’t do too much, we went out for some food. The celebration last year was a big one, with a big party, which was nice. But it’s all downhill since then, really." Music veteran Paul Weller on turning 51 last month (May09).

13th June 2009

Quote: "It was a bit of an anticlimax after the big five-oh last year. It’s just another number, really. We didn’t do too much, we went out for some food. The celebration last year was a big one, with a big party, which was nice. But it’s all downhill since then, really." Music veteran Paul Weller on turning 51 last month (May09).

11th July 2008

Fact: Paul Weller has brought the once-feuding members of Blur and Oasis together in the studio. The former The Jam rocker asked Oasis' Noel Gallagher and former Blur star Graham Coxon to join him as he recorded his new album 22 DREAMS.

22nd June 2008

Quote: "It's angry people shouting. I like a song, melodies, people singing... (and) when hip-hop acts start sampling Sting or Phil Collins, then I just don't get it at all." Former The Jam star Paul Weller is not a fan of modern rap or hip-hop.

21st June 2008

Quote: "It would be hypocritical of me, because I don't agree with the royal family or the establishment, so why would I want something from them? I was totally bemused when I was offered it. In fact, I was mortified." British singer/songwriter Paul Weller on the recent royal honour he turned down.

10th June 2008

Quote: "I got my first suit from Burtons (British high-street store)." Veteran rocker Paul Weller wasn't always such a style icon.

4th June 2008

Fact: Paul Weller has signed all 2,000 copies of his new limited edition book A THOUSAND THINGS.

3rd June 2008

Quote: "I think she's brilliant - she's proper class vocally. The lyrical depth is really mature, as well, and it's only from her second album." Rocker Paul Weller is a big fan of Amy Winehouse's award winning song LOVE IS A LOSING GAME.

5th May 2008

Fact: Musicians Paul Weller, Oasis stars Noel Gallagher and GEM ARCHER reportedly got together after a drunken night out to record a new track called ECHOES ROUND THE SUN. The song will be released as a double A-side with Weller's forthcoming single HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND at the end of this month (26May08).

30th April 2008

Quote: "I got a letter saying, 'Blah, blah - and the Prime Minister would like to have his photograph taken with you.' I don't want to have my picture taken with a war criminal." Paul Weller on his decision to turn down a CBE honour from Queen Elizabeth II over former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision for the country to go to war with Iraq.

12th February 2008

Fact: Former The Jam star Paul Weller's forthcoming double album, 22 DREAMS, features a spoken-word track about spirituality, called GOD.

31st January 2008

Fact: Paul Weller, Supergrass, Dirty Pretty Things and Graham Coxon will perform at an all-day concert in London to raise money for homeless charity Crisis in March (08).

31st July 2007

Quote: "No, I've not got drunk with her yet. Actually, maybe I shouldn't." Amy Winehouse's boozy reputation intimidates Paul Weller.

31st July 2007

Quote: "I do sometimes go a bit mad after a few sherbets. That's why we drink, surely? But yes, I am ashamed to say that I have broken things in hotels. I've even s**t myself a few times. Good old booze, eh?" Former The Jam frontman Paul Weller admits to stupid acts while under the influence.

12th July 2007

Quote: "I never got on with Sid. I thought he was a complete f**king div (sic)... He was just a scruffy smackhead. Never done it for me." Veteran rocker Paul Weller admits he disliked late SEX PISTOL Sid Vicious.

5th July 2007

Fact: Paul Weller and former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon have enlisted the help of ex-Stone Roses bassist MANI and Oasis drummer Zak Starkey to perform tracks from their new special edition single on a British TV chat show. The supergroup will play on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS later this week (06Jul07).

15th February 2007

Quote: "There's only two types of music: great music and rubbish." British rocker Paul Weller keeps his opinions simple.

9th February 2007

Quote: "I was pleasantly surprised that it sold out so quickly. Must be overnight success for me in America - it's only taken 30 years." Paul Weller is still stunned his recent three night stint at New York's Irving Plaza (29-31JAN07) sold out in just three minutes.

5th October 2006

Fact: Mod icon Paul Weller will be opening the BBC's Electric Proms season in October (06) at London's legendary Roundhouse.

7th July 2006

Fact: Rocker Paul Weller wants GOING UNDERGROUND, the hit he wrote for The Jam, played at his own funeral.

1st March 2006

Quote: "For me fame's growing up in public with dodgy barnets." Veteran musician Paul Weller's career has been earmarked by his ever-changing hairstyles.

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I don't care if he has had a pop at us yet or not. To be honest, I'd never heard of Paul Weller until last week. So there." WESTLIFE singer NICKY BYRNE slams the former The Jam rocker at the Brit Awards last night (15FEB06). </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Never liked them. That whole thing of Bono becoming the Pope, what the f**k's that all about? Pseudo-American rubbish." Paul Weller explains his dislike of Irish rockers U2. </p>

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