Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has hit out at troubled singer Amy Winehouse – accusing her of turning to drugs and alcohol to disguise her “lack of talent”.
The punk legend has criticised the singer’s Grammy Award-winning 2006 album Back To Black – branding her style of music “idiotic”.
He told Scottish newspaper the Daily Record: “Poor old Amy. Aimless Winehouse would be a better term. I love all kinds of music but the one thing I have never done is imitate black music in her idiotic way. There’s not a single word that means anything. It’s not like these songs are deeply moving or inspirational or cultural in any way you could find useful.”
And Lydon puts Winehouse’s ongoing struggle with her addictions down to her alleged musical failings.
He addsed: “I don’t like pale imitations and shades of things and I am always wary when people go jazzy because jazz is the best cover up for a lack of talent. And the cover up for her, which is probably the guilt trip, is that she requires vast amounts of drugs to hide the fact that she is fake.”
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