Noel Gallagher of Oasis took a few shots at Jay-Z nearly three years ago when he said hip-hop was wrong for Glastonbury, which Jay-Z was scheduled to headline at the time. Now, another popular English rock band frontman is taking aim at Mr. Carter.
When asked by if he was a fan of Jay, John Lydon, the former Sex Pistols frontman said, "Come on! I'm afraid what he does is parody to me. Jay-Z's just nonsense." He then went on to add, "I've never met him, but twice I've had to play a stage opposite when he was on. One was in Coachella and one was in Poland, and both times I pulled an enormous crowd away from him. He certainly must have noticed."
Lydon will go head-to-head with Jay in the Best Book category at Shockwaves' NME Awards--Lydon for Mr Rotten's Scrapbook and Jay for Decoded. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards' new book, Life, is nominated in the Best Book category as well. "I've heard it's just full of kiss and tell stories about guns and drugs and women," said Lydon of Richards' book. Can someone please get Lydon a Twitter account?