Johnny Rotten Blasts Ozzy
2011-03-07 by Davey Boy STAFF | 63 Comments

In Birmingham - England to promote his latest book, 'Mr Rotten’s Scrap Book', a picture-packed volume detailing his life so far, John Lydon could not resist taking a swipe at hometown hero Ozzy Osbourne during an interview with The Sunday Mercury.

“Paranoid was one of the world’s greatest ever singles" says the man more well known by his Johnny Rotten moniker. The Sex Pistols frontman then goes on to state “But since then, the rumours of biting pigeon heads really, really haven’t impressed me. Ozzy now acting like a senile delinquent is equally unimpressive. The sly innuendo of promoting drug abuse and catatonic stupidity offends me".

“I’m not one for banning drugs. Quite the opposite. But I understand how to use them, and they don’t use me. Ozzy is clearly a victim, and selling that loser lifestyle s**t to other people equally victimises them".

“That’s a shame. Ozzy’s a working class man, like me, yet he allows that to happen. By acting like he does all the time, he implies that we’re all stupid, the working classes. But we’re not, you know. We’re not! We’re the proper Britain, us lot.”

The big question to be answered now is will the disparaging reply come from Ozzy, or wife Sharon?

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Spec
March 7th 2011

27102 Comments


He's totally right though.

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Kris.
March 7th 2011

12233 Comments


I KNOW HOW TO USE DRUGS THE RIGHT WAY GUYS

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
March 7th 2011

7064 Comments


well, hes right about ozzy clearly being a victim IMO, but ozzy is so irrelevant now anyways that its hard to care

AgentZero
March 7th 2011

322 Comments


Are we sure that wasn't Charlie Sheen?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2011

31050 Comments


I love Lydon

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Spec
March 7th 2011

27102 Comments


I kind of like how he said he uses drugs, drugs don't use him.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2011

31050 Comments


Burn Hollywood Burn

chesse13
March 7th 2011

2326 Comments


ive always hated ozzy

asaf
March 7th 2011

885 Comments


what trash. next up olly vs. jon davis. this rivalry is garbage between ALL bands, including the latest greg puciato vs jard leto nonsense. the entire sub culture is turning into my facebook newsfeed.

Romulus
March 7th 2011

8423 Comments


“Hey everyone, someone hacked into my account last night and made all those Tweets. I apologize to Jare... NOT! Ahahahahahahah.”


MUNGOLOID
March 7th 2011

4289 Comments


first Jay-Z, now Ozzy.

Comatorium.
March 7th 2011

4103 Comments


what a terrible musician. hes kind of right, but ozzy will always > him

Spec
March 7th 2011

27102 Comments



I would kill to see In Flames criticising Korn for being a bunch of sellouts.

Lol

Captain North
March 7th 2011

6784 Comments


I really hate Lydon.

gabethepiratesquid
March 7th 2011

4521 Comments


I don't like The Sex Pistols but this is awesome

BradMan
March 7th 2011

387 Comments


lol this article...

Fieryfenderz
March 7th 2011

1434 Comments


I back this

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2011

20856 Comments


Anyone ever seen John Lydon & Liam Gallagher in the same room together?

gabethepiratesquid
March 7th 2011

4521 Comments


They must be the same people!

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2011

31050 Comments


Pretty sure if there was a room it got burnt down Davey

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
March 7th 2011

20856 Comments


Here's the link to the article: http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2011/03/06/sex-pistol-john-lydon-blasts-ozzy-osbourne-for-promoting-drug-abuse-66331-28286791/

And it does mention the butter ad briefly.

wyankeif1337
March 7th 2011

6739 Comments


this dude is bi-winning

botb
March 7th 2011

9630 Comments


he's pretty right though forreal

Skyler
March 8th 2011

1084 Comments


And this is coming from the guy whose band was created to sell clothing.

sumyunguy
March 8th 2011

772 Comments


He's actually right in what he's saying. But that doesn't make up for the fact that he and his band are musically worthless.

Ayon
March 8th 2011

160 Comments


He's kind of right but...he appeared on Judge Judy. Lulz. Either way, these guys are a little too old for antidisestablishmentarianism.

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


So... now a band member talking dirt about other band members is news?

Mmmk.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011

20856 Comments


Hey, I missed all that Jared Leto stuff. What happaened there?

erasedcitizen
March 8th 2011

716 Comments


Ozzy hasn't been a working class man since my dad was young enough to go to rock concerts.

Sanders
March 8th 2011

2345 Comments


Sharon is going to tear his asshole apart.

Supaduck0
March 8th 2011

49 Comments


She egged Iron Maiden, that damaged my view of her. I still think she's a cool chick though

Prince1993
March 8th 2011

541 Comments


OMG

NorwichScene
March 8th 2011

1415 Comments


Jered Leto is a douche. Worst frontman I've ever seen, you don't swear at paying crowds for nothing!

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AgentYorkMorgan
March 8th 2011

173 Comments


Sharon gets points for understanding Ozzy when he's talking
but that ends my respect for her

Hep Kat
March 8th 2011

15275 Comments


johnny rotten drank the ramones' piss so i mean

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Badabanda
March 8th 2011

79 Comments


Words cannot describe how much this always makes me enjoy listening to what John Lydon has to say.

"But that doesn't make up for the fact that he and his band are musically worthless."

The Sex Pistols weren't meant to be a musically talented group, they were more for sending a message, despite how provocative it may be. That in itself is not worthless.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011

5985 Comments


Ozzy’s a working class man, like me





lololololololololololololololololol

omg he actually said that.

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omnipanzer
March 8th 2011

21442 Comments


I don't take issue with anything stated so much as that it was stated by John Lydon... irrelevant much?

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Duderino
March 8th 2011

827 Comments


one culturually irrelevant figure insults another

JayVex
March 8th 2011

383 Comments


In Soviet Russa, drugs use YOU!

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AggravatedYeti
March 8th 2011

7684 Comments


lol Lydon still searching for relevancy.

Bull with Gloves
March 8th 2011

30 Comments


Johnny Rotten or Ozzy in drug knowhow? lol....

Remer17
March 8th 2011

911 Comments


Johnny Rotten to Ozzy "I'm better at taking drugs than you are."

botb
March 8th 2011

9630 Comments


"So... now a band member talking dirt about other band members is news?"

sigh yes, kind of, if they are two legends. you dumbfuck.

Titan50
March 8th 2011

4588 Comments


Has anyone thought, that just maybe, JUUUST maybe, he did the butter ads just to piss people like you off?

I will always have respect for Lydon, and that respect just increased

SloppyMilkshake
March 8th 2011

981 Comments


In that case, I bet he also made the last few PiL albums shitty to piss me off.

omnipanzer
March 8th 2011

21442 Comments


I have never respected Lydon and today is no different.

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


@bringonthebreakdown

so if jay-z said eminem was a pussy that'd be news? That's fucking retarded.

Man, sigh, I kind of love your maturity level with the name calling.

bungy
March 8th 2011

8843 Comments


"so if jay-z said eminem was a pussy that'd be news? That's fucking retarded.

Man, sigh, I kind of love your maturity level with the name calling."

Ugh, I hate that righteous attitude. I would rather see that news article than almost every other piece of news on the front page dumbfuck


Defeater
March 8th 2011

5782 Comments


cool fro bro

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


Ugh, man me too. I love drama.

bungy
March 8th 2011

8843 Comments


that doesn't make sense

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


Re-read, it will come around eventually.

SloppyMilkshake
March 8th 2011

981 Comments


YOU'RE ALL DUMB FUCKS FUCK LIFE AND DIE

srs

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


I'd rather have a sloppy milkshake.

SloppyMilkshake
March 8th 2011

981 Comments


With a side of John Lydon butter...

Defeater
March 8th 2011

5782 Comments


Land O' Lakes > ALL

bungy
March 8th 2011

8843 Comments


"Re-read, it will come around eventually."

no

nash1311
March 8th 2011

1754 Comments


Damn, that sucks.

bungy
March 8th 2011

8843 Comments


anyway


article is obviously news-worthy

SiliconSunshine
March 8th 2011

77 Comments


This made my day for some reason.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 9th 2011

21767 Comments


Johnny Rotten is full of shit. Since when has Ozzy Osbourne promoted drug abuse?
And any rock star who appears in an advert can't accuse of another rock star of something like this.

MrSpock
March 10th 2011

6 Comments


I can see Rotten's face on an advice dog template.

"Be a prick, make successful record
talk shit about more talented people"

Somebody...MAKE IT SO!!!



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