Johnny Rotten, of the Sex Pistols, criticized rehab regulars Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse in an interview last week - likening them to his former bandmate Sid Vicious, who died of a heroin overdose at just 21 years of age in 1979.
He was quoted in the interview as saying "Banging on about your drug habits is a bit old fart isn't it? You know you can use drugs for entertainment but you should be quiet about it."
The line-up for this year's BBC Electric Proms in the UK has been announced, and it's going to include Paul McCartney, alongside Sigur Ros, Justice, the Chemical Brothers, Siouxsie Sioux and Cold War Kids. There will also be a collaboration between Mark Ronson and the BBC Concert Orchestra, plus a Kaiser Chiefs set arranged by the James Bond film composer David Arnold.
This will be the second year of the annual Electric Proms event, and it will be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio... hopefully with some of it also streaming on the internet so that those of us not in the UK can still check it out.
Martin Bulloch of Mogwai has recently undergone surgery to replace his pacemaker. His Glasweigan bandmates thought it would be a great idea to throw the old one onto eBay! Money raised from the drummer's pacemaker auction will go to the British Heart Foundation, with more details to be put up on the Mogwai website soon... Just incase you're interested!
While I haven't been able to get excited about Australian Idol this year, I did hear about the performance of The Gossip's "standing in the way of control"... and it seems that The Gossip themselves did too.
They sent out the following MySpace bulletin: