John Esther of San Diego CityBeat spoke with Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten and again got him to weigh in on the new generation of ‘so-called’ punk acts including blink-182, Avril Lavigne, and Kelly Osbourne. “There are two very despondent statements permeating punk music these days,” Rotten explained. “[One,] ‘Why bother doing anything at all, it’s all been done before.’ And two, ‘Anyone can be a punk; just don’t deal with wrong ones like Johnny Rotten.’ So instead you get Kelly Osbourne rebelling against her delirious dad. She shouldn’t be calling her music ‘punk,’ the spoiled brat punk flunky.” Read more.
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