"I can be a pain in the arse but I’d be like that if I was a refuse collector too. I’m not just an idiot because I’m a rich, famous, talented pop star."
— Robbie Williams to Adrian Deevoy (Q, 2000)
“When I met Johnny Rotten, he was a complete tosser. The Sex Pistols were the Monkees of punk…”
— The Saints’ Kym Bradshaw to Kieron Tyler (MOJO, 2004)
"I don’t bite the heads off bats. I bit the head off a bat by mistake.”
— Ozzy Osbourne to J. Kordosh (Creem, 1984)
Screencap from VH1 Behind The Music
It’s 20 years since the release of Dummy, Portishead’s trip-hop masterpiece. To mark the anniversary, here’s a classic interview from 1994 — originally published in the Independent on Sunday and lifted from Rock’s Backpages