The Long Island Press recently asked SEX PISTOLS legend Johnny Rotten what his definition of punk is. "Individual. Do-it-yourself. Independent. Free from corporate. (pause) I think that that definitely sums me up," he said. Asked if there were any bands now that fit the bill, Rotten used the opportunity to lash out at Kelly Osbourne and Avril Lavigne. "Anyone who's parading under a hundred-thousand-dollar-plus video is not free from corporate," Rotten sniffed. "That's just the MTV advertising agency. I find them all to be just a bit of a sham. I mean I don't mind, I don't care, that's for some people who are into that. But don't be telling me what my life is. Because in the likes of Kelly Osbourne and this silly Lavigne thing, yapping on about what punk is or isn't — it's just unbearable. At their age, if they're calling me old, then I want to know why they haven't done nothing of their own. Nothing. It's all borrowed from my life. Therefore, they have no word of any value in it." Later in the interview, he took one last shot at Ozzy's daughter. "You need to see the rich kids, how they get it wrong: Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne. (laughing) Poor girl! Her big rebel statement is 'I'm a punk!' (loud laughter) Well sorry missus, but you're not. You're fat, that's all. (laughing) You're a fatty. She's a tub o' lard. (laughing) Cheers." Read more.
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