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    The Libertines Call Morrissey 'An Absolute P***k' - Entertainmentwise
    The band aren't a fan, it seems...

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    The Libertines drummer, Gary Powell, has said that fellow musician Morrissey is 'an absolute p***k', following his constant attitude issues. Oooh, put the claws away guys!

    Morrissey is known for his constant annoying behaviour and rockers The Libertines definitely haven't held back, when asked about their opinion on the musician.

    Speaking to BounceSIN.com, after performing at the O2 Academy in Leeds, the Libertine said: “You know what it’s like, people like the music but they also like the characters behind the music. If it’s music by itself, the music needs to be damn good. To retain some kind of anonymity behind everything, your music has to be damn good.”

    Spurred on by Babyshambles drummer, Adam Ficek, (also playing at the gig) who stated “Morrissey can do that”, Gary Powell continued: “No he can’t. Morrissey created a character and everybody jumped on board, and then he kind of went into his little cave. I’m not a big Morrissey fan. When I played with the New York Dolls, Morissey ignored me at sound-check, and then we had a big meet and greet with everybody, and I was stood next to David Johansen from the New York Dolls, it was literally like meeting the queen, but Morrissey stopped at Johansen, chatted to him for a bit and then walked away. Morrissey, is a knob. He’s an absolute prick.”

    Ouch! He does have a very good point though...
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    1. JJKelsall's Avatar
      JJKelsall -
      Like I put on the other thread, The New York Dolls are one of Morrissey's favourite bands. This Gary Powell was not an origional member so Morrissey isn't really going to be interested in meeting him. It's like if I were to meet Morrissey and Jesse Tobias were stood next to him; I probably wouldn't speak to Tobias because Morrissey is my hero, not Jesse. Powell just seems to think that he deserves respect and attention based on the legacy of The Dolls, even though he had no involvment in creating that legacy. Arrogant twat.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Pot. Kettle. Black.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      I know a few people who would complain someone has been ignoring them, but it works both ways, but did at any point did he make any contribution to talking to morrissey at sound check? just like he was complaining he was ignoring, m could have seen it as him ignoring him. but am not saying he didnt have a attitude, alot of people that meet him have a similar opinion.
    1. MozAngeles818's Avatar
      MozAngeles818 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JJKelsall View Post
      Like I put on the other thread, The New York Dolls are one of Morrissey's favourite bands. This Gary Powell was not an origional member so Morrissey isn't really going to be interested in meeting him. It's like if I were to meet Morrissey and Jesse Tobias were stood next to him; I probably wouldn't speak to Tobias because Morrissey is my hero, not Jesse. Powell just seems to think that he deserves respect and attention based on the legacy of The Dolls, even though he had no involvment in creating that legacy. Arrogant twat.
      I agree with this. If I met Morrissey and his current touring band, I don't think I'd meet the entire band. First, of course, is Morrissey, and then Boz. Whoever else is around or looks interesting will be walked up to.
      I'm not saying I have anything against the band, It's just, I came to see Morrissey, lol.
      Sounds like Gary Powell is just being a sore loser because Morrissey didn't want to meet him.
    1. oliver's Avatar
      oliver -
      I love the headline: "The Libertines Call Morrissey 'An Absolute P***k' - The band aren't a fan, it seems..."

      When I think of the Libertines, I think of Pete and Carl, not the drummer. Sorry, Gary.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Maybe it's because he is black?
    1. joe frady's Avatar
      joe frady -
      You've got to be feckin' kidding!....So this makes it on to the front page of morrissey-solo?

      If we're going to go trawling twitter for people calling Morrissey a prick then someone's going to be a very busy boy. Besides, why bother? There's enough people around here doing it, we don't really need to have it confirmed by some....drummer.

      etc.
    1. tylerevansokay's Avatar
      tylerevansokay -
      This would be biting if it came from a band that had any relative memorability. The Libertines have a couple of decent songs, but are largely forgettable. I can't imagine anyone remembering Pete Doherty's voice in 5 or 10 years... Moz on the other hand...
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Pot. Kettle. Black.
      thats racist.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Enjoy the free press, lads. In 20 years time, people will still speak of Morrissey with reverence. No one will remember anything about the Libertines other than the fact that they once had that junkie as their lead singer...
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      People don't get M. Just like when there's a cheesy afterparty, M never shows and some are surprised He didn't show up. He leaves right after shows, zipped away in an awaiting car most times. Heard of the Libertines on paper but don't know one song by them. Anyway, see y'all in Clear Lake, Lincoln, Denver, Tempe, Vegas and El Paso!!! Viva Morrissey!!!
    1. Mozza220559's Avatar
      Mozza220559 -
      The Libertines are shit anyway, overrated, drug-addled, middle class wankers. Pete Doherty looks like a podgy, pathetic Robin Ince on smack.
    1. Jamie's Avatar
      Jamie -
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Morrissey met the Libertines during the 2002 tour? Weren't there pictures taken with all of the members for NME, which was also recorded for posterity in the Importance...documentary? Powell makes it seem as if the NY Dolls show would have been the first time they met.

      It seems a little irrelevant, any road.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by joe frady View Post
      You've got to be feckin' kidding!....So this makes it on to the front page of morrissey-solo?

      If we're going to go trawling twitter for people calling Morrissey a prick then someone's going to be a very busy boy. Besides, why bother? There's enough people around here doing it, we don't really need to have it confirmed by some....drummer.

      etc.
      Agree.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Morrissey IS an absolute prick. He knows it. We all know it. He's a cantankerous prima donna. But he's never going to change. So calling him an absolute prick is pretty redundant. Like his recordning career at the mo...
    1. Luke Action McClure's Avatar
      Luke Action McClure -
      This guy is a bellend
    1. Judith Chalmers's Avatar
      Judith Chalmers -
      Jamie is correct. Morrissey did entertain acquaintance with The Libertines; in the famous 2004 NME come-back interview he reciprocated their passion for him, and subsequently invited them even to support him on a few dates. I remember watching the film of the New York Dolls at Morrissey's Meltdown and was surprised and even bemused a little when I saw Gary drumming for them. The Libertines had, by then, fallen into the tabloid Pete & Kate circus hell, and things seemed a little all over the place; each member had formed their own group, whereas Gary had seemingly taken to session work. I'm surprised by Morrissey's attitude. It seems bad manners, sheer effrontery, and especially so given that he would have known of Gary already. A polite Hello would have sufficed. But then such is Dame Dazzling Dorrissey - happy to vilify the Royals for their elitism, but then equally as happy to practice it himself.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      who cares? just some worn out 'indie' band that had a few songs liked by a few people. They were hardly groundbreaking. Indie is dead anyway.
    1. hand in glove's Avatar
      hand in glove -
      The only thing I've ever heard about this band is their drug problem, not their music. Who cares what some loser drummer from an unremarkable band has to say about a lyrical icon such as Morrissey? Please! Ha!
    1. Johnson's Avatar
      Johnson -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Enjoy the free press, lads. In 20 years time, people will still speak of Morrissey with reverence. No one will remember anything about the Libertines other than the fact that they once had that junkie as their lead singer...
      2000 years from now they wont.
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