'90s Britpop band Blur's bassist, Alex James criticises Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones for acting like teenagers despite being in their '70s.
James, 49, is also an award-winning cheesemaker and a newspaper columnist.
In a recent interview with Mirror, James said
There are rumors of Led Zeppelin getting back together, and nobody really wants to hear their fucking new record, do they?
“They want to listen to ‘Stairway to Heaven.' How old were they when they did ‘Stairway to Heaven’? Like 20 or something? And how old are they now,? They are f***ing 70.”
He claims that he would rather be working on a cheese counter than to pretend to have a teen's youth. He argues that at least he would be able to attract people who would try his cheese and listen to one of Blur's songs, "Parklife".
"That is really important. I think it’s really good that I’ve got something else to talk about. You have to do it. Otherwise, you become this weird, grotesque caricature of yourself by the time you get old like Mick Jagger.”
He then criticised the Rolling Stones saying he'd been listening to their music of late, but he wouldn't want to watch them perform live with the reasoning that they shouldn't be doing gigs at their age.
You can’t be Jumping Jack when you are seventy-fucking-eight
Ironically, in the same interview, James criticised R&B star Kelis for refusing to perform her 2003 iconic "Milkshake" at Big Feastival held at his farm in England. "She’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t do that any more.' It’s like, ‘For fuck’s sake, it’s not like you’ve got loads of hits, darling, you need to do that one.' So I wouldn’t have her back.”