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Bloc Party: “Sex Pistols’ John Lydon is the Devil”

Click here to read frontman Kele Okereke's rant!

By: Larry Fitzmaurice // November 14, 2008

While longtime smack-talkers like Oasis and Kanye West are doing their best to quash the beef, Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke is just slipping on his boxing gloves, offering a few fightin’ words for Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon. [Via NME.com]

According to Okereke, the two Brits got into an altercation this past July at a music festival in Spain when Lydon’s crew racially abused him. A backstage brawl allegedly ensued. Lydon, however, has previously denied Kele’s claims and called him a “liar.”

“I have only one thing to say about that man — John Lydon is the devil in my eyes,” Okereke told British newspaper The Sun. “I really wanted to, like, whip his face off. I was lucky I had lots of people around me who were calming me down … I’m not really someone who’s very good at backing down from fights. I’m just pleased there are witnesses.”

So are we, Kele — although we have to imagine that getting into a scuffle with the perennially crazy Lydon is about as fun as…eating glass, perhaps?