Mogwai Attack Brit Award Winners

Scottish band Mogwai have taken a bitter swipe at this year's Brits ceremony and the award winners.

Mogwai Attack Brit Award Winners
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Scottish band Mogwai have taken a bitter swipe at this year's Brits ceremony and the award winners. Guitarist Barry Burns held little back as he unleashed a torrent of abuse on the winners of the glitzy bash, which took place last week. On the band's official website he labelled James Blunt a "t--t" and referred to Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin as "f--kface". Bzarry may not be the first to criticise the musicians (Paul Weller, stand up and be counted), but his attack was possibly the fiercest so far. Referring to Chris Martin's self-deprecation as he picked up two awards at the event, he said: "Coldplay's Chris Martin hinted he may avoid the limelight. 'People are fed up with us and so are we,' he said, "No s--t." Fellow double award winner James Blunt didn't fare any better. Barry said: "I have spewed blood down dirty toilets with more talent than him." Barry even had a go at the Kaiser Chiefs, who he admits to liking. He wrote: "And the Kaiser Chiefs won best 'rock act', which is just mental. They're not a rock band. I met one of them in Japan and he was lovely, if a little scared by my over-affable drunkenness, but they're no rock band." In his rantings, it was only this year's Best Breakthrough Act The Arctic Monkeys who seemed to get away with a gold star. Barry hinted that they were OK because they didn't turn up at the event on Wednesday, even though they won. Instead the band honoured their commitment to play a ShockWaves NME Awards Tour show in Portsmouth. Barry said: "First off, let us say a big well done to the Arctic Monkeys for not turning up to the Brit awards and instead playing a gig in Portsmouth. Why would you go? I think you have to pay to go anyway, which is a joke." Prog rockers Mogwai, who have never been put up for a Brits award in their eight-year history, release their new album Mr Beast on March 6. They play several UK dates as part of a world tour this year, including a show at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on April 27. The gig is part of the Triptych festival and, due to demand, was upgraded from Edinburgh's Queens Hall to the Usher. Read more @ DailyRecord.

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    Robert_Terry
    zeppelin91 wrote: if a band has been around for 8 years and not won an award i think its time they called it a day
    haha ha ha NO,
    mustiebalzak
    nerdlinger wrote: You people know nothing. He got everything correct. Mogwai are amazing. They have more talent that every band put up for an award.
    sorry budy, but i've never heard of them. come to think about it i've never heard them played on american radio period! the other bands i've heard and they suck.
    tony_dyp26
    sounds that they are jealous cuz they wasnt even invited to the awards....they need to put their
    Robert_Terry
    Mogwai are talented man, i remember seeing them mtv2 (europe!) at like 2am thinking, this is stunning atmosphric music, and then they say this. I guess you could take one of 2 sides, 1) who do they think they are? or 2) being musicians, music being expression, they were doing there job There great, and just coz some of you lot over the pond hant heard them dosnt mean there not Heres to never having james blunt mentioned on U-G again
    fishyboy
    most, if not all radio bands suck. i've even stopped listening to my local alternative radio station, cause they only play major label stuff, and indie labels are where all the originality and groundbreaking stuff is happening at. Awards mean nothing, sales mean nothing, radio play means nothing. YOUR LOCAL SCENE IS EVERYTHING! Remember that, and support ORIGINAL music.
    Quicksand15
    zeppelin91 wrote: if a band has been around for 8 years and not won an award i think its time they called it a day
    wow, you managed to write the most stupid sentence i've ever seen and that means a lot! this is pathetic. makes me proud of being a mogwai listener, though...
    iron_maiden93
    Good job mainstream americans! you stand up for what you believe in, which is no good music written by other people played on the radio because corporate america believes it will sell to the little teenagers. Mogwai is a great band, and if you haven't heard of them i suggest you do. Inspiring, soft, powerful, although they may not make radio, but that's simply because the mainstream won't let them, because you are to used to listening to music with lyrics rather than music with soul.
    CoMeOnDiEyOUNg
    well he was right about coldplay...they are terrible. id rather listen to the sound of a cow menstrating than listen to that shit I agree with that.
    jonnyhighlander
    I disagree with all of you. The bands that win at the brits really and truely deserve their awards. The brits are a back smacking sack of shit. hence my assertion that if you win one, you truely deserve to win it.Zeppelin91, from what you say, i take it you draw all of your records from the top 40 album chart?I am in awe of your taste (not to a septic tank, I am being sarcastic.Find a dictionary.Its a big cardboard thing with paper inside it).Lukewarmplay to win it for the next 10 years!
    zeppelin91
    if a band has been around for 8 years and not won an award i think its time they called it a day
    keefo
    zeppelin91 : if a band has been around for 8 years and not won an award i think its time they called it a day
    you sir are a freakin idiot
    jonnyhighlander
    well, if they are not played on american radio, they must be shit right?as the world doesn't exist outside of yank land
    wadeab
    There great, and just coz some of you lot over the pond hant heard them dosnt mean there not
    Some of us over the pond love them Then again i haven't listened to the radio in years so... (i've never heard of james blunt or arctic monkeys)
    jimicrakcrn
    ^ but arctic monkeys get played on the radio.It doesnt matter who has talent...or who are better musicians.Its just about how many people vote for them on MTV..its sad really...half the people that get awards dont deserve them...and the few bands that deserve the awards...nobody has ever heard of.
    TeenBite
    Caullay, Brit Awards mean nothing, it's just what the mainstream want to hear. I tell you, if a record company launched a huge advertising campaign for ANY band on their label, they'd become a really popular band and win awards. That's why I don't care what bands think about other bands, or who wins awards.
    Deek_13
    Finally some people who agree with my views on coldplay. Mogwai \o/
    nerdlinger
    You people know nothing. He got everything correct. Mogwai are amazing. They have more talent that every band put up for an award.
    Caullay
    UG wrote: Prog rockers Mogwai, who have never been put up for a Brits award in their eight-year history
    Says everything
    4satin
    Caullay: UG wrote: Prog rockers Mogwai, who have never been put up for a Brits award in their eight-year history Says everything ^ you're an idiot. they're INDEPENDANT who make some great music. its horrible most of you have never even heard of them and are posting Green Day and Hawthorne Heights tabs.
    Frusciante-guy
    mustiebalzak wrote: i think some one threw some water on thge guy, that's why he's so pissed.
    I think he was pissed
    xXbleed4meXx
    well he was right about coldplay...they are terrible. id rather listen to the sound of a cow menstrating than listen to that shit