Just days after releasing a free download called ‘The BRITS 2013,’ which slated the annual music industry event, Robbie Williams has launched another tirade against the ceremony.
The 39-year-old, who has picked up 17 BRITs over his solo career and time in Take That, told Radio 4’s Front Row that he was disappointed with the lack of rock n’ roll antics at last week’s awards:
“It’s a lot of back-slapping. I think people should be entertained. I get it right sometimes, I get it wrong a lot of the time too.
“But I want to say something different, or be different or cause controversy. Or just have something interesting happen and it seldom doesn’t. I was backstage and it was dead — it might as well have been a dentists’ convention.”
Williams, who performed his UK chart-topper, ‘Candy,’ at the awards, then added that he misses the unpredictability of the 90s:
“I’m from 1996 and 1997 where there was Chumbawamba throwing a bucket of water in John Prescott’s face or Jarvis Cocker getting up on stage and then being thrown off when Michael Jackson was on. Or Oasis being nasty to Michael Hutchence or me offering Liam Gallagher out.
“I see everything I do as being entertaining. And that was entertainment. People should be more badly behaved or at least interesting.”
Considering he went home empty-handed this year, Williams could be accused of sour grapes. But when an artist as dull as Emeli Sande is chosen to close the show, it’s difficult to disagree with his argument.