Jake Bugg speaks out about One Direction dig
In an interview with ShortList, the ‘Lightning Bolt’ crooner suggested that because Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis and Zayn hadn’t written their own songs, that their international success wasn’t necessarily deserved – and went on to rubbish comparisons between them and The Beatles.
“I mean, [One Direction] must know they’re terrible,” he’d quipped.
But speaking with Gigwise recently, Bugg explained that he didn’t mean for his comments to be taken personally by the band.
“With the One Direction thing you know, it weren't personal,” he explained.
“Someone said they were like The Beatles, which I thought, you know, is ridiculous. The thing is about The Beatles is they wrote great songs, so it's not a personal thing, it could be about any band.
“Some people do play it safe and it works for some people. For me, if someone asks me something I'm gonna give my most honest and truthful answer and I'm not afraid to give my opinion, as long as that doesn't involve anyone personally,” he continued.
“I don't mind speaking about me personally, but anyone else that's just unfair.”
Jake Bugg is heading Down Under to play Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay this July.
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