The Jam’s outspoken front man shared his personal thoughts on Robert Smith and didn’t hold back.
Weller has taken part in an interview in next month’s issue of Record Collector, where he appears to attack and insult The Cure’s front man.
When asked about Noel Gallagher’s new material and whether one of the songs sounds like The Cure’s ‘A Forest‘, he replied: “I don’t know about that. I can’t fucking stand them. F***ing fat c***, with his lipstick on still and all that b*****ks”.
“He’s my age as well isn’t he?” he continued. “He’s a fucking knob-end, man. I don’t like him. I wouldn’t work with him. there you go, there’s someone I wouldn’t work with. I’d f***ing slap him or something.”
The Cure and The Jam go back decades to being discovered by the same A&R man, Chris Parry, for Polydor. In a 1985 interview, Smith threw shade at Weller, essentially calling him a fraud. “People who think they’re socially aware and lend their names to things, like Paul Weller and stuff… I mean it does no good at all, ultimately,” said Smith, “Because you’d have to be particularly stupid to believe someone like Paul Weller.” Check out the video below.