Posted in music on July 24, 2008

Foals @ Silent Barn (more by Leia Jospe)
Foals @ Silent Barn

Foals tour manager Nick Jenkin today called Lydon's description of the event at Barcelona's Summercase Festival "totally untrue," and said he watched Okereke being punched by the Sex Pistols' entourage while the band's frontman, known as Johnny Rotten, taunted the Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson, after he went to the aid of the Bloc Party singer.

Jenkin also told Times Online that Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis tried to help Okereke but was put in a sleeper hold by a security guard until he passed out and was then handcuffed as he lay on the ground. "He had a boot on his back," Jenkin said.

Foals bassist Walter Gervers suffered a black eye and guitarist Jimmy Smith was shoved through a barrier during the brawl on Saturday afternoon, Jenkin said. [Times Online]

Gruff Rhys was there too.

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Comments (55)

fucking pussies...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 9:43 PM

I'm awaiting a A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole post. Not so patiently waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 9:47 PM

This is what happens when you put several shitty bands in the same place at the same time. A stern wag of the finger to the Summercase Festival.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 9:53 PM

whether or not you like the bands, this is actually something interesting.

i mean a story about music that isn't a marketing stunt or straight up press release?

Posted by chris | July 24, 2008 9:58 PM

Foals are not "shitty."

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:02 PM

looks like Jospe could teach the Foals a thing or two about kicking ass and taking names.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:08 PM

god i love the foals. i can't wait to see them. i'm gonna rock the fuck out when i see them.\

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:31 PM

the foals rock about as hard as they fight
fucking cure lite

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:42 PM

"looks like Jospe could teach the Foals a thing or two about kicking ass and taking names."

What makes you say that?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:43 PM

sSecurity gaurds gotta lay off the sleeper holds, for real.

Also, the Foals suck. And I believe Lydon's side of the Bloc Party thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:46 PM

these shits deserve to get beat

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:50 PM

Lydon's any number of things but he's not a racist. There's more going on here than a bunch of racist louts picking on poor Mr. Bloc Party.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 10:51 PM

oh noes! poor foals! i better call the wahhhhhhhhhmbulance!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:03 PM

i can't believe people are seriously saying the foals suck. get out of here. you've probably never even heard their music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:13 PM

google ron paul

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:18 PM

Foals suck cat dick. Singer is a spazz and yay for anyone who punches him :-)

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:21 PM

buncha lightweights. dudes look like they'd get knocked out by a 10 mph gust of wind

Posted by god below | July 24, 2008 11:34 PM

Actually, 11:13, in this here age of the interwebs, it's not too difficult to have a listen to any band's music fairly quickly and easily. There's plenty of Foals tracks streaming on their MySpace page and all of it is pretty underwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 11:42 PM

Unfortunately, to many artists with no real motiv are starting to collaborate Kele's version of this shitty story.

Posted by blackhat | July 25, 2008 12:14 AM

"Unfortunately, to many artists with no real motiv are starting to collaborate Kele's version of this shitty story.

Posted by blackhat"

^It's corroborate, you tard. The only collaboration going on was between Johnny Rotten and his goons to bring the beat down on the skinny kids. And you used "to" incorrectly and you misspelled motive. You're pretty fuckin' punk yourself aren't you?

U show those basturds you dont need there dam spellins an grammers an shits!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 12:45 AM

sounds to me just like that Bjork vid at the airport, I mean same type of situation...

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 12:47 AM

@12:45 - yeah asshat, it's totally plausible that a bunch of british indie rockers are all collaborating on a huge conspiracy to out johnny rotten as a dick. the fuck are you doing reading a blog about skinny kids, just to get your rocks off by playing grammar police on the internet? why don't you do something productive like fact-check this story some more, i'm sure the times online could really use the help of a 35 year old virgin living in his mom's attic in bushwick.

go take a load off in the laundry room and try reading the facts next time without hating on a poor sop with dyslexia.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 1:33 AM

dave sitek got mad that they wouldnt suck on his shlong and so he drugged them and tea bagged the lead singer and now he has face herpes. dave sitek cried too because he knows he cant produce any one well that has more talent than he does

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 4:02 AM

i mean anyone that doesnt kiss his hairy ass

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 4:06 AM

please dont defend johnny rotten johnny rotten died years ago. johnny rotten would fess up to standing around while big men he pays to defend him beat up people who were bothering him or something, instead of lying to try and come out looking like the good guy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 4:09 AM

Sex Pistols suck. Long live Foals!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 8:42 AM

Foals has best album of 2008, hands down.

does anyone give a fuck if they're lightweights or can't fight?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 8:52 AM

Listen, you dummies. I know it's impossible to believe, but a bunch of drunk 25 year old kids who think they're hot shit are completely capable of instigating an obnoxious situation that ends with their asses being kicked. They are also completely capable of convincing themselves of any explanation of events that make them seem like the victim. I have seen situations like this a thousand times working security at clubs in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 8:59 AM

he plays an old-man guitar like lou reed. too bad he doesn't have the pipes like lou does. maybe lou needs to hang out with the pistols and deliver some serious heroine to those fucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 9:05 AM

Have you seen the kids tho. These aren't guido club scum, but skinny ass, nerdy rock geeks.

Somehow, I don't see the fucking FOALS getting together and forming a lynch mob for, Johnny 'I get paid for being an asshole' Rotten.

Posted by Reg! | July 25, 2008 9:05 AM

Jonny Rotten has always been, and will always be, a self-loathing, insecure douche.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 9:16 AM

It's the skinny ass, nerdy rock geeks who are most likely to act like the biggest assholes and the least likely to take into account that there may be consequences for their obnoxious stupidity in my experience. Especially when they think they have some sort of scene cred or celebrity status. Still, I wasn't there... but you'd be amazed at how often kids will get booted from a premises and proceed to come to a group consensus about how they were the target of some kind of persecution.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 9:18 AM

Rocky Napoli loves it when annonymous internet tough guys act tough.

Posted by Rocky Napoli | July 25, 2008 9:42 AM

Rickey Henderson loves it when Rocky Napoli puts his ass out to be plowed!

Posted by Rickey Henderson | July 25, 2008 10:04 AM

I'm offering a self defense course in Williamsburg begining on Friday Aug. 1st for those that are interested. Donationas are accpeted but I'm happy just knowing that the intellectual "skinny kids" can protect themselves.

Lesson #1: Keep your mouth shut
Lesson #2: If you don't have anything nice to say to old punk legends, don't say it.
Lesson #3: Do not approach old punk lengends unless you already have some kind of report with them. Email them first.
Lesson #4: Remind yourself each and every day that you are lucky to be able to express yourself in a free counrty, but not everyone shares the same views as yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:22 AM

i remember alex from blur attacking thurston at a sy concert in london for no reason in the early or mid-90's. if he wasn't alex from blur and thurston wasn't such a fame whore, alex would've been thrown in jail. alex was so wasted he didn't know what he was doing. i was really high at the time. but i'll never forget it.

Posted by ms. clinton | July 25, 2008 10:25 AM

a lot of shitty grammer in them post?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:29 AM

I want to see Axl Rose vs Brooklyn Vegan photographers in the pit. That I'd pay to see, be there when it happens.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:34 AM

I will trade martial arts lessons for grammer lessons. Please help me.

Too many shots to the head.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:48 AM

Not just shitty grammar...these people are just complete idiots. Esp. 10:22 and his "report" with old punk "lengends"!!! HA! tools...

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:49 AM

Does anyone REALLY that a bunch of skinny indie rock kids in different bands all got together backstage to taunt "Mr Sex Pistols" and thats why they got their asses beaten?

The only lesson to learn is that indie kids should go to the gym and eat their wheaties. That, or start using their guitars as weapons next time they find themselves in a backstage fight.

Posted by Perry | July 25, 2008 10:57 AM

daft punk started it

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 11:19 AM

It's so punk to have your entourage beats someone up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 11:39 AM

me and my posse the hot cops totally kicked adrian grenier's ass, like really hard. recently.

Posted by George Oscar | July 25, 2008 11:52 AM

oh but they are so small, its just not right

Posted by sarah | July 25, 2008 12:35 PM

I'm certainly not "a poor sop with dyslexia" Anon1:33, but thanks for the back up against Anon12:45 regardless.

@Anon12:45 - I for one don't read BV comments for English lessons...I read them for their content and (hopeful) wit, all of which is apparently lost on you. Keep anonymously critiquing people's grammar on a music blog in the middle of the night...nobody really cares.

Posted by blackhat | July 25, 2008 12:43 PM

poop

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 1:44 PM

"I'm awaiting a A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole post. Not so patiently waiting."

Of course, I assume that you are the one that wrote:
"Can we really blame British punk rockers for being racists? All those dudes are neo-nazi's anyway. I mean Mick Jones was in a neo-nazi punk band before The Clash, and he's half Jewish!"

Get over yourself asshole!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 2:10 PM

foals rock! and half of bv commenters are half retarded. seriously, comments here make comments on you tube admirable. it's disgusting and scary to think that i probably see some of you walking around doucheing up the environment that decent people live in. damnint

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 2:19 PM

July 25, 2008 4:02 AM--

Drunk Postin.

Posted by the truth | July 25, 2008 4:39 PM

Foals rock??? Hahahahahaahaha

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:15 PM

John Lydon has been a self serving, amoral bastard for many many years. You can read about his unpunk, inegalitarian, "I'm important and the rest of everyone is shit" attitude in a lot of punk literature. It was more forgivable, or at least understandable, when he was actually, you know, important and stuff.

since he's now a shadow of an unfunny joke of a rockstar, this behavior is pretty much just disturbing and criminal. he and his "entourage" ought to go to jail.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2008 11:01 PM

Does anyone have a photo of Keke after he was "beaten up"?

This story has been going for a week now & I have not seen any physical photographic evidence.

If Lydon's entourage did attack him, then Keke should take them to the cleaners, but I have seen no pictures so far.

Posted by nass khan | July 29, 2008 11:22 AM

i like the comments from the original story that say lydon couldnt possibly be racist cuz he likes reggae. similar to the "but i have a black friend" argument

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 11:09 AM

Posted by LydonISaRacist | August 15, 2008 12:10 AM

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