Last night at the Brit Awards, Paul Weller was honored for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Now 47, the Original Style Councilor (OSC, like OG) formed The Jam in 1977, which means he was just a lad of 19 when the band released the brilliant All Mod Cons! In interviews surrounding this big Brit to-do, Weller proved himself to be an eminently sensible man. He told the BBC that a Jam reunion "will never, ever happen." Weller said reunion tours are "sad" and that "Me and my children would have to be destitute and
starving in the gutter before I'd even consider that, and I don't think
that'll happen anyway." Weller also commented on the twisted nature of celebrity in an interview with Britain's Arts and Books Review: "I hate that whole celebrity culture thing, that thing where you can be
famous for getting your tits out or going on some fucking reality TV
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show. It's a sad message to send out to the young generation." [via femalefirst.co.uk] And regarding his fellow Brit Awards performers, Coldplay, Weller said, "They
bore the shit out of me. I've met Chris Martin before and I don't want
to slag him off because he's a lovely lad, but his music is too fucking
bland." [via contactmusic.com] I heart Paul Weller! Wonder if he's a single dad...