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Joss Stone Blasts Lily Allen

Posted by Adam

Joss StoneJOSS Stone has launched a scathing attack on fellow British pop star Lily Allen — claiming she can’t sing.

The Fell in Love With a Boy hitmaker believes Lily is just a media personality — not a musician.

“She needs to sell records because she’s not a singer, and that’s not an offense to her because I think that she knows that too,” Stone said of Allen’s campaign to make internet file sharing a criminal offense.

“I think she’s a performer and she’s more of a personality than she is a singer. But I think when musicians are really making real music people come to the show and that’s what we make our money from, from playing live. And I think it’s probably harder for an artist like Lily and any other pop acts. It’s really about the track and about their personality and their celebrity and that’s how they make their money is selling those records.

“So the downloads – she’s not going to win that fight. None of us will win that fight. So let’s just accept it and let’s see it as something that can be beautiful and it might change music for the better. It might sort the weeds from the flowers.

“Who said that musicians have to be millionaires? Who made this a rule? We don’t need that much money. We just don’t. We only need enough to make music and to eat and to go on tour.”


  • Anonymous

    I have a new found respect for Joss Stone.

  • Morghus

    I think I like Joss Stone. Can’t say I’ve heard his music, that I remember, but I’ll be able to remember him having said something smart.

  • Beer Otter

    @ Morghus: Her music. Her having said something smart. Joss Stone is every inch a woman.

  • C Shep

    Hooray for Joss Stone!

  • NewtFishThing

    Morghus. Joss Stone has one of the best blues/R&B voices you will ever hear. Do yourself a favour and find some of her stuff.

    She was singing like that at 16!

  • Klay

    Joss you are one of the best vocalist that I have heard that’s soothing enough to just listen to your voice… for example sade, lauren hill, aaliyah, so on

    If you haven’t I encourage anyone to get some of her music and listen to it and through her interviews and the answers to her questions and topics makes her one of the realist and most attractive stars of this era…

    I have loved Joss Stone for so long that it isnt funny! Shucks thoughts sometimes run crazy but man enough to control my DREAMS!!

  • Naveen Andrews

    Always interested in hearing about her. Aaliyah was amazing. A celebrity I both admire and miss. It’s such a shame what happened to her. The pop art painting I own of her is well good and will be cherished forever!