Richard Ashcroft Slams Manufactured Pop

Add former Verve frontman to the list of those slamming manufactured pop. He told Virgin Radio, “In my opinion, the musicians have lost the battle. It seems more difficult now for the good acts to get stuff out there.” Ashcroft added that Pop Idol gurus Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell should be “melted down and turned into glue.” His recommendation for what is real? ‘You see a band like the White Stripes and you think — that’s music.” The full story at has since been removed.

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