Punk legend "Johnny Rotten" of the Sex Pistols thinks Sting is more accurately called "Stink" — and called The Police "soggy old dead carcasses" in an interview with Virgin Radio.
Rotten, who has reverted back to his real name, John Lydon, dismissed Sting as "Stink," saying of The Police's recent comeback: "That really is a reformation, isn't it? But honestly, that's like soggy old dead carcasses.
"You know listening to Stink try to squeak through 'Roxanne' one more time, that's not fun. It's like letting air out of a balloon."
Lydon, 51, speaking as the Sex Pistols prepare for a one-time gig to mark the 30th anniversary of their album "Never Mind The B*****ks," also told Virgin Radio that drug-taking was "a bit old fart."
Of British rockers Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty's problems, he said: "You know you can use drugs for entertainment, but you should be quiet about it. That shouldn't be your center showpiece.
"There's not much going on in their head with them. They're not thinking. They're not doing this for the right reasons. They obviously don't enjoy what they're doing. And that's why you turn to drugs. And that's what happened with Sid Vicious, he wasn't happy about what he couldn't do."