Speaking at event in Oxford university Johnny Lydon (Rotton) spoke about Simon Cowell while promoting his new autobiography Anger Is An Energy.
At the event he called Simon Cowell "Our worst enemy. I dont think [the contestants] on the show [X-Factor] are awful, it becomes awful when they become trained into that cruise ship show band mentality."
Talking of Cowell he said that he "has got us all on his big cruise ship lollipop, and I ain't licking his lollipop."
In the talk he went on to insult Band Aid, saying it was "full of corruption", and pointed out that the administration takes all of the money. He then went on to insult Phil Collins' role in Band Aid, insulting him being at both Live Aid performances.