Starting up a bit of a feud, Joss Stone attacked fellow British pop star Lily Allen, saying that she cannot sing, believing she is just a personality and 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.
But the bashing didn’t stop there. “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.”
Stone thinks that she needs to move on from the download problems. “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.”
And what does Joss believe is a true musician? “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.”