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Paul Weller launches scathing attack on The Cure frontman Robert Smith

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Paul Weller performs at O2 Academy Brixton on April 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
Paul Weller is not a fan of Robert Smith. (Redferns)

Paul Weller has hit out at The Cure frontman Robert Smith and said he "doesn't like" him.

The former Jam star launched a scathing attack on his contemporary after Smith's music was brought up by an interviewer for Record Collector magazine.

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Weller said: “I can’t f***ing stand them. F***ing fat c***, with his lipstick and all that b******s. He is my age as well, isn’t he?”

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 18: Singer Robert Smith of The Cure performs live on stage during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on October 18, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)
Robert Smith was criticised by Paul Weller. (Redferns)

He continued his tirade: “I don’t like him. There you go. There’s someone I wouldn't work with. I’d f***ing slap him, or something.”

It is unknown where Weller's dislike of Smith comes from though The Cure frontman did once criticise the punk movement and named The Jam singer.

Smith said: “Even people who think they’re socially aware and lend their names to things, like Paul Weller and stuff… I mean it does no good at all, ultimately. Because you’d have to be particularly stupid to believe someone like Paul Weller."

The Jam 1977  Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler and Paul Weller (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
The Jam in 1977: L-R Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler and Paul Weller (Chris Walter/WireImage)

He did add: “You’d have to be particularly stupid to believe someone like me.”

Smith has not responded to Weller's comments and The Cure are currently on tour in Europe where they have debuted a number of new tracks.

Earlier in the year, Smith teased a new Cure album which would be their 14th and first since 2008's 4:13 Dream.

UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01:  Photo of Phil THORNALLEY and CURE and Lol TOLHURST and Andy ANDERSON and Robert SMITH and Porl THOMPSON; L-R: Phil Thornalley, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Andy Anderson, Lol Tolhurst - posed, studio, group shot  (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
The Cure: L-R: Phil Thornalley, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Andy Anderson, Lol Tolhurst. (Fin Costello/Redferns)

“It’s got artwork, it’s got a running order, it’s almost done," he said.

Meanwhile, Weller recently teamed up with Madness frontman Suggs for the single 'Ooh Do U Fink U R' after his last album Fat Pop (Volume 1) went to number one in the UK charts. It was Weller's sixth solo number one album.

Weller also reached number one with both The Jam and The Style Council.

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