Anton Newcombe On Hendrix, Clapton

It’s been awhile since we heard some good shit talk from Brian Jonestown Massacre. With DiG on DVD, a retrospective in stores, and a new EP out this summer, frontman/headcase Anton Newcombe recently found time to deliver some bon mots in Entertainment Weekly

“What I want to do is enter the popular lexicon. Like Jimi Hendrix. That’s my goal. Not to sell soap. Not to say, ‘Look like me, dress like me, sound like me.’ Not to get a supermodel girlfriend. None of that shit. I want people to come away from what I’m doing and look at it as a gift.”

Okay. But can you kick up the crazy a notch?

“People talk about Eric Clapton. What has he ever done except throw his baby off a fuckin’ ledge and write a song about it?”

Thatta boy.