While we had Bez’s ear, we wanted to run something else by him. At this weekend’s Cool Britannia festival at Knebworth, we heard that Black Box arrived at their dressing room on Saturday to find it had been plundered and all the booze had been nicked from their rider.
Fingers were, not irrationally, pointed at the Happy Mondays – who had the dressing room next door and something of a reputation for hedonism. But Bez insists they’re innocent. In fact, he says he had enough booze left over from the Mondays’ own rider that he ended up taking some home.
We know him to be an honourable man. So who was stealing acts’ booze, hoping that the Mondays would take the fall for it?
Feeder? Toploader? Dodgy? Come on, boys. Someone needs to ‘fess up.