Criminal Beth Ditto

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 February 2008

Criminal Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto likes to download music illegally.

The Gossip singer - who has released a cover of Heaven 17's 'Temptation' with former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker - admits she prepared for the duet by searching on the internet for his back catalogue.

She said: "Before Jarvis asked me to perform with him at last year's Shockwaves NME Awards I hadn't heard much of his music.

 "I'm not going to lie, I started illegally downloading his stuff. It was amazing - absolutely brilliant."

Beth - who is famous for her outspoken nature and outrageous dress sense - also revealed she had never heard of Pulp before meeting Jarvis.

She added to NME magazine: "You have to remember that as far as that era of Britpop was concerned the trend that came to us in Arkansas was only really Oasis.

"But then I spoke to people who grew up in bigger cities, and they completely worshipped his stuff with Pulp and his solo music."

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