Suggs applauds political Stormzy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2017
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Madness frontman Suggs has called on modern pop stars to follow in Stormzy's footsteps and release protests songs

Madness' Suggs says Stormzy is the man to write a "proper protest song".

The 56-year-old musician has applauded the 'Big For Your Boots' rapper for producing politically-charged tracks, and called on the rest of the pop world to use their platform to bemoan issues affecting the world.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the 'It Must Be Love' hitmaker said: "I'd like to see someone writing a proper protest song, you don't hear much of that these days.

"I could see Stormzy doing that - he's already writing about that sort of thing. Not many bands are doing that."

Meanwhile, Suggs recently revealed there's a chance his life story could be turned into a film.

The 'Our House' singer has held discussions about telling the tale of how his ska/pop band - which was formed in the late 1970s - made it to the top of the charts but nothing is concrete yet.

Speaking about the biopic, he said recently: "It's just a rumour that's been going around, but there's definitely a story to be told there ... I couldn't see myself in Hollywood - more like Holloway!"

Suggs is being followed around by cameras for a new project though, as he is making a documentary entitled 'My Life Story' which will show what life is like on the road for him and his bandmates.

He shared "It's called 'My Life Story' and follows me on the road, but it's also interspersed with some dramatised sections. It's looking pretty good."

And his new one man show 'What A King Cnut... A Life in the Realm of Madness' is set to hit theatres in January.

Suggs will be heading out around the UK for a host of dates which will see him recount tales from his incredible career including getting vertigo when he performed with Madness on the roof of Buckingham Palace and the bizarre moment he watched his underpants fall to earth on David Bowie's driveway.

It follows Madness' notorious annual shindig, the 'House Of Fun Weekender', which takes place at Butlins Minehead from November 17 to 20, and the release of a new greatest hits album, 'Full House: The Very Best Of Madness' which comes out on 17 November.

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