DJ and music enthusiast Paul Gambaccini is refusing to say anything nice about any more dead pop singers, according to his agent.
The 63 year old American pop music sage has been wheeled out several times in recent weeks to say nice things about dead artists as diverse as Donna Summer, former Booker T bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn and once again today following the sad demise of the BeeGee Robin Gibb.
In a statement he said, 'Ever since John Peel died, the press has been hounding me to say deep and meaningful things about recently expired musicians.
I'm bloody sick of it. I hated the fucking BeeGees, with their pansy falsetto voices and their big hair and their multi-million pound royalties from their 40 year back catalogue. Donna Summer? Fine in the 80's but she couldn't get arrested nowadays. Booker Fucking T? WHO??? Fuck 'em all. They don't need me to big 'em up now they're dead'.
In a further statement, Mr Gambaccini's agent apologised for his client's outburst, putting it down to pressures of work in recent weeks. He went on to add that Mr Gambaccini would like to pay tribute to the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was a major figure in international terrorism and second only to Jedward in his record of crimes against humanity.