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He said he wasn't a "Luddite", but said he did not need the latest iPad or mobile phone. He said: "The people behind them are just Trekkies. I don't want my kids to look like them."
For those who have seen The Rolling Stones become a corporate money machine and Sex Pistols vocalist Johnny Rotten advertising Country Life butter, the barely suppressed rage is strangely heart warming.
Despite having more than 35 years of performing behind him, Ant said he still enjoyed it, adding: "I'm playing the guitar more than I used to and I like the challenge of trying to do good songs right.
"If you want my stuff, pay for it. I don't want people to hear my records until I want them to hear them. I'm not going to compromise. Nobody tells me what to do, and I don't care what people think."
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His band Adam and the Ants exploded into life during the Punk era and 30 plus years later the feisty former frontman is still railing against injustice and exuding expletive enhanced anger.
He heard about Voewood Festival when being interviewed by his friend Mandana from the Soho Clarion.
of the punk movement and major rock groups came from art schools. I've got it in for the internet, which is taking over pen and paper. Children should do one hour a week on the internet and get out and climb trees.
He said: "I feel that something is happening in the literary and music business. People are running for cover and have a defeatist attitude. It is a great time for artists to get together for a festival with a twist.
He said: "I have my own record label called Blueblack Hussar and a new album due out in January my first since 1995. It's called Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
"If people come to the gig later this month, they will get an intimate, stripped down idea of music. People will be able to see how my songs were originally written."
for people with mental illness.
For, although your granny might not agree, that's how our rock stars should be.
The good new for his fans is that he is back in the studio and back on stage, in the midst of a 30 date UK tour.
The issues spring from the fact that he is bipolar. And, having effectively lost seven years of his life while on anti depressants, he saves his fiercest anger for the mental health care system in the UK.
He said if money was spent on the issue, "breakthroughs" would follow. But he said: "Care has just got worse."
But Adam Ant is not one of them.
He said: "I Asics Gel Atlantis Black didn't pick up a guitar for seven years. The pills were a chemical cosh. Unfortunately, people are still ashamed of mental health issues. You can be in the poorhouse, but if you are in the nuthouse, you are stuffed. People don't want to know. The stigma and taboo are enormous."
Eighties music star Adam Ant speaks out ahead of gig at High Kelling
For some music heroes, the early rage and rebellion quickly calms to safe and somewhat dull when life becomes comfortable.
With a fistful of fearsome silver rings, fingernails painted in different colours, a guitar slung over his shoulder and a cigarette lounging from his lips, he looked every inch the rock star if you ignored the Asics Kayano 21 Red
He said he was now "older and wiser", and added: "I get more pleasure from writing, but I'm enjoying performing more now because I'm doing it 100pc for me, not giving 91pc to the record company."
Despite a host of top 10 hits and numerous acting credits, for some people Ant is known best for the public incidents that resulted in him twice being sectioned most recently in 2010.
His anger at record companies and A executives is tangible, and he said there should be a law that independent lawyers should be present at all record deal negotiations.
"I will be offering my wholehearted support to the festival."
Ant is one of the star turns of the festival, and the night before the interview he played an eight song set at a private party at Voewood to publicise the event.
"It won't be available to download. I'm trying to make a point to Coldplay, who download for free, and Prince, who gave away his album with the Daily Mail.
He added: "It's not glamorous, and the NHS doesn't spend money on it. The brain is the big mystery: it has a million rooms."
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