10:20AM Monday September 24, 2007
Sex Pistols rocker John Lydon has blasted Sting and described his band The Police as "soggy dead carcasses".
Lydon - better known as Johnny Rotten - is unimpressed by the rockers' recent comeback, and mocked frontman Sting calling him "Stink".
He said: "That really is a reformation isn't it? But honestly that's like soggy old dead carcasses. You know listening to Stink trying to squeak through Roxanne one more time that's not fun."
The Police are currently in the middle of a nine-month world tour. They announced their reunion at the Grammy Awards in February.
Sting, 55, wasn't the only musician to feel the wrathful tongue of the ageing punk.
Lydon, 51, also criticised troubled stars Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse, likening them to his former bandmate Sid Vicious, who died of an accidental heroin overdose in 1979.