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Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder Says Twilight Is Romeo And Juliet With Fangs

December 20, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Shortlist (via NME), Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder says that he recently was forced to watch all four Twilight films in a row and ended up comparing them to Romeo and Juliet.

He said: “They even made me watch the Twilight saga the other day – all four of them on the bounce. But they’re OK – they’re just Romeo And Juliet with fangs.

He also said he will watch Downton Abbey on Christmas Day. He added: “The missus loves it. I don’t mind it, either. It’s a glamorous soap opera.

Meanwhile, the band’s vocalist Rowetta said that the new album is “sounding brilliant”. She said: “Shaun’s lyrics are great and everybody’s playing better than before because we’ve all got clearer heads. We’re going to get different producers on board I believe, so it will all change. We used to have the producer first then start writing. The working titles include ‘Designer Vagina’, ‘Lollipop Man’, ‘Mumbo Jumbo’.

The band perform tonight at the Roundhouse in London.

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