Complaining about his critics, just three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon was upset about the fact they seemed to be more interested in “dead heroes.” Lennon was speaking with great optimism when it came to his family and future, chuckling that he had “plenty of time” to accomplish his other goals in life.
Lennon’s final interview was released by Rolling Stone Wednesday, marking the 30th anniversary of his death/ The interview will hit stands this Friday, December 10th. However, Jon Cott’s had a cover story released days after his death featuring only parts of his interview. This will be the first time in history the entire interview will be released to the public.
“His words are totally joyous and vibrant and hopeful and subversive and fearless,” Cott said in an interview Tuesday with insiders, “He didn’t mince words.”
After leaving the Beatles, Lennon said the most harshest of words towards his critics who were morally disgusted with his choices in life and in music.
“These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists, it’s like idol worship,” he said. “They only like people when they’re on their way up, I cannot be on the way up again. What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Visious and James Dean. I’m not interesting in being a dead *CENSORED* hero… So forget ’em, forget’em”
Other words that Lennon spoke of in the up coming publication talks about how he was trying to be a good father to Sean, his youngest son, as well, learning on how to better relate and socialize on a level more acceptable to a child, speaking of his strong bond between them and his wife, Yoko Ono.
Lennon, 40 was also a man dedicated to peace and love on earth stating, “I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity f soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs an answer questions as honestly as I can, But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
Cott’s Interview can be read this up coming Friday as it will be the feature of Rolling Stone, December 7thEdition.