He’s playing at Van’s Party In The Park this Friday and it’s sure to be a good show.

But Razorlight’s charismatic singer Johnny Borrell is known almost as much for his off-stage antics and quote-worthy interviews as he is for his music.

To celebrate his impending visit, here’s our round-up of his most memorable sound bites (so far). Johnny, don’t ever change.

“Firstly, I’m a genius. Musically, culturally, everything.”
– NME, 2004

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“I think you’d find out more truth by just walking down the street with a musical instrument than by looking at any of the news outlets.”
– Metro, 2014

“Well put it this way. Compared to the Razorlight album, (Bob) Dylan is making the chips. I’m drinking Champagne.”
– NME, 2004

Bob Dylan

“I’m the best songwriter of my generation. Ask me in 20 years about the Libertines.”
– NME, 2004


“But when I dance, it’s incredible. I can’t describe it, there’s no words. You just tap into your mojo and you just go.”
– The Guardian, 2004

“I don’t think it’s my job to be minxy.”
– NME, 2004

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“I’m going out to America and I’m not coming back until I’m king.”
– NME, 2004

“If I saw me, I’d want to speak to me too. I’d think, ‘that guy looks like he’s form Mars, he’s somehow strangely compelling.’”
– The Guardian, 2004

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“I went to the cinema with a friend. We watched An Inconvenient Truth and we walked out and were like, ‘Blimey’. I got on the phone to Friends of the Earth the next day and said, ‘I’m Johnny. I’m in a band called Razorlight. Can I help you?’”
– Gigwise, 2007

“To be fair, I’m sure there were times when I was obnoxious. But that’s rock’n’roll, you know?”
– NME, 2013