Ex-Monkee's, (a cheap imitation of the Beatles whom most could not even play their own instruments at first) lead singer Davey Jones has nothing good to say about members of his former group.
In a recent interview, Jones let it all hang out.
According to his open interview with several reporters, so I guess he wanted everyone to know it, Jones stated that Mike Nesmith (the one with the most talent in my opinion) "had his head firmly up his butt."
"Peter Tork the bass player would pick a fight with fellow musicians, (Did Jones play an instrument?) if he were in a one-man band!"
Actually Tork was the only one who could play a musical instrument before all the training. So I guess it was pretty hard to sit listening to the other noises.
He concluded with Monkee's drummer. "Micky Dolenz would no longer play drums because he couldn't be out front!"
Rumors had it at the time that Jones was first shot at drums but no one could see him back there.
"That's when the trouble started with Michael", stated Tork. "He kept looking around and Davey was behind the drums and he'd use this funny voice and say 'Where's our Davey?' It was hilarious. But he ran it into the ground during the shows and Jones is very sensitive about his height, or lack thereof."
"Jones is right when he said Nesmith stayed in a different hotel than us, when on the road", stated Dolenz. "But when Davey asked him, he stated that he was afraid he would step on him. That really went over big!"
Davy's remarks made it clear that there's no love lost between him and his former friends, whom he stated were definitely NOT invited to his recent wedding, even if they wanted to come, which none seemed to do.
Jones was referring to his marriage to actress, Jessico Pacheco.
Davy's harshest words were reserved for Mike Nesmith.
"Mike has his head firmly up his rear end!" Davy huffed. "He's not an entertainer in the sense that Micky, Peter and I are. He has his back to the audience half the time."
Never mind the fact that Nesmith was the only successful ex-Monkee on his own, after the split up, with his First National Band. He had a hit with "Joanne", wrote "A Different Drum" for Linda Rondstat and won the first Grammy for a video in 1982.
Nesmith, whose mother invented the 'white out' or 'liquid paper' for secretary's mistakes, probably used some of it on this latest outburst of Jones.
"That Monkee is certainly throwing the shit", Nesmith was reported to answer when asked about the Jones rant. "Actually we all could sing, but Tork was the only real musician."