Richard Ashcroft Shares New Track ‘Hey Colombo’ Responding To TV Drugs Rumours


If in doubt get the guitar out! Richard Ashcroft has shared a brand new song ‘Hey Colombo’. The surprise release is an apparent reaction to recent online rumours that he took drugs onto the set Soccer AM. The angry acoustic ditty is available at the bottom of the page.

A few weeks ago The Verve singer, Richard Ashcroft responded to online rumours he was holding a bag of drugs on live TV. The lead singer denied that a package of narcotics fell out of his pocket during an appearance on the show, Soccer AM.

The singer was a guest on the football chatshow and after being introduced to the studio audience, viewers spotted a small piece of debris fell from the leg of his trousers as he sat down. The internet erupted in speculation that it was a bag of cocaine.

Refuting the allegations, Ashcroft said to fans in a video,  “Just a quick message to a couple of you trolls on Twitter who are making a name for yourselves out of me – and also people moralising and virtue signalling,” said Ashcroft. “Number one: Cocaine and I have had no relationship for decades. Number two: Don’t you ever surmise what has fallen out of my pocket. And, don’t bring my children into it.”

“You’re on thin ice. Don’t libel my name. My dad didn’t like litter and I don’t really like litter. But it gets a bit preposterous in my pocket.  In The Verve I was known as Colombo, so get your facts right. You’re on thin ice. Peace.”

Here’s the track.

Meanwhile, Indie rockers, The Coral, posted a spoof video slagging off The former Verve frontman, you can check that out here.

Ashcroft is going to hit the road in support of fifth solo record, ‘Natural Rebel’, which is set for release on October 19th.  Richard Ashcroft will play Dublin in early 2019 as part of his brand new UK and Ireland tour.

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