“I was gambling with a load of people’s careers because we could’ve carried on playing the hits at those festivals that are a little bit like village fetes and I didn’t want to do that,” he tells Q magazine, adding, “I was rocking the boat a little bit, but I think the boat needed rocking.”
But he also told the Metro, “The rules have changed. The younger generation don’t think about it at all. If I get friends who are in an indie band and they get an advert, I’m congratulating them. Ten years ago you were calling them a sell-out.”
If Wilson does return it will be his second stint as a coach, with will.i.am and Tom Jones clocking up their fourth series apiece.
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