Billy Bob Thornton isn’t known for putting things delicately, particularly when it comes to anything that threatens his beloved South.
Interviewed on Twisted South Radio, the Mr. Woodcock star—who snagged an Oscar for penning 1996’s Sling Blade—goes off fully cocked on British Petroleum for spilling untold millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
“It’s pretty f—– up. And I’ll tell you what, that’s one of our greatest treasures, the Gulf Coast,” the Hot Springs, Ark., native tells host Michael Buffalo Smith.
“Having spent my life—a lot of it—down around there, it’s just real sad to me. I don’t know what the answer is.
“But I think it’s a lot worse than people are letting on. It could be catastrophic in the end.
“When you look at all the people who are out of work now because of it, it’s just unbelievable.
“But I’ll tell you what: Those sons-a-b—— need to pay for all that. I know that much.”
Billy, who fronts The Boxmasters, also discusses the countrified rockers’ latest project.
“We just finished a concept album called Dinosaur, which is sort of [like Pink Floyd’s] Dark Side of the Moon.
“It’s all about how the computer changed the world and how we’re living in this politically-correct society and how art’s being kinda choked.
“It’s a record for how s— sucks now for guys like us who grew up in the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll.”
To hear Billy full’s full interview tonight at 9pm ET, click here.
To check out The Boxmasters’ site, click here.