Paul Weller has blasted the lack of productivity from younger artists.

Paul Weller wants artists to record more songs

Paul Weller wants artists to record more songs

The former Jam frontman thinks the key to his own long career has been a near-constant cycle of recording new music and touring and admitted he doesn't "understand" why some musicians can go several years without bringing out a record.

Speaking on 'Desperately Seeking Paul – The Paul Weller Fan Podcast', he said: "Isn't that part of the job description, that you go on tour and you make records? That's probably an old-school way of looking at it, but that's all it's about really.

"I think it still applies. I think there's something to be said for consistency and keep pushing it and pushing it and pushing it out.

"As opposed to a lot of the younger artists who make an album then don't make another for five or seven years.

"I don't understand that. I often think, 'What do you do in those in-between years?'

"You can't be on tour for five or seven years touring the same record, surely?"

The 65-year-old singer fears for the legacy of such acts.

He added: "Somebody like Amy Winehouse, who was a brilliant artist, she's only left two records in the world.

"I think that's why it's important to put out as much as you can.

"Not just for the sake of it, not [rubbish], obviously."

The 'Changingman' rocker enjoys being appreciated for his music, but isn't interested in fame.

He said: "It's too fake. If people like me because of my music then great, fantastic, but that's it for me.

"Or if you love that pair of shoes I'm wearing in that particular photograph, that's find because I've done that myself.

"Beyond that, I couldn't care less about any of that at all."

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