Veteran rocker Paul Weller has lashed out at past winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brit Awards - just two weeks before he receives the prestigious honour.

THE JAM star - who has already launched a scathing attack on singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT - questions the merit of previously presenting the award to SIR Bob Geldof, because the former BOOMTOWN RAT achieved international fame for his charity work.

He says, "Bob Geldof. What did he win it for? Can't be for his music, man. I mean, if it's for his charity work in Africa then you can't knock it, but Boomtown Rats, f**k off."

And the 47-year-old has little time for ex-THE POLICE singer Sting either: "F**king horrible man. Not my cup of tea at all. F**king rubbish. No edge, no attitude, no nothing."

Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, fares little better: "He said he wanted to bring ballet to the working classes. What a c**t."

Weller is scheduled to perform a selection of his hits at the 15 February (06) British music industry ceremony in London.