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Foals’ filthy room made hotel maid cry

Foals’ filthy room made hotel maid cry

FOALS' FILTHY FRONTMAN: Yannis Philippakis, lead singer of British band, Foals, arrives at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013 awards at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Wednesday, Oct. 30. He says he trashed a hotel room. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision

Foals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis reduced a hotel cleaner to tears when she was tasked with tidying up his disgustingly dirty room.

The rocker admits he lived in a “pigsty” while on tour with the band in Australia, and he was even hit with a fine for flouting the ban on indoor smoking.

His lowest moment came when he found a member of a hotel’s cleaning staff weeping over the filthy state of his room – but he is adamant the incident was “awesome”.

Philippakis tells Q magazine, “I don’t think I’ve ever been thrown out of a hotel. I did get into trouble in one in Australia. I had the same room for two weeks straight and I totally flouted all the rules. I was smoking and turned it into a pigsty. I had to call up my record label and get them to pay for a new room for me. They also paid the smoking fine.

“When I went back to my old room to get something I’d forgotten, there was a cleaner in there crying. I’m (expletive) serious – it was that bad! It was awesome. But I didn’t get kicked out.”

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