Quote Originally Posted by jacknife737 View Post
To be fair, even a lot of supposed "authentic" artists put on a bit of an act - ie when Green Day was still a little indie band on Lookout Records Billie Joe would put on a faux British accent sometimes. Tim Armstrong did/does the same thing.
Sometimes is a lot different from having it be part of your entire act, and having it clearly be to appeal to a more accessible/bigger group of people. If they pushed through their actual accents, since they're actually well-off and from rather posh areas, they'd risk a smaller following, so they hide the fact that they've got posh accents behind a working class accent.