Noel Gallagher has a problem with the contemporary music scene.
Appearing on the latest episode of the “Funny How? with Matt Morgan” podcast, the former Oasis songwriter complained about the selection of modern rock stars.
“Music now is style over substance. I find that these young people in the music game – they f**king look great, they’ve all got tattoos and the image and all that f**king bollocks but really they’re just s**t, they’re not saying anything,” he said.
“The biggest-selling acts are s**t, whereas when I was growing up the biggest-selling acts were the best acts. The biggest band in the world was usually the best band in the world,” Gallagher continued. “Now the biggest thing in the world is f**king Taylor Swift. What?! F**k off.”
Gallagher praised some of the classic rock stars he admired for being among the greatest in the world.
“There’ll never be another David Bowie, there’ll never be another Marc Bolan, there’ll never be another Freddie Mercury, proper rock stars,” he said. “I don’t consider myself a rock star, I’m more of a songwriter/grafter, I mean proper flamboyant rock stars.”
He added, “There’ll never be people like that because musicians will never make that kind of money and the ones that do like Ed Sheeran, f**king whatever. There’ll be no more private jets or David Bowie rocking into King’s Cross Station dressed as a Nazi, they’ll be none of that any more, because people will be cowed by social media.”