Noel Gallagher has taken aim at some of the biggest pop stars in the world, saying the current “biggest-selling artists are s***”.
Appearing on Matt Morgan’s podcast, Gallagher singled out stars such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran as he decried the loss of “proper rock stars”.
“Music now is style over substance,” he said.
“I find that these young people in the music game – they f****** look great, they’ve all got tattoos and the image and all that f****** b******s but really they’re just s***, they’re not saying anything.”
He continued: “The biggest-selling acts are s***, 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.
“Now the biggest thing in the world is f****** Taylor Swift. What?! F*** off.”
Gallagher also said he believed there would never again be “proper” rock stars such as David Bowie or Freddie Mercury in the age of social media.
“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.
“They’ll never be people like that because musicians will never make that kind of money and the ones that do like Ed Sheeran, f****** whatever.
“They’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.”
Gallagher’s latest tirade follows his comments against wearing masks to avoid spreading Covid-19, claiming they are “pointless”.