Just when we thought there wasn’t anyone left on the planet who hadn’t been swept up in One Direction mania, straight-talking Noel Gallagher piped up.
The rock legend has poured scorn on today’s pop squeaks, saying that they are bland and boring.
Noel, 45, said: “Back in the 90s the Top 20 was mostly bands and now it’s all manufactured pop. They have got their careers to think about, so you don’t get anybody swearing or even admitting to smoking.”
Niall Horan, 19, from One Direction recently had to apologise to fans after being pictured having a sneaky cig.
But back in their heyday, Noel’s band Oasis were notorious for their hellraising antics and were regularly involved in feuds with other bands and celebs.
He said: “We were just being ourselves back in the day.
“If you are being yourselves nobody can touch you.”
The gobby Mancunian thinks stars now are too media trained and calculating, adding: “We never brushed anything under the carpet, so to speak. If I was asked a silly question I used to give a silly answer.”
He also isn’t a fan of social networking and slams celebs who use it: “I don’t understand the point of tweeting. Celebrities bastardise it. It’s a nonsense.”
And if you were holding out for a Gallagher fragrance, then you’ll be waiting a while.
“I’m not into that – having your own perfume. If I did, it would be called Toe Rag by Noel Gallagher.”
We don’t know about you, but we wish all celebrities could be as open and honest as Noel.