Never one to shy away from telling people like it is, Britpop icon Noel Gallagher has been giving his opinion on the state of music industry ahead of his headline performance at T in the Park on Sunday.
Speaking to the Daily Record, the former Oasis songwriter in chief was reflecting on his first appearance at the festival, some 21 years ago.
“When we were young we were a lot cooler than this generation, let’s put it that way,” said Gallagher. “Forget this generation, they’re lost. Imagine the next generation. Can you? I can’t. I’d rather not.”
The 48 year-old went onto discuss the issues with record label control and stated his belief that there would never be another band like Oasis as a result.
“There won’t be another music revolution because commerce and big business doesn’t allow revolution.Taylor Swift will still be going in 20 years but she’ll be called something else. She won’t be going. It’ll be someone else. But there will never be another Oasis, I can tell you that. Never in a million years. Five lads from a council estate who wanted to be as big as the Beatles and were big enough to say it. Never.”
Despite numerous rumours since the band split up in 2009, Gallagher Snr has always denied there will be an Oasis reunion, saying that they would only ever get back together for the money. Despite the split, his solo act, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, has been hugely successful. His two albums have been generally well received and the latest effort, Chasing Yesterday, released in February, is the biggest selling vinyl of the year so far.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline the main stage at T in the Park on Sunday and is one of 15 acts we’ve picked out to watch at this year’s festival.
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