Noel Gallagher has took a diss at US rock bands, saying it has no soul!
Speaking to MTV.com recently, the mouthy Beatles fan described the state of the current US rock scene as “as bad as it’s ever been.”
However, one or two bands did escape his wrath. “I think that if we take Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Strokes out of the equation, American rock music is as bad as it’s ever been, really,” Noel reasoned, explaining, “There’s a lot of unshaven grown men in shorts with skateboard trainers singing about the blackness of the future. I find it has no soul. They should all have a shave and they should all put on trousers and they should all take their masks off and they should all go and listen to The Beatles and then they should come back and make some proper music.”
Noel also defiantly said that he and his Oasis bandmates had no intention of changing their spots and are still dedicated to producing 100% rock ‘n’ roll.
“We ain’t changing for nobody,” he stormed, reasoning, “If we suddenly went hip-hop and stuff like that, people would just – my fans, I couldn’t even look them in the face again. We believe in rock and roll! Not in the KISS sense, you know, not in a cliched sense. We believe in the power of guitars and amplifiers. That might sound a bit cheesy to people. If you want progression, go listen to Radiohead. But if you want to actually feel your fucking pants flapping, go and see an Oasis show. We believe in it, man, because we’re not fakers. We weren’t faking it in ’94, and we’re not faking it now.”
Oasis are scheduled to release ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ on June 17th, the second single to be yanked from their ‘Heathen Chemistry’ LP, which follows on July 1st.