Vincent Perini/222 Recordings/Interscope RecordsNoel Gallagher, formerly of British superstar rockers Oasis, has been randomly attacking pop stars in a variety of interviews lately...and his latest targets are Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift.
Noel, who earlier this year went after Ed Sheeran, saying, "I can’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran sells out Wembley stadium,” disses Adam Levine and crew in a new interview with Vogue magazine.
"As long as the music’s good, nobody cares about what you f**ing wear," says Gallagher, as part of a discourse on music and fashion. "If your songs are OK, then your songs will seem better if you look good -- like those f**wits from Maroon 5. The tattoos take your mind off the fact that they’re s**t. OK?"
Later on in the interview, Gallagher gets another dig in: he says, "Stagecraft is beneath me. That guy from Maroon 5 -- he needs stagecraft."
As for Taylor, he attacks her in an interview with Rolling Stone. When the magazine says that many have praised her songwriting skills, Gallagher scoffs, "Who says that? Her parents?" When the Rolling Stone writer responds, "Lots of people," Gallagher says, "Who's 'people?' Name these people. You're f**ing lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f**king know it."
Also in the Rolling Stone interview, Gallagher also puts down One Direction. He calls them "lovely lads," but adds, "I have difficulties with people who don't write their own songs, who've got a team of songwriters who work for your record label."
But when the interviewer points out that One Direction actually does co-write many of their own songs, and adds that may of the biggest and most legendary Motown stars had a team of writers at their record label providing them with material, Gallagher doesn't buy it.
"If you're trying to insinuate that what's going on now is akin to what was going on at Motown -- what, were you out late eating magic mushrooms?" he says. "Not equivalent. Not in the slightest."
Gallagher currently has a solo career. With Oasis in the '90s, he scored hits like "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova."
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