Noel Gallagher Says Fame Is Wasted on Everyone Who Isn’t Kanye West
Noel Gallagher appears on the December cover of the U.K. edition of Esquire, and in the corresponding profile, the ex-Oasis guitarist takes aim at modern pop stars -- specifically One Direction, Ellie Goulding and Adele. In Gallagher’s very humble opinion, the only artist who has earned his keep is Kanye West.
“Fame’s wasted on these c---s today,” Gallagher said. “Bar Kanye. You watch him on the MTV Awards and think, ‘You can f---ing stay, you’re alright.’”
However, that’s about the last good word Gallagher has for the current pop landscape -- or electronic cigarettes for that matter:
Does anybody give a f--- about what any of these current pop stars are up to? Who gives a s--- what f---ing One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30. Who gives a s--- what Ellie Goulding is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my f---ing mind… Fame’s wasted on them, with their f---ing in-ear monitors and their electronic cigarettes. And their fragrances that they’re bringing out for Christmas.
What’s more, Gallagher implies up-and-coming stars come bearing internet-manufactured personas lacking any authenticity. “Harry Styles has got nothing to say for himself -- nothing,” Gallagher said of the One Direction singer. “‘You alright mate?’ ‘Uhhh.’ That’s it. The gig will never die because you can’t download it. You can’t download spirit.”
While he was at it, Gallagher relayed he’s not too keen on Radiohead, either:
Look, as soon as Thom Yorke writes a song as good as f---ing ‘Mony Mony,’ give us a f---ing shout. Me and my missus, we were at the Coachella festival a couple of years ago and Radiohead were headlining… They were playing this post-techno: ‘de-de de de.’ We were a bit pissed. F---ing great. And then he started singing. No. Not for us. We’re party people.
Read the entire interview right here.