During an interview with ShortlistNoel Gallagher claimed that he was "heartbroken" when he found out that Jake Bugg uses a professional co-writer for his songs. He added that those type of artists are just singers and performers, not singer-songwriters -- and that Bugg should "join a f---ing band" if he needs creative help.

Referring to the act of hiring a co-writer, the former Oasis guitarist remarked, "I've heard it said, in interviews, by these characters who use songwriters that, 'Well, you need help to write songs.' And what I would say to people like that is, 'Well, if you need help to write songs, join a f---ing band.' Right? That's why music is dying."

In regards to Bugg himself, Gallagher added, "I remember when Jake came on tour with me, it was great, and he was like 'The Great White Hope', to coin a phrase. He gave me his album backstage, middle of Europe. I was flicking through it, and was like, 'Who's this other f---ing guy in the credits?' I was heartbroken in a way, f---ing heartbroken."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release Chasing Yesterday, the band's sophomore effort, on March 3. Gallagher also recently said that he would be willing to reunite Oasis for the right price, and more specifically, "half a billion" dollars.

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