Belfast Telegraph

Gallagher slams outrageous stars

Noel Gallagher has said he thinks Miley Cyrus and stars like her would be better off trying to write good songs than being outrageous to get attention.

The former Oasis star told Rolling Stone he was sick of the trend for pop stars being provocative and thought they needed to get back to music.

In a typically foul-mouthed rant, he said: "I think there's a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to - in inverted commas - 'start the debate' about some old s*** or other.

"Because, really, they're not very good. Do you know what I mean? We have it in England regularly, and you have it in the States. I feel bad for 'em. It's like, 'Write a good song. Don't make a provocative video - write a good f***ing song. That'll serve you better, I think.'

"She was on TV recently, Miley Ray Cyrus, and it was just like, 'What the f*** is all this about?' I don't know. It's a shame, because it puts all the other female artists back about f***ing five years. Now, Adele and Emeli Sande - that music, to me, is like music for f***ing grannies, but at least it's got some kind of credibility."

He continued: "It's just embarrassing. Be good. Don't be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and f***ing s*** on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, 'Wow, f***ing hell, that's outrageous!'

"But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it's just a s*** on top of a boiled egg. That's all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I'd just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn't it?"


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