Noel Gallagher calls modern pop stars rubbish

London: Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says the current breed of pop stars are not talented and he misses the days when British pop ruled the charts.

"The days of `Oasis` and `Blur` were the last great assault on the charts by alternative music. Christmas Top of the Pops was ­dreadful. Every song ­sounded like it came from the same field of music. There was a rap in there somewhere, everyone sang in a transatlantic soul voice and it was rubbish," quoted the 44-year-old as saying.

"The Britpop (British pop) thing was vastly different. We were all great live bands, and that`s gone now," he added.