Washington: Former Oasis guitar player Noel Gallagher has slammed pop icon Lady Gaga for making ‘Madonna-lite’ music and establishing her career solely on publicity and controversies.
Gallagher, 44, insists that the ‘Bad Romance’ star just attracts attention and her music will fail to stand the test of time.
“I don’t give a f***ing monkey’s about Lady Gaga. It’s all about the meat suit and the controversy. Is it about music? Really? She’s got the publicity side sorted, but where’s the f***ing music,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
“Her album gets played a lot around my house by my daughter and it’s. Madonna was hardcore. She took it to the edge musically as well as everything else,” he added.
“Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they’re not going to have any decent f***ing music to play are they?” the guitartist said.
The former Oasis member also lamented over current rock bands who have nothing interesting to say and lack a “focal point” for rock ‘n’ roll.
In an interview with Q magazine he said, “Who will retell the rock ‘n’ roll story for a new generation? The problem with bands these days is half of them get the music right but you read an interview and think, ‘I can’t buy into them as people.”
“It’s become this prevailing thing where, ‘It’s all about the music.’ It’s not. It’s more than that. The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial. People are so wary of being the spokesman for a generation. It’s a bulls**t tag, but still. I wish someone would provide a focal point,” Gallagher quoted.