In what might come as something of a cruel blow to Gwyneth Paltrow, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has called fans of Radiohead and Coldplay "boring and ugly."
Speaking to the London Times, Gallagher said, "I've mellowed, but not in the sense of liking Radiohead or Coldplay. I don't hate them. I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and they don't look like they're having a good time."
It's not just Radiohead and Coldplay that irritate Gallagher; the star admits he has no real use for any contemporary groups. "Not interested. I play The Beatles, The Rolling Stones. The Kinks, Neil Young, the Sex Pistols. Maybe a bit of The Stone Roses. Don't like modern bands."
Oasis will be releasing a new album, Dig Out Your Soul (we've heard it, and it's wonderful) on October 6. To prepare for the band's planned 18-month tour, Gallagher says he's laying off the hard stuff and has even taken up jogging.
"Last week me voice was a bag o'shite, I had to have a word with meself. I want this to be a success, I want this to be great, I thought 'I'm going to have to tone it down a bit'. Load of big fat lines, load of cigarettes, staying up late talking the same shit you talked the night before and the night before that, that's not good for it (his voice). When it's good, no one can touch me, And when it's bad, it's a bit better than Pete Doherty's."
Regarding abstinence, Gallagher says it's "not a big deal. I've got willpower." But when he's in full-on drinking mode, he might "do a bottle of tequila in a couple of hours, no problem. The good stuff, Patrón. Red wine I can't handle, just want to batter everyone. On tequila, I'm Bob Monkhouse. I'm a good drinker, but it's dominos, isn't it? Get pissed, smoke, do the other…"
Yeah, we know, Liam. We know.