Mark Ronson hits back at Noel Gallagher

"Right, how does Supersonic go Jay?"
"Right, how does Supersonic go Jay?"

Mark Ronson has returned fire in a war of words started by Noel Gallagher.

Writing on his MySpace page, the producer has responded to comments made by Gallagher on British radio last week. "Mark Ronson needs to learn three chords on the guitar and write a tune instead of ruining everyone else's," quipped the Oasis man.

Now, in a post heavy on sarcasm and referencing one of Noel's previous spats, Ronson has said: "I just wanted him [Gallagher] to know that I'm actually taking guitar lessons from Jay-Z right now and he's already taught me both chords to Wonderwall".

Warming to his theme, Ronson continues: "In fact, it's so much fun having Jay teach me all of Noel's songs on the guitar (hooray!) that I'm thinking of doing an Oasis/Jay-Z remix album. Potential titles are Champagne Superhova or Definitely Jay-Z. I'll keep you posted."

The post ends with one final barb: "Noel, I did write a song called Back To Black, which actually has seven chords in it."

It remains to be seen whether or not the elder Gallagher will choose to respond, but given his apparent desire to remain in the news at the moment - did we mention that Oasis have a new album out soon? - MusicRadar wouldn't bet against it.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.