At first glance it might look like Noel Gallagher is making fin of his British music contemporary, but in fact he has high praise for David Bowie's comeback.
The former Oasis guitarist and co-singer said Bowie's comeback "blew his mind" and proves older artists don't need to rely on their back catalogues to make a comeback.
"It's great to hear his voice singing something new,
" Gallagher told NME
. "The more you hear 'Where Are We Now?' the better it gets. The video's mad like his f--king cat directed it.
Gallagher adds that older bands should give up on reissuing old albums and riding it out with tours:
"What it proved to me is that [other] reunions are f--king sh-te. If you had turned on the news and it had said, 'David Bowie is to do a f--king series of concerts next year,' everyone would have gone, 'Oh great, can't wait, that's it, let's talk about something else.' But we're still talking about that song. New music and records rule, but reunions for gigs are sh-t, you know."
It sounds like Noel makes a great point - Bowie might not be to everyone's tastes, but he's paving his own path like a true artist, decades after starting out on his career.
What's your view on reunions? Which artists have pulled off a blinding return to glory, and who's just been milking the cash cow? Share your view in the comments.