Noel Gallagher Slams Publicity Hungry Lady Gaga

Noel Gallagher has slammed Lady Gaga for making "Madonna-lite" music and insists her career is based on "publicity" rather than great songs.

Noel Gallagher Slams Publicity Hungry Lady Gaga
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Noel Gallagher has slammed Lady Gaga for making "Madonna-lite" music and insists her career is based on "publicity" rather than great songs. Noel Gallagher has blasted Lady Gaga - claiming her career is based on "meat suits" and "controversy". The singer thinks the pop-star is good at getting attention, but he doesn't think her music will stand the test of time. He said: "I don't give a f--king 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--king music." "Her album gets played a lot around my house by my daughter and it's Madonna-lite. Madonna was hardcore. She took it to the edge musically as well as everything else." "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--king music to play are they?" The former Oasis star - who has an 11-year-old daughter Anais with his ex-wife Meg Matthews and two sons, three-year-old Donovan and 10-month-old Sonny, with his current spouse Sara MacDonald - is disappointed that most current rock bands have nothing interesting to say and laments the lack of a "focal point" for rock 'n' roll. He added in an interview with Q magazine: "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 bullsh-t tag, but still. I wish someone would provide a focal point." Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.

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    snaaake
    Noel can't open his mouth without a news article popping up about it, but he called Lady Gaga publicity-hungry?
    wink floyd
    Its funny how everyone on this website insults Oasis for not releasing anything relevant for a decade yet still worship the Big 4, Iron Maiden and other hilariously dated metal acts
    Sheer<3Attack
    I actually agree with him. Shes in the same musical circle that forget they're musicians and are just plain old celebrities. There are times when Elton John/Madonna/Bono/Paul McCartney/Billie Joe Armstrong are in the news and I almost forget they play music
    EthelTheFrog
    Again. Crap artist calling another crap artist crap. Is this all these Oasis guys do? Yeah, Lady Gaga makes generic pop music and most of her fame is from her uh... "creative" and "provocative" outfits, something that has been done before by people infinitely more creative than her. (See: Klaus Nomi). But c'mon Noel. You aren't much better.
    Trent Armitage
    lelandekstam wrote: Hey, Noel, no one gives a ****... Now play me some Wonderwall, bitch
    I give a ****. Play me some wonderwall now!
    explosionate
    I love the punchline headline. I don't remember if I ever saw a Lady Gaga story on this site, but I've read at least 20 stories about all the shit Liam says.
    slaveskinJACKET
    metallinescence wrote: Okay, really sorry for being ignorant here, but I listen to a whole heck of a lot of music, but I have never heard any other Oasis song other than Wonderwall. And if someone's the Publicity-hungry drama queen, it's him. Everything I've ever seen about him here, in Guitar World, or anywhere else, is him being angry at his brother, the state of music today, some random musician, the world, etc. Hey guess what, former Oasis frontman? You have done nothing worthwhile for years, your glory days are over NO ONE GIVES A GOSHDARN EFF ABOUT YOUR STUPID OPINIONS!!!!!
    Well, you must not listen to a very wide range of music, then, if you've never heard another Oasis song besides Wonderwall -- that, or you're not very old -- that, or you're one of those 'too cool for mainstream' guys. Champagne Supernova was just as popular, maybe even more popular, than Wonderwall. Also, Don't Look Back in Anger, Live Forever, Some Might Say, All Around the World, and probably a few others I forgot were played fairly regularly in many venues and formats 10-15 years ago. Noel wasn't the frontman, either. He wrote most of their stuff, but Liam was the frontman. But I guess only having heard Wonderwall, you wouldn't have known that, anyway. If you're into old fashioned rock and roll, you should probably check their first couple albums out. They're not bad. Their music used to be a lot cooler than they were, themselves, but that's not the case anymore.
    jordo246
    Although I don't really like Noel that much he's right, her music is just as generic as every other pop artist.
    Supersonic1
    nnb wrote: Supersonic1 wrote: DickHardwood wrote: The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial Irony. Elaborate.[b]lelandekstam[ /b] I could be wrong, but if Gaga is Madonna Lite, then Oasis is Beatles lite
    Right, yeah, Oasis being Beatles ripoffs, nice originality. Have you even HEARD anything that's not off Morning Glory?
    ninfan200
    while it is true lady gaga is after publicity she still has better songs than oasis, not only that but this douche seems publicity hungry as well so he should stfu
    jimmypagejunior
    I really hated her until this last album. Lots of the songs do sound the same, but "You and I" is pure rock and I honestly love it. Also, the Country Road version of "Born This Way" is pretty brilliant in terms of creativity
    EthelTheFrog
    wink floyd wrote: Its funny how everyone on this website insults Oasis for not releasing anything relevant for a decade yet still worship the Big 4, Iron Maiden and other hilariously dated metal acts
    Iron Maiden has gone down hill lately, but, aside from the Blaze years and maybe 2-3 albums, they're still very listenable. As for the Big 4. Well. Metalheads rarely worship the Big 4 anymore, there were far better Thrash Metal bands, and none of the Big 4 really escaped the 90's. But this is UG. The "Metalheads" on here only know like 9 Metal bands, half of those aren't even Metal, and the other half are just the popular ones that everyone knows.
    jordo246
    EthelTheFrog wrote: wink floyd wrote: Its funny how everyone on this website insults Oasis for not releasing anything relevant for a decade yet still worship the Big 4, Iron Maiden and other hilariously dated metal acts Iron Maiden has gone down hill lately, but, aside from the Blaze years and maybe 2-3 albums, they're still very listenable. As for the Big 4. Well. Metalheads rarely worship the Big 4 anymore, there were far better Thrash Metal bands, and none of the Big 4 really escaped the 90's. But this is UG. The "Metalheads" on here only know like 9 Metal bands, half of those aren't even Metal, and the other half are just the popular ones that everyone knows.
    Dont speak on behalf of metalheads, there is plenty of metal heads that still love the big 4
    BlackApparatus
    EthelTheFrog wrote: wink floyd wrote: Its funny how everyone on this website insults Oasis for not releasing anything relevant for a decade yet still worship the Big 4, Iron Maiden and other hilariously dated metal acts Iron Maiden has gone down hill lately, but, aside from the Blaze years and maybe 2-3 albums, they're still very listenable. As for the Big 4. Well. Metalheads rarely worship the Big 4 anymore, there were far better Thrash Metal bands, and none of the Big 4 really escaped the 90's. But this is UG. The "Metalheads" on here only know like 9 Metal bands, half of those aren't even Metal, and the other half are just the popular ones that everyone knows.
    You, sirs, are a pair of douchebags. The fact that metalheads don't like Oasis or Lady Gaga doesn't involve the fact that we "know like 9 metal bands". Personally, I've always considered "metalhead" as a fan term. Metal fans are metalheads, not the musicians. I love metal, but not only that. I listen to hell a lot of punk rock too, pop punk, altern rock, metalcore... Shit, I even enjoy listening to screamo. I agree with the fact that most "metalheads" are really close-minded and non-tollerant with other music genres. But don't just f*cking box us all in there.
    Reagar
    sllc7 wrote: Just wait in the future when Bad Romance, Born This way, and The Edge of Glory are still played and Gallagher's songs aren't even known. Wait Gallagher's songs aren't even known now.
    Hmmm...fairly moronic and inaccurate statement
    CaliforniaKid
    This just in... Noel Gallagher has a keen grasp of the obvious. A champagne super nover indeed.
    niejel
    Reagar wrote: sllc7 wrote: Just wait in the future when Bad Romance, Born This way, and The Edge of Glory are still played and Gallagher's songs aren't even known. Wait Gallagher's songs aren't even known now. Hmmm...fairly moronic and inaccurate statement
    actually this is true.
    TheBisness87
    Noel is right, she may be very talented and whatever but she knows that all the stuff she does is for attention because thats what brings in the money. its sad that theres actually very little music involved in todays "music" but now for some reason its how a person or group looks like not what they sound like. a damn shame really. but hey if people start learning and playing instruments maybe that will change.
    nnb
    Supersonic1 wrote: nnb wrote: Supersonic1 wrote: DickHardwood wrote: The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial Irony. Elaborate.[b]lelandekstam[ /b] I could be wrong, but if Gaga is Madonna Lite, then Oasis is Beatles lite Right, yeah, Oasis being Beatles ripoffs, nice originality. Have you even HEARD anything that's not off Morning Glory?
    Whats with attitude? I was just responding to someone elses comment, and yes I have heard other stuff by Oasis, and I didn't necessarily mean they sound like The Beatles (tho they do have a few beatellike songs) but you can't deny that they sure as hell try to emulate their look.
    RukiaTH
    Will songs like Poker Face still be played? No, probably not. Will songs like "The Edge Of Glory" and "You and I" still be played? Yeah, I can totally see that.
    nnb
    RukiaTH wrote: Will songs like Poker Face still be played? No, probably not. Will songs like "The Edge Of Glory" and "You and I" still be played? Yeah, I can totally see that.
    Sorry for the double post, but poker faced is no longe played now. Much less in the future.
    Supersonic1
    nnb wrote: Supersonic1 wrote: nnb wrote: Supersonic1 wrote: DickHardwood wrote: The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial Irony. Elaborate.[b]lelandekstam[ /b] I could be wrong, but if Gaga is Madonna Lite, then Oasis is Beatles lite Right, yeah, Oasis being Beatles ripoffs, nice originality. Have you even HEARD anything that's not off Morning Glory? Whats with attitude? I was just responding to someone elses comment, and yes I have heard other stuff by Oasis, and I didn't necessarily mean they sound like The Beatles (tho they do have a few beatellike songs) but you can't deny that they sure as hell try to emulate their look.
    Umm...they never wore suits on stage?
    hassler
    Wow, for once, i can't argue with the guy. She makes "soulless pop music" (her own words) by choice, even though, apparently, she's some respectable musician (she must keep it to herself then). She's all about personality, physical image, and social issues. As far as the music, there's just nothing there.
    Supersonic1
    DickHardwood wrote: The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial Irony.
    Elaborate.
    [b]lelandekstam[ /b] wrote: Hey, Noel, no one gives a ****... Now play me some Wonderwall, bitch
    Coming from an Oasis fan: Wonderwall is piss, listen to one of their songs that's ACTUALLY good.
    kylealex09
    Damn! He straight roasted her. Haha. I agree with him too. I'm not saying I hate her and all pop music but her music sounds like everything else out yet she is trying to hard to be different. It's ****ing weird.
    jurnag12
    Noel Gallagher Slams Publicity Hungry Lady Gaga
    Unlike Noel, who does his best to avoid publicity and prefers anonimity above anything else. */sarcasm*
    nnb
    Supersonic1 wrote: DickHardwood wrote: The way you look or what you say or what you stand for is crucial Irony. Elaborate.[b]lelandekstam[ /b] .
    I could be wrong, but if Gaga is Madonna Lite, then Oasis is Beatles lite
    Eirien
    Yes Noel we all know you had a couple of good albums in the 90s. Done anything worth listening to for the last 10 years? No? Didn't think so. I'd rather listen to Lady Gaga's catchy quirky singles than Noel's High Flying Turds any day.
    indyrock91
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: She's been around for about 6 years now. There aren't many pop stars that are around that long these days and can still put out number one albums and singles. Yeah she's weird, but I don't think it's a gimmick anymore. I used to, but it just seems like that's her way of expressing herself. Everything she does seems to have a point to it and it doesn't seem un-thought out. Someone as famous and successful as she is, is bound to get some hate. I love rock music, but most people who play/ like rock music seem so elitist.
    Her first album came out in 08. Not 6 years Never liked Noel but cant really say he's wrong here
    Pagan_Poetry
    Lady Gaga may want publicit, but as far as I know, nobody is as publicity hungry as the Gallagher brothers. As this guy said, she's got the "weirdos" and "freaks" backing her up, so even if she's not doing anything she will be spoken about just for a little while. The Gallaghers have come and gone. Whether you like their music or not, their best days are over and they're floundering around. No one would even talk about either of the brothers new albums if they weren't having a bitchy publicized fight.
    WholeLottaIzzy
    She's been around for about 6 years now. There aren't many pop stars that are around that long these days and can still put out number one albums and singles. Yeah she's weird, but I don't think it's a gimmick anymore. I used to, but it just seems like that's her way of expressing herself. Everything she does seems to have a point to it and it doesn't seem un-thought out. Someone as famous and successful as she is, is bound to get some hate. I love rock music, but most people who play/ like rock music seem so elitist.
    USCENDONE BENE
    SHUT UP NOEL GALLAGHER. I have actually always thought of Lady Gaga as 'Madonna-lite' so for once i agree with this waste of headlines. But that's where it ends. He should just accept that it comes with the territory of pop music - he likes rock and probably thinks it has more substance. Great. Keep it to yourself. Also, anyone else read his daughter's name as anals?
    CiReMaN
    I may be a metal/rock even a little death hardcore and black metal fan but I do enjoy WAY MORE GAGA OVER This NOEL CLOWN and Is Brother "Idiot" , I don't remember his name!!!!!
    link no1
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: She's been around for about 6 years now.
    Fail.
    sllc7 wrote: Just wait in the future when Bad Romance, Born This way, and The Edge of Glory are still played and Gallagher's songs aren't even known. Wait Gallagher's songs aren't even known now.
    Isn't Born this way the Madonna rip off? And I havn't heard Bad Romance in months. I still hear Oasis songs around and I don't like them, neither do my friends, so must be the rest of the public playing it. She is just a mix of Madonna and Manson, not really sure where any origionality comes into it...Did Manson wear a retarded meat suit?
    theotherguy7145
    Ironic though it is that he's speaking about publicity- he actually speaks the truth. Tbh- I think 'Lady' Gaga is fading out already. Thank f*ck I haven't actually heard one of her songs in months!
    metallinescence
    Okay, really sorry for being ignorant here, but I listen to a whole heck of a lot of music, but I have never heard any other Oasis song other than Wonderwall. And if someone's the Publicity-hungry drama queen, it's him. Everything I've ever seen about him here, in Guitar World, or anywhere else, is him being angry at his brother, the state of music today, some random musician, the world, etc. Hey guess what, former Oasis frontman? You have done nothing worthwhile for years, your glory days are over NO ONE GIVES A GOSHDARN EFF ABOUT YOUR STUPID OPINIONS!!!!!