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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Noel Gallagher: Finest work is now behind him
ROCK superstars have died out because the music industry no longer makes them enough money, Noel Gallagher has claimed.
The Oasis star, pictured above, feels artists such as Michael Jackson and Guns n’ Roses enjoyed the best years, benefitting from huge record company advances.
Gallagher, 45, said his finest work was now behind him. He was at his most creative while pushing to make the Britpop band he formed with brother Liam, 39, a success.
He said: “Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money any more to be rock stars.
“Everybody will be jobbing musicians. It’s unbelievable. The music industry has changed beyond all recognition. The music business we signed in to does not exist any more.
“What is fascinating about that is that there was a way of making money and selling records that got happened upon in the Sixties and it worked for 30-odd years then all of a sudden, in under a decade, it’s gone, never to return.
“It used to be about the A&R man going to see gigs, demos and people going into record labels saying ‘give us a chance’ and it’s not like that any more.”
Gallagher also feels his millionaire lifestyle has detached him from his audience.
He said: “You can’t be a hypocrite and write songs about the plight of the working man when you are sipping champagne at eight in the morning in the South of France with a supermodel.”
Oasis shot to stardom thanks to hits like Live Forever and Cigarettes & Alcohol. Their second album, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, sold 23 million copies worldwide.
via L4e / express.co.uk
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