Paul McCartney claims Oasis' comparisons with The Beatles was 'Kiss of death'

Veteran singer says bettering his former band is "not an easy task"

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Paul McCartney has spoken out about Oasis comparing themselves to The Beatles, saying that he does not think any band can live up to the comparison.

Speaking about his influence on the Britpop era of music in the mid-1990s, McCartney told Q that he was happy to be referenced by a new generation of bands but he felt they were raising expectations to a point that could not be matched when comparing themselves to The Beatles. "I'm actually kind of honoured," he said. "They could be copying anyone – even when things happen like Oasis saying, 'We are then next Beatles'. But I also think, Listen lads you can't say that. And don't say that, because it's probably the kiss of death!"

Going on to cover the Gallagher's legendary bravado, McCartney added: "In Oasis' cases, I think it was coming from them. In others it's the record label or management and that's never a good idea: The poor band! Now go and do better than The Beatles did. Not an easy task."

It was revealed earlier this week that Paul McCartney has admitted Yoko Ono's presence in the studio during The Beatles' recording sessions infuriated the Fab Four.

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