Noel Gallagher labels One Direction ‘cocksuckers’, says fame is wasted on everyone bar Kanye West

Oasis man says there's a lack of "spirit" in modern pop music

Noel Gallagher has attacked what he deems as the lack of “spirit” from today’s pop acts, saying that fame is “wasted” on music’s biggest acts apart from Kanye West.

The former Oasis star took aim at the likes of One Direction in an interview for the latest issue of Esquire, out now.

“I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Fame’s wasted on these cunts today,” Gallagher in quoted as saying.

“Bar Kanye. You watch him on the MTV Awards and you think, ‘You can fucking stay, you’re alright’.”

Gallagher added: “Does anybody give a fuck about what any of these current pop stars are up to? Who gives a shit what fucking One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30.”

“Harry Styles has got nothing to say for himself – nothing. ‘You alright, mate?’ “Uhhh.” That’s it. The gig will never die because you can’t download it. You can’t download spirit.”

He continued: “Who gives a shit what Ellie Goulding is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my fucking mind. It blows my fucking mind. Nobody cares! Fame’s wasted on them, with their fucking in-ear monitors and their electronic cigarettes. And their fragrances that they’re bringing out for Christmas. You fucking dicks.”

The guitarist also described the decision of ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik to leave the pop group as foolish: “For the likes of me who persevered from an early age to play the fucking guitar and write songs and practice and practice and practice, I’ll be fine. God help Zayn Malik.”

Gallagher previously called Malik a “fucking idiot” for parting ways with the band.


Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that both Noel and Liam Gallagher will take part in an upcoming Oasis documentary made by the team behind this year’s Amy Winehouse biopic.

James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner and director Asif Kapadia will follow up their work on the hugely successful Amy with a new flick charting the rise of the Britpop band right from their early days. Filmmakers are said to have been given “unprecedented” access to the band and unseen archive footage.

Kapadia will act as executive-director on the film with Mat Whitecross (Spike Island) to direct.