Noel Gallagher: ‘Rock’n’roll is gone but not dead’ – video

Singer reckons that the genre is in need of a saviour

Noel Gallagher says that rock’n’roll is “dead” at the moment – but that won’t be the case for long.

In the video interview that can be seen above, Gallagher says that all the genre needs in order to reinvigorate itself is a unique frontman or songwriter, like himself or brother Liam Gallagher.

He says: “[The state of rock’n’roll is] really fucking bad now but when it’s bad there’s someone somewhere like Ian Brown, Liam or Bobby Gillespie or a songwriter like me who can retell the story.

“That’s all rock and roll is; retelling this great fucking story. Music snobs will think when this band come along that its all been done before, but it’s only a story that needs retelling for a new generation. Rock’n’roll is gone at the minute but it’ll never die because Neil Young said so.”

The comments come after he said that Oasis were the last great traditional rock’n’roll bands.

He said: “We don’t live in an era where indie rock bands sell 60 million albums. Oasis were the last great, traditional rock’n’roll band.”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are set to release their debut album on October 17.