Liam Gallagher is certainly not known for being reluctant to speak his mind. The musician, whose backing for his upcoming solo effort Come on you know is underway, said he thinks the majority of rock stars are “useless” and live boring lives – and he basically dragged U2 into the process.
Gallagher enlisted fellow rocker Dave Grohl for his recent single “Everything Electric”, and shortly after, the Foo Fighters frontman said in an interview with NME that Gallagher was “one of the last rock stars left”.
“Unfortunately we didn’t do it in person, but I love being in the same room as Liam,” Grohl recalled of their collaboration on the song. “It’s like putting a fucking quarter in a jukebox and turning it up with this guy. It’s fucking awesome. Obviously he’s an amazing singer and he’s a fucking rock star. He is one of the last remaining rock stars.
A fan shared Grohl’s post with Gallagher on Twitter, in which he replied, “He’s right, the others are useless.”
During a conversation with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Gallagher expanded on his statement.
“I mean, they’re not all [useless], but the majority of them are. Those who think they’re rock stars aren’t, they just… live a very boring fucking life, and I think rock ‘n’ roll deserves a little more than making music, you see what i mean? You gotta go out and get yourself – you just gotta live an exciting life. It’s like U2, they pretend to be a rock ‘n’ roll band, but what is it? Come on man, I’ve never seen Bono fuck, I mean, I’ve never seen any of them do anything rock ‘n’ roll,” the musician explained.
He thinks a band like U2 should have gotten “into a little bit more naughty stuff” to call themselves a rock ‘n’ roll band, because attitude has a lot to do with being rock ‘n’ roll star.
“Without a doubt, I think the attitude, a lot of people will be like, ‘Oh, it’s all in the music. But I don’t agree, I don’t think it’s all about the music. Obviously you have some degree of, your tracks have to be pretty decent, but I think attitude goes a long way,” he continued. “But, people just think rock ‘n’ ‘roll looks a little silly and a little stupid, but it means a lot to me. I’d rather be that than fuck some fucking politically correct idiot.”
For more on Gallagher’s upcoming album and tour, tune into Loudwire Nights tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Come on you know will be released on May 27 and you can pre-order it here now. His record support tour kicks off June 1 in Manchester, UK and runs through November. Check out the full program on its website.
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