It seems Oasis’ Noel Gallagher is not done starting beef with his peers. Just after his Glastonbury tiff with Jay-Z boosted Oasis’ chart sales, Gallagher gave an affirmative "no" to the BBC over whether the band would be interested in using something like Radiohead’s pay-what-you-will model in the future:
“I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. Fuck that.”
One problem with this point is that while Oasis may have used the most expensive studio and producer, they have not released a critical acclaimed album in over a decade, while In Rainbows was on just about every critics list at the end of 2007.
Still, Gallagher claims that he has no ill will towards Radiohead for what he sees as primarily a marketing decision:
“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing. Y’know? A great way of getting a load of marketing for free really, but good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders.”
Lazy praise, or passive-aggressive cheap shot at the Radiohead’s sincerity? I guess with Noel Gallagher, no one can ever really tell. [Gigwise]