Noel Gallagher doesn’t want to hear about politics, he just wants to hear the hits. In an interview with the NME, Gallagher offered up his thoughts on bands that take up political causes and speak out about them in their music or at concerts. Specifically, Gallagher singled out Bono and Thom Yorke.
“Play ‘One’, shut the fuck up about Africa,” was Gallagher’s message for Bono, who has famously devoted much of his time to AIDS and debt relief issues on the continent. As for Yorke, Gallagher had the following words of wisdom to impart:
“Thom Yorke sat a piano singing, ‘This is fucked up’ for half-an-hour. We all know that Mr Yorke.
“Who wants to sing the news? No matter how much you sit there twiddling, going, ‘We’re all doomed,’ at the end of the day people will always want to hear you play ‘Creep’. Get over it.”
It’s nice to see that the years aren’t making Noel any less of a prick. Fee free to offer up some comments on Gallagher’s little rant below.