Noel Gallagher Would Rather “Drink Petrol” Than Listen to Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner

Images Courtesy of Domino Records; Lawrence WatsonThe notoriously outspoken Noel Gallagher has taken a shot at the frontman of one of the world's biggest rock bands.

"I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys," the former Oasis guitarist tells British tabloid London Evening Standard.  Petrol of course is what the English call gasoline. "Wouldn't you? Alternative thinking is on its way out. They just don't make for great copy."

Gallagher says that today's music scene lacks the "great characters" of generations past, such as The Smiths.

"Is it any coincidence that all the indie labels got bought up by the major labels and things have started to get boring?" he continues.

Gallagher's post-Oasis band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, will release their second album, Chasing Yesterday, on March 3. The band will be touring North America in support of the album starting in May.

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