If you, like us, have been waiting for someone to point a dictaphone at Noel Gallagher and ask him what he thinks of streaming service Tidal, today’s your (and our) lucky day. Rolling Stone did the honours, and the former Oasis leader was characteristically blunt. “I think ultimately with the spiel they came out with, it was like, ‘Do these people think they’re the fuckin’ Avengers?’… 

I was speaking to Chris [Martin] the day after, and I said, ‘Are you after a Nobel Peace Prize? Is that what you’re after?’ They were like, ‘We’re going to fuckin’ save the music business.’ And I’m just sitting there, thinking you might want to write a decent chorus for a fuckin’ start. Never mind fuckin’ royalties and the ‘power of music.’ Write a tune. Fuckin’ start with that.” Oh, and: “Alicia Keys made a speech that really should have been at the UN. ‘We’re all aware of the power of music!’ But I don’t think you are. I quote Nietzche regularly too, but only when I’m talking about downloading.”

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