Noel Gallagher claims that Oasis were the ‘last great rock n roll band’

Noel Gallagher, one of the most astute observers of pop culture has claimed that Oasis were the last great traditional rock n roll band.

Noel told Time magazine: “We don’t live in an era where indie rock bands sell 60 million albums. Oasis were the last great, traditional rock’n’roll band.”

Is he right? Is pop music a playground for X Factor pop? Has the Internet killed rock n roll? Are rock n roll band’s over or is there a bunch of 16 year olds our there somewhere in a grimy rehearsal room about to re-write the rules yet again?

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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