Speaking to Gigwise, Black Rebel Motorcycle Clubâ€™s Peter Hayes has rubbished the need for education and reading.
The vocalist/guitarist with the Californian outfit was reacting to the incident where Noel Gallagher labelled Bloc Party as â€œa band off university challenge.â€
It seems that BRMC are firmly on Oasisâ€™ side, with Hayes extolling the virtues of being a drop out who quivers at the sight of a book.
He told Gigwise: â€œLifeâ€™s nothing to do with reading, it has to do with spirit. I couldnâ€™t give a fuck about reading. I donâ€™t read that much, and I couldnâ€™t much care to read â€˜On The Roadâ€™ [novel by Jack Kerouac] I tried, I couldnâ€™t, Iâ€™d rather live it, you know what I mean?
â€œI never went to college, it might have been stupid but Iâ€™d rather live all those experiences that the collage kids are reading about. So no it isnâ€™t cool to be clever, not really because youâ€™re not fucking living. Get out and get your fuckin nose out of a book and live life.
â€œI donâ€™t know, but at the same time I say it ainâ€™t cool to be a dumbass either, I have a bit of class you know. It ainâ€™t cool to be useless, I mean thatâ€™s everywhere, being useless is not clever.â€
Donâ€™t expect any groundbreaking lyrics on the new Black Rebel album, then.