Noel Gallagher has criticised the Sleaford Mods in a new interview, saying there will never be another David Bowie "because cunts like them will fucking sneer at them."
The singer spoke to Shortlist ahead of the release of his new solo album, Chasing Yesterday, during which he answered fans' questions.
In a tangent that began as a response to a question about the debauchery of stockbrokers vs rockstars, Gallagher said, "Eventually, there will be no more Marc Bolans, these flamboyant guys, or David Bowies creating their own worlds. D’you know why? Because you will know everything about them from the internet."
He continued, "There’ll be no magic. There’ll never be another Bowie, or people driving round in gold Rolls-Royces, because cunts like Sleaford Mods’ll fucking sneer at them. And rockstardom will die. And what were we all brought up on? Looking at Bowie and going, 'I want to fucking be that guy!'"
He later revealed that he and formerly-estranged brother Liam Gallagher had exchanged texts on the topic of Sleaford Mods: "We had a text thing on Christmas Day, then he actually got in touch the other day, to say… how did he put it… Effectively, what he said was: ‘Destroy Sleaford Mods, ’cos they’re just glue-sniffers.’ Summat like that."
As for whether he'd write any songs for Liam's new album, Gallagher said, "I’d write it all for him if he asked! I’ve got more tunes coming out of my earholes than I know what to do with. I could get him back in the charts, I reckon: wouldn’t be too difficult. Yeah. Easy. Easy-peasy."
Watch Sleaford Mods discussing Kasabian and Noel Gallagher with Gigwise below
Well, Sleaford Mods aren't fans of Gallagher either. Speaking to Gigwise last month frontman Jason Williamson said: "It really pissed me off, y'know, all these c***ts playing the working class card. You know 'Oh, what kind of example is this setting to the working class kids if we're not on that fucking show?' Really? They said goodbye to their roots a long time ago. Fuck off."
He continued: "What are they saying about the younger generation? What are they saying about the working class? What have they ever said about the working class? Nothing, fuck off. It's like Gallagher, he's the same. Playing up to the working class thing - he still thinks he's working class. No, no no no no - it doesn't work like that mate."
Elsewhere in what was an immensely quotable interview, Gallagher said he'd like to duet with Michelle McManus,that Kate Moss is far better than Marilyn Manson on a night out ("Manson's alright but he tries too hard... He'll be getting out weird drugs and shit") and that "you'd struggle to find a worse title for an album" than (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds' second album, Chasing Yesterday, was released yesterday.
Gallagher's other upcoming UK tour dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.
Belfast, Odyssey Arena (March 3)
Dublin, 3 Arena (4)
Nottingham, Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (7)
Manchester, Arena, (9)
London, O2 Arena (10)