Noel Gallagher 'bigger than Elvis'

Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher has hit out at identikit politicians as he boasted he could be “bigger than Elvis” as a solo artist.

The rocker said he didn't expect Britain to get any better if Gordon Brown became the next Prime Minister because he was “no different from David Cameron”.

And he said the media had made Tony Blair into a “president”, adding: “It's no wonder he acts like one.”

Interviewed by BBC2's Newsnight as his band received a Brit Award for its Outstanding Contribution he said there was nothing left to vote for.

He said: “David Cameron is no different from Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown is no different from David Cameron.

“They're all cut from the cloth and it annoys me that the biggest political icon from the last 30 years has been Margaret Thatcher, someone who tried to destroy the working class…it freaks me out you know.

“So I don't really think there's anything left to vote for. That's why people don't vote…..why people would rather vote for celebrity talent show than would vote for politics.”

Asked about going solo, he said he would not do it because being in a band was “more fun” and he had seen other former members of bands end up as “very lonely boys”.

But he left no doubt he felt he would be a great success on his own.

“I could do it easily but if I was a solo artist I would be the biggest solo artist in the country easy, no messing, within a year…seriously… but I prefer being in a band. But don't ever think that I couldn't do it. I could. I'd be bigger than Elvis. I would.”


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