Former Oasis frontman and indie rock god Liam Gallagher has offered up a scathing assessment of Calvin Harris and the rise of DJs in the world of popular music.
Gallagher offered up his frank assessment of music today during an interview with Huck in which he rejected the suggestion DJs had become the “new rock stars” of popular music.
“Not in my world, they haven’t. What, Calvin f****** Harris? The most boring f****** person?” he said.
“F*** off, mate. I’ll tell you what they’ve become: the new accountants!”
The comments come as Harris continues to go from strength to strength in the charts with the Scottish DJ’s most recent single, Feels, his sixth UK number one to date.
An active Twitter user, Harris has so far failed to respond to the comments, which have been widely condemned by younger music fans.
Gallagher is undaunted though and seemed to be of the opinion that modern music was missing real rock stars right now, willing to tear things up at a moment’s notice.
“I think people are starting to realise what they’ve been missing. Someone who’s completely 100 per cent into it, someone who doesn’t b******* people or stand for b*******,” he said.
Gallagher will get a chance to test his theory out soon enough when his debut solo album, As You Were, is released.
There’s a hell of a lot riding on the album and tour for Liam, who has already admitted he may consider retiring from the industry altogether if the LP isn’t a success.
Fail as a solo artist and he could even consider reuniting Oasis with brother Noel though that appears somewhat less likely given the existing tension between the pair and their long history of running battles.