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Noel Gallagher hates Green Day. He hates the rockers so much, in fact, that he is inventing reasons to deride them.
According to Rolling Stone, Gallagher recently said he feels Green Day ripped off Oasis’ monstrous hit single “Wonderwall” for their own gigantic “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”
It’s not so much that he feels the American punks ripped him off, but that he is still alive to endure the slight. "They should have the decency to wait until I am dead [before stealing my songs]. I, at least, pay the people I steal from that courtesy.”
Listen for yourself. The songs were both enormously popular. They both have gone a long way toward establishing and defining the careers of each band on a global scale. But are the songs really that similar?
The Gallagher brothers have never needed much reason to start trouble, and they have never needed much proof to state a claim (Noel himself insists that Oasis was the biggest band of the '90s). Is it possible to shoot one’s mouth off from the hip?
Gallagher has done a lot in his career. Chalk up defying the laws of man and nature as one more milestone.