For quite some time now we’ve been debating about the health of rock and roll. Is the genre struggling to remain relevant? Can it be saved? Well, in what can only be described as the pivotal example of how far we have fallen, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has summed it up in a sobering moment of backstage depression.
As Gallagher prepares for his landmark performance at Glastonbury Festival 2019, we have to revisit one of the best moments in his recent career as he sums up in a beautiful monologue just how much rock music has changed in recent years.
Gallagher, who will be performing the Pyramid Stage at 7:15 today, will have the crowd whipped up into a frenzy before The Killers follow him up in the headline slot. The former Oasis man will today be running through his pre-gig routine, rusting up some tea to sooth his voice. “In the 90s I had about four people doing it. Little geezer doing the kettle, our kid, some little **** doing that and some little idiot doing that,” Gallagher says in the clip.
“Money’s too tight to mention,” he added, “gotta do it yourself, haven’t you? No one buys records these days… These little smartarses download tunes. And they wonder why there’s no real rock ‘n’ roll stars around – cos this is the shit you’ve got us doing, fuckers.”