Former Ian Brown has slammed fellow British rocker Chris Martin for moaning about the paparazzi, insisting press attention comes with the job.

The former Stone Roses frontman also accuses Martin of ripping off other artists on Coldplay's latest album X+Y.

Brown says, "It (SPEED OF SOUND) sounds so like ECHO AND THE BUNNYMAN, it amazes me how they've got away with it.

"I can't stand the way the guy sells millions of albums, plays stadiums, marries a Hollywood star (Gwyneth Paltrow) and complains about the paparazzi. That comes with the territory.

"It's a horrible name, Coldplay. It doesn't conjure up any positive thoughts. He looks like he's on the verge of a panic attack."