Gallagher Attacks Green Day For 'Ripping Off' Wonderwall

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has accused punk trio GREEN DAY of "ripping off" his WONDERWALL anthem for their hit BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS. The British guitarist has been a longtime outspoken critic of the AMERICAN IDIOT hitmakers, but admits he was fuming the first time he heard their 2005 hit. Gallagher explains, "If you listen, you'll find it is exactly the same arrangement as Wonderwall. "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." And the rocker's rant continues: "They consider themselves to be - and I quote - 'a kick-ass rock 'n' roll band'. They could not be less kick-ass if they tried."


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well said archie couldnt have put it better
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By the way, forgot to mention that my friend and I here admire your reaction speed... bringing up something from 2005 in the final month of 2006 is commendable. :)
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this fool needs to shut the hell up. just cuz oasis is nowhere to be found. nowhere to be heard of. he's just tryin to get some heat for a song him and his loving brother could, and never will be able to, write. toss off ya wanker.
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Come on! Find a fence and get over it. Woo... "if you listen you'll find it's the same arrangement". Grow up man, so it apparently sounds similar to some outdated song you once produced that no youth would listen to today, feel special? Honestly, if they did copy something of yours, be flattered because it probably won't ever happen again. If not, then get medical help or something cause either you're not stable or you need some kind of hearing aid. Stop riding the coat-tails of a decent enough band. If you want attention, go back to the above statement which refers you to medical assistance.
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What a retard Gallagher must be, all he want's is to be in the freaking lime light. he's just freaking jealous that someone else is actually better then him at some thing. oh wait no it take that back, someone who is better then him at everything. what a itiot tweaker.
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Noel makes this comment 2 years and 3 months after "American Idiot" comes out.....? Huh? He probably heard the mash-up done on the done songs - though similar in some areas - at best- they complement each other - BOBD is not a rip off of it at all.And - AND - maybe Noel needs to take a look in the mirror and analyze himself first and his music and position in the music world. Thought I do enjoy Oasis very much - he obviously thinks he is a legend in his own mind. He is not on the level of The Beatles, Stones, Who, Zep or Kinks - but talks like he is.Shurrup Noel - Green Day is awesome - BJ finally wrote like a man does and sang his ass off on that album.Kudos to them - and stifle yourself to you.Go home and write your next masterpiece will ya?Billie Joe already did....
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loko m8 noel gallaghers right why rip off such a classic song so top havin a pop !!!! hes go a very good point no one should cover oasis songs till they have died !!!
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greenday dont need to rip ne1 of i havnt noticed it in the song only thing wrong wit oasis is they need their album to sell
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haha what losers, i thought oasis were better than that - obviously not, the song is completely differen to "Wonderwall" Gallagher wants to shut the hell up just coz hes jealous of green day's talent and good music. he sould get a life, and leave good bands to be awesome, while he slags off his own music for a change.
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