Noel Gallagher no longer receives fan mail.

The former Oasis rocker used to spend hours responding to letters from thousands of fans but said he doesn't get any gushing notes in the post anymore because people can just speak to him online instead.

He said: ''It has all stopped. I remember getting sacks of the stuff. That doesn't happen any more. Now there's no need to reply as the fans are online talking to each other.''

The 48-year-old star - who released his second studio album as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, 'Chasing Yesterday', earlier this year - continued to say it isn't just how he communicates with people who love his music which has changed, as the entire industry is completely different from when he released his debut album with the defunct band in 1994.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Since 'Definitely Maybe' the industry has changed beyond all recognition. The music business we signed into doesn't exist any more.''

And although he may be glad to see the back of fan mail, Noel recently berated the industry's streaming revolution, specifically branding Apple Music ''Orwellian''.

He ranted: ''Apple Music, world radio: is that some sort of George Orwell s**t going on? How can you be so arrogant that you can say, 'We now f***ing own world radio.'

''It's not playing the Kinks. Unless there's a f***ing section that says 'Noel Gallagher's music collection' then I won't be listening to it.''