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Oasis hit out at new Beatles album


Story by Jack Foley

OASIS brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher have declared the new Beatles’ album LOVE to be “a pointless exercise” and “rubbish”.

Speaking on the week that their first-ever greatest hits retrospective, Stop The Clocks went head-to-head with LOVE in the album charts, the outspoken brothers went on the offensive during a question and answer session at the only UK screening of their road movie, Lord Don’t Slow Me Down.

Noel Gallagher described LOVE as “a pointless exercise” that he had turned off after just five songs.

While Liam, a self-declared John Lennon fan, quite simply referred to it as “rubbish” and predicted: “If you haven’t got The Beatles by now, you’re not going to get it.”

The LOVE album is produced by Sir George Martin and his son and came about after tracks by the Liverpool group were adapted for a Cirque De Soleil show in Vegas.

But it was released in shops on the same day as Stop The Clocks and is sure to have dented its chances of making the top of the charts.

The Gallaghers made their comments after a screening of Lord Don’t Slow Me Down at London’s Curzon Mayfair cinema.

Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, meanwhile, is a film that charts Oasis’ last world tour, following the band UK dates in 2005 and their ensuing dates in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia.

The screening marked the only chance British fans will have had to see the full version of the movie ahead of its DVD release next year.