Liam Gallagher Slaps Fellow Stars for Moaning at Illegal Downloads

Liam Gallagher

Slamming stars who back bill against illegal downloaders, the Oasis' former frontman gushes, 'I hate all these big, silly rock stars who moan - at least they're f**king downloading your music.'

Former Oasis' frontman Liam Gallagher is urging his fellow musicians to stop complaining about illegal internet downloads because online file-sharing is a good way to introduce music to fans. Politicians in the U.K. passed a controversial bill this week which introduces far-reaching measures to stop the public taking copyrighted material from the web for free.

Many musicians have spoken out in favor of the crackdown, including Lily Allen, Elton John and Annie Lennox, but Gallagher is adamant stars should stop campaigning against illegal downloaders because they actually help popularize music.

He tells Britain's ShortList magazine, "Downloading's the same as what I used to do - I used to tape the charts of the songs I liked (from the radio). I don't mind it. I hate all these big, silly rock stars who moan - at least they're f**king downloading your music, you c**t, and paying attention, know what I mean? You should f**king appreciate that - what are you moaning about? You've got f**king five big houses, so shut up."



    May 19, 2010

    I choose what I want to hear. When I hear my radio, am I stealing music?. Its free. But powerful people wan´t it this way.Not just ¨convincing¨ us to buy a 10 dollar CD (this is only a plus), they want us to run to buy 30-60-120-240 or more dollar tickets.Exorbitant prices that don´t couple with low mounted show. Some of this huge amount of money gets back to raid our ears on TV commercials and payola forcing us to hear what they wan´t.There`s the rub. Do this people steal?. Do the majority of artist do something about this?. Tom Petty did once, I think Pearl Jam did too. That´s just two. And how do indies compete with this powerful promotion machines moguls that dominate the waves (Radio, TV, Cinemas, Press)and descriminate them?the answer is the Internet, the microphone and the personal Computer and inspiration and artistic freedom. Music gets born money or not. And when someof this music gets you deep, you "pay" for it standing in line for hours to buy the ticket of a concert of this particular band.What an insult to compare a body of artistic work to a ticket sale to compensate for stealing music?. You ain´t heard you dont exist!...roll with the changes and rock your way to the top!

    so agree Ralph
    Apr 15, 2010

    Liam has made is fortune by people buying his music... a whole new world out there now for new indie artists... you can only get so far on free promotional music to get you known out there... but if people dont buy your music - you are screwed... and what ab insult to compare a body of artistic work to a TShirt sale to compensate for stealing music!

    Apr 13, 2010

    an idiot is what he is - all fine for millionaires to talk about giving music away, they've already made thier millions. It's the indies that are losing out. Making music is expensive, even if you record at home - those computers and microphones ain't cheap. As for other posters here, I hope your not just freeloaders complaining about how other peoples work should be free...

    Apr 12, 2010

    Is a war. If they can do it, punish people for it or stop file sharing music, we`ll remember the names of those "artists". On the other side, it will backfire them, because bands and solo artists are helping downloads from portals and web sites, people will download them, have them share their lives and music with us in our homes and cars, they will be heard and visited in their concerts and buyed in their T-Shirt stores if they will. You Elton, Lennox, Allen, you will be finished, forcing up entries on tv paying gross sums of money "to be heard". We will win this war. indies will win this war.Let everybody hear this!

    Apr 12, 2010


    Apr 09, 2010

    he has a point though!!

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