Noel Gallagher slams Tidal musicians
Noel Gallagher has slammed the team behind Tidal.
Jay Z and a host of other A-list musicians including Coldplay's Chris Martin, Madonna, Rihanna and Kanye West launched the new streaming platform in March, but the former Oasis singer has criticised the team of stars for thinking "they're the f***in' Avengers".
Speaking about his views on Tidal, he said: "I thought that the people on the stage might want to be a little bit aware that they don't look like Jay Z's minions. Madonna was pretty cool the way she cocked her leg up on that desk and signed the [declaration]. I think ultimately with the spiel they came out with, it was like, 'Do these people think they're the f***in' Avengers? They're going to save the f***in' [world].'"
The 'Ballad of the Mighty I' singer explained he even approached Chris Martin to ask what he expected to gain from investing in the streaming service, adding the supporters should make a good song before finding a fair way for people to listen to it.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I was speaking to Chris [Martin] the day after, and I said, 'Are you after a Nobel Peace Prize? Is that what you're after?' They were like, 'We're going to f***in' save the music business.' And I'm just sitting there, thinking [imitates smoking marijuana] you might want to write a decent chorus for a f***in' start. Never mind f***in' royalties and the 'power of music'. Write a tune. F***in' start with that."