Oasis star Noel Gallagher has taken a swipe at pop diva Kylie Minogue, branding her a ‘‘demonic little idiot’’ with a stupid name.
The diminutive singer may have legions of fans around the world but the Oasis frontman definitely isn’t one of them.
‘‘Kylie Minogue is just a demonic little idiot as far as I’m concerned,’’ Gallagher said.
‘‘She gets cool dance producers to work with her for some bizarre reason, I don’t know why. She doesn’t even have a good name. It’s a stupid name, Kylie, I just don’t get it.’’
Kylie’s advert for Eurostar, in which she gets away from it all in Paris ‘‘until it’s time to be Kylie again’’, particularly gets on his nerves.
‘‘In that advert, Kylie Minogue refers to herself in the third person,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s like, yeah, but what about you? Who the hell are you, sitting there calling yourself by your first name?’’
Gallagher, 35, lamented the state of the charts and also had a go at pop princess Britney Spears, a favourite with his two-year-old daughter Anais.
‘‘My daughter started tapping her foot along to Britney,’’ he said in the interview published in OK! magazine.
‘‘Okay, Hit Me Baby One More Time is a classic tune, but she didn’t write it, she just mimed it on telly a few times.
‘‘I don’t get the Britney thing. I certainly don’t get the *NSync, the Robbie Williams or the Gorillaz thing. There’s a lot of things I don’t get.’’
Oasis release their new album, Heathen Chemistry, next month and are hoping it will signal a return to form after their two previous efforts, Be Here Now and Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants were poorly received.
Noel and brother Liam’s turbulent relationship has been well-documented and Gallagher admitted they used to be ‘‘just two bozos in a rock band who probably drank too much and took too many drugs’’.
But fatherhood and new relationships have changed them and they have grown up a lot in the past couple of years, he said.
Noel has settled down with girlfriend Sara MacDonald after splitting from wife Meg Mathews.
Liam, 29, is the father of one-year-old Gene with former All Saint Nicole Appleton and also has
another son Lennon, two, by former wife Patsy Kensit.
The Gallagher offspring don’t always get along with each other and Liam’s children appear to be taking after his wildchild ways, according to his brother.
‘‘I have to say that his kids take after their father - they’ll be a menace to society,’’ Gallagher said.
As the band’s main songwriter, Gallagher has made millions but he claimed he could easily live without the fame and fortune.
‘‘I take a lot of comfort in the fact that if it all ended tomorrow, if I wake up and it’s been a dream, I’ll go and work on a building site if I have to. I’ve done it before and I’d do it again,’’ he said.