Noel Gallagher thinks rock music is too bourgeois to find another Oasis.
The ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ hitmaker and his brother Liam grew up in Burnage, Manchester and he insisted ‘working class kids’ would find it hard to break into music these days in because of the costs associated with the creation of a group.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Where are the 14-year-olds in the bands now?
“Working class kids can’t afford to do that now because guitars are expensive, there are no rehearsal rooms. They’ve all been turned into wine bars and apartments.
“There are a lot of singer-songwriters, a lot of middle-class bands… who carry guitars instead of playing them. But four or five guys from a low-rent housing can’t afford to buy guitars.
Meanwhile, Noel previously revealed his pride that his boy Sonny, 11, is following in his musical footsteps.
Last summer, he was overjoyed when his son took the stage and performed the classic T.Rex tune “20th Century Boy” for a school concert.
He said at the time: “I had a little knot in my stomach because I was like, ‘He’s only 10’, you know what I mean? He hasn’t played for so long. a long time, he hasn’t even been interested in it for so long.
“And there was a little thing, like a spotlight thing of who it was and what they were going to play, and it came out ’20th Century Boy’ by T.Rex, and I was like, ‘Come on up there – inside my son! and he had it.
“He had it all figured out. He had the riff. He played a blinder and even did a little [motions] at the end. And I’ve never been so proud of anything or anyone in my life. It was great, it was amazing.”
And Noel revealed that his son “does great on the guitar” and can be heard playing it at home “every night”.
He added: “When I go up there to say goodnight to him, I’m like, ‘What are you playing, mate?
“He showed me, and I really didn’t know how to play this riff, Back In Black, which is a famous riff.
“He’s a rocker, he likes AC/DC and Queen, it’s great. I hope he didn’t start too early so that at 18 he was fed up. He’s my little protege .