The ever-unfiltered Liam Gallagher has stirred the pot once more, this time taking a jab at Coldplay’s recent BRIT Awards nomination in the Best Rock/Alternative Band category.
While he tips his hat to Chris Martin’s past genius, he’s quick to question the rock credibility of their latest tunes.
At the BRITs held on February 8, Coldplay was in the running with fellow nominees Glass Animals, Tom Grennan, Wolf Alice, and the night’s victor, Sam Fender.
During a pre-event chat with Absolute Radio, Gallagher donned his music critic hat, musing, “When it comes to the essence of rock… I’ve always valued Chris Martin’s contributions. But their recent tracks? They’ve strayed from the rock path.”
Diving deeper into the genre’s nomenclature, Gallagher expressed his puzzlement over the “alternative” tag, firmly stating it shouldn’t be conflated with rock. However, not all was contentious; he had kind words for Wolf Alice and astutely foresaw Sam Fender’s win.
On another musical note, Wolf Alice clinched the best band award for which Coldplay was also a contender.
But the BRITs wasn’t just about opinions for Gallagher. He took to the stage with his fresh single, “Everything’s Electric”. A collaboration with the iconic Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and maestro Greg Kurstin, the tune channels the spirit of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” and The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”
The upcoming months see Gallagher hitting the road, championing his next solo project, ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’, which boasts a couple of must-see sold-out gigs at the legendary Knebworth.