Oasis

April 2010, Shortlist interview with Oasis lead man Liam Gallagher, in response to a question about illegal downloading:

“Downloading’s the same as what I used to do- I used to tape the charts of the songs I liked [off the radio]. I don’t mind it. I hate all these big, silly rock stars who moan- at least they’re fuckin’ downloading your music, you cunt, and paying attention, know what I mean? You should fuckin’ appreciate that- what are you moaning about? You’ve got fuckin’ five big houses, so shut up.” 

Liam’s brother and bandmate Noel Gallagher also approves filesharing in a slightly more refined manner:

“If it’s out there and you can get it, you know, go ahead. I’m certainly not going to get into Lars Ulrich mode about this. . . . It would be absolutely ludicrous for a rock-star to demand that people pay money for albums because the kids haven’t got that much money to pay for an album, so if they can find it for free, go ahead! But don’t do it on Oasis records though – because that’s against the law.”

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