Oasis Singer Takes Aim at Brian May's Guitar Tone

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher isn't known for giving compliments, but his recent comments about Queen—particularly guitarist Brian May—are a little surprising.

Gallagher recently gave an interview to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins for Magnet Magazine.  

Hawkins outright asked Gallagher, "Do you like Queen?" 

"Do I like Queen?" Gallagher said. "Uh, not really, no. I mean, I get Freddie Mercury has a great voice and all that, and obviously they’ve got some great songs. But I do find them a bit Queen-y. [Hawkins laughs] Listen, they’re a top band and obviously they’ve got great songs, but I dunno, man. Brian May’s guitar sound sounds like he’s got it clogged in his ass."

"Poor Brian," Hawkins replied. "I love Brian."

Gallagher backtracked about as much as he ever has after insulting someone, "I respect him and all that, but I don't know, man."

The singer's new solo album, As You Were, recently hit #1 on the charts in the U.K., becoming the third fastest-selling album in the country, according to the BBC.

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