Sir Paul McCartney: 'Oasis shouldn't have said they would be bigger than The Beatles'
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that Oasis harmed their career by telling the world they were going to be bigger than his band, the legendary Beatles.
During a new interview with Britain's Q magazine, the 'Blackbird' icon explained that Noel Gallagher made a mistake by comparing Oasis to The Beatles:
"Oasis were young, fresh and writing good tunes. I thought the biggest mistake they made was when they said 'We're going to be bigger than The Beatles'. I thought 'So many people have said that, and it's the kiss of death.'"
He went onto add that the best thing Oasis could have done was go about their ambitions quietly so that they didn't have to deal with such tremendous pressure: "Be bigger than The Beatles, but don't say it. The minute you say it, everything you do from then on is going to be looked at in the light of that statement."
Gallagher, who made the remark back in 1996 while being interviewed by MTV News, recently told Britain's Daily Star newspaper that it would take a phenomenal amount of money to reunite Oasis: "For 20 million quid (pounds), one gig - that is good money isn't it?... But I have never heard that offer from anyone."
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