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Alan McGee: Resurgence of Britpop Bands Due to Modern Music Being Rubbish
Former music mogul Alan McGee is adamant the only reason a resurgence of Britpop bands is proving popular is because "modern music is rubbish".
At Tuesday's (21Feb12) Brit Awards, 1990s icons Blur and Noel Gallagher took to the stage to perform, while the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, also hugely popular in the late 1980s and 1990s, have announced comeback tours for later this year (12).
McGee, who discovered Oasis and ran Creation Records, is convinced music fans are turning back to bands from the Britpop era because new music is so boring.
He tells The Sun, "The Brit Awards used to be edgy and fun during their heyday. Then they'd bring out some old dude at the end like Phil Collins to bore the pants off you and collect a Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Now the ceremony is the bland bit and the band at the end are the best bit. I enjoyed Noel Gallagher's performance...
"The only reason Britpop is back is because all modern music is rubbish. I've lost all interest in it. It is amazing that The Stone Roses are coming back. They are right up there - one of the greatest bands of all time."
McGee is auctioning his collection of music memorabilia in Manchester on Saturday (25Feb12), including Oasis' original demo tapes.