Gallagher attacks Green Day for 'ripping off' Wonderwall

Oasis star Noel Gallagher has accused punk trio Green Day of "ripping off" his Wonderwall anthem for their hit Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.

Gallagher has been a long-time outspoken critic of the American Idiot hitmakers, but admits he was fuming the first time he heard their 2005 hit.

Gallagher explains: "If you listen, you'll find it is exactly the same arrangement as Wonderwall.

"They should have the decency to wait until I am dead (before releasing this). I, at least, pay the people I steal from that courtesy."

And the rocker's rant continues: "They consider themselves to be - and I quote - 'a kick-ass rock 'n' roll band'. They could not be less kick-ass if they tried."

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