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Noel Gallagher's fear of songs 'more boring than James Blunt'

ANOTHER day, another musician/MP/anyone with a pulse taking a swipe at 'public school boy done good' James Blunt.

This time, it was down to Noel Gallagher to take up the baton.

Discussing his song-writing process, he dismissed the idea of drawing lyrical inspiration from his own life lest it lead him to write material "more boring than James Blunt".

Speaking to Edith Bowman on Radio 2 yesterday, he expressed concerns that his new album Chasing Yesterday lacking a cohesive narrative.

Asked if he considered writing about his personal life, Gallagher answered: "If I wrote songs about my own life, they would be more boring than James Blunt. If that's at all possible, which we all know, of course, it's not."

Blunt has since responded with the following:

It's been a tough January on social media for the singer-songwriter. Last week, Blunt was accused of homophobia after making the following joke on Twitter in reference to his starring role alongside David Cameron, Benedict Cumberbatch and a host of other upper middle class success stories on the front cover of the New Statesman.

"In 2015 it's astounding that old 'jokes' about gay men dropping the soap in a shower still do the rounds, particularly given today's popularity of shower cremes," a spokesperson for LGBT charity Stonewall told The Independent.

The musician also branded Labour MP Chris Bryant a 'classist gimp' in an open letter after the shadow culture secretary said the arts were dominated by public school alumni, naming Blunt and Redmayne among the privileged elite.

"Perhaps it protected me from your kind of narrow-minded, self-defeating, lead-us-to-a-dead-end, remove-the-'G'-from-'GB' thinking, which is to look at others' success and say, 'It's not fair,'" he concluded, signing off with a terse, "Up yours, James Cucking Funt."

Bryant replied with an open letter of his own, asking "James Cucking Funt" not to be so "blooming precious".

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