The 99 Problems hitmaker enlisted his wife Beyonce and several famous friends, including Madonna, Chris Martin and Nicki Minaj, to launch the project in a blaze of publicity in March (15).

Within days the service, set up to rival Spotify, had attracted criticism from several pop stars including Lily Allen, and it was also hit with rumours it was a financial disaster.

Now former Oasis star Gallagher has waded into the debate, accusing the famous faces who attended the launch of posing as superheros who think they can save the music industry.

He tells Rolling Stone, "I thought that the people on the stage might want to be a little bit aware that they don't look like Jay Z's minions... I think ultimately with the spiel they came out with, it was like, 'Do these people think they're the f**king Avengers? They're going to save the f**king (world).'

"I was speaking to Chris (Martin) the day after, and I said, 'Are you after a Nobel Peace Prize? Is that what you're after?' They were like, 'We're going to f**king save the music business.' And I'm just sitting there, thinking you might want to write a decent chorus for a f**king start. Never mind f**king royalties and the 'power of music.' Write a tune. F**king start with that."

In 2008, Gallagher famously criticised the decision to book Jay Z as a headline act at the traditionally rock-based Glastonbury festival.