OASIS star Noel Gallagher insists rock is far healthier on musicians that pop, because retired pop stars always end up going mad.

The WONDERWALL hitmaker drew the conclusion after recent documentaries about British boyband stars Take That and Brian McFadden.

Gallagher says, "It's always a funny thing about boy bands.

"I saw a documentary on Take That and the one on Brian McFadden and the thing about these guys is they all end up mentally disturbed and suicidal.

"All these boy bands have a couple of lagers, dance around onstage and mime on Top Of The Pops.

"Take That's HOWARD DONALD said in the documentary that he hears voices at night willing him to fail.

"To fail at what? You don't do anything Howard."