Noel Gallagher tells fans who ask for selfies to ''go f**k themselves''.

The outspoken 49-year-old rocker doesn't care if people think he is an ''a**ehole'' for refusing their requests for pictures because he is tired of being stopped while out and about.

He told Rolling Stone in a new podcast: ''I'm sick of fans asking for selfies, but I just tell them to go and f**k themselves. I'm not beholden to anyone with a camera phone and I don't give a f**k if they think I'm an a**ehole.''

Noel insists he doesn't owe anything to his fans because he ''doesn't ask'' them to buy his records.

He added: ''I turn down photographs on a daily basis. When people say can I have a picture and I just say no and they just [laugh and] go, 'Yeah, what really?' 'Yeah really I'm f***ing busy here buying underwear'.

''Some people get so offended and then you get people who insist, they insist.

''If I feel like doing it, I'll do it. If I don't feel like doing it, f**k them. I don't live my life to have my picture taken by fans whether they buy my records or not. I don't ask them to buy them.''

Despite his annoyance at photo hunting fans, the 'Don't Look Back in Anger' hitmaker says that generally he loves being famous.

He explained: ''There's no downside to fame. It is a bit awkward when you're just walking around a department store trying to buy underwear and there's people following you with camera phones and s**t like that. But the downside to fame, I've yet to experience one. It's great.''