Oasis Singer Disses Taylor Swift, One Direction + Pretty Much Everyone Else
When you ask Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher about pop artists, be prepared: A string of expletives and some seriously harsh words will most likely follow.
When he spoke to Rolling Stone, let's just say that Gallagher did not hold back on his thoughts about Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Alt-J and others. In fact, he pretty much let them have it, in that typical Noel Gallagher, no-holds-barred way of his.
Check out his thoughts below.
On people saying Taylor Swift is a talented songwriter: [Laughs] "Who says that? Her parents? Who's "people"? Name these people. You're f---ing lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f---ing know it."
On One Direction: "I know Harry Styles. We've hung out a couple of times. They're lovely lads. But I've got to say, I have difficulties with people who don't write their own songs, who've got a team of songwriters who work for your record label."
When Rolling Stone hit back that 1D co-write a lot of their songs and many Motown artists had songs written for them: "If you're trying to insinuate that what's going on now is akin to what was going on at Motown -- what, were you out late eating magic mushrooms? Not equivalent. Not in the slightest."
On his comment that he doesn't want to live in a world where Ed Sheeran sells out Wembley Stadium: "Am I going to take my own life, is that what you mean? No. He's all right, Ed. He took it with good humor, which is how it was meant. I was bemoaning the fact that the biggest rock bands in England can't even sell out Wembley, and yet pop music can."
On Kanye West's Beck diss: "He's a character, I'll give him that. And I love his track 'Black Skinhead.' But somebody needs to buy that dumbass dictionary so he can look up the word 'artistry.' Beck can play the banjo, for f---'s sake. Nobody plays the banjo! Get him a dictionary from me, I'll f---in' sign it and give it to him so he can look it up."
On Alt-J: "Do you know that track by Alt-J, 'Left Hand Free'? That is a great track. But Alt-J can f--- right off as far as I'm concerned. It's a great tune, and I paid 79 pence for it, but I am in no way a fan of Alt-J." Why not? "I don't know. One of them's got a mustache, and that's unacceptable."
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