Noel Gallagher is often referred as the smartest man in rock, and we can also argue that Noel is also the most cantankerous. Gallagher is not one to hold back and, this time, pop-rock sensation Ed Sheeran becomes the latest victim of one of Noel Gallagher’s legendary offhand rants.
Noel Gallagher is now seen as an elder-statesman of rock, one that has won the approval of other legends and one that has sold out almost every iconic venue. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ed Sheeran represents the new guard of British music. Sheeran dominated both English and American charts and is now on the verge of playing his biggest set unaccompanied in the summer.
Last year, it was announced that Ed Sheeran is set to headline the largest set of his career at the Wembley Stadium in London for three dates in July. However, Noel Gallagher was far from congratulatory to Sheeran.
“I don’t think I can live in a world where that’s even possible. When you hear that kind of polished pop and then there’s a ginger guy with a f***ing guitar it seems subversive, but it’s f***ing not.”
Noel Gallagher just hates everyone. He’s probably at home singing wonderwall to his plants.
— Sie Rose (@SieARose) January 14, 2015
reading that Noel Gallagher chastised yet another popular musician is almost as arduous as third day leftovers
— Mary Dicharry (@arzEggs) January 14, 2015
who hasn’t squabbled with noel gallagher tho
— @harry_styles (@effectuals) January 14, 2015
Despite Noel Gallagher’s thumbs down, Sheeran did not seemed too bothered about the comments. In response, Sheeran plainly said the following.
“I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”
Gallagher also went on to discuss the state of current rock music scene.
“It’s a strange time, and it seems like the whole thing is embedded for good now, for f***ing forever. It’s not all over, but it’ll go back to the way it was in the early ’80s where indie bands are the alternative thing, the lower level. In the early ’80s everyone at indie labels, even major labels, were trying to push this music to the fore because everything else was s**t, and maybe it’ll happen again, but I don’t see it for the next decade.”
Recently, Noel Gallagher released a video for his latest track “The Ballad Of The Mighty I.” Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr is featured in the song, the second single off Gallagher’s album Chasing Yesterday.
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