Noel Gallagher calls Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran 's***', complaining modern music is style over substance

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3-min read

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Noel Gallagher has branded Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran “s***” and claimed they don’t deserve to be the biggest-selling music acts in the world.

The 53-year-old former Oasis singer-songwriter complained there are no “proper rock stars” any more and moaned that, “music now is style over substance”.

Gallagher told Matt Morgan’s Funny How? podcast: “The biggest-selling acts are s***, whereas when I was growing up the biggest-selling acts were the best acts. The biggest band in the world was usually the best band in the world.

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“Now the biggest things in the world is f***ing Taylor Swift? What? F*** off.”

Noel Gallagher does not think much of Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran's music. (Getty Images/AP/AP)
Noel Gallagher does not think much of Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran's music. (Getty Images/AP/AP)

He went on: "There’ll never be another David Bowie, there’ll never be another Marc Bolan, there’ll never be another Freddie Mercury, proper rock stars.

“They’ll never be people like that because musicians will never make that kind of money and the ones that do like Ed Sheeran, f***ing whatever.”

Gallagher added: “There’ll be no more private jets or David Bowie rocking into King’s Cross Station dressed as a Nazi, they’ll be none of that any more because ­people will be cowed by social media.

Noel Gallagher, formerly of the band Oasis, performs in concert with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the BB&T Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Camden, N.J. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Noel Gallagher claims there are no proper rock stars anymore. (AP)

“Music now is style over substance. I find that these young ­people in the music game – they f***ing look great, they’ve all got tattoos and the image and all that f***ing b******s. But really they’re just s***, they’re not saying anything.”

The High Flying Birds frontman’s comments follow his recent rant at Miley Cyrus, calling the 27-year-old former child star a “god awful woman”, and blamed the US for the sexualisation of music.

British pop singer David Bowie arrives home at Victoria Station, London during his Isolar tour, 2nd May 1976. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
British pop singer David Bowie arrives home at Victoria Station, London during his Isolar tour, 2nd May 1976. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

Gallagher told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: “That god awful woman Miley Cyrus was on. She was doing some f***ing s*** and even my nine-year-old said, ‘Why is the cameraman just filming her legs?’

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“Women have been sexualised because of America, British culture would never sexualise a female. This has all come from America – that juvenile, jock, stupid f***ing culture.”

Noel Gallagher criticised Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Noel Gallagher criticised Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Gallagher recently came under criticism for saying he refuses to wear a face mask.

The Live Forever singer said: “I don’t give a f***. I choose not to wear one and if I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else. If every other c***’s wearing a mask I’m not gonna catch it off them, and If I’ve got it then they’re not gonna catch it off me. I think it’s a p***take.”

It is currently the law in England to wear face masks indoors in public places including shops, hairdressers, cinemas, takeaways and on public transport, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Watch: Noel Gallagher insists British culture would never sexualise a female