Noel Gallagher fires out withering quotes more often than you hear a busker covering ‘Wonderwall’, which basically means he does it almost every time he opens his mouth.
Now one of his recent targets, Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, has hit back after Gallagher dismissed EDM as “a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player” by posting a South Park clip on Instagram and calling him a “silly sausage”. Shots fired!
Gallagher had shared the top of the bill with Avicii, David Guetta, Kasabian and The Prodigy at Scotland’s T In the Park festival earlier this month and told the XFM that it was “disturbing” that the lineup was headlined by DJs and older rock acts. “It’s quite telling … that still at festivals the biggest draw are bands who have been around for ten years” he explained. “Radiohead, Coldplay, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers. It’s all bands that have been going fifteen years. So once that generation of nineties bands eventually decides they’ve made enough money and will retire, then what are we left with? … [It’s] quite a bleak future.”
But Avicii disagrees. “There are still good bands, still making great music that changes peoples lives,” Avicii wrote in his Instagram response. “What is really sad is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit u havnt even heard , I really didnt think someone whose whole image is being witty would turn all stereotype ‘bitter ol timer rocker’ like that lol.” The producer goes on to dare Gallagher to still say the same thing after listening to his new album Stories, which includes collaborations with with Jon Bon Jovi, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian and Matisyahu.
Gallagher released his second solo album Chasing Yesterday in February and recently confirmed that he’ll return to Australia for a tour in 2016.
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30 July 2015
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