Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Gallagher: Sande’s music is for grannies

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has blasted Emeli Sande and Paloma Faith in a profanity-laden rant targeting today’s emerging generation of music artists.

The former Oasis frontman isn’t a fan of many young pop stars.

Popular English singer-songwriters Paloma and Emeli were targets in the 45-year-old’s latest profanity-laden rant.

“You look at the ‘best’ now. Paloma Faith? Do me a favour. Who’s f**king decided she’s a star? Emeli Sande? That is f**king music for grannies. I don’t get it,” the rocker told UK newspaper The Sun.

Noel also issued a warning to younger musicians and fans, demanding they never ask him for help with their craft.

He’s paid his dues in the music business and feels manufactured pop stars should have to prove themselves and do the same.

“Here’s another thing. I must have been asked to write songs for people about 20 times. ‘Hey man - we should write some songs together’. F**king write your own songs,” Noel fumed.

“I spent 46 years busting my a**e to get here, slaving over a line in a song for a month,” he said.

It’s not the first time Noel has taken aim at young musicians. He has previously targeted One Direction and Justin Bieber in similar diatribes.

He’s also known for taking public jabs at his brother, Liam. The pair famously feuded and in 2009 Noel left Oasis, leaving the siblings to focus on their own ventures.

Noel has admitted in the past chances of the pair reuniting the band are close to impossible.

“What would it take? It would take Liam or myself to be very skint,” Noel said on British TV show Chatty Man late last year.

“And I know for a fact that ain’t gonna happen," he added. "So other than that I can’t see it."

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


It's difficult to deal with a highly competitive colleague. Every time you submit work, they try to find ways to outperform you. Although you have no interest in pitting your talent against theirs, this other person thinks very differently. Ignoring them won't be possible. A good way to disarm this pest is to invite them out for coffee. Describe what you've observed and ask for a truce. Irrational people are often thrown off balance when their behaviour is addressed in a direct manner.More