Posted in music on April 15, 2008
Speaking of Oasis,
The inquest into The Mysterious Case of the Missing Glastonbury Ticket Sales has taken an ugly turn. Suggestions that festival fatigue, poor weather or hordes of rival festivals have stopped people rushing to buy tickets have been set aside, because apparently Noel Gallagher knows better: it's all Jay-Z's fault.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it," Gallagher said of the choice of Jay-Z as Pyramid Stage headliner along with The Verve and Kings of Leon, possibly alluding to his own attitude to song-writing at the same time. "If you start to break it then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? Fucking no chance. Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?' I don't know about it. But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury, no way man. It's wrong." [Guardian]