Posted in music on April 15, 2008

Jay-ZSpeaking 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]

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Comments (42)

You so dead Dawg!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 11:54 AM

cuz oasis is really setting the world on fire these days

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:17 PM

he's pathetic. nothing new here.

Posted by grace6697 | April 15, 2008 12:19 PM

Racist.

Posted by Weir | April 15, 2008 12:22 PM

Oasis is hugely popular in England...They are in the tabloids everyday out there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:23 PM

uhh
havent the roots played glastonbury??

Posted by fuckwebsterhall | April 15, 2008 12:29 PM

He is not racist, he is just an asshole... and people keep asking him questions! Like we care how pathetic he is or he pretends he is...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:34 PM

Does Noel Gallagher do anything constructive with his time? Seems like when he's not cranking out the same-old-same-old with Oasis, he's talking shit about this band or that.

You'd think his music would be dynamic and interesting given how much shit he slings, but that's not quite the case.

Posted by Wayne | April 15, 2008 12:43 PM

Yes quite right his music is shite these days but the reason Glastonbury hasn't sold out yet, and every year in the last 10 its sold out in hours, is because the headliners are bad compared to other uk festivals. He is only echoing the general opinion over there that Glasto messed up by booking Jay Z.
It's by no means racist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:50 PM

Jay-Z is tired, but who cares what Noel Gallagher thinks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:10 PM

^^^^^^^^more like he's just trying to pass the blame for his own shit band no being able to sell enough tickets

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:11 PM

It's rock and roll!

Posted by Liam | April 15, 2008 1:17 PM

It's not rock and roll! It's bullshit!

Posted by Noel | April 15, 2008 1:18 PM

It's fookin' rock and roll!

Posted by Liam | April 15, 2008 1:18 PM

It's not rock and roll! It's bullshit!

Posted by Noel | April 15, 2008 1:19 PM

Once upon a time, British Rock ruled.

But that was long ago now. Glasto going for Jay Z and those demographics demonstrates the sad state of Brit rock these days.

Posted by drewo | April 15, 2008 1:23 PM

I think we need a second opinion from fookin' Liam mate!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:33 PM

i think it's cute that he's trying to stay relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:34 PM

Noel longs for the heady days of listening to The Farm's "Spartacus" while smoking rock with the weird dancing guy from The Happy Mondays.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:36 PM

glastonbury eh. jay-z is so gangsta.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:38 PM

get on my groovy train!

Posted by Bez | April 15, 2008 1:39 PM

gangsta = garbage

and noel gallagher = asshole

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:58 PM

What time does Hawkwind go on?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 1:58 PM

"gangsta = garbage"

Garbage are playing this year? Now that really is beyond the (garbage) pail.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 2:02 PM

Jay Z - wrong indeed

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 2:07 PM

Thinking that Jay Z is wrong for Glastonbury doesn't make Noel Gallagher a racist. It's just a fact that this years headliners are pretty crap. The Eavis's are trying to blame bad weather, or the fact that there are more festivals to pick from this year, but that was the case last year as well, and Glasto still sold out instantaneously.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 2:26 PM

yo dudes right.
he knows the audience and he knows
by headlining the festival with Jay Z
people are going to be turned off.

Jay Z is a zillionare business man
and its so American to to love the artist as rich guy hussler but in other places the public perception is they should be seperate.

did anyone catch this? where's the punk ethic in Brooklyn? its so vegan- white kid to cry racism.
pendejo

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/03/arts/music/03jayz.html?hp


Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 2:40 PM

true - Jay Z is responsible for some lost ticket sales - its just not a glasto thing and I've been 4 times.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 2:47 PM

oasis just sucks, and hes jealous...he wishes they can open for Jay-Z

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 4:35 PM

"Oasis is hugely popular in England...They are in the tabloids everyday out there."

Britney is in the tabloids everyday here, too. I'm Just sayin...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 4:48 PM

i can see it now...pasty white boys in the rain giving the fork (aka the british finger) to jay-z on stage all while chanting 'OASIS'. sounds like a good time!

Posted by hipster poseur | April 15, 2008 5:00 PM

Noel is just saying this to distract from the fact that he stole Matthew Dear's hard drive.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 6:51 PM

if glasto doesnt want jay z, then send him over here! im sure many festivals in the US will want him to play. he could replace jack johnson at APW. that would be great.

Posted by nick | April 15, 2008 8:00 PM

jay z replacing jack would be great, i would bite the whopping 8 dollar bullet and get a 3rd single day for that

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 8:46 PM

It's a real shame more dumb rock festivals can't sell out. I really think white people need a day in the sun to be entertained, forever and ever. Who cares about political progress or the third world or solutions? More dumb rock shows please!!! Sign me up!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2008 10:09 AM

Yes, sign him up. He is above music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2008 10:21 AM

10:21, good eye for sarcasm. Little wonder we've had Bush in the White House for two terms...

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2008 1:47 PM

seeing as the entirety of British rock, and American rock for that matter, was completely stolen from black American blues artists, I think they can swallow a little hip hop and suck it up. and let's face it, Jay Z rocks more than half the fuckin wussy indie bands they'll have there anyways.

Posted by onceler | April 17, 2008 11:44 PM

"where's the punk ethic in Brooklyn?"

- rich white kids are the only people who whine about whether some shit is "punk" enough or not. seriously, that shit is so 30 years ago, and it was all fake-ass in the first place. hiphop took the place of punk in the US for the 80s and 90s, and now there is simply no such thing. which is fine, since as I said, it was just a fashion / fake marketing thing in the first place.

and come on, I can't believe people in the UK don't know that the Gallaghers are rich as hell too?? or are you just required to act like a goof for life if you're a rock star over there?

Posted by onceler | April 18, 2008 12:31 AM

"seeing as the entirety of British rock, and American rock for that matter, was completely stolen from black American blues artists"

Rock 'n' Roll had some redneck country influences when it originated, bub.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2008 12:52 PM

I'm not a fan of Noel either... but that's one of the few intelligent things points that he has made. That festival is so not about talentless American zillionaire thugs. To put modern hip-hop "celebs" in the same league as great modern rock bands is blasphemy. We might as well drop a Walmart on the festival. Fuck Jay-Z, Kanye West... all that other talentless shit that is corrupting our lost youth.

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