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Noel Gallagher says hip-hop is wrong for Glastonbury

The mind behind Oasis is not all right with Jay-Z hopping the pond. Noel Gallagher blasted the organizers of the Glastonbury Festival for having the temerity to schedule a hip-hop headliner for the traditionally guitar-driven festival:


"If it ain't broke don't fix it. If you start to break it then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? 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. It's wrong."


While the forty-year-old Gallagher sounds positively stodgy, he might have a point. Glastonbury tickets failed to sell out on the first day, forcing organizers to resolicit registration for the festival.


Jay-Z headlining at Glastonbury has been an ongoing story, with artists, promoters and fans weighing in on both the positive and negative side. What remains to be seen is whether this signals that the British music audience is unwilling to embrace an American rap act, hip-hop music in general, or that the usual patrons of Glastonbury want a rock and roll concert and are unwilling to shell out for anything else. Rather than being a huge social commentary, this could be a simple case of the artist not fitting the venue. [Gigwise]

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I remember reading an article last year or maybe two years ago where he said that he thinks modern hip-hop is crap.

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The Gallaghers are complete morons and this doesn't surprise me in the least.


It's things like this that show how truly irrelevant Oasis is now---that and their horrible music. How many good albums have they made this decade? Ok. Now compare that to Jay-Z.


Who are the other acts playing?

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Headliners: Jay-Z, The Verve and Kings of Leon
Confirmed: Leonard Cohen, Hot Chip, Neil Diamond and British Sea Power.

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Does he realize it's not 1995 anymore and that no one cares what he thinks?


Noel is spot on once again.

Love live Oasis.

The band that ridded England of Grunge.

Oasis Fan

As much as Oasis are old hat, I really don't think much of Jay-Z and I do think it is a shame he is the headline act.


This will be the worst Glastonbury to date....and I love Rap.
The Gallagher boy's just tell it how it is.


hey the bloke isjust upset he islosing to hip-hop or he is just a racist bum you choose

hip-hop junkie

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