Published Dec 09, 2015There's a reason we can't get enough of former Oasis lad Noel Gallagher: he's the music world's Shakespeare of shit-talking. He's had a wonderful 2015 in that realm too, sticking it to everyone from EDM musicians to Radiohead. Before the year's over, however, he's opted to take the piss out of world-famous singer Adele.
Speaking with the Australian site Music Feeds [via Stereogum], Gallagher explained that his life is a constant barrage of people asking him his opinion on other performers. "I don't overthink anything that I do," he said. "If I get asked a question on anything, I give a straight answer. It is interesting that no-one ever talks about my love of U2 and Coldplay, but there you go.
"Lately, the one I've been asked about is Adele. If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I'll fucking tell them. Not because I have any sort of agenda or because I'm trying to whip up any kind of hysteria. I just don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't like her music. I think it's music for fucking grannies."
Further, Gallagher defended his constant Gallagher rants by explaining that he's simply being honest. "The way I was brought up, you're obliged to give an honest answer if someone asks you an honest question," he said. "If you trot out the same bullshit all the time, then you're one of them. And I'm not one of them. I'm one of us."
Gallagher also had some stern words for ISIS. Asked why he still plays music, he explained that it comes from a love of the art form — and one that he feels extremists are trying to take away.
"In light of the things that have gone on in Paris recently, it makes it even more special," he said. "These fucking animals are trying to take that shit away from us. They hate musicians. They hate women. They hate music. That's all I love. It's even more important to put more music out there in the world — to protest that, to counter that. That's the way I see it."