Gallagher told Xfm that the future of festivals is "disturbing… if a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player is what it's all about. That's quite a bleak future." During an interview with NME, he introduced himself by saying, "Hello, this is deadmau5 without the fucking stupid hat."
Gallagher additionally said in a separate NME interview, "I don't know anything about Avicii. I don't wish to know anything about Avicii. It sounds like an artist from the Renaissance period."
In response, deadmau5 issued an insult of his own during a video Q&A with asQme by saying, "I'm Noel Gallagher without the stupid accent."
As for Avicii, he posted a South Park video on Instagram this week with a lengthy comment criticizing Gallagher for his outdated rockist views and lack of an open mind regarding new music. He also called Gallagher a "silly sausage." Zing!
See the responses from deadmau5 and Avicii below.
https://youtu.be/qmWdkYPT2dA?t=7m21s Sounds like youre playing the wrong festival if youre at the same time dissing its entire audiences music taste you silly sausage! :O. (PS: Guess what: There are still good bands, still making great music that changes peoples lives, - what is really "sad" is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit u havnt even heard , I really didnt think someone whose whole image is being witty would turn all stereotype 'bitter ol timer rocker' like that lol. I Wish you nothing but the best and hope you one day will broaden your music taste and keep developing urself as an artist and musicians. I would actually love to preview you my album song by song and hear your honest feedback but I dare you to say the same thing afterwards // "Dude in a hat"🎩