It has been a real rollercoaster ride the last couple of months for Oasis’s Noel Gallagher.
Recently he courted controversy when proclaimed that Hip Hop Superstar Jay Z should not be the headline act at the Glastonbury festival which has traditionally a rock and guitar tinged show.
After a taking drubbing from Jay Z with his cover of “Wonderwalls” at the festival, Noel’s song actually re-entered the chart and gave it a second life to a crop of new fans.
Now this footage just released of him being attacked on stage by a deranged fan, has to top off a crazy couple of months from the pompus rock star who is lucky he was not seriously injured from incident.
Check out this video below:
When I first saw this, I thought it was was a cheap attempt by Hov to appeal the Glastonbury crowd, who supposedly were not too thrilled with his headling the festival. But a large boulder struck me in the head and let me know that the song was “Wonderwall”, probably their most popular song written by Noel.The crowd sung along with Hov and he relished serving humble pie to the Oasis guitarist. Once again Noel lost.
Source: Smarten Up Nas
Check out this unreleased promo for last years American Gangster album from Jay Z who is coming off a historic performance at Glastonbury. F*ck Noel Gallagher for being a hater of Hip Hop culture. Directed by the homie Rik Cordero.
The frontman for rock group Oasis has denounced the inclusion of Hip Hop in the upcoming Glastonbury Festival, where Jay-Z is scheduled to headline. Noel Gallagher believes integrating Hip Hop into the hstorically “rock” based festival will transform the integrity of the event. “If it ain’t borke 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,” Gallagher said.
Glastonbury organizers believe that Gallagher is out of touch with the changing tides of music and not receptive to their plans to diversify their crowd. Previously, headlining acts would of sold the massive venue out but so far Jay-Z has managed to push sales to 100,000 on the first day with tickets still available. The remaining acts for the five-day festival will be announced on May 1. Kanya King, an organizer of the MOBO Awards is defending the Glastonbury organizers decision to go with Jay and believes his detractors have neither seen him perform nor are they familiar with his music.
“Given that Glastonbury is trying to reach a younger audience and diversify then I think it’s important that they embrace hip-hop,” she said.
“It seems only fitting that you should have a global superstar act like Jay-Z on the show.”
In the meantime, Oasis is completing their seventh studio album and looking for a recording home to release the disc on.