Noel Gallagher
Who better than Avicii to stand as a man of the people – the people of the dance community specifically – and fire back at intolerance and severe misunderstandings held by some of music’s veterans? Earlier today, Mr. Bergling took to his Instagram to respond to some recent commentary from Noel Gallagher, most known for his role as the lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist of Oasis. Gallagher insinuated that folks like Avicii – “The dude in the hat” – sit behind fake decks and simply “pressing play” is leading the youth of today towards a “bleak future.”

Gallaghers’ comments essentially assert the current state of the music industry (the music itself, the fall of record stores, the rise of streaming) isn’t real, commendable, or something to take pride in. That we don’t wake up being proud of our producers, that it’s all for not. He even goes as far to insult acts in his realm of music, the Arctic Monkeys, calling them “too cool for school.” Perhaps this is just an old guard who can’t keep with the times, but this sort of behavior doesn’t foster the love of music for everyone. Elitism isn’t welcome, and Avicii has made it very clear in his calm and professional statement below. You can check the full Instagram post below the break (as well as a Deadmau5 response to Gallagher), as well as the Gallagher Interview (start at 7:21).

“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’ “

 

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”

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Bonus Material: Noel took a pot shot at Deadmau5 saying in a recent interview:

“Hello, this is deadmau5 without the stupid f*cking hat.”

During a recent “asQme” session Mau5 was asked:

“I think you’re getting his attention because you’re so in the limelight these days. However, how do you feel about Noel personally?”