Noel Gallagher blasts Taylor Swift

Noel Gallagher has blasted Taylor Swift's songwriting skills and thinks she is nothing more than "a nice girl."

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has blasted Taylor Swift's songwriting skills.

The 47-year-old rocker thinks modern pop music is "f**king awful" and slammed suggestions the 'Blank Space' hitmaker is talented, suggesting she is nothing more than "a nice girl."

Asked what he thinks about people praising the 25-year-old singer for being a good songwriter, he said: "Who says that? Her parents?

"Who's 'people'? Name these people. You're f**king lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f**king know it."

The former Oasis star also has "difficulties" with a lot of other artists, including One Direction.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I know Harry Styles. We've hung out a couple of times. They're lovely lads. But I've got to say, I have difficulties with people who don't write their own songs, who've got a team of songwriters who work for your record label.

"Modern pop music is bland nonsense. There isn't even a word yet that's capable of describing it. If it was a colour, it would be beige. Do you know what colour beige is? It's like a milky brown. Not for me."

But Noel insists he doesn't hate everyone in the music industry.

Asked about Bono, he said: "Of all the people I know, he's the most fun to hang out with, for sure. He's a funny fucker, and he can drink. And he's got big ideas -- for his band and for my music as well, which is astonishing. He's always giving me titles for songs and albums. I call him Father Bono."

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