Lewis Capaldi explains why he decided to rip the piss out of Noel Gallagher at Glastonbury
“I hope he sees it. I love him to bits”.
After performing to sold-out venues around Ireland, the Lewis Capaldi fan club in the 32 counties is already wedged. However, the 22-year-old is definitely getting new fans because he genuinely seems like one of the funniest people in the music industry.
Self-depreciating and more than happy to take the piss out of himself, Capaldi's Twitter feed is a joy to behold. Oh yeah, it also helps that his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, is an absolute corker too.
When it comes to selling albums and concert tickets, a bit of publicity can go a long way and a few weeks ago, Noel Gallagher had a pop at Capaldi's music.
Granted, Noel has a pop at absolutely everyone, so Capaldi knew exactly how to take the jibe, in good spirits.
A quick recap.
During an interview, the former guitarist of Oasis said: "Music is fucking wank at the moment. Who's this Capaldi fella? Who the fuck's that idiot?"
Capaldi replied on Instagram by saying: "Fucking c’mon! Fucking peaked – slagged off by Noel Gallagher!"
Well, Capaldi came out on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage with Shane McMahon's WWE theme song blaring, dressed up in a parka jacket, sun glasses, and a Noel Gallagher t-shirt.
— LFM (@LFMmag) June 29, 2019
In an interview with the BBC’s Jo Whiley after his set, Capaldi explained the thinking behind his entrance and said of Gallagher: “I hope he sees it – I love him to bits”.
“I’m a massive Noel Gallagher fan by the way. But Noel brought me up in an interview the other day, and said he wasn’t the biggest fan of the music, but I’m a fan of his so I thought the only way to do it – to do this Glastonbury, my first ever Glastonbury – was to play homage to a man who I love so dearly – a spiritual father if you will. So I had the parker and the bucket hat and I hope he sees it, I love him to bits. I think [the banter with Noel is] hilarious and I thought ‘let’s do it back and forth’, I like it.”
We're certain that Liam approved.
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 29, 2019