Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has had a dig at artists who let people down when it comes to Charity gigs. Noel put together events for the Teenage Cancer Trust this year and was delighted when he managed to get a whole host of top artists to perform. Unfortunately, some of them, including Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons did not stick to their word.
Gallagher told Shortlist Magazine, "I did most of the work last year, because I was out at festivals, so I tapped most of the bands up then. 'I'd talk to Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons thinking, 'I'll just f***ing do the seven nights myself; what the f**k am I asking these people for?' And I got let down a lot."
He added, "The agent will call, and their management will call and then their PR will call and say, 'Ah, they're going to be in Australia at the time.' Really? Well they never said that to me.'' Noel then went on to claim that it could all have something to do with class."
Gallagher continued, "What's interesting is all the working-class bands said yes straight off the bat, no f***ing inkling of when it was. 'The middle-class bands said yes and wriggled out of it. I dunno what that means, but it must mean something. It was an interesting summer."
Fortunately the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts is still going ahead, with plenty of top acts still left on the lineup, including Primal Scream and Kasabian. The Teenage Cancer Trust concerts will kick off next Tuesday at London's Royal Albert Hall.