Noel Gallagher says he ‘won’t have a bad word said against Ed Sheeran’

Oasis man says Sheeran is 'a good lad' after previously criticising him

Noel Gallagher has jumped to Ed Sheeran’s defence after previously criticising the singer, stating “I won’t hear a word said against him”.

Speaking to NME earlier this year, Gallagher remarked that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley. But in a new interview with Shortlist, the Oasis man revealed that he’s had a change of heart about the pop star, mainly because Sheeran followed up on his word to appear at Gallagher’s Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

“What I will say about Ed is that when I was doing those concerts, you kind of call up artists and say ‘We’re doing this thing, can you come and help us?’ And a lot of heartless cruel bands do that thing where they go ‘Aw I can’t do it this year mate, I’m busy, we’ve got a gig in fucking Kenya. But next year we’ll definitely do it’,” Gallagher said. “The only person that has ever said that and called me back the next year is Ed Sheeran. And I thought, you know what, you’ll do for me man.”

He added: “He’s a good lad and I won’t have a word said against him.”

Previously asked by NME if he’ll be going to Sheeran’s Wembley Stadium gigs, which Sheeran offered him tickets to, Gallagher said: “No no, they’re for my daughter. She’ll be going and drinking his champagne and possibly playing Top Trumps with James Blunt in the dressing room afterwards. I’ve given her a list of people to insult while she’s there.”

Noel Gallagher’s new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ will be released March 2. The singer was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival.

Ed Sheeran has been confirmed as one of the performers at tonight’s Brit Awards. He has been nominated in the British Male Solo, British Single, British Video and British Album of the Year categories at this year’s ceremony.