Noel Gallagher: Ed Sheeran is a 'dude'
Noel Gallagher thinks Ed Sheeran is a "dude" for turning down a charity gig.
The 'Wonderwall' hitmaker revealed that when he called the 'Thinking Out Loud' singer to ask him to perform at a show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, he turned it down and insists Ed deserves respect for being the only person who has told him they couldn't perform.
He said: "The only one f***ing person that has ever ever ever said, 'I can't do it, I just got back from Australia I can't be f***ing arsed man, I'm f***ed, but I will definitely do it next year' - and I crossed his name off the list - was Ed Sheeran!
"He actually called me back, you know what I mean, he said, 'Right I'm ready now, I wanna do it', and I thought, 'You know what, what a f***ing dude.'"
The former Oasis singer appreciated Ed's upfront nature and insists that most artists agree to perform and then pull out a later date.
Speaking in the new issue of NME magazine, he said: "You'll be there on the phone listening to someone blatantly lying to you. People say they can do it and then get their publicist to call up later and say, 'Oh we can't do it now, he thinks his cat's gonna have a stroke that particular afternoon'.
"You're there, cajoling, with some **** who plays a banjo about whether they're gonna turn up."