Liam Gallagher on Mariah Carey’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination: “Do Me a Favor and Fuck Off”

Liam Gallagher has already made it clear he thinks the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is “full of BUMBACLARTS,” and now he says the nomination of artists like Mariah Carey only reinforces his opinion.

Carey is one of this year’s 15 Hall of Fame nominees alongside Oasis and the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Cher, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sinead O’Connor. Speaking with The Sunday Times, Gallagher expressed that being nominated with such a range of artists devalues the whole idea of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “As much as I love Mariah Carey and all that, I want to say: do me a favor and fuck off. It’s like putting me in the rap hall of fame, and I don’t want to be part of anything that mentally disturbed.”

To be clear, his problem lies with the people behind the “wank award,” not the talent of Carey or any of his fellow nominees. “Besides, I’ve done more for rock ’n’ roll than half of them clowns on that board, so it’s all a load of bollocks.” he added.


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This all aligns with what Gallagher said upon first learning that Oasis was part of the Rock Hall’s 2024 nominees class. Calling the institution “a load of bollox,” he labeled the governing body “geriatric[s] in a cowboy hat” and encouraged fans to not “waste your time” voting for Oasis. He also made it clear he wouldn’t attend the ceremony even if his former band got in, but said of his brother, Noel, “The little fella loves hanging out with celebrities so he’d prob go as for me I’m washing my hair and having a pedicure and a manicure.” [sic]

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Other finalists for this year’s inductions include Sade, Jane’s Addiction, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Frampton, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang, and Lenny Kravitz. Oasis (and Carey, for that matter) are making their first appearance on the ballot. The Class of 2024 will be announced in April, with the induction ceremony taking place in Cleveland this fall. The international voting body includes more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, while a fan vote on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s website is also taken into account.

Gallagher will spend the weeks leading up to the announcement (full of anticipation, we’re sure) touring behind his new collaborative album with The Stone Roses’ John Squire, which arrives on March 1st. The duo have a handful of UK and EU dates set along with a single New York City show (get tickets to that concert here). Gallagher will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oasis’ Definitely Maybe by playing the record in full on a summer UK tour. Find tickets to all his EU/UK shows here.