Guy Garvey: I Hate Robbie Williams

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey tells The Glasgow Daily Record he’s no fan of Robbie Williams. “I love pop music if it is honest pop music but I can’t stand insincerity in music. I don’t believe Robbie Williams. He’s insipid,” Garvey complained. “I saw ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ when he was pretending he was fit to kiss a distant relative of Frank Sinatra’s backside. He did Sinatra covers wired to the moon, saying, ‘this is for you mum’. No it’s not. I hate him. He tries to come across as a lovely local lad. He’s probably one of those kids who was popular with girls at school, had shiny shoes and straight As but was unhappy when he left school.”

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Sugababes Laugh Off Robbie Romance Rumor

November 8, 2005 – Sugababes cleared up the story about Robbie Williams wooing Heidi Range. Keisha Buchanan tells Radio 1 the story isn’t true but they found it funny: “We laughed because I’m probably the only one who fancies Robbie. She was linked to 50 Cent too and I’m like ‘you’re taking my men’.”

Robbie Romances MTV Host

November 6, 2005 – The Sunday Mirror reports that Robbie Williams looks set to score with MTV UK VJ Emma Griffiths after sending her a beautiful bouquet of flowers before the Europe Music Awards in Lisbon on Thursday night. Then the pair enjoyed a quiet drink and flirted backstage before arranging to meet up in London. “It was obvious to everyone that Robbie and Emma were really attracted to each other. They hit it off big time,” a spy revealed. “Emma giggled like a little girl when Robbie asked whether she received his flowers. And when he told her he’d really like to take her out for a drink in London, she agreed instantly.”

Robbie: I’m No Stud

November 5, 2005 – Robbie Williams admits his bedroom skills aren’t as good as the tabloids advertise. “All those newspaper stories about me sleeping with people who say that I was amazing and went for three hours… well, they aren’t true,” he told The Mirror. “These people only do that so I won’t sue them – and it works. I won’t sue if I get a good write-up. It’s as simple as that. The truth is I’m not very good at it… but I’m willing to learn.”

Robbie Plans ‘Swing Uncut’ Album

November 5, 2005 – With his latest album ‘Intensive Care’, Robbie Williams tells Neil Sean of Sky News he recorded 47 tracks – but only used 15. “I loved all the songs we recorded and hoped we might do a double album. It wasn’t to be, though,” he said. “I recorded a version of the Bond theme ‘From Russia With Love’ and many others; we’re now looking at bringing those tracks out on a ‘Swing Uncut’ album. I really want the fans to hear them. It was the best recording experience of my life.”

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4 thoughts on “Guy Garvey: I Hate Robbie Williams

  1. estephania says:

    I like Robbie Williams, he’s cheeky, arrogant, and actually pretty funny. he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he’s a bit neurotic, which makes him even funnier. Not to mention the fact that he’s a great singer and entertainer. I really got into him when I liven in Europe. apparently Americans don’t understand or appreciate him. then again, he didn’t really try to make it over here until after his second album. Not sure why.

  2. Laris says:

    Sorry but who the hell is Guy Garvey and Elbow!??!? He’s obviously using Williams for publicity. Who the hell cares about his opinion and who asked him in the first place?? He should get a life.

  3. EM says:

    I hate Guy Garvey. I’m an adept listener to his radio show simply because I like some of the music he plays, but I find it laughable that he relates himself to some of the great artists he deems inspiring. His music is cheap chamber rock pretending to be spiritual and majestic. His constant comments of what he likes and what he doesn’t from music to actions just paint him as an eclectic snob who thinks he knows better anyone else, when I would say he’s the least musically knowledgeable BBC radio 6 presenter. He should really start keeping stupid comments like these to himself, if he did his show would be so much more bearable.

  4. nancy preiss says:

    cant stand Robbie Williams…he fooled a lot of people..take that was a lot better after he left….

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