The 65-year-old singer doesn't understand why the 'Blank Space' hitmaker gets so much abuse from critics because he thinks she is ''talented.''
The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker said: ''I think she's a talented songwriter. She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she's so popular with young girls. But I like what she's projecting. I respect what she's doing.''
Billy, who has lived in Long Island, New York for many years, also blasted city residents for turning their noses when NYC & Company, the city's marketing and tourism organisation, made the 24-year-old singer a tourism ambassador late last month.
The 'New York State of Mind' hitmaker told USA Today newspaper: ''You snoots. Let her in. That's what New York is all about. I say, 'Welcome.' ''
Taylor bought and moved into a $19.9 million penthouse in Tribeca in the city last March after relocating from Nashville, Tennessee.
The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker previously gushed about her love for the city, saying: ''I'm still learning, but I'm so enthusiastic about this city that when I love something, I'm very vocal about it ... It's affected my life in ways I'm not even aware of fully.''
He'll be performing a new residency at an intimate theatre.
Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has described their new music as ''an experience''.
Vicky Cornell explains that they're planning to pay tribute with a sculpture.
It's their first foray into television.
Luc Besson has loved the Valerian story for many, many years.