Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher: Albarn collaboration was spontaneous

Noel Gallagher insists performing with Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn was a spur-of-the-moment decision.

The 'AKA... What A Life!' hitmaker joined his former Britpop rivals to perform Blur's hit 'Tender' along with Paul Weller at London's Royal Albert Hall in March, but he insists he never thought of the ''symbolism'' of the collaboration before it happened.

He said: ''I was put on the spot at the press conference when someone asked if I was going to play with them. What do you say? No? You'd cause a f***ing incident. When they came off doing the soundcheck, I just said, 'Are we doing it or what?' The doors were opening, we went back onstage and went through it once and that was it.

''I didn't think about the symbolism of it all. It's not something that's ever been mooted, it's not like, 'Together on stage, at last'. It's not like, I don't f***ing know, if me and Liam ever go onstage again. It was just a spur-of-the-moment thing.

''I wasn't sat for four months thinking, 'F***ing hell, what are people going to think of this. What should I wear? All white as a symbol of peace?' ''

As part of their performance, Damon and Graham were also joined by author-and-poet Michael Horowitz for a 12-minute improvisation and Noel admitted the idea was borne out of a heavy night drinking at the BRIT awards.

He told Q magazine: ''We were f***ing plastered that night. I said, 'Well, what are you going to do?' and woke up the next day and thought, 'Did he say he was going to do a f***ing improvised poetry jam?!'

''I was sat watching the soundcheck and thinking, 'This is going to be one of those moments that is either, 'I wish I was there, or I was there and I wish I wasn't.' They were literally writing it in the soundcheck. How they pulled it off, I'll never know.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Noel Gallagher - Graham Coxon - Damon Albarn - Paul Weller


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s "Unprofessional" Criticism

The 47 year-old actor only had fond memories of working with Prinze Jr...

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one...

Jessie J's New Single

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt - "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Star Connects With Fans At Charity Screening

Chris Pratt may just be the best human – in Hollywood, anyway. The Guardians...

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt -

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

One Direction’s Zayn Malik has attracted enormous criticism on Twitter after simply...

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

La Toya Jackson is re-booting her showbiz career with a brand new music video for latest single...

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love Video
Advertisement

Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Quentin Tarantino seems to have had a change of heart against the individuals...

 Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year

Excited fans first heard the news that former 'That 70's Show' co-stars...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Noel Gallagher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Noel Gallagher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All