Noel Gallagher Praises Rival

Noel Gallagher admitted Gorillaz deserved a prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards last night (07.09.10).

The former Oasis rocker praised the animated group - masterminded by his former bitter chart rival Damon Albarn - as they collected the Band of the Year accolade at the star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Noel told The Sun newspaper: "Gorillaz definitely deserve some kind of award - if only for having 104 people on stage at Glastonbury. What a f***ing rider that must've been to organise."

Noel was at the ceremony to hand veteran Kinks frontman Ray Davies an Outstanding Achievement award.

Controversial US rocker Alice Cooper, who was sitting next to him at the awards spoke of the influence Ray had on his career.

He said: "It was British bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks that got me into music. Ray is the man who made me want to write songs. I learned everything I know from analysing his songs."

The annual awards show by the English magazine also saw rapper Dizzee Rascal pick up Solo Artist of the Year, while 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith was honoured as Actor of the Year.

Hollywood star Jason Statham picked up the Editor's Special award, while fashion designer Giorgio Armani was named Designer of the Year.

Though the ceremony honours high-profile men, actress Gemma Arterton also picked up a gong at the bash, taking home the International Woman of the Year trophy.

Other stars to appear at the event included musician and producer Mark Ronson, model Daisy Lowe and pregnant singer Lily Allen.

Full list of GQ Men of the Year awards winners:

Outstanding Achievement - Ray Davies

Solo Artist of the Year - Dizzee Rascal

International Woman of the Year - Gemma Arterton

International Man of the Year - Jon Hamm

Band of the Year - Gorillaz

Actor of the Year - Matt Smith

Sportsman of the Year - Ryan Giggs

Comedian of the Year - James Corden

Chef of the Year - Heston Blumenthal

Editor's Special - Jason Statham

Most Stylish Man of the Year - Aaron Johnson

Politician of the Year - David Cameron

Designer of the Year - Giorgio Armani

Alfred Dunhill Cultural Icon - Anish Kapoor

Breakthrough Talent of the Year - Ed Westwick

Writer of the Year - Martin Amis

Newspaper Editor of the Year - Simon Kelner

Entrepreneur of the Year - Nick Jones


Tags: Noel Gallagher - Aaron Johnson - Alice Cooper - Daisy Lowe - Damon Albarn - David Cameron - Dizzee Rascal - Doctor Who - Ed Westwick - Gemma Arterton - Giorgio Armani - Gorillaz - Heston Blumenthal - James Corden - Jason Statham - Jon Hamm - Lily Allen - Mark Ronson - Matt Smith - Oasis - Ray Davies - Rolling Stones - Ryan Giggs - The Kinks - Glastonbury Festival


More Noel Gallagher

Oasis Tipped To Play Glastonbury 2014, After Liam's Cryptic Tweets

An Oasis reunion could be on the horizon after frontman Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters of the band's name over the course of a few...

Oasis Reunion in 2014? Probably Not, But Watch This Space

Following Facebook and Instagram posts last night, Oasis fans were dusting off their parka coats and bucket hats, calling their brothers "r kid" and swaggering...

Noel Gallagher Goes on the Rampage. Arcade Fire, Look Away Now

Nobody escaped unscathed from Noel Gallagher's summary of music in 2013, apart from maybe Kanye West and David Bowie. The former Oasis man agreed to...

Sony Music Announce 'BBC Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Sony Music & BBC Worldwide have announced the release of 'Top Gear Driving Anthems', a triple CD album boasting 50 full throttle tracks of rock...


Russell Brand Sparks Fracas At GQ Men Of The Year Awards With Nazi Jibes

At the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, Russell Brand sparked off a war of words between himself, Charles Moore, actor Jeremy Piven and...

GQ Men of the Year Awards Descend Into Chaos Over Russell Brand, Nazis, Jews

The GQ Men of the Year awards is always a rather boisterous affair. When you stick a load of preened rock stars, comedians, actors and...

Liam Gallagher Opens Glastonbury Festival With Oasis Songs [Pictures]

Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye played an unbilled set at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday morning (June 28, 2013), officially opening three days...

Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set

Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June...



Noel Gallagher Newsletter

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

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All