Quote: "I'm so proud to be a Mancunian. If I was from Buckinghamshire, I don't even think I'd be in a band. Manchester gave me a great musical education: New Order, the Smiths, Happy Mondays, Joy Division and the Stone Roses were all from there - great bands that gave me something to aspire to." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is proud of his Manchester, England roots.
Quote: "I have known Chris (Martin) since their first album came out and I just happened to be in L.A. for gigs and had a day off when he called. 'Do you want to come and add some credibility to our next album?' I told him 'Seeing as though it is you, I will do it. You need some credibility and I am available.'" British rocker Noel Gallagher reveals how he ended up contributing to Coldplay's new album A Head Full Of Dreams.
Fact: Irish rockers U2 added another celebrity guest to their London residency by performing with veteran musician Patti Smith during their show at the city's O2 Arena on Thursday night (29Oct15). They performed with former Oasis star Noel Gallagher earlier in the week.
Fact: British rocker Noel Gallagher joined Irish stars U2 onstage at London's O2 Arena on Monday night (26Oct15) to perform I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For followed by The Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
Quote: "If I was asked... F**king too right. I'd record a Bond theme in a heartbeat. But they usually want people who are famous in America, don't they? I'm only famous in Manchester. And bits of south London." British rocker Noel Gallagher fears he is not famous enough to record a James Bond movie theme.
Quote: "You can gain some strength from being in a band with your brother when everyone else is a stranger, but as time goes on it becomes your Achilles heel because you know how to push each other’s buttons." Noel Gallagher on his tumultuous relationship with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Liam.
Quote: "I thought for half an hour it was f**king outrageous... For 30 minutes I thought, 'Wow, this is f**king truly amazing', and then, like most hip-hop gigs, you're going (looking at his watch)... 'I want something else to happen'." Rocker Noel Gallagher was not impressed with all of Kanye West's Glastonbury festival headlining slot.
Quote: "I can't understand why he (Zayn Malik) would do it (quit) because they've only got, at most, five years left. He should just stand at the back, smoke weed and get laid. But he should get himself a good accountant." Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is convinced Malik should have stuck it out in One Direction because he is convinced the boyband's end is near. Malik walked out on the group in March (15), claiming he wanted to be a "normal" 22 year old.
Quote: "Morrissey is good crack (fun). He can drink... (but he) doesn’t really get drunk though - he remains equally as vicious from the f**king minute you meet him until seven hours later. I lighten up once I've had a drink. Not Morrissey. Bono, he is really f**king brilliant company. I’ve been drinking with him, and I’ve been leaving a bar at six in the morning and he’s on the bar singing opera. And he’s got a f**king gig the following night with 70,000 people. And I’m being escorted out like James Brown - f**king p**sed." Noel Gallagher on his favourite drinking buddies.
Quote: "I wouldn't have expected her to be into anything other than One Direction when she was 12. If she's into One Direction when she's 22, she's getting shunned." Noel Gallagher is hoping his teenage daughter Anais grows out of her boyband phase.
Quote: "The greatest quote was... 'I just want to be a normal 22 year old'. Who wants to be a normal 22 year old?... You can be f**king anything that moves and gettin' paid half a million dollars a week, you f**kin' idiot. You want to be a normal 22 year old? Have you met any normal 22 year olds? They're f**kin' s**t-for-brains." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher wasn't impressed with Zayn Malik's reason for leaving One Direction.
Quote: "The thing with Damon was a flippant comment as casually thrown around as 'We should go for a drink'. As for makin' an album, I would be amazed if either of us ever had the time to make that work." Noel Gallagher urges fans not to get their hopes up about a possible album collaboration with Blur frontman Damon Albarn.
Quote: "The video for D'You Know What I Mean was shot on the deserted set of FULL METAL JACKET... you can still visit it in London. It's an old, disused gasworks in London... The choppers (helicopters) was a reference to Vietnam. What any of that has to do with the f**king song is beyond me. I don't even know what the song's about, never mind the video!" Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher tells Reddit.com he's still confused by the meaning of some of the band's videos.
Quote: "I had a stylist once. She was called mum and when I got to about 11 she got the sack. So no, I don't have a stylist, and I find people that do have stylists - they're just squares... Rock stars shouldn't have stylists. I think it says a lot about you when you have one. You've given up. If you can't dress yourself what are you?" Noel Gallagher has ruled out ever employing a fashion expert.
Quote: "You cannot go on tour without good pillows. I have stolen more pillows from Italy than anywhere else. (They are) the best in the world." Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher reveals his penchant for pilfering pillows from hotel rooms.
Quote: "Can you copyright a rhythm? If so, then surely to God every reggae artist in the world is f**ked... I've had to give up royalties twice - one was for lyrics and one was for music. Each time it was like, 'Whatever.' But it's part of the game... There's only 36 chords or however many there are. You're gonna be standing on somebody's toes at some point. You can't argue with a judge, I guess. But I listened to Blurred Lines and I listened to the other thing, and I don't know what they're going on about." British rocker Noel Gallagher weighs in on the BLURRED LINES trial which landed Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with a bill for $7.3 million (£4.9 million) for copying elements of Marvin Gaye's track Got to Give It Up for their 2013 chart hit.
Quote: "I would do it if I was asked. I would do it in a heartbeat. I could do it and it would be great, but I'm not a star and for that you have to be a big star. You have to be someone in America." Noel Gallagher fears he'll never be asked to write a theme for a James Bond movie.
Quote: "Somebody needs to buy that dumba** a dictionary so he can look up the word 'artistry'. Beck can play the banjo, for f**k's sake. Nobody plays the banjo." Noel Gallagher attacks Kanye West for remarks he made about Grammy Award Album of the Year winner Beck.
Quote: "Of all the people I know, he's the most fun to hang out with, for sure. He's a funny f**ker, and he can drink. And he's got big ideas - for his band and my music as well... He's always giving me titles for songs and albums. I call him Father Bono." Noel Gallagher loves hanging out with the U2 star.
Quote: "Who would want to be Brian Wilson, sitting in a studio eating a carrot with your little fat feet in a sandpit, bot going on tour? F**k that!" Noel Gallagher prefers touring to spending time recording albums in a studio.
Quote: "As I understand it, he was disrespecting artistry by f**king being on stage in the first place. Somebody needs to go buy Kanye a dictionary and show him the word artistry. If that applies to Beyonce then f**k me. If shaking your a**e is considered art..." British rocker Noel Gallagher takes a swipe at Kanye West for protesting Beck's Album of the Year win at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb15), when the rapper urged him to hand the trophy over to his pop pal Beyonce.
Quote: "The further away Bono stays from a guitar, the better. Chris Martin is a frontman, but not when he's playing guitar. Mick Jagger is a frontman. When he plays the guitar he looks like a d**k. Liam used to pick up the guitar and we'd all go, 'Ha ha, no. What are you playing it up there (on your chest) for?'" Noel Gallagher hates rock singers who try to play an instrument onstage.
Quote: "That's always been his weakness - it's the chicks, I'm afraid." Noel Gallagher has sympathy for his singer brother Liam after his marriage to pop star Nicole Appleton collapsed in 2013 following revelations he has a lovechild in New York.
Quote: "There doesn't seem to be any characters any more... I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn't you?" Noel Gallagher is not a fan of fellow British rocker Alex Turner.
Quote: "Let's be honest, we live in ridiculous times. I mean, who'd spend the best part of a tenner on two coffees? I blame it all on Friends. Beautiful, successful people sat around in a coffee shop - not a pub, wrong to start with. That made all this acceptable." Rocker Noel Gallagher blames 1990s U.S. sitcom Friends for Britain's creeping coffee culture.
Fact: Bosses at Scottish lager brand Tennent's have offered to put up a bar in Noel Gallagher's home and provide a lifetime supply of the drink after they heard he's a big fan.
Quote: "The days of killing two hours in Hmv, buying albums just 'cos the bloke on the cover's got a moustache, so it must be good, are over. Now it's all on your phone." Rocker Noel Gallagher bemoans the state of modern music purchasing.
Fact: Rocker Noel Gallagher recruited his older brother Paul to play guitar on his new solo album Chasing Yesterday.
Tweet: "I can live in it, its really enjoyable" Ed Sheeran humorously responds to Noel Gallagher's announcement that he can't "live in a world" where the Thinking Out Loud hitmaker is headlining London's Wembley Stadium for three nights.
Quote: "What they say about him is true. He is genuinely one of the nicest men in rock. We've done some big gigs with them down the years. Great lads, all of them." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is a big fan of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.
Quote: "It annoys me about as much as when I’m introduced to people as Liam, which happens on a regular basis. I was at a party the other night and loads of posh people were going, 'Liam, how are you doing?’ It’s a common occurrence." Noel Gallagher hates being asked about an Oasis reunion about as much as he dislikes people who mistake him for his estranged brother and former bandmate.
Quote: "I was with Beady Eye the other night and they are still plugging away, we all talk nonsense for hours. Though not about a reunion, for anyone trying to seize on that." Noel Gallagher insists he still has no plans to reform Oasis despite remaining close pals with his ex-bandmates, who have since formed Beady Eye.
Quote: "I was walking along the red carpet and all I could hear were people shouting what I thought was 'Liam, Liam'. I thought, 'The idiots have got the wrong brother'. I turned around and said, "Oi! I'm not Liam, I'm Noel!" I wondered how could they get that wrong? But then I realised they were actually shouting 'Leo'. It turns out that Leonardo DiCaprio was right behind me. I felt a right prat (idiot)." British rocker Noel Gallagher turned on fans outside a recent British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) event when he thought he had been mistaken for his estranged brother Liam.
Quote: "I don't know if I'm going to keep that name or not. Probably will, it's such a f**king good name. I might change the Noel Gallagher bit (and) call it Paul MCCartney's High Flying Birds, and see if I sell any more tickets in America." Noel Gallagher considers changing the name of his post-Oasis act, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Quote: "F**king had a s**t year. All I've done is sit around the house and become a f**king hypochondriac. Dog-s**t year. Can't wait until it's over." Noel Gallagher will be glad to see the end of 2013.
Quote: "I don't mind it. It sounded good on the radio. Got a bit annoying after the five millionth time you've heard it. I think he's going to be a one-hit wonder, surely. It'll be like that guy who's done Gangnam Style (Psy) - we'll never hear from him again." Noel Gallagher is tiring of Robin Thicke's 2013 megahit Blurred Lines.
Quote: "It's a f**king masterpiece. I love it. Nobody has the right to be that f**king good at this point in their career. Apart from Neil Young, all of the people that are in his league are basically f**king s**t... There's at least three songs on there that you listen to them and immediately pick the guitar up and just think, 'F**king b**tard! Why did I never write that?' I think it's some of the best stuff he's ever done." Noel Gallagher is a big fan of David Bowie's comeback album The Next Day.
Quote: "It's not going to happen, unless they are doing it without me. But without me, it would be rubbish." British rocker Noel Gallagher is adamant his former Oasis bandmates won't be able to accept a reunion offer without him.
Quote: "Novels are just a waste of f**king time... People who write and read books are putting themselves a tiny bit above the rest of us... I don't get it. Book sellers, book readers, book owners - f**k all of them." British rocker Noel Gallagher doesn't enjoy reading.
Fact: Rocker Noel Gallagher celebrated his 46th birthday on a night out in London with his friends and wife Sara MACdonald on Wednesday (29May13). Britain's The Sun reports Russell Brand sent the star a saucy cake to mark the occasion.
Quote: "I get up at the same time every day. I get out of bed at quarter past eight and I have my breakfast at quarter to nine and then I have a cup of tea and a cigarette and then I try desperately to keep out of the way of the wife to be honest, because she'll have me doing stuff, like the recycling." Rocker Noel Gallagher on his early morning routine.
Quote: "I hated him when he played for (Manchester) United. Hated him. Hate. Proper hate. But luckily I met him when he'd left United and he's such a nice lad and he's a brilliant footballer." Former Oasis star and rabid Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher has become a big fan of soccer ace David Beckham, who announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier this week (beg13May13).
Quote: "You'd (only) do it for the money and I've got enough money." Rocker Noel Gallagher has no plans to pen a tune for One Direction.
Quote: "I've not got anything against the show, I just don't want to be on the telly every Saturday night, f**k that. You may be aware, I've got a slight case of Tourette's syndrome and I would just end up saying to (judge) Louis Walsh, 'Will you shut up, you c**t!'" Noel Gallagher turned down a role on the U.K. version of The X Factor over fears he would insult his fellow judges live on air.
Quote: "According to people I've spoken to, there's another album in the pipeline. There was, like, 29 songs or something. I don't know what's next for Bowie. He could disappear for another 10 years or there could be another album. He might do the greatest tour of all time or he might never gig again. Who knows?" Rocker Noel Gallagher sparks speculation there could be more material from David Bowie following the release of his comeback album The Next Day last month (Mar13).
Quote: "It'd be cruel if I didn't get one really... Would I take it? I don't know. I won't get offered it. I can't see many ex-glue sniffers among the medals can you?" Noel Gallagher thinks he deserves a knighthood for his charity work.
Fact: Rocker Noel Gallagher is auctioning off one of the final pairs of his limited edition Adidas sneakers to benefit The Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The former Oasis star, who is helping to organise the organisation's annual fundraiser in London, helped to design the sports shoes in 2011 and has autographed the footwear for the sale.
Quote: "I can easily see me taking 10 years off - I'd do it now if the missus (wife) would let me. I'd do absolutely nothing if I could get away with it, as I'm brilliant at that. I wouldn't bother getting any hobbies either - unless drinking tea and smoking qualify as hobbies. That's all I'd do. And maybe watch telly (Tv) all day, if that wasn't too much effort." Ex-Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher dreams of a career break.
Quote: "I don't know about performing. I'm getting old, I've got a bad back, I've got tinnitus in both ears, but I think I'll probably keep on putting out records." British rocker Noel Gallagher may retire from performing one day, but he will carrying on producing new music.
Quote: "I've never had 87 million of anything, I've not got that much money. When you read figures about how much money people have got, it seems like the papers just times it by three. But I've got enough money, I'm not greedy." British rocker Noel Gallagher dismisses rumours he has a $139 million (£87 million) fortune in the bank.
Quote: "I have a mug which says 'Greatest Dad In The World', so I must be pretty good. My wife says I am f**king useless, so I guess I am somewhere in the middle. I am dreading them in their teens though. My attitude is everything in moderation, but I have told them, 'You will never be as cool as your dad'." British rocker Noel Gallagher has some unusual parenting tips.
Quote: "I know I'm up in Canada now. Somewhere on the road to Winnipeg. Somewhat predictably it's - and I can't overstate this enough even with big f**k off capital letters - F**King Freezing - and I mean - Freezing!!!!! Wolves, polar bears (of which I'm neither), mad men and the military can surely only experience such weather conditions? Oh... and penguins of course... and Eskimos... and Russians." Rocker Noel Gallagher blogs about the freezing conditions on the road in Canada.
Quote: "Seen that film Prometheus on (a) flight... What a load of s**t. Laughable rubbish. Have you seen it? Well don't... it's dog-s**t." Rocker Noel Gallagher is no fan of Sir Ridley Scott's latest blockbuster.
Fact: Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher paid tribute to Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah on Saturday (18Aug12) by dedicating his performance of Supersonic at the U.K.'s V Festival to the British athlete in honour of his impressive double win at the London 2012 Games.
Quote: "I haven’t got moves like Jagger; I’ve got moves like (Bill) Wyman. But people at gigs either want to dance or sing, and I can make people do that. And they’re not watching me anyway... They’re staring at the heavens singing their hearts out." Noel Gallagher admits he is not much of a song-and-dance man.
Fact: Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is taking a break from his arena tour to play an intimate acoustic gig at a tiny London club in aid of charity. The rocker will perform at Dingwalls in Camden, north London, on 14 August (12) to raise money for War Child, in conjunction with radio station Xfm.
Fact: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol are to team up for a co-headlining North American tour. The two British acts will hit the road together this autumn (12) with dates beginning in Portland, Oregon on 23 October (12).
Fact: Two new, unreleased songs by rocker Noel Gallagher have leaked online. Recordings of God Help Us All and It Makes Me Wanna Cry, made during a soundcheck at one of the former Oasis star's gigs, were posted on the Internet on Friday (29Jun12).
Quote: "Someone actually passed a birthday cake onto the stage during the last song! I'm feeling a bit worse for wear this morning." Noel Gallagher celebrated turning 45 on Tuesday (29May12) by performing and partying in Seoul, South Korea.
Fact: Noel Gallagher ensured fans at California's Coachella festival didn't forget he'd won the Godlike Genius honour at this year's (12) NME Awards - he proudly displayed the trophy atop his guitar amp during his performance on Saturday (21Apr12).
Quote: "I don't see the little white iPod as an evil little fridge. I can carry my record collection around in my top pocket... but my problem with technology is... everything is mixed for tiny speakers, everything is made digital... and everyone obsesses about the internet." Noel Gallagher is not a fan of digital music.
Quote: "Once you've taken all the drugs and flirted with all the girls... There's only so many club sandwiches you can eat. There's only so much s**t you can talk." Noel Gallagher insists his wild days are behind him.
Quote: "I've always liked coming to America. I've always had a good time here... As long as I get the chance to come and play here and they clap in between the songs, that'll do me." Noel Gallagher backstage at his first Coachella festival as a solo artist.
Quote: "When you're a solo artist you're like, 'I'll decide what people listen to on a tour bus, thank you very much.'" Noel Gallagher on the differences of touring alone and as a member of Oasis.
Quote: "People just like to get wasted in the rain at a rock 'n' roll event, well I do anyway." Noel Gallagher on Friday's (13Apr12) rain-soaked Coachella.
Quote: "I'll forever remember my own show for a funny scene with someone holding up a placard that said 'Noel will you marry me?' Thing is, it was actually a guy - and he looked genuinely upset when I informed him I was already spoken for... Funny though." Noel Gallagher was propositioned by a male fan during a recent concert at the Teatro Metropolitan in Mexico.
Fact: Noel Gallagher played Oasis songs Don'T Look Back In Anger and Half The World Away during his short evening set at the Coachella festival in California on Saturday (14Apr12). He dedicated the latter to his English fans at the event.
Quote: "I'm just stood at some traffic lights waiting to cross the street when some guy slopes up to me... 'Hey man I don't mean to disrespect you... but you do realize you got a little 80's thing going on with your hair there...?' I was speechless... 'You look like that... who was that motherf**ker pro-doocer who shot that b**ch in the face...? Phil Spector! You look like Phil Spector...!!' I f**king love America." Noel Gallagher is told he looks like incarcerated Spector.
Quote: "Bussed it overnight to the cultural centre of the middle of f**king nowhere, Columbus, Ohio. There is quite literally Nothing going on here. Nothing to see. nothing to do." Noel Gallagher is not a fan of Ohio's state capital.
Quote: "There is no contact of any significance, to my mother's disgust. But we are big boys now. She can't tell us what to do for ever... It's not the last time I'm ever going to speak to him. Of course I'm going to speak to him again but I'm busy (right now)." Noel Gallagher insists his feud with brother and former Oasis bandmate Liam won't last forever.
Fact: Noel Gallagher's 12-year-old daughter Anais is forging ahead with her career as a child model - she has become the star of a new Vogue magazine photoshoot. Anais, the former Oasis rocker's daughter with ex-wife Meg Mathews, has already posed for Mario Testino and appeared in a shoot for British magazine OK!.
Fact: Noel Gallagher has interviewed soccer ace Mario Balotelli for Bbc sports show Match of the Day after the Italian personally requested an audience with the rocker. The chat will air on Saturday (10Mar12).
Quote: "It's good to see Noel win. We had a rivalry in the 90s but that's all in the past. It's good for him and I'm pleased. He seems to be enjoying himself at the minute, too." Blur star Graham Coxon is pleased to see his one-time chart rival, former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, honoured with the Godlike Genius award at Britain's NME Awards on Wednesday (29Feb12).
Quote: "I'm not having a big one tonight. I've got a gig in Birmingham tomorrow, so I have to keep a lid on it. You won't see boogying." Rocker Noel Gallagher refrained from boozing at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday night (29Feb12), where he was presented with the Godlike Genius honour.
Quote: "Great music died quite a while ago. Remember when there were all cool bands in the chart? Oasis, Blur, Pulp and The Verve... Now it's Jessie J and f**king Duffy. Everybody's got records 'featuring' somebody else: it's either a s**t rap about somebody's struggle, or just... f**king s**t music set to some reggae backbeat sung in some trans-atlantic f**king accent." British rocker Noel Gallagher isn't a fan of current chart music.
Quote: "Me and him are neighbours now, if you can believe that. His front room looks directly into my kitchen. It's very disconcerting. He'll send me texts at night... saying, 'Come to the window'. I'm not f**king joking! This is for real. I'm thinking, 'Is he gonna be there in his Union Jack f**king pinny (apron), or what?'" Noel Gallagher on living next door to his former idol-turned-friend Paul Weller.
Fact: British rockers The Vaccines have seen off competition from sibling rivals Liam and Noel Gallagher to nab Xfm's New Music Award. Their album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, was named 2011's best debut at a ceremony in Manchester, England on Wednesday (08Feb12).
Quote: "There comes a point where a 44-year-old man sounds stupid saying, 'This is my girlfriend'. What am I, Rod Stewart?" Noel Gallagher explains why he decided to wed his partner Sara MacDonald after ten years - and two children - together.
Quote: "I had my own show here in Sydney a couple of nights ago. A truly great gig. The best one of the entire tour, no doubt about it!! They do like a sing-song down here. They was (sic) loud and proud... Gotta say though, it's a night that will live long in the memory for another reason. That being the night I got my first bra thrown onstage!! I was so proud... Made me feel a bit like Tom Jones!!!!!" Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher on his status as a sex symbol in Australia.
Quote: "The one everybody would like to see is The Smiths and they say it's not going to happen but they said the (Stone) Roses wouldn't happen and they said Led Zeppelin wouldn't happen." Noel Gallagher is pushing for Morrissey and Johnny Marr to reform The Smiths.
Quote: "I'm great. I'm easygoing. I'm pretty well off. I don't do boys' things. My biggest vice is watching football." British rocker Noel Gallagher insists he is a good catch. The former Oasis star wed partner Sara MacDonald in June (11).
Quote: "My 11-year-old daughter likes Lady Gaga, my wife likes her. My cat even likes her. I hear the songs around the house. But I have no opinion about her, really." Noel Gallagher on his family's top pop pick.
Quote: "The big news at the moment though is that Man (Manchester) City and Liverpool have been drawn together in the semi-final of the Carling Cup. I'm hoping the betting gets a bit more interesting this time... y'know... a doughnut and a glass of milk? An ice cream, maybe? Maybe some actual money will change hands this time!!!" Noel Gallagher fancies his beloved Manchester City's chances beating soccer rivals Liverpool in the English cup competition.
Fact: Noel Gallagher's ex-wife Meg Mathews opened up her London home for Britain's OK! magazine earlier this month (Nov11) - but just days later the property was devastated by fire. The pictures feature in this week's (begs28Nov11) edition of the publication. The socialite and her daughter Anais have moved out of the $2.5 million (£1.6 million) house while it is restored.
Quote: "Gotta go and get a shirt altered. It's a blimmin' 'small' and it's still too big. I might be shrinking!!!" Noel Gallagher spent his Sunday (13Nov11) revamping his tour wardrobe in New York City.
Quote: "What a tear up! They literally beat the living daylights out of each other for 12 rounds. Pacquiao won on points. I thought it was a draw myself." Noel Gallagher enjoyed the big fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night (12Nov11). The rocker watched the bout after a solo show in Boston, Massachusetts.
Quote: "I’ve grown to love California. It’s the dream of every English musician to come here and work in the sunshine. To walk up Sunset Boulevard, knowing you’re going to make music." Noel Gallagher on his love affair with Los Angeles.
Fact: Noel Gallagher shot his If I Had A Gun... music video at the same Silver Lake, California mansion where one of his heroes, Neil Young, recorded his 2010 album Le Noise.
Fact: Noel Gallagher has taken a break from his U.K. tour to film a gig for the Bbc which will be broadcast on his website on Friday (04Nov11).
Quote: "Did have some great news yesterday though. Grazia magazine have me at the top of this weeks 'Chart of Lust'!!!!!! That's right, Lust!!!! Eat that Coldplay. You can have the top spot in the charts. That don't mean s**t." Noel Gallagher isn't too disappointed his debut album has been knocked from the number one spot in the British charts.
Quote: "I'd say, 'Bless me Father, it's been 30 years since my last confession...' I'd say, 'I had a f**king great time.'" Lapsed Catholic Noel Gallagher on what he'd tell his priest if he ever had to confess his sins.
Quote: "Someone ruined it by saying, 'Is it named after an Elton John song?' But I still like it. I think it's a cool way of introducing something new with my name in it." Noel Gallagher on his solo moniker High Flying Birds, which was actually inspired by a Jefferson Airplane song.
Quote: "We never fought as kids, ever. We only fought when we became famous." Rocker Noel Gallagher insists his famous feuds with estranged brother Liam have not been life long.
Quote: "It's got a 100-piece choir, and a 24-piece string section, all women. The lady who did the string arrangements suggested that. She said it would sound sexier. And she was right." Noel Gallagher on the classical sound of his new solo tune Everybody's on the Run.
Quote: "Weller watches it. He denies it but I know for a fact that he does because his daughter is one of my daughter's best friends. I'd go to her, 'Did you watch The X Factor?', and she said, 'Yeah, watched it with my dad.' And I'd say, 'Well that is interesting.'" Legendary rocker Paul Weller is a secret fan of Britain's The X Factor, according to his pal Noel Gallagher.
Quote: "I see the odd cameraphone coming out. And I always get this: 'Excuse me, mate, are you Liam Gallagher?' F**k's sake. Sometimes, even when they ask me, I say no, and they're like, 'You don't half look like him.'" Noel Gallagher is often confused with his brother Liam while travelling on public transport.
Quote: "I'm only singing the songs I'm famous for singing. And if people do miss Liam, I'll bring a little cardboard cut-out of him - a tiny, dwarf-sized one - put a spotlight on it and go, 'There he is. Remember him?'" Noel Gallagher won't be missing his former Oasis bandmate, brother Liam, on his upcoming solo tour.
Quote: "I get referred to as a singer/songwriter, which is a dreaded term. I hate it. If anything I'm a songwriter/singer. Never mind singer/songwriter, that's James Morrison or James Blunt - and makes me want to give up." Rocker Noel Gallagher likes to be referred to in specific terms.
Quote: "He basically said, 'How is this idiot ending up with that woman? If he wasn't a f**king rock star, she wouldn't have looked twice at him.' It was the first time I've ever seen him speak when he didn't talk about himself. It killed him to talk about me." Noel Gallagher on pal Russell Brand's best man's speech at his wedding.
Quote: "The Labour Party have proved themselves to be just as sleazy and horrible as we all know the Conservatives are. There's nothing left to vote for any more." Noel Gallagher is worried about the state of politics in his native U.K.
Fact: Noel Gallagher's hotly-anticipated debut solo album, Noel Gallagher'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, has leaked on the internet, a week ahead of its official release on 17 October (11).
Quote: "I wish I'd met Kurt Cobain. I always had an affinity with him. He was left-handed, blue-eyed, a Gemini, loved The Beatles like me. I would have loved to have shot the f**king s**t with him." Noel Gallagher regrets not getting the chance to meet the Nirvana frontman before he died in 1994.
Quote: "I always buy me (sic) mates' albums. I'll get the next (Paul) Weller album, too. Don't be meeting up with Weller if you haven't bought his f**king album. That'll be 10 years off your life just listening to the ear bashing." Noel Gallagher always keeps his record collection up to date.
Quote: "You're supposed to make this job look like the best job in the world, or else how are you going to inspire kids to get into music? I don't want to be one of those miserable artists who are... you just think, 'Why are you even in the music business if it annoys you so much?' It's a great game to be in. And it is that - a game. As long as the music's good, I can deal with the rest." Noel Gallagher isn't a fan of miserable rock stars.
Quote: "I don't have enough material for the time being not to do Oasis songs, but I would never just give up on them. They're great songs... People want to hear them. And goddamn it, I've got to make a f**king living somehow. Rock stars still have to f**king eat and buy sweets for the kids." Noel Gallagher will be playing Oasis hits on his upcoming solo tour.
Quote: "I've started using it again now to get to rehearsals and it's amazing. People stare but go, 'Nah, it can't be him, what would he be doing on the Tube?'" Rocker Noel Gallagher enjoys using the London Underground.
Quote: "It's four hours long and there wasn't one single minute that I knew what was going on. I was thinking, 'I know they're speaking English but it's just all f**king gibberish.' I can appreciate the acting and the way they learned all those lines but... what the f**k was going on?" Noel Gallagher was baffled by a theatre trip to watch Jude Law in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Fact: Noel Gallagher is taking to the airwaves in his native Britain on Saturday (10Sep11) - he's co-hosting an afternoon show on Bbc Radio 2. The rocker says, "Me and my co-host Matt Morgan will be playing some right good tunes and talking some right old rubbish."
Quote: "I've got an 11-year-old daughter and on a Saturday we sit down and watch it. I don't regret declining the offer though." Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher confirms he was approached to take up a judging role on Britain's The X Factor.
Quote: "I don't mind her music. The kids have had a jig around the kitchen to it. I listen to it if it's on in the house, Paparazzi and all that. I wouldn't buy it or download it or condone it in anyway but I don’t mind Lady GaGa. She’s better then most of the sh**e that's out there." Noel Gallagher on Lady Gaga.
Quote: "I was thinking of giving it to someone. I thought about Madonna but then (my wife) Sara said, 'Don't be daft, Madonna won't sing it. When are you likely to see Madonna?' So that spoiled it." Noel Gallagher's wife scuppered his plans to ask the Material Girl to cover one of his songs.
Quote: "I was in a band, right? And I left. And then I wrote some songs. I had a lot of songs left over from the band. And then I wrote some other songs. And after a couple of years sitting round the house I had a baby. Moved house. My wife decided it was time for me to do something because I was annoying her." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher was pushed into launching his solo career by his wife.
Quote: "I don't need the f**king money, but I think it's a shame that songs like Champagne Supernova, Rock and Roll Star, The Importance of Being Idle and The Shock of the Lightning will never be played again. In a stadium. That kind of fills me with sadness." Some things about the Oasis split make Noel Gallagher sad.
Quote: "My missus is not the biggest fan of anything I've ever done ever. She's a bit like... 'It's not Kasabian, is it? Do you know what I mean?' There's one (track) on the new album she really doesn't like. The last track. When she saw the track listing, she said 'Oh, you've not included that b**ody song have you?'" Noel Gallagher admits his wife Sara isn't a fan of his new music.
Quote: "I went to (London department store) Selfridges and asked for a ghetto blaster. The guy looked at me like I was asking for an obsolete part of a spaceship. I was going, 'You know, handle, two speakers, put a CD in and you get music?'. Eventually the guy said: 'CD? We've got iPod docks.' What's going on?" Noel Gallagher is baffled by modern technology.
Quote: "I had two options: you either get a load of kids in, and then you end up looking like Bryan Ferry. Or you don't and you have mates - but then, I don't know many 44 year olds that aren't bald." Noel Gallagher struggled to form a new band after Oasis split in 2009.
Quote: "I think people had stopped listening. People kept coming to the gigs, but people had stopped listening... That's just the way it is when you go on for so long. Does anybody care about a new Rolling Stones album? They go and see 'em, don't they?" Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is convinced the band only had a future as a live act.
Quote: "Well, they were there for a few days, but I just wasn't that a**ed about it, to be honest. That's just the thing about Twitter, innit (sic)? 'Wooo, f**king hell, I've just seen Terence Stamp in (British supermarket) Waitrose.'" Noel Gallagher was not upset when British band You Me at Six leaked details of his solo album when they shared a studio earlier this year (11).
Quote: "Unfortunately those songs are like drugs to me. I don't think I'd ever do a gig without playing them. That would be crazy. That would be like Paul MCCartney doing the O2 (Arena in London) and just playing Wings stuff." British rocker Noel Gallagher will be performing Oasis tracks on his solo tour later this year (11).
Fact: Rocker Noel Gallagher and his new bride Sara MacDonald chose The Ronettes' Be My Baby for their first dance as man and wife after they wed on Saturday (18Jun11).
Quote: "I think they will make up. It might be a few years but they will. I'm pretty sure. I mean, they're brothers." Creation Records boss Alan Mcgee, who signed Oasis to the label, is adamant feuding siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher will eventually patch up their tumultuous relationship .
Quote: "My days of waking up with someone else's chandelier in my bed are over. I've got kids now, I'm more chilled out." Rocker Noel Gallagher insists his wild days are over.
Quote: "Gorillaz definitely deserve some kind of award - if only for having 104 people on stage at Glastonbury. What a f**king rider that must've been to organise - more complicated than a Big Brother shopping list!" Noel Gallagher re-ignites his war-of-words with Damon Albarn at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, where Albarn's Gorillaz took home the Best Band prize.
Quote: "If I was to sit here now and listen to Supersonic as the first (single) and Falling Down as the last, I'd think, 'Well that's a f**king pretty good journey between those two'. There's some s**t in between, but to bookend your career with those two - that'll do me." Oasis star Noel Gallagher is pleased with the defunct band's legacy.
Fact: Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Ian Brown are all set to appear in a new Star Wars-themed commercial for sportswear label Adidas. The celebrities will recreate a famous scene from Star Wars Episode IV. In the clip, which is to be launched during England's World Cup soccer game against the U.S.A. next Saturday (12Jun10), Snoop Dogg can be seen waving Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.
Quote: "If it's a boy... it's definitely going to be called Carlos, or just Tevez. Tevez Gallagher. Carlito Gallagher. She doesn't know this, but I'll nip out to the Marylebone Registry Office (in London) while she's having a nap." Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher plans to name his new baby with girlfriend Sara MCDonald after his favourite soccer play, Argentine Manchester City hero Carlos Tevez.
Fact: Paul Weller was joined by former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher on stage at a gig in London on Wednesday night (21Apr10). The pair played Oasis track Mucky Fingers and Weller's Echoes Round The Sun, which he originally recorded with Gallagher.
Quote: "There is an unwritten law - never go out with Paul Weller - he's a nightmare. He's hardcore. If you go out with him... if you come home at all, there will be bumps and bruises, scuffles in the street." Noel Gallagher struggles to keep up with pal PAUL WELLER's partying.
Fact: Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher surprised Paul Weller fans at a show in London on Wednesday (21Apr10) when he showed up unannounced to jam with the rocker. The two stars teamed up for two tunes, including Weller's Echoes Round The Sun - which Gallagher recorded with his hero.
Quote: "We are going to be more musical than Oasis. It's not going to be so f**king full-on, heavy chords, you know? More sophisticated, not up its own a**e." Former OASIS star Noel Gallagher on relaunching his music career after leaving the band last year (09).
Quote: "I'd invite Liam Gallagher, but then I'd secretly invite Noel, too. I'd get them together at the barbecue and make peace. I'm good at that, man. I can make people love each other." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has a plan to reunite warring Oasis siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher.
Quote: "I'm leaving London to go back up north, to Manchester. I've been advised to do a Rod Stewart, as in a tax exile, but I don't want to do it. But London has lost its spark.” Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is heading back to his home town to start a new life following the band's break-up.
Fact: British band Oasis, whose future remains in doubt after guitarist Noel Gallagher quit last month (Aug09), have something to smile about - they have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Top 10 U.K. Chart Run By A Group. The WONDERWALL hitmakers have notched up an unprecedented 22 consecutive hit singles.
Quote: "Gary and I were in a similar situation where the pressure of the band came down on us all. It was left to the brothers to sort things out. For a good 10 years with Spandau Ballet we were the pressure cooker and it was bound to explode now and again." SPANDAU BALLET star Martin Kemp can empathise with warring Oasis siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher after years of feuding with his brother/bandmate GARY.
Fact: Noel Gallagher is reportedly set to give his side of the Oasis split in an interviewer to journalist-turned-talent show judge Piers Morgan. The chat will take place on the AMERICA'S GOT TALENT star's LIFE STORIES series on British network ITV1 later this year (09).
Quote: "(I) was met at the airport by that girl who invented the 'Noel Or Die' sign. Only now she's made T-shirts with me as a Simpsons character who looks more like Tom Hanks!!" Rocker Noel Gallagher has mixed emotions about his latest fan tribute.
Quote: "I always knew deep down inside him somewhere there was impeccable musical taste. I'm not sure whether he could afford us for a gig though!" Rocker Noel Gallagher was flattered to learn soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo wants to a private Oasis concert in Spain.
Quote: "This Mike Jackson thing's dragging on a bit, innit? Who do they think he is, Jade Goody? Listen out for the dedication tonight. There's bound to be one. If it's during Live Forever I may do a little poo-poo...then vomit." Rocker Noel Gallagher was unimpressed with the Michael Jackson memorial ahead of an Oasis show in the U.K. on Tuesday (07Jul09).
Quote: "I've lost one of my bags - AGAIN! It's becoming a theme of this tour. Lost bags, lost clothes, broken ribs. It's beginning to get on my t*ts." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is sick of life on the road.
Quote: “Going into Venezuela was a bit creepy. All the airport staff were wearing masks. It was a bit like a Tale Of The Unexpected. In the end it was only the flu. I’ve done Top of the Pops flued out of my mind! It ain’t so bad.” Noel Gallagher is baffled by the fuss surrounding the swine flu outbreak in South America.
Quote: "The writing bug has gripped me. Nearly wrote five new songs on this leg alone! Gotta get them down while it's still happening." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has been busy working on their next album while the band tours South America.
Quote: "I'll be confined to barracks. Never mind. Got my trusty axe (guitar). I've been doing a bit of writing for the 1st time in ages." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is using his down time in between concerts on their South American tour to write new songs.
Fact: Former Oasis manager ALAN MCGEE has enlisted the help of rock stars including Noel Gallagher, Pete Doherty and CARL BARAT to film an online comedy skit about a music boss who tries to get his band a record deal.
Quote: "I did say to the person responsible for such things that I demanded to be airbrushed to within an inch of my life. What I don't remember is asking to look like something from a Tenacious D video. I don't have grey/blue skin, not any more anyway." Oasis star Noel Gallagher isn't happy with his picture on the new issue of British magazine Q.
Quote: "This swine flu is freaking people out. All the ground staff are wearing those little white face masks. It was like something out of a Stephen King novel. I suddenly feel quite naked without one. Then, if that wasn't bad enough, my mum called me and tells me to be careful or I'd get pig flu. At that point I did a huge sneeze and the entire airport fell silent." Oasis star Noel Gallagher got caught up in the swine flu outbreak during a trip to Venezuela.
Quote: "Some of them unfurled a huge banner that said 'Noel's p**s is the cure for cancer.' Well, that was a bit weird." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher was stunned by fan support at a recent gig in South Africa.
Quote: "The thought of James Blunt gives me a migraine. James Blunt is bad for the environment that surrounds this part of my f**king head here." Noel Gallagher responds to the crooner's claim that flying is bad for the environment.
Quote: "LIAM gets up and he's a f**king idiot and then he goes to bed. He turns up and that's what usually spoils any celebrations." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has some harsh words for his rocker brother LIAM.
Quote: "If I'm at a celebrity football (soccer) match and I'm up against somebody from the Kaiser Chiefs, then they're going to hospital and that's the end of that." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has some dastardly plans for his rock rivals.
Quote: "[RUSSELL] goes out drinking mineral water. I keep telling him to have a f**king beer - one beer - but he says he'll probably end up in a crack house in (London's) King's Cross within 40 minutes." Oasis star Noel Gallagher on his now teetotal pal Russell Brand.
Quote: "It's like aural drugs isn't it... They get obsessed and it ain't good for them. I guess it's better than... what did we have in our day? The Magic Roundabout and (British TV show) Catweazle." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher compares his six-year-old daughter's obsession with High School Musical to drug addiction.
Quote: "I tell kids that playing a guitar is not a video game, there is no level to get to. You'll never master it and you'll never complete the game." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher advises fans to pick up a real instrument - instead of the popular music simulator Guitar Hero.
Quote: "I know there's a world financial crisis going on, but I went for a Chinese the other night in Oslo, (Norway) right - and guess what? No fortune cookie! What the f**k is all that about? How is anyone supposed to plan for future events pertaining to one's personal situation if you don't know what the future holds?" Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher loves restaurants that give out fortune cookies.
Quote: "It's already done. It's already written. It's already demoed." Oasis star Noel Gallagher admits the rockers' next album is ready to be recorded, just months after the release of DIG OUT YOUR SOUL.
Quote: "Did somebody get overwhelmed? Im sorry about that. Buy a T-shirt on the way out, please. Noel Gallagher on hearing a fan had passed out during Oasis' concert in Oakland, California on Wednesday night (03Dec08).
Quote: "I can't see anyone coming up behind us. These scallywags in skinny jeans and f**king hairdos... bring it on!" Oasis star Noel Gallagher is convinced none of the new rock bands can reach the same success as the Wonderwall hitmakers.
Quote: "Even at the very height of our success, I never thought I was any better than the next person. The opposite is probably the case. I'm still sitting here waiting for my luck to run out." Oasis star Noel Gallagher remains down to earth despite his fame.
Quote: "Nights have to be more organised now, as opposed to the 'everybody come back to mine' evenings. Those nights were great, like a kind of brilliant nonsense. Now I have a babysitter and generally those organised nights are the worst." Oasis rocker and father-of-two Noel Gallagher misses the hellraising days of his youth.
Quote: "These are the concerts that will go down in people's memories and this is where people will meet future wives. We're bang up for it." Rocker Noel Gallagher is confident Oasis' forthcoming arena tour next summer (09) will be the band's best gigs to date.
Quote: "I'm not embarrassed by wealth or stardom. It's what I was born to do. For some, that fame can hit you f**kin' hard. Amy Winehouse has been wiped out by that." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was born to be a rock star.
Quote: "We've got a super-gig planned next summer. Don't ask me any more questions because I can't tell you what it is. (But) if I gave you 500 guesses you'd never guess where it would be." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has big plans for a homecoming gig in their native Manchester, England.
Quote: "I did have to go through quite a few business meetings recently that were so mind numbingly boring that if I went into detail you'd want to kill yourself. I look after the choruses. That's my job." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher prefers songwriting to administration work.
Quote: "Even if I wanted to, how would I go about writing an opera... I don't think two blokes having the same f**king argument for 16 years over and over is the stuff of an opera. Oasis: The Opera would be very short." Noel Gallagher insists he wouldn't know where to start if he was to follow one-time chart rival Damon Albarn and pen an opera. He dismisses the idea that his constant bickering with bandmate and brother LIAM would make a good storyline.
Quote: I like Coldplay. I struggle though cos Im in a band with three other guys who hate Coldplay. The trouble is, when I try to defend them Im like, Listen, this song sounds like The Beatles then Viva La Vida comes on and that sounds like bloody Annie Lennox Walking On Broken Glass! I cant defend them. Oasis star Noel Gallagher is a huge COLDPLAY fan.
Quote: "I ripped up a bit of the floor when we recorded the album as a bit of a souvenir." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher wanted to remember his time at the Beatles' former studio in London's Abbey Road.
Quote: "I just don't give a f**k what spotty, divvy little indie bands think about me. My peers are Bono, Chris Martin, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards." Oasis star Noel Gallagher thinks very highly of himself.
Quote: "This is the man who thought we had gone too dance when I wrote WONDERWALL because the drums didn't go boom-boom bap, boom-boom bap." Noel Gallagher pokes fun at brother and bandmate LIAM's fear of anything that isn't rock 'n' roll.
Quote: "Weve got through 18 years of it... Ive only seriously tried to kill him once. I think thats a pretty good record. In fact, I think I deserve some sort of commendation. Ive kept LIAM in legal employment for nearly two decades. Where would he be otherwise? Hed need f**king round-the-clock care without Oasis. Noel Gallagher on his sibling strife with brother and bandmate LIAM.
Quote: "When you first get your royalties, you do stupid things with money. I do own a pair of ELVIS headphones. I bought them from (auction house) Sothebys, and I dont know what I was expecting to hear... You realise theyre just a pair of crappy old headphones. Noel Gallagher on the odd memorabilia items he has collected.
Quote: "I don't know how much money I've got. But I said to the girl who run's the accountant's office, 'Give me a call when I'm down to my last four million.'" Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher reveals how he runs his finances.
Quote: "The rest of the boys have flown rather than brave the bus. I've never understood that. This is the whole point of touring. Staring out the window, watching the world go by." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is happy to travel in the tourbus during the band's current jaunt around Canada and the U.S.
Quote: "I'm not like some (Metallica star) Lars Ulrich f**king character who would have all these kids locked up... As long as I can keep my swimming pool and my Rolls-Royce, that's all I'm worried about." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has little concern about fans who illegally download his music on the Internet.
Quote: "I read a quote from fat RICK (WILSON) that said, 'Oasis have disappeared up their own arses, they think they're Led Zeppelin'. And we're like, 'Well, better than everyone else KNOWING that you're Freddie + The F**king Dreamers'." OASIS star Noel Gallagher on his spat with rock band Kaiser Chiefs.
Quote: "I f**king went to see the Def Jam tour in Manchester in nineteen-ninety-whenever-it-f**king-was, with Public Enemy, RUN-DMC, and the Beastie Boys! But I'm not gonna sit here and list all the records that I own, because I don't f**king have to." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is a fan of hip-hop, despite his recent row with JAY-Z.
Quote: "Honestly, they're amazing. But he suffers from the curse of the Gallaghers, it's just like, 'F**king hell, can't finish it'. I've got demos of his at home with about 40 tunes which, if he could be bothered finishing, would be amazing." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is a big fan of brother LIAM's songs.
Quote: "Honestly, they're amazing. But he suffers from the curse of the Gallaghers, it's just like, 'F**king hell, can't finish it'. I've got demos of his at home with about 40 tunes which, if he could be bothered finishing, would be amazing." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is a big fan of brother LIAM's songs.
Quote: "I never dissed him. There's no point in going on about it because you end up sounding like Heather Mills." Oasis star Noel Gallagher is tired of talking about JAY-Z's controversial set at U.K. festival Glastonbury.
Quote: "The first record I ever bought on CD was SGT PEPPER'S. It would have been '87, I got Sgt Pepper's, then Revolver and then THE WHITE ALBUM. And I remember listening to The White Album and thinking, 'What the f**k is all that about?'. It was like opening a treasure chest." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on his obsession with THE Beatles.
Fact: Paul Weller has brought the once-feuding members of Blur and Oasis together in the studio. The former The Jam rocker asked Oasis' Noel Gallagher and former Blur star Graham Coxon to join him as he recorded his new album 22 DREAMS.
Quote: "I've been in meetings that were so complicated that I glassed over and just said 'I'll sign anywhere, just give it to me.' It was like having a confession beaten out of me." Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher on attending meetings for the band's new record deal with SonyBMG.
Quote: "They're kind of trancey and 'groovy.' I don't like to use that word, but the rhythms are quite strong, and I suggested to the others that if they had any songs like that lying around they should bring them in. Liam obviously f**king freaked out, 'cos he always hates new directions." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on the band's upcoming album DIG OUT YOUR SOUL.
Fact: Musicians Paul Weller, Oasis stars Noel Gallagher and GEM ARCHER reportedly got together after a drunken night out to record a new track called ECHOES ROUND THE SUN. The song will be released as a double A-side with Weller's forthcoming single HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND at the end of this month (26May08).
Fact: The studio where British rockers Oasis recorded third 2002 album HEATHEN CHEMISTRY is being sold. The Wheeler End Studio in Buckinghamshire, England, which was on a long-term loan to Noel Gallagher, has been put on the market with a $7.8 million (GBP3.9 million) pricetag.
Quote: "It's the biggest song of the night now, which must do LIAM's head in as he doesn't get to sing it but it makes me feel pretty good." Oasis star Noel Gallagher is delighted the band's hit DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER has taken over from WONDERWALL as the group's most popular song at live gigs.
Quote: "I'd love him to be a musician like his dad." Noel Gallagher's pregnant fiancee SARA MACDONALD hopes she has boy so he can wow the rock crowd like his famous father.
Quote: "It's not James Blunt's head is it? I hope it is." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher knew exactly what he wanted an early birthday present to be on British TV show Soccer AM. He turns 40 next week (29May07).
Quote: "Noel said that if I didn't scream I'd get diamond earrings, so I didn't make a sound, like a Scientologist, and then out came beautiful Anais." Noel Gallagher treated former wife MEG MATTHEWS when she gave birth to their daughter, now seven-years-old, silently.
Quote: "We are trying to hurry it up so it doesn't come out the same star sign as LIAM. One of them is enough in our family." Noel Gallagher hopes his pregnant girlfriend SARA MACDONALD doesn't give birth during late August, making the tot the star sign of Virgo.
Quote: "F**k Elton John. My 40th birthday party is gonna be bigger and better than his - he hasn't seen nothing. Mine's gonna be the dog's b**locks!" Oasis star Noel Gallagher is determined to welcome his 40s in style.
Quote: "When I first met the Arctic Monkeys they came in our dressing room and ALEX (TURNER) was saying he got a guitar because of Oasis. So I asked him 'How old were you when DEFINITELY MAYBE came out?'. He was nine! That f**king bent my head." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is feeling his age around newer rock acts.
Quote: "We're finally up there with Eurythmics, Sting and Bob Geldof. So I'm not really sure that congratulations are in order." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher isn't too impressed by his band's Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music... or the gong's previous winners.
Fact: Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher has developed a new addiction - to a wildlife programme about meercats. The WONDERWALL hitmaker claims he enjoys nothing more than sitting in front of the TV with his daughter ANAIS, six, watching MEERKAT MANOR on the Discovery Channel.
Quote: "He won't admit this, but he doesn't like me... He sees me as a father figure - and he hated my dad, so all of that's passed on to me a bit." Noel Gallagher attempts to explain his famous feud with brother and bandmate LIAM.
Quote: "I appreciate the guy was in pain... and anybody shacked up with Courtney Love would want to f**king die, but still, you've got a duty as a rock star to inspire kids." Oasis star Noel Gallagher has little sympathy for tragic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Quote: "Well I drew up a list of thirty-three but that would have made it three CDs but I think that's overstating it a bit because Bob Dylan's only got two CDs in his Best Of." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher had to cut back his track-listing for Greatest Hits album STOP THE CLOCKS.
Quote: "I went and used the Queen's lav. She's got her own toilet at 10 Downing Street. I was on drugs at the time." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher admits to using the British sovereign's private toilet while visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair at his official residence.
Quote: "He's gone to the zoo. Seriously, the monkeys are bringing their kids to go and have a look at him." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher explains his brother and bandmate Liam Gallagher's absence from the Q Music Awards ceremony yesterday (30OCT06).
Fact: Oasis star Noel Gallagher played a rendition of his hit DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER at the Italian soccer team's party to mark their triumph over France in the World Cup Final in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday (09JUL06).
Quote: "Just straight-up erotica. I don't flail around with bats or that. Or those whip things that they set on fire on the beaches in Ibiza." Noel Gallagher on his sex life.
Quote: "Every time I hear from the man he's a pain in the a*se. He keeps looking for a fight ... I will let him have it one day." THE Rolling Stones veteran Keith Richards hits back at Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher after he remarked the ageing band's "best work is behind them".
Quote: <p>"It would probably be something very, very simple, like, 'Here lies a genius. Keep the f**king noise down.'" Noel Gallagher muses over what he'd like written on his tombstone. </p>
Quote: <p>"CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA? I still have no idea how one can slowly walk down the hall faster than a cannonball." OASIS star Noel Gallagher pokes fun at his own lyrics. </p>
Quote: <p>"I don't own any of their records, but we kind of meet them on the road every now and again. PETER BUCK and the bass player are great, but it's the big blue stripe... there's no need for that." Outspoken Noel Gallagher takes issue with REM star Michael Stipe's make-up. </p>
Quote: <p>"We were the first people to come out and say, `The world's a great place, life is for living. Forget grunge music. Get a pint of Guinness down your neck, and pick that guitar up.'" OASIS star Noel Gallagher. </p>
Quote: <p>"Quite simply the f**king weirdest band in Britain. I've no idea what their music is about, or what it means, but I f**king like it." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher's describes his enigmatic fondness for The Futureheads. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm a massive fan of the (ROLLING) STONES, and I don't think anybody should deny them the right to carry on making music. I just wish they wouldn't wear leggings." OASIS star Noel Gallagher on the Rolling Stones' fashion sense. </p>