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: Founding Oasis guitarist PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS is set to join his former bandmate Liam Gallagher in a one-off supergroup performance, which will air in the U.K. on Friday (12Jun15). The Who's Roger Daltrey, Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey and Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie make up the rest of the band, which will perform on the revival of 1990s show TFI Friday.
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: "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 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: "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: "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.
Fact: Liam Gallagher has sparked fresh Oasis reunion rumours after posting each letter of the band's name at 30 minute intervals on Twitter.com on Thursday (24Apr14). It's not clear what the rocker and his former bandmates, including estranged brother Noel, have planned, but 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the group's first album release.
Fact: Fans of defunct British rock group Oasis were disappointed on Wednesday (26Feb14) when a big announcement, which raised hopes of a reunion, turned out to be a plan to reissue the group's debut album Definitely Maybe to mark the 20th anniversary of its 1994 release.
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: "Ironically, Noel and Damon are, like, best mates now. They go off and smoke cigars together. I think we realised we're all on the same side eventually." Blur star Alex James insists the band's rivalry with Oasis is now a distant memory.
Fact: Bookmakers in Britain have named Foo Fighters and Kasabian as early favourites to headline the 2014 Glastonbury festival with odds of 6/1. Experts at William Hill have also given odds of 25/1 that defunct rockers Oasis will reform for a slot at the iconic event.
Fact: Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye are set to thrill fans with a surprise show at this weekend's (28-30Jun13) Glastonbury festival in England, according to editors at Britain's The Sun. The rocker previously vowed never to perform at the event again following his band Oasis' set in 2004.
Quote: "(Oasis) was a s**t name, but most band names are s**t. Look at Beady Eye - s**t f**king name." Former Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher, who now fronts Beady Eye, is happy starring in bands with a boring name.
Fact: Oasis' 1995 hit Wonderwall has been voted the biggest song of the past 20 years in Australia. The British band's track saw off competition from acts including Daft Punk, Silverchair and The Killers, who each had three songs listed in youth radio network Triple J's Hottest 100 poll.
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'd like to party with Prince Harry. He's cool... If I was a ginger prince and third in line to the throne, I'd get p**sed and naked every night. Just for the hell of it." Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher applauds Prince Harry's Las Vegas striptease, which made the royal front-page news last month (Aug12).
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.
Fact: Rocker Liam Gallagher has bought a property in the U.S. in a bid to concentrate on breaking into the music industry in the country. The former Oasis star and Beady Eye frontman has spent $2.5 million (£1.6 million) on the 17th floor, two-bedroomed apartment in New York's Manhattan.
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: 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).
Fact: Ex-Oasis star Liam Gallagher celebrated his beloved U.K. soccer club Manchester City winning the Premier League trophy on Sunday (13May12) by posing for a photo alongside the team's captain Vincent Kompany and boxing legend Ricky Hatton. The rocker was among the thousands of fans watching as Manchester City beat Qpr 3-2 to scoop the club's first league crown in 44 years.
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: "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!.
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 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.
Tweet: "Stone roses getting back together not been this happy since my kids were born." Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher can't wait to see reunited British rockers Stone Roses after they announced two big comeback gigs in his hometown of Manchester, England next year (12).
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 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 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: "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).
Quote: "I'll always be Oasis, it's in my veins. I'm never going to get away from it and I don't want to get away but I'm not doing it any more. I've no reason to escape from it because I'm very proud of it." British rocker Liam Gallagher will always have a special place in his heart for his former band Oasis.
Tweet: "Where were you while we were getting high?" Liam Gallagher celebrates his favourite soccer team Manchester City's triumph in England's FA Cup Final on Saturday (14May11) by quoting lyrics from his former band Oasis' classic track Champagne Supernova.
Quote: "It could be Justin Bieber, but that wouldn't be that high then would it so you'd be able to walk over it. I don't know, it's a bit silly isn't it." Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher isn't impressed with the statue of Michael Jackson which has been erected at the London ground of British soccer club Fulham.
Quote: "Most songs are about me getting to the end of the song and thinking, 'Thank f**k that's over'. I find words really hard." Former Oasis and current Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher struggles with lyrics.
Quote: "I've got a microphone, we've got guitars, we'll drown them out. They can shout what they f**king want." Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher insists fans demanding to hear the band's songs when his new group Beady Eye tours later this year (11) will be wasting their breath.
Quote: "It's been two f**king years. Take the f**king statement down. We're all grown up. We've all moved on." Liam Gallagher is angry his brother NOEL's terse statement about the break-up of Oasis is still on the band's website almost two years after they split.
Quote: "I said, 'What yous (sic) up to?' and Jonny (Buckland, Coldplay guitarist) said, 'We're just really happy.' 'What? Not one of you p**sing each other off? Nothing happened? What's wrong with you?'" Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher can't believe fellow British rockers COLDPLAY never fall out.
Quote: "I went for some soup, came back and the band was finished." Former Oasis drummer CHRIS SHARROCK missed the infamous fight between the Gallagher brothers that split up the band back in 2009.
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 .
Fact: Fans will be able to download the debut single from Liam Gallagher's new band BEADY EYE for free. The rocker's first post-Oasis track, Bring The Light, will be given away online on 10 November (10).
Quote: "Liam Gallagher was really rude to me for no other reason than I have ginger hair - what does that tell you?" Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch is not pals with the former Oasis frontman.
Fact: Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher sat on the judging panel of a 'Pup Idol' competition in London on Saturday (07Aug10). The rocker, who recently backed a campaign to end puppy farming, cuddled up to canine contestants and helped pick a top dog in the contest.
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: Former THE AUTEURS frontman LUKE HAINES is set to spit more vitriol at his Britpop rivals - he's releasing a follow-up to his 2009 autobiography, BAD VIBES. The as-yet-untitled book, due for release next year (11), is a sequel to his first tome, in which Haines slammed fellow 1990s British bands including Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead.
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: Former Oasis drummer TONY MCCARROLL is set to lift the lid on his time in the band - he's signed a deal to release a tell-all book. The percussionist was asked to leave the group in 1995 and later sued his former bandmates alleging they owed him a slice of their multi-million dollar record deal. The case was settled out of court.
Quote: "I'd like to have a fight with Liam whichever way he wants - physically or mentally, I'd beat him in any way, shape or form." Veteran pop star Adam Ant challenges former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to a fight.
Quote: "Musically and creatively it's gonna be better for everyone. Noel and Liam are both gonna turn into something great." Paul Weller is convinced the break-up of British band Oasis is for the best.
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.
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: "I'm glad they didn't go on forever. But I think it's sad to see them split with a fight." Former Oasis rocker PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS, who quit in 1999, on the band's split last year (09).
Quote: "We have a young lad called Jeff who funnily enough is in Liam's new band. I just thought that was quite funny." Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn has recruited a member of Liam Gallagher's new band to play with Gorillaz. Gallagher previously fronted Blur's arch-rivals Oasis.
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 don't really believe Liam is that upset all the time. You can't pretend to be a 20-year-old angry young man when you're pushing 40. Someone's pretending. But it's image and we're in showbusiness. Ninety five per cent is bulls**t, the other five per cent is bulls**t." Status Quo star FRANCES ROSSI on feisty former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
Quote: "Noel used to take the p**s out of me constantly and it really, really hurt at the time. Oasis were like the bullies I had to put up with at school." Blur frontman Damon Albarn on the band's Britpop rivals OASIS.
Quote: "I think it was inevitable. But I think it was a shame. I love the two of them, I've met them many times. But it happens - obviously they're sick to death of each other. I wouldn't be surprised if they get back together." Simon Cowell is convinced warring rock siblings NOEL and Liam Gallagher will eventually reform Oasis.
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.
Quote: "They've been doing a lap of honour for the past 13 years. There's been the occasional gem, here and there, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE, and well, that's about it." Robbie Williams is convinced it was the right time for British rockers Oasis to split.
Fact: Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is set to face his fans via video link. The star will take questions from devotees and answer them online using a web-cam, but Gallagher is refusing to take questions about the band's split - he will only talk about the launch of his Pretty Green clothing line.
Quote: "I hear Snoop Dogg might be teaming up with NOEL. If that's the case then I would love to work with LIAM. Their music is tight and we could blend our styles well." Hip-hop star JAY-Z wants to work with Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.
Fact: Oasis are set to battle it out against rival Britpop group Blur at the forthcoming Q Awards, despite announcing their split last month (Aug09). The WONDERWALL hitmakers will go head-to-head with the PARKLIFE stars for the Best Live Act honour, alongside U2, Arctic Monkeys, THE Prodigy, Kasabian and Take That.
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 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.
Fact: Daniel Craig has bought Oasis rockers NOEL and Liam Gallagher's old house in Camden, London for $7.3 million (£4.5 million). The singers lived at the house when they first moved to the British capital as Oasis rose to fame in the early 1990s.
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: "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: "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: "Well who do you think? Coldplay! They win everything don't they? They'll win the best new female act won't they? Coldplay have got to win it haven't they, I suppose." Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is tipping COLDPLAY to triumph at Wednesday (18Feb09) night's Brit Awards in London.
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.
Fact: British rockers Oasis have filmed an 18-minute documentary which features the band teaching New York buskers to play their songs. The band have posted the short film on their MySpace.com page.
Quote: "I normally like classic rock like Oasis but I'm into her stuff a lot, too. When she called me to ask whether I would do it, it was a complete no-brainer." GOSSIP GIRL star CHACE CRAWFORD on agreeing to star in Leona Lewis' new music video
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: "I've never got Arctic Monkeys - they seem too much like a British thing to me. They're like Oasis whereby Americans can't really relate to them." Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne isn't a fan of the U.K's top music exports.
Quote: "I'm some old dude, man. Who wants to be a drug addict at 41? I've got two kids. I don't expect a 16-year-old to be looking to me for inspiration. I've done my bit. Now we go in the studio and it's just like, let's make some records." Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has given up trying to be a rock idol.
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: "All the people that are in bands are wearing the same f**king clothes - (they're) wearing skinny jeans, wearing these pointy f**king shoes, a little tie, a little waistcoat, a little tight T-shirt, and it's like..., 'Do you all live in the same f**king house? Do you all shop at the same f**king shop?'" Oasis star Liam Gallagher hates modern rock fashions.
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.
Fact: British rockers Oasis have debuted their new album DIG OUT YOUR SOUL on social networking website MySpace.com. The LP was made available for fans to listen to in full for free ahead of its official release next week (begs06Oct08).
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.
Fact: Oasis stars NOEL and Liam Gallagher are enlisting New York street musicians to promote their new album DIG OUT YOUR SOUL. The pair plan to personally teach their new songs to more than 30 buskers on Friday (12Sep08) as part of the project.
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: "SPONGEBOB is a f**king mental, full-of-beans, enthusiastic sponge that lives at the bottom of the sea in Bikini Bottom. He's mad for it. He's got a mate called SQUIDWARD, who plays the clarinet and is grumpy like our kid NOEL." Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher insists he and his brother NOEL are like the characters from kids TV show Spongebob Squarepants.
Fact: British rockers Oasis named their new album DIG OUT YOUR SOUL in reference to music DJs, who often refer to playing a Motown record as "digging out their soul".
Fact: British rockers Oasis have enlisted the help of THE Chemical Brothers to remix one of their tracks. The special version of Falling Down will be released as the B-side to the group's new single THE SHOCK OF THE LIGHTNING, which hits shops next month (Sep08).
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.
Fact: Oasis star Liam Gallagher has written a tribute to John Lennon for the band's new album. The singer is a lifelong fan of the late beatle - even naming his eight-year-old son after the music legend.
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: Sister Ray, the record shop featured on the iconic cover of the Oasis album (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? has gone into administration. The store, in London's Berwick Street, now faces being shut down for good.
Fact: The pier that featured on the sleeve of Oasis' ROLL WITH IT single has been destroyed by fire. A blaze broke out on the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset on Monday morning (28Jul08).
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: Oasis will release their seventh studio album DIG OUT YOUR SOUL on 6 October (08) - their first in a groundbreaking joint deal between their record label and SonyBMG.
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: Marilyn Manson dedicated his rendition of Patti Smith's ROCK `N' ROLL NIGGER to Oasis star Liam Gallagher at his Wiltern Theater concert in Los Angeles on Saturday (23Feb08). Gallagher and brother Noel were in the audience for the show.
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.
Fact: Oasis siblings NOEL and Liam Gallagher have been asked to attend a record-breaking attempt for the largest family reunion ever. The organisers of The Gallagher Clan Global Gathering are inviting every Gallagher in the world to the event, which will take place in the original Gallagher homeland of Co Donegal in Ireland.
Fact: Paul Weller and former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon have enlisted the help of ex-Stone Roses bassist MANI and Oasis drummer Zak Starkey to perform tracks from their new special edition single on a British TV chat show. The supergroup will play on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS later this week (06Jul07).
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: "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).
Fact: British rock band Oasis have had an alcoholic drink named after them: the Oasis Vodka Supernova.
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: "Seeing as we don't get nominated for this s**t anymore, I suppose this will have to do." Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher on being honoured for Outstanding Contribution To Music at last night's (14FEB07) Brit Awards in London.
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.
Fact: Oasis star ANDY BELL is starring on stage with pop mogul ALAN MCGEE as guest DJs at the Death Disco gig, Inverness, Scotland.
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: "I'm the geezer with the champagne getting man of the match. I'm the one who scores in the last minute. NOEL's the defender who drives it and that." Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher compares the group's dynamics to a soccer match.
Quote: "Of all the places we've toured, Italy stands out the most. The fans out there are the best looking. It's not just the girls who look great, the guys are f**king amazing, too." Oasis star Liam Gallagher confesses Italian men have a strange effect on him.
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: "They might Live Forever, but they can't drink forever. They're no spring chickens - though Liam Gallagher puts up a pretty good fight!" Australian rock band Jet boast they can handle their alcohol better than the Oasis boys.
Quote: "There was a small gene pool around us and the girls that were with Oasis one night were with us the next." British rock rivals Blur and Oasis had at least one thing in common in the late 1990s, according to former Blur bassist ALEX JAMES.
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: "If LIAM and NOEL don't get round to sending me a couple of copies, I'll have to pop down the shops and buy one. I'm on 13 of the 18 songs, which isn't bad at all. But then they were a much better band before I left." Former Oasis guitarist BONEHEAD, who quit the band in 1999, hopes the GALLAGHER brothers send him new compilation album STOP THE CLOCKS.
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: Rockers Oasis are encouraging fans to guess the track list of their upcoming greatest hits album STOP THE CLOCKS by rewarding any successful competition entries with a free screening of their new documentary LORD DON'T SLOW ME DOWN in a choice of cities across the globe.
Quote: "If Oasis can be summed up by 'Tonight I'm a rock 'n' roll star' then for us it's 'Tonight I've got no idea how I ended up here'." Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner still struggles to accept his band's success.
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: "No disrespect to Liam, but I don't think he is the guy I would want for my neighbour and I guarantee he wouldn't want me." Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher won't be getting a new London neighbour in the form of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp any time soon.
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>"They get on my t**s to be honest. People come up to me wanting me to sign little bits of paper, but what are they gonna do with it?" Oasis rocker NOEL GALLAGHER struggles to see the point of autograph hunting. </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>