Former music mogul Alan Mcgee has been caught up in the British phone hacking scandal after it emerged he was targeted by a tabloid newspaper.
MCGee, who discovered Oasis and signed them to his Creation Records label in the early-1990s, has been contacted by cops informing him that his contact details have been discovered among paperwork seized from a private investigator working for the now-defunct News of the World.
The retired businessman plans to sue the newspaper's owners but admits any voicemails accessed on behalf of the tabloid would most likely only have contained "rambles" from Courtney Love.
In a blog for the Huffington Post, he writes, "I recently returned to Wales after a trip to London and as I stepped foot through the door, I was greeted with a letter from the Metropolitan Police in London. It turns out that my name has popped up in the News of the World phone hacking case and they are investigating as I type... If the police confirm that I have indeed been hacked, and even though this will have been years ago, I will still sue. I couldn't abide Notw, so I won't be losing sleep in suing them.
"The joke to me is that in the period they are talking about, whoever had the pleasure to get into my voicemail would have just been faced with hour-long Courtney Love rambles from LA about her new songs at 5am UK time. I hope they enjoyed their hack there (if obviously it happened) and I pity them having to listen to all that madness."
The News of the World was closed by bosses at News International in July (11) after it emerged a private investigator working for the newspaper had illegally intercepted the voicemail messages of celebrities and crime victims.