God, I love English people..
Excerpt from an interview with the Herald Sun:
NOEL GALLAGHER ON …
“She’s got an undeniably great voice but there’s plenty of great singers in the world. It astonishes me, fame seems to hit those kind of people hard. They kind of pull down the shutters and become drug addicts because they can’t deal with it. But it’s what they’ve been waiting for all their lives.
This should be her time. She should be ruling the world but she’s a slave to the gear. F— her. There’s no point wasting words on people like that. They have no respect for themselves so why should people have respect for them?”
The new James Bond theme
“We wrote a song, which will be on our next album now, that when I finished I thought ‘It sounds like a James Bond theme tune’. Not one of those ridiculous ballads, the actual theme tune. At the time they hadn’t decided who was going to sing the theme. So I sent it to Sony, the people who look after that kind of thing, and never heard anything back. And they got Alicia Keys to do it. I haven’t heard it but I’m sure it’ll be f—ing dreadful. Jack White’s bits will be amazing, because he is, but it’s an odd coupling.”
Lars Ulrich using Noel as a role model to kick cocaine
“I f—ing love that guy. All these heavy metal characters you meet, like him and (Marilyn) Manson they are, with the best will in the world, ludicrous people. I like that Enter Sandman tune and Nothing Really Matters, but I don’t own any of the records. That doesn’t dilute what I think of them as fellas. I like a few of Manson’s tunes but it’s not my bag. Hip hop’s not my bag but I don’t deny its right to exist.”
“I like Coldplay. I’m not in a band full of Coldplay fans, there’s only me. I don’t speak about it with the other boys. I like Coldplay and U2, everyone in Oasis f—ing hates them. I think they’re a bit insecure Coldplay and U2 sell more records than we do. I loveViolet Hill. I like them, I won’t f—ing deny it. I struggle a bit with Coldplay. You play someone a song and go ‘listen man it sounds like the Beatles, it’s f—ng great’ and then the next one sounds like Annie Lennox, so it’s like ‘OK, well that one’s a bit sh–’. I like Chris Martin. I think he’s a really great songwriter. He fascinates me, he’s f—ing proper posh. I haven’t met his wife. I somehow don’t think I’d be her cup of tea. I’d like to meet her, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow for f—’s sake, but I guess she wouldn’t like my profanities. I have a habit of swearing a lot.”
“There’s been a feud between us and them, but in the case of the Kaiser Chiefs the little fat singer, he started it. It’s not important what he said, and it’s a shame one has to get involved in this kind of thing but you can’t let these fat idiots get away with it.”
“They’re a bunch of middle class kids trying to rebel about against mum and dad. They sit on top of an apex of sh–.”
“I feel sorry for Keane. No matter how hard they try they’ll always be squares. Even if one of them started injecting heroin into onto his (Noel uses potentially offensive euphemism for the male member) people would go ‘Yeah but your dad was a vicar, good night’.
“It doesn’t bother me. I’ve always felt older than I am. When I was 30 I felt 40. I feel f—ing 65 with three broken ribs. You’ll find people who rib you about their age are petrified about getting old. It doesn’t bother me. I guess because I’ve never traded on my good looks like Liam.
To me it’s not about the haircut or jawline or belly. I’m known for my songs, I can do that at any age. If I’m being honest everyone would like to be 20 years younger but you’ve got to be comfortable with it. Liam’s been dying his hair for a while. And he wears make up. Seriously. I’ve seen him in eyeliner at parties, the Clockwork orange. And he knows about his moisturizer. I think he’s trying to head off old age but it’ll catch him.”