The former Oasis frontman has been dismissive of the ‘Viva La Vida’ band in the past, saying Chris Martin looks like a “geography teacher” and calling Coldplay “a bunch of students”.
“You’ve got to put all that stuff aside when it comes down to these kind of things,” Gallagher told Herald Sun. “Chris (Martin) rang me up and said would you be interested in doing it? Too fucking right. That’s my home town. I’m there. I’ve met Chris Martin loads of times, and the other guy. It’s only been banter. I don’t wish them any harm. I actually apologised to them, I said ‘I’m only winding you up, let’s get on with what we’re here for’ and off we went.”
When asked if he rates Coldplay’s music, Gallagher singled out the band’s first two albums – 2000’s ‘Parachutes’ and 2002’s ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ – as his favourites.
“I tell you what, I had a bit of a party at my house the other night and a guy on a guitar who is a massive Coldplay fan was there. I let him sing the first two Coldplay albums on an acoustic guitar. The first two albums are mega. Those albums have some good songs,” Liam said.
“I’m not a fan of their new stuff. It’s all gone a bit dancey now. Guitar music now doesn’t have enough guitars in it, it’s gone pop, they’ve taken the guitars off and made dance music. That’s why I think my album stuck out like a sore thumb and people liked it. It was doing exactly what it said on the tin.”