Today is the day!In order to celebrate Noel’s birthday properly, we thought of creating a collection of ten of our favourite Chief’s witty quotes directly from the articles we have written in the past months (you’ll be able to read the whole article if you want to by clicking on the title).
Enjoy the comments of Noel we loved the most about… Anything and anyone.
And happy birthday Noel Gallagher!
1 – Noel Gallagher about Alex Turner: “I’d rather drink petrol than listen to him”
In February Noel talked about the great characters in music industry, stating that there aren’t any proper characters anymore. He then went on talking about Arctic Monkeys’ frontman, Alex Turner: “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?”
Few days after, he specified: “Alex is a fucking top dude in a fucking top band, and a very attractive man. His interviews, on the other hand, are lacklustre.”
2 – Noel Gallagher about One Direction: “I don’t mind One Direction. They’re harmless, aren’t they?”
Liam Payne (member of One Direction) claimed the boyband’s next album is going to be “kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost”. Obviously, Noel commented the news: “Honestly, I cannot wait to listen to what their version of ‘Oasis-y’ means. What if it’s brilliant though? What if it’s amazing? I don’t mind One Direction. They’re harmless, aren’t they?”
3 – Noel Gallagher about Justin Bieber: “My cat is more rock’n’roll than him”
In 2013 Justin Bieber arrived on stage two hours late and then collapsed during a further live date. “Is it rock ‘n’ roll to be two hours late? It depends on what he was doing in those two hours. Was he snorting coke off prostitutes? Or was he playing bridge? That’s not very rock’n’roll, is it? My cat sounds more rock ’n’ roll that that,” Gallagher said. “I just know his name — Justin. Whatever. I don’t know anything about him. I know people really fucking hate him, don’t they.”
4 – Noel Gallagher about Courtney Love: “I’ve been hiding from Her Rowdiness“
“I read an interview with her once and she said, ‘I can’t fucking believe this. I know everyone in London and I’ve never fucking met Noel – was he hiding from me?’ And the answer is: ‘Yes.’” he admitted. “I was in a studio in LA and we were in the back recording ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’. And reception called us as said ‘Just to warn you: Courtney Love’s just walked in. I knew Liam was running around in reception and I thought, ‘Brilliant, that’s a fucking meeting of minds right there.’ I could hear her shouting, ‘Where’s Noel? I gotta meet Noel!’ So I grabbed a cig, exited out the back door and went straight back to the motel and locked the door. I was like, ‘I can’t be dealing with her rowdiness – f**king hell, no way.’ But I applaud her.”
5 – Noel Gallagher about Richard Ashcroft: “I should make a record with him”
“I haven’t seen Richard for ages, but whatever he’s doing I hope he’s making a record. I don’t know anyone who’s got his phone number. The one he gave me he never answers. He lives in a big stately home and I imagine he’s just stoned thinking “What is that fucking noise?”. That ‘United Nations Of Sound’ record was a fucking great record. I should make a record with him.”
6 – Noel Gallagher about Ed Sheeran: “I cannot live in a world where Ed Sheeran sells out Wembley”
The feud between Noel Gallagher and Ed Sheeran went on for a few days, but has been one of the most entertaining.
Everything began with Noel stating: “I cannot live in a world where Ed Sheeran sells out Wembley stadium”. Sheeran’s fans went mad on Twitter, Ed firstly answered politely, then offered some tickets for one of his gigs to Noel.
And Noel Gallagher apparently changed his mind and buried the hatchet: “I won’t hear a word said against Ed Sheeran”.
7 – Noel Gallagher about his children: “Every time I pick up a guitar, they tell me to put it down”
“I’ve got instruments lying around the house, so if the boys ever want to pick up, they will. Every time I pick up a guitar, they tell me to put it down. I don’t know what kind of review that is. In the car, taking them to school, they’ll say ‘Dad, got any new songs?’, I’ll play ’em one, get to the end and say ‘Eh? Good that, innit? Wanna hear it again?’ and they’ll go ‘No.’ It goes as far as that.”
8 – Noel Gallagher about his solo career: “This part of my career is like Breaking Bad”
“If you could sum up my career with films, Oasis was a cross between The Wolf of Wall Street and Saving Private Ryan—it was all about the struggle and the chaos. My first solo album was like Titanic— it was a love story —and this part of my career is like a really cool TV series, like Breaking Bad. Yeah?”
9 – Noel Gallagher about Mourinho: “I hate Mourinho. He’s a fool.”
Noel was asked about football and Mourinho, unsurprisingly, he had a very precise opinion: “I hate Mourinho. He’s a fool. Mourinho a rockstar? Nooo, he is a very complicated gentleman. I have a son who is 7 and he is more mature than Mourinho. I’d like to interview Mourinho and ask him why he’s such a fuckin’ idiot.”
10 – Noel Gallagher about Liam Gallagher’s haircuts: “He’s had some bizarre looks, but he doesn’t give a fuck”
“He’s had some bizarre looks, but the best thing about Liam is he truly doesn’t give a fuck. We used to walk into rehersals and we’d look at him and be like ‘Oh my God, wow, Ok, Ok, alright, that’s bizarre’, but yeah he’s had some cracking hairstyles.”