“Liam was one of the last great rockstars”

“Liam was one of the last great rockstars”

Few days ago we reported an extract of the interview held by Noel Gallagher for ‘BBC Radio 2’ where he spoke about Oasis split up and his releationship with his brother Liam.

During the interview, Noel answered to some questions sent by his fans.


The conversation with Jo Whiley started talking about his wife Sarah, compared to ‘Bravehart’ because “when she blows, she gets really Scottish… oh wow, you’re gonna pull a dagger out now?” and about the last addition of the Gallagher family, a Jack Russell rescue dog called Tommy:

“I’m having nothing to do with it, I don’t wanna have a relationship with him, because I’m not a dog person – that’s not who I am, you know what I mean?”

But when Jo asked him if he likes other kind of animals, Noel spent few words about their cat:

“We’ve had a cat for years, but I was never fussed about him until now, because he keeps himself to himself. We’ll both sit on the couch going: ‘[Tut], dog.’ It’ll probably be gone [the dog] at the end of next summer.”

The interview continued speaking about music, obviusly. And to Jo’s question “Do you go to record shops” Noel answered “God Lord,no”, adding that at the moment he’s listening to a 10-track compilation of music from 60s and 70s sent to him from a DJ fellas, that leads him to discover further music from that era.

But regarding modern music he declared that “The last thing that I thought was great was that Foals record – I seen them on ‘Later… with Jools’, and it was really great” and he obiusly spent few words about last Coldplay’s record which Noel guests on ‘Up&Up’:

“Have they got an album out? I hadn’t heard. But the new album will definitely cement their place as the 13th greatest band of all time – they’ll be happy with that” adding that “his feature will gift the album “the credibility and gravitas [that] can only do wonders for their record sales.”

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The conversation then turned on ‘The Stone Roses’, which announced a series of gigs at the ‘Etihad Stadium’ in Manchester next summer:

“I’d love to see Ian Brown sing ‘Champagne Supernova’,” he laughed.

“Are you  going to join them on stage?”

“Nah. If they asked, then yeah, but I’m not planning on going to the gigs. I didn’t really go to the last ones. If they’re going to make a new record, then I’ll go see them do that – but I’ve seen them before, so… nah.”

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One of the most interesting questions arrived was if he would have ever made it without Oasis…

“Would we really be living in a world where ‘Live Forever’ had never been written? Or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’? Those songs would’ve been written by someone else. I may not have been as great, a bit lower-level: Liam took it and made it what it was – he was one of the last great rockstars.


Questions apart about his favourite ice cream “I’m not really big on ice cream… but mint viennetta, that’s alright, innit.” and Oasis’ lost acid house demo, owned by his DJ Phil Smith “It doesn’t sound too bad… but it doesn’t sound too good either.”, Noel finished the interesting interview saying something about his next solo album:

“It’s gonna be great. I’m attempting to write in the studio for the first time – and I can’t believe I haven’t done [that songwriting method] until now. It’s so exciting, because you’re discovering the music each day you go in there. By the end of January I’ll have nailed about six songs I hope – it’s very eclectic: guitars, beats, blah blah.”

Source: NME