Noel Gallagher on climate change, learning to drive and Yorkshire tea

Below are some quotes from Noel Gallagher’s Interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that was broadcast yesterday.

Noel on climate change…

“Well, I don’t drive, so I’m part of the solution [for climate change]. I still don’t drive. I take public transport, obviously not when I’m here, but when I’m in London, I’m always on the tube and the trains. So I’m part of the solution. So when I’m fucking giving it to a load of snowflakes about climate change. I’m like, I’m the fucking real deal here because I know.”

Noel on learning to drive…

“I’ve had one driving lesson and school was just coming out. I think it’s like four in the afternoon … Chaos. I was in a red Nissan Micra with a huge white triangle on the top of it with a big L plate and the four point turn we turned into like a 12 point turn with loads of kids going ‘woo’.

“I’m not sure they surrounded the car. Well, there was a lot of pointing and I mean, thank God there was no mobile phones then with cameras, so there’s no evidence of it. And then I drove back to my house and it was just like, that’s it. I’m done. I’m not arsed.”

On taking Yorkshire Tea on tour with him when he’s playing outside the UK…

“It’s got to be Yorkshire Tea bags, not too much milk, one heaped spoon of sugar. Leave the teabag in for 90 seconds, sit back, enjoy … When I get my bags turned out at customs wherever I’m going, I’ve always got a big bag of tea bags. And I remember coming into America once, and the guy saying, ‘What are these?’ And I said, ‘Well, they’re tea bags.’ He said, ‘We don’t have tea bags here?’ And I was like, ‘Not Yorkshire Tea, mate. Not the ones I want.’ ”