Noel Gallagher Says Oasis Reunion Rumors Are ‘Disingenuous’
Despite recent rumors that the Gallagher brothers recently came to a “gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite Oasis, Noel Gallagher has denied such claims in a new interview and says his brother Liam has been “a bit disingenuous” to their fans.
“There was a rumor last week that we’ve had a gentleman’s agreement, but that rumor’s come from his people,” Gallagher told Rolling Stone. “It’s a ‘source close to him,’ and I’ll tell you how close it is: She probably wakes up with him every morning. It’s always left to me in an interview to let the kids down.”
Never one to shy away from sharing his opinion, Gallagher also offered his thoughts on everything from One Direction and his former Britpop rivals in Blur to marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage.
“If a man wants to marry another man, that’s up to you,” the High Flying Birds leader said. “If you both want to recognize each other and go through the f---in’ pain of divorce, f---in’ good, ‘cause the rest of us do, so join the f---in’ club.”
After saying he believes the legalization of pot would “probably be a good thing,” Gallagher later reflected on his own past drug use, including a time in the mid-‘90s when he thought he was having a stroke and ended up in a Detroit hospital. However, he says he “never really sailed that close to the wind,” adding, “I used [drugs] at parties and had the knack and the stamina to go further than anybody else, but I never injected anything.”
While discussing his daughter’s musical tastes in bands like One Direction, the Chasing Yesterday singer offered some sage advice for the English boy band’s recently departed member, Zayn Malik. “For Zayn, though, I’d say, ‘F---in’ get a good accountant because life is very f---in’ long,’” he said. “The greatest quote was – [and] I laughed out loud when I read it – [is], ‘I just want to be a normal 22-year-old.' I’ll say this to you, Zayn: You might have wanted to be a normal 22-year-old, but you won’t want to be a normal 25-year-old.”
He also revealed he’s listened to some of Blur’s new album, The Magic Whip, saying, “They’re making the reunion thing work for them, which makes me think the reason why they split up in the first place couldn’t have been that controversial.”
Gallagher also said he'd be up for collaborating with Blur frontman Damon Albarn, though he doubts they'd ever find the time to do so. “If one day we ever ended up in the studio, it’d be great,” he said. “I think he’s a super-talented dude and a good lad.”
Read Gallagher’s entire interview here.
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