Noel & Liam Gallagher + Bonehead - AOL Webchat - 7th March 1996
Q: Whats the crowd reaction like in the USA (We hear they got a bit miffed at the static stage presence ?) Do they now understand that its about MUSIC not theatre ?
OasisCS: N> Reaction is top.
Question: Wonderwall seems to have captured the hearts of a generation. Can you do it again ?
OasisCS: N> eeeeasily!
Question: You once said you'lld only record three or four albums, do you still beleieve that ?
OasisCS: N/L> nope. and we didnt' say it...
Question: Are you going to get actively involved in trying to get Labour elected ?
OasisCS: N/L/B> yep...
Question: Who's idea was it to do this interview (bands/ managers/ labels ?) And how much do Oasis get involved in their web site ?
OasisCS: L> we don't get involved in it
OasisCS: L/N> Ginger said we had to, it's supported by our management (the site)
Question: whats the next single?
OasisCS: B> Don't know
Question: Does it shock you how successful you have been in the USA,
OasisCS: NO (B/L)... A little (N)
Question: Do you have girlfriends?
OasisCS: L/N/B : girlfriends(hundreds)... B has a wife.
Question: why only one day in Los Angeles?...the concert sold out so fast...you could've sold it out for days....
OasisCS: n> LA is the armpit of the universe ;)
OasisCS: B> lunatic asylum...
Question: is it really true that after the third album, you will be splitting up?
OasisCS: B/N/L: NOOOOO!!!!!! This is our last gig (jk)
Question: I'm asking this on behalf of kids in my class at school (I'm a teacher) Why has Liam got a beard?
OasisCS: L-- b/c it's better than havin' a boyfriend ;)
Question: hey-do u think you sound like the beatles??
OasisCS: L/B: no,
L: They sound like us!
Question: Hi Is there any chance you will be playing the Masterplan at any of your Manchester gigs and what support bands will you have.
OasisCS: Yes (all together)... Don't know support bands yet.
Question: Will you release Champagne SuperNova as a single please?
OasisCS: Yes in America... No in England
Question: Noel- When you wrote the lyrics "So I start a revolution from my bed" what you mean by this?
OasisCS: N> I stole a line from a quote by John Lennon.
Question: Whats this about 2 new songs you are rehearsing, are they new singles, are they for a new album, if so when???
OasisCS: N>Yes, they're for a new album, but we don't know when the album will be released because we split up 2 days ago ;)
Question: What do you thinkof the Oasis tribute bands that are appearing ?
OasisCS: (that was Noel)
Question: are u guys rich,millionaires,or bloody loaded??
OasisCS: L: no, we're bloody bloated millionaires!
Question: Is it true that you guys think of yourselves as the Beatles of the 90's?
OasisCS: N/L> no, we're the Oasis of the '90s.
Question: what is the next uk single going to be?
OasisCS: N> don't know...
Question: What is your favorite epiphone, Noel?
OasisCS: N> 1964 Epiphone Casino Sunburst.. extremely expensive... not many left.
Question: How did the British press respond to your behavior at the Brit awards and do you feel that by not performing, you may have hurt your career?
OasisCS: L> yeah.
OasisCS: B> probably hurt their career by not playing it.
Question: How long have you supported Man City
OasisCS: B> I don't
OasisCS: N> since 1971
Question: Noel - what are the 2 lines after 'but before tomorrow' in Supersonic? --I can't make them out!
OasisCS: N> cuz my friend said he'd take you home. He sits in a corner all alone He lives under a waterfall....Nobody can see him, nobody can ever hear him call..
Question: hiya..I'm from Stockport...how come the wearing of the fur coat all the time..isn't it like way too hot under stage lights?
OasisCS: N> absolutely... bloody roastin'
OasisCS: B> yep, bloody shedhead...
Question: How many guitars do you have in your collection now ?
OasisCS: N> hmmmm.... too bloody many
Question: The papers here in Scotland say you're maybe going to play at Loch Lomond. Any truth in this?
OasisCS: yes, don't know when...
Question: what are you going to do about this band that want to have a scrap with you?
OasisCS: B> give it to 'em!
Question: How has touring effected family life (to bone head)
OasisCS: B>it's made us bloody fat, loaded rich! lol!
Question: Noel - do you use the Les Paul you got from Johnny Marr via Pete Townshend for studio work or in concert?
OasisCS: N> for both!
Question: will you ever put out a compilation video?
OasisCS: N> yes, don't know when....
Question: I'm going to see you guys this SUnday in Rhode Island. I was wondering why you picked a smaller club as one of your only New England tour dates?
OasisCS: N> because we ain't got no bloody fans in RI...
Question: Bonehead, Why do they call you Bonehead? Will you be playing Bonehead's Bank Holiday in concert? It's hilarious.
OasisCS: B> Because this big Eagle came down with a note he left in my hand...from the man above.. saying "you are not known as Paul anymore... you're known as Bonehead
Question: Did you have a lot of trouble with Stevie Wonder over getting Step Out released?
OasisCS: N> yeah, because he took bloody ages approving the artwork...
Question: N and L>Have you got cousins living in Drogheda Ireland?
OasisCS: N/L> yep
Question: Will you be releasing, say, a video collection of all UK and US videos to date?
OasisCS: N> yep.... don't know when...
Question: How did it come about that Noel sings "Wonderwall" live? Was there some kind of agreement before it was recorded or anything like that?
OasisCS: N> yes, we have a civil lawsuit against each other....
OasisCS: N> L sings on the record... I sing live.
Question: What did you think of what Jarvis did at the Brits
OasisCS: N> absolutely monumental!
Question: Are your eyebrows real?
OasisCS: N> noooooooo....
Question: Regarding the recent Bee Gees, cover versions. e.g Stayin Alive & How Deep is your love, are you considering releasing a cover of Saturday Night Fever?
OasisCS: L/N> yes!
Question: Are you going to release any acoustic versions of your songs?
OasisCS: L/N> we already have them.
Question: How does it feel to considered among the top bands of the U.S.? Is there any difference between american audiences and those in Europe?
OasisCS: N> the ones in Europe don't speak !#*$& english!
Question: After the Sheffield Arena gig, are you going to play Sheffield Don Valley Stadium?
OasisCS: N> directly afterwards.... all night rave! (lol)
Question: Any plans for playing the home of football Wembley Stadium?
OasisCS: L> nope, that's the football teams...
Question: I heard an interview with the lead singer,dont know his name, but he said he belives oasis will be bigger than the beatles! You guys think hes right, or dreaming.
OasisCS: L> I'm dreamin' and my name's Liam...
Question: Why did you chose to cover Cum On Feel The Noize, and who is that at the end of the song 'singing'?
OasisCS: N> for a laugh... singing is L & friends...
Question: Noel, you once said in an interview (select) that all the songs in Morning Glory have a connection! what is the conncetion?
OasisCS: N> it's all part of a very big spiritual riddle to which only I have the answers...
Question: Who is P.H. who wrote that cool poem in the back of the Morning Glory insert?
OasisCS: N> His name is Paolo Hewitt....good friend of the group.
Question: are there as many obnoxiously rough crowds in Britain like in the US?
OasisCS: N> oh yes, absolutely...
Question: Was your rivalry with Blur real,or was it media influenced?
OasisCS: N> only too real...
Question: Do you have any extra musicians on tour to flesh out the sound?
OasisCS: N> flesh it out?
OasisCS: N> we got a glockenspiel section from Eastern Bulgaria!
Question: What does the song Champagne Supernova mean to you and what do you mean by that saying?
OasisCS: L> it means I wish I had a lovely pair of coconuts!
OasisCS: N> you tell me!
Question: Why'd you chose the name for the CD that you did?
OasisCS: N> somebody said "What's the Story..." during a telephone conversation...decided it would be a good !$!*$ name for the album!
Question: do you guys read any of your e mail fan mail?
OasisCS: L/N> yes... only the female email...
Question: I was wondering, do you have any advice for aspiring young band-members like myself?
OasisCS: L> always wear a condom. ;)
Question: You say that you're stage setup is pretty simple. Do you think that it'll ever get elaborate?
OasisCS: L/N/B> nope!
Question: Who will be supporting your show in New York City, and will Noel be doing an acoustic bit?
OasisCS: N> Don't know...
OasisCS: N.L> Bing Cosby supporting... LOL! With Stevie Wonder juggling chainsaws!
Question: Is it true that you don't plan to release Champagne Supernova in the USA? Why? It's a beautiful song.
OasisCS: N> nope, we are releasing it.
Question: Mystic Meg predicted solo singles from Liam and Noel, any truth or is she just out of her tree??
OasisCS: N/B> she's well out of our tree!
Question: How long did it take to do the album (What's the Story)Morning Glory?
OasisCS: N> 15 days
Question: Are there any plans to make a TV show/ Movie or anything?
OasisCS: N> we're working on our very first porno movie... entitled "Bonehead's Bare Bottom!) Just kidding!!!!
Question: what is the purpose of the guitars changing color in that video?
OasisCS: N> it's all part of a very spiritual riddle to which only I have the answer!
Question: Do you feel that the harmonic minor scale enduces feelings that can break the class divide and produce music of a post urban utopia? If so, when will you use it?
OasisCS: L> get a job ya student!
Question: Do all of you get along most of the time?
OasisCS: N> absolutely swimmingly!
Question: Who would be your choice for support at a gig?
OasisCS: N> The Beatles... or Stevie Wonder... reading braile poetry ;)
OasisCS: B> while juggling chainsaws..... ;)
OasisCS: Last question!
AOLiveMC13: The time has really slipped by, we have time for one final question:
Question: By releasing different singles in the US aren't you ripping off your UK fans who will buy them on import ?
OasisCS: N> No, we don't release singles to the US.... Only singles go to radio.. not on the shelves.
OasisCS: Thanks everyone! Gotta go play! Bye-bye! Cheers!
AOLiveMC13: Thanks for being with us online this evening, Noel, Bonehead and Liam!