Noel Gallagher - Melody Maker - 6th September 2000
No. What it was, I was out the other night at the premiere for 'Snatch' and some knobheads from the press were there. They said, 'What's all this about?' I said, 'I'm hardly going to tell you in the fucking middle of the pictures. If we were going to announce anything, it will be for the fans first and it won't be until after Tuesday, because we've got a gig on Monday night,' And then it was all like fucking like John Lennon said, And now all this!"'
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FEUD WITH THE 3AM GIRLS ON THE MIRROR?
"One of'em called me an ape, right, so I had a go back and then I met them at the 'Snatch' party and they were saying, 'Oh, are we really that ugly?' So I said, 'In this light, you don't look too bad.' And then I read in the paper today that I'd made some grovelling apology But that's tabloids for you, innit? I should have fucking known better."
WERE YOU PISSED OFF AT NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PLAY V2000 WITH WELLER LAST WEEK?
"Haha! Honest to God, right, it's a good job they pulled the plugs because I was pissed as a fucking arsehole! God only knows what would have happened if I'd have actually been allowed to plug my guitar in. By the time I'm supposed to be on there, I'm seeing four Paul Wellers. Then someone pulled the plug and I thought, 'Thank fuck for that!"'
LIAM TOLD US RECENTLY ABOUT 40 NEW SONGS...
"No I've written two. So unless the other four have written 38 between them. ."
ARE YOU STILL DOING YOUR SOLO ALBUM?
"That was intended to be a side project that ran alongside Oasis. I could do a record in fucking six days because I could play all the instruments myself and I've got my own studio. Liam made a big fucking deal about it, he brought it to a head and he's now telling me I'm not allowed to do stuff outside of the band, which I think is a fucking joke, because I've already done stuff with The Chemical Brothers anyway"
DO YOU THINK LIAM SHOULD DO SOME SOLO STUFF?
"Everybody should have the right to go off and do their own thing at any fucking point. Y'know, fucking hell, man - we're not In the army. But we'll sit down and we'll address that in October, November time. Until then, we'll just be looking forward to tonight and I particularly can't wait until fucking Monday because then it's over. Not it's over - I mean the tour is over."
"Fuck all! I've got some work to do in the studio and then there's a band I'm gonna sign and produce for Big Brother, which I can't tell you about. I'm gonna put that out in January. It's the most retro fucking rock you could ever imagine. It doesn't fit in with anything else that's going on. But fuck it, I like it, so it doesn't matter."