Noel Gallagher - Yahoo! - March 2006
Noel Gallagher wants Zak Starkey to become a full-time member of Oasis, he has revealed.
Ringo Starr's son has been filling in on drum duties since the departure of long-term sticksman Alan White during recordings for the band's last LP "Don't Believe The Truth".
Starr is currently performing with the band on their ongoing world tour, which is this week playing to audiences in Canada.
In a new interview, Noel explained that Zak would be playing with The Who on their upcoming live dates, but that he hoped to make his position in Oasis permanent in future.
"He's definitely, definitely, definitely going to record on the next (Oasis) record and definitely going to be out on the road, if he wants to," said Noel.
"We always said that we'd sit down and talk about that at the end of the tour. There's no point in getting in business discussions while you're soundchecking," said Noel, speaking about Starr joining the band.
"It just doesn't work. If he came to me tomorrow and said, 'I want to leave The Who and join you lot permanently,' I'd say, 'Brilliant. Get me your dad's autograph and you're in.'"