"Liam's leaving the band this very minute. Liam's ALWAYS leaving the
band. It's raining today so he's leaving the band 'cos it's raining.
[Imitating mithering brother] Why is it raining?&*#@! That's it! I've had
enough of this, I'm going! I'm sitting there saying [cheerfully] See you
then, bye! He threatened to leave in Minneapolis because I wouldn't go
to a pub with him!"
"We're not arrogant, we just think we're the best band in the world"
After they had been sued by Coke. -- "Now we drink Pepsi"
"[laughs] As long as we're not back at the Splash Club in front of 300
people next year, then we'll be alright."
In America --"I'm sitting there thinking ' I know I live in a mad
country but its not half as crazy as it is here!"
Noel Gallagher's acceptance speech from the 1995 Brit awards, after
receiving the award from Ex-INXS frontman Michael Hunchence --
"Has-beens shouldn't be presenting awards to gonna-bees...(drifting
off) I guess I should talk a little longer, so: I'm rich, you' re not"
"On the Monday morning after our two nights at Earl's Court, I'm getting
up about 11, in me boxer shorts, having something to eat in the kitchen,
when I look up there's this procession of kids coming down the stairs.
I've always sworn I'll never refuse an autograph or whatever, so I open
the door and say, Do you want a cup of tea then? I swear to God, man, it
was like the chimps' tea party in here, all these kids, me with the
Tetley's and the kettle."
"American's are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing shoes on
stage. I've been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad.
But, I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead
"I used to go out every single night to gigs. I still actually, if
there's a gig on when I'm sitting round London. Any gig will do me. I
just love going to see bands."
"I do all the work so it's only right that I should get the most money.
Plus I am the most handsome"
Noel, talking about Liam -- "It's a good thing we don't live in America,
where guns are accessible, cause I would have blown his head off by now!
The problem is I can't fire him because my mom would kill me!"
"You can put your life in the hands, of this rock n roll band. Cos we'll
never throw it all away"
"I was as loud as our kid is...I did the same things he does every
Interviewer: I have with me one of the stars of Oasis...Noel: What do
of the stars?
Dani Behr: Do you still have physical fights? Noel: No. The last time we
had one was in March or May and we haven't done since because...Dani Behr
Who won? Noel: I did. He claims it's because he was drunk, but I claimed
I had won because I had a cricket bat in my hand.
Noel, on Don't Look Back In Anger "It's about not being upset about the
things you might have said or done yesterday, which is quite appropriate
at the moment. It's about looking forward rather than looking back. I
hate people who look back on the past or talk about what might've been."
Noel, The 'Q' interview -- "If it wasn't for our kid (Liam) I don't know
what I would have done [mimes arm around shoulder, quiet words] "It's
all right, you just said something daft" This is my little brother, who
I look after, putting his arm around me, saying "It'll be all right,
The Great Noel Gallagher, Guitar World:""Your love of certain bands is
obvious in your music. Do you consider yourself a fan who writes songs,
or a songwriter that just happens to be a fan?"-- "A fan who writes
songs, definitely. I'm a fan of music who's celebrating that fact in my
songwriting. I'm not saying 'I'm the greatest songwriter in the world.
Listen to me.' Usually I'm saying 'These are the greatest songwriters in
the world. And I'm gonna put them all in this song."
Noel, on his Lyrics "In an ideal world, I wouldn't write them, I can't
Lyrics -- "I'm not John Lennon. I'm not trying to say anything. I'm just
trying to entertain people"
Lyrics -- "It's just words that sound good."
Noel, on The Beatles -- "They're the ultimate influence"
"Our kid (indicating a smiling, drunken Liam) should have been voted
best band because he's got seven different personalities and he's got a
top brass section."
"I wish Blur were dead, John Lennon was alive and the Beatles would
Noel, on Guigsy "Eat more Vegatables"
"I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another,and
another, and I thought, 'man, is this gonna be a good night'."
"Said it all last year. We're the most important band since the
'Pistols. We're the best band in the world today. And that's that."
"Discipline? I don't know the meaning of the word."
"I refuse to dance. I can't dance anyways. I'm not in a band for that.
It's about music and that's it. I'm not an entertainer. But, I do
entertain people, see what I mean?"
"Any of you touch me and you'll get a smack..."
"I need to be myself"
"Room-service, terrible, but being in a band is great!"
"Nah, nah, nah. There's no rules. Show me the rule book."
"Rock n' Roll is about being yourself"
Why he sings -- "Uh-huh. It's just right, innit?"
"When I'm onstage I just feel like gettin' on with the job. Tunnel
vision, straight down the line. I gotta serious job, y'know what I
mean? Onstage I can't feel that mic. It feels too real. I never touched
the mic in my life. I like to sing with me hands behind me back. I can
project my voice."
"Everyone knows that if you've got a brother, you're going to fight."
Liam (talking about Noel) -- "I hate that [censored]..."
"Noel's up there next to John Lennon in my book"
Why he had a beard -- "Because it's better than havin' a boyfriend!"
"Imagine what Woodstock must have been like."
The Bands Chair throwing Escapades -- "Chairs are for sitting on in my
Interviewer -- "Why'd you do that?"
Liam -- "Do what?"
Interviewer -- "You Know!"
Liam -- "I'm Mad Fer It!"
"Those guys who want to kidnap us had better hurry up and do a good job
because we'll be waiting for them."
The Other Boys
"The big difference in America is these people in the mosh
pit...they've got this thing where they don't seem to be paying any
attention to the band...it's like "Oh, there's a band out in front...now
lets go see 'em"...I mean...90% of the people are genuinely there to see
Oasis...but I look at some of them and I think " Are you really here to
see us, or are you taking any notice of what's going on the stage?"
"It was Wonderwall apperentely, that sort of made it happen. It
didn't really, it didn't seem to progress. It just happened overnight,
didn't it? One minute it was like that, the next it was like that. It's
"Who cares who's number one
"They're timeless songs...I, mean you can play any track of the
album , you can play 'em in ten years time...and it'll still sound as
good as it did ten years before."
"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."
"I absolutely will NOT give my last rolo to anyone"
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