Noel Gallagher explained that his younger self wouldn’t be too happy about his collaboration with Blur frontman and former Britpop rival Damon Albarn.
The former Oasis member opened up about his time working with Albarn in 2017 in a new interview with The Big Issue (via Music-News.COM).
The team in question was when Gallagher contributed backing vocals to Gorillaz’s track “We Got The Power,” which appears on the band’s 2017 album “Humanz.” me working with Damon Albarn,” he mused.
“It would entirely depend on which side of the bed I got out of that day,” he added. “If you caught me on a good day, I’d be like, yeah, I could see that happen… On a bad day, I’d stab myself in the bollocks.”
Both Blur and Oasis were top names on the Britpop scene and shared a chart rivalry throughout the 1990s, where they continually battled for the top spot with their respective releases.
Elsewhere in the interview, the High Flying Birds frontman also confessed that if he could turn back time he would like to relive the moment he met David Bowie as he has “no memory” of what happened. passed the first time. .
“I went to see David Bowie and Morrissey at Wembley Arena in the 90s,” Gallagher recalled. “I was stoned and pissed off. Then, before Bowie came in, someone came up to me and said, would you like to come meet David? (So) I was taken to see David Bowie in his lodge.
He went on to explain how he remembers the moment he met the pop icon: “I have no memory of it…I remember walking in and he was doing his makeup in a mirror and that was it. . He’s up there with John Lennon for me and I have no idea what we said when I met him.
“If I could go back, I would appreciate it a lot more. I was telling him what he meant to me growing up and how much he meant to me now, and I was like, “I’m gonna rip you off to fuck when you’re dead, you know.”
In other Noel Gallagher news, the musician released his catchy new single “Council Skies” last month. The track is the fourth single from his upcoming album with High Flying Birds, following “Dead To The World”, “Easy Now” and “Pretty Boy”.
He has also announced a UK arena tour in 2023 in support of the forthcoming album, ‘Council Skies’, which will debut in Hull on August 30. The LP is due out June 2 via Sour Mash (pre-order/pre-save here).
Elsewhere, the guitarist and songwriter has also confirmed that a 30th anniversary edition of Oasis’ debut album “Definitely Maybe” will arrive in 2024, featuring a variety of previously unreleased material recorded at the time.
On Blur news last week (May 18), the band announced their new album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’ and shared lead single ‘The Narcissist’. The Britpop band also played an intimate warm-up show in their hometown of Colchester on Friday May 19 ahead of their two huge gigs at Wembley Stadium.