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Johnny Vaughan spoke to the former Oasis frontman in front of an audience in Manchester. Much was discussed: Noel, Oasis, clowns, frontmen and lots more… Photos: Sharon Latham/PA
“There’s a lot of dickheads out there.”
“If people think me having a dig on Twitter is stopping the band getting back together, you’re fucking off your heads.”
“I am keeping an eye out. I’m keeping an eye out for the Russians.”
“Everyone can tell a rock n’ roll story. ‘I smashed the room up. I fucking shoved crack up my arse. Blah blah blah’.”
“Richard Ashcroft is pretty cool. Obviously Ian Brown is fucking majestic.”
“I think they're alright man. I don't mind them. I like a clown. Some of them put a lot of effort in."
“I sound like John Lennon. I get more power from not holding the microphone."
“He wants to be a solo star. He’s always wanted to be that.”
“Solo - I hate that fucking word.”
“Obviously Noel wrote the songs and I fucking dished out the good looks and that.”
"I remember being drunk as a 15-year-old. I came in at 11pm, couldn't find the lights so I pissed all over his stereo." Photo: PA
"I wouldn't say I'm a Manc. I've lived in London 20 years. I'm a universal dream."
“There’s nothing better than being in a band, I don’t care what anyone fucking says.”
“Noel needs to surrounded by ‘yes’ man yeah. And I ain’t one, right?”
“Our kid bangs on as if I fucking stabbed his cat or something.”
“At the fucking at the end of the day, me and him had some absolute serious fucking fun. Do you know what I mean?”
“I didn’t want to be into music. I didn’t want to be Morrissey. I don’t wanna wear leather kecks.”
“Me. I don’t’ mind taking one for the team.”
“Smoking weed and playing football. I wanted to be fucking Pele, mate.”
“I normally text him when I’m in the bath, do you know what I mean? Like I’ll be splashing about and shit.”
“Next minute I wake up in hospital. I had all this music in my head. Woke up and it was ‘Like a Virgin’ I heard first, by Madonna.”
“Stop fucking asking him. The minute people stop asking him, he’ll go fucking hell what, what, are they getting bored of me now.”
“I enjoyed myself. That shit happened a lot."
“We’re in this fucking hotel, yeah, and Hugh Grant has come out and we’ve gone, ‘You, you dirty bastard. What are you fucking up to?’ He says, ‘Shut the fuck up, lads.’ Liz Hurley is coming up behind him, with a nice dress on and we’re going, ‘What were you fucking thinking?’ He’s going: ‘Shut up!’” Photo: Getty
“I started spreading rumours and shit about him. The singer that you’ve got - he’s got a fucking fascination with daffodils. He’s been fucking shagging daffodils…”