Wrapped Up Olly Murs
King of rock and master of the one-liner Noel Gallagher has given us decades of newsworthy gold. Here's a collection of some of his finest moments...
"Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?' I don't know about it. But I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
"I despise hip hop. Loathe it. Eminem is an idiot and I find 50 Cent the most distasteful character I have ever crossed in my life."
"They had to re-record it and then send it to me. I took it 'til Friday night at ten o'clock before I said yes and they were shitting it. Not Beady Eye, the organisers."
"I really think that the legalization of drugs — taking a long-term view of it — over 25 years probably would be a great thing because it would take the romance and the rebel element out of it for kids. But that 25-year [period] would be fuckin' utter chaos and disaster and scandal after fuckin' drug-addled scandal."
"The new technology’s a great thing, but the album has died a little bit. The reason people only want three songs off an album is 'cos most albums are shite."
"Liam is... rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He's the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
"It's very clean, there's a lot of people driving around in golf buggies and in sunglasses. You can't smoke, you can't drink, you're not here to have a good time."
"I always tell kids playing a guitar is not a video game, there is no level to get to. You’ll never master it and you’ll never complete the game... I’ve never played Guitar Hero myself. I suppose I’m a bit old-fashioned.”
"Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their 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 singer."
"I'd say, "You've heard Don't Look Back In Anger?", and he'd say, "Of course". I'd say, 'Look it's me, let us in. I can play you a tune. I robbed some stuff, I took a lot of drugs, but I'm all right'."
"They're my songs and I wrote them all by myself and I'm proud of them and I'm proud of what they mean to other people and I'm proud of where they sit with what I've done now."
"I'm taking a well earned break after this. Why mess with brilliance? I'd only fuck it up. Look what it did to the aftermath of Morning Glory. Shit on it! Be Here Now?"
"The 90s was not the beginning of something - it was the end of something. It was the end of the music business as we knew it. We were the last rock stars."
"The people that now are on stage and the people that are on the tables they're all careerists and they're all happy to be there. They're all in the music game."
"Gone are the days when bands like The Smiths and The Jam would always be in the top ten. Oasis are probably the last of the big – and I use this term because I can’t think of another – ‘alternative’ bands to really make an impact on the country."
"He's a character, I'll give him that (...) And I love his track Black Skinhead. But somebody needs to buy that dumbass a dictionary so he can look up the word 'artistry.' Beck can play the banjo, for fuck's sake. Nobody plays the banjo! Get him a dictionary from me, I'll fuckin' sign it and give it to him so he can look it up."
“’The Man’ has won in the case of the British music industry. There are too many middle aged guys dressed in black polo necks, all worried about trading in their new BMW for a newer BMW, where they’re going on holiday and how many bottles of champagne they're going to order at next year's Brit Awards.”
"She'll be going and drinking his champagne and possibly playing Top Trumps with James Blunt in the dressing room afterwards. I've given her a list of people to insult while she's there."
"I don’t know anything about Avicii. I don’t wish to know anything about Avicii. It sounds like an artist from the Renaissance period”
"Some people live their life...they worry about the destination. They worry about where they're going. I enjoy the trip. Wherever you're going is where you'll end up. Don't worry about that. Enjoy the scenery on the way."
"Nothing bothers me more than when groups like Pearl Jam and Nirvana whine and moan and complain about life and being famous. Let me tell you, being famous is great! If you hate your job so much, why don't you fuckin' go work at a car wash or McDonald's or something?"