07 March 2015

Noel Gallagher: 'I should make a record with Richard Ashcroft'

Gallagher admits that any collaboration would cause 'war' between himself and Liam Gallagher

Noel Gallagher wants to make an album with Richard Ashcroft, stating that if nothing else the move would really annoy his brother, Liam.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Gallagher talks briefly about the Verve frontman and expresses an interest in making music with him, though admits the pair are not in regular contact.

"I haven't seen Richard for ages but whatever he's doing I hope he's making a record. I don't know anyone who's got his phone number," Gallagher says. "The one he gave me he never answers. He lives in a fucking big stately home and I imagine he's just stoned, thinking, 'What is that fucking noise?' That United Nations Of Sound record [2010's 'United Nations of Sound'] was a fucking great record. I should make a record with him."

"Some songs I write I never follow through because I'm not a soul singer," he adds. "Would that upset Liam? Oh that would be war. More reason to do it! The fact that you've now put that in my head means I'm definitely going to follow that through. Hopefully he might give himself a black eye."

Gallagher recently reiterated that he finds Alex Turner boring and said that nobody he criticises should take offence as he never makes things personal. This followed comments he made in which he stated that he would "rather drink petrol from the nozzle" than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman give another interview.

Earlier this week (March 4) it was revealed that Alt-J said they have "made it" after being criticised by Gallagher for their facial hair choices.

Alt-J recently became the latest victims of Gallagher's sharp tongue with the former Oasis man admitting that he can't accept their choices in facial hair. Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: "One of them's got a moustache, and that's unacceptable."

Noel Gallagher was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival and will also headline Latitude. The singer previously criticised the state of the current British music scene because of its lack of working class musicians.
  • Source: NME, by David Renshaw, photo by Press/Lawrence Watson
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