Drummer Dom says he's switching to real ones after "Noel's apparent U-turn"
Muse have cited Oasis' track 'Live Forever' in response to Noel Gallagher's jibe at drummer Dom Howard for smoking electronic cigarettes at the Brits.
"Dom took Noel's lyrics 'I want to live I don't want to die', 'maybe I just want to breath' and 'you and I are gonna live forever' literally,” singer Matt Bellamy tweeted. "He's switching to real cigarettes based on Noel's apparent U-turn."
Gallagher recently said the Muse drummer was symbolic of an "instantly forgettable" Brit Awards night last month and the blandness of the music industry in general. "There are no characters left in the music business," he said. "When we first started going there was a healthy percentage of people, and we were all dirt-kickers from council estates, and we all couldn’t believe our luck that we were at the Brits. You go in now and everybody is a careerist. It’s very corporate, and you know what I’ve actually seen people doing at the Brits? Eating. I saw the drummer from Muse smoking an electronic cigarette. A cigarette with a battery in. I had to say to him: ‘Really? Really? Is that where you are at? Do me a favour, mate, either have a proper one outside, or don’t have one.’ It lit up green when he had a drag of it. Nonsense. He said that immortal line – ‘Oh you know how it is, mate’. And I said ‘I’m sorry, mate, I actually don’t.’"