26 March 2013

Paul Weller On Joining Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn And Graham Coxon On Stage

Paul Weller spoke to the NME about joining Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn And Graham Coxon at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall last week.

Weller said how special he finds the Albert Hall, revelling in the space and grandeur of the building. "It's a very special vibe, even though the acoustics aren't great for electronic music," he said, adding how much he'd enjoyed seeing this year's organiser Noel Gallagher join Saturday's headliners Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on stage for 'Tender'.

"That was me playing drums on stage for the first time," he said. "Well, I say playing drums. I can't really, but I got away with it. It's a different perspective sitting at the back of the stage – too much perspective – but I could see the whole venue when Noel walked out to play with them. It was blown out of proportion, all that, but they've all grown up, that's how it goes, and it was a symbolic moment. Seeing all the faces in the crowd, it was very touching."


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