24 June 2017

Highlights From Noel Gallagher's Q&A At Glastonbury


Noel Gallagher has been speaking at Glastonbury 2017 this evening (June 23) while introducing Supersonic, a documentary about Oasis.

He was interviewed by a host from the Guardian newspaper before the film was screened at Williams Green at Worthy Farm.

Brother Liam will perform on the Other Stage on Saturday (June 24) and Noel was asked about continuing rumours of an Oasis reunion.

Find out what we learnt about a possible Oasis surprise at Glastonbury 2017 and much more below.

1 – Anyone could be Noel Gallagher

Or so he claims!

“I wasn’t born with a gift. Being a musician happened by chance. Anybody could do what I do.”

But he did add when he played his first ever note “a light bulb came on” in his head.

2 – Oasis could only have happened in Manchester

He said the success of the band which he and brother Liam made famous was all down to the climate.

“When you’re indoors all the time you’re watching football, you’re taking drugs or making music.”

He also said bands from Manchester’s past inspired him.

3 – He was left speechless by people singing Don’t Look Back in Anger after the Manchester attack

“I’ve got to say I was sat at home watching the minute’s silence when the crowd spontaneously broke into Don’t Look Back in Anger.

“For the first time in my life I was f***ing speechless.”

4 – He still doesn’t know what the song is about

Don’t Look Back in Anger was written in Paris, while Noel was drunk, he said.

5 – The Sally confusion continues

There’s been much debate about how Sally made her way into the song and who she even is.

Some said Liam came up with it to make the song work better.

But at Glastonbury Noel said Liam told him it was actually Noel’s idea, though Noel himself doesn’t remember.

He said: “Who the f***ing hell is Sally?”

6 – Noel’s a bit spiritual

Despite saying he had no exceptional musical talent, Noel suggested the songs which have really succeeded from Oasis’s back catalogue came from a place which wasn’t his head.

He said: “All of the songs which have gone down 3/4 generations don't come from me

“They come from somewhere else.

“I seem to have a way of putting universal truths very simply.”

7 – He’s not a romantic

“I’m not an overly romantic person, as my wife will testify.”

Poor woman! She did get a lot of love from the crowd though.

8 – He and his wife come to Glastonbury every year

Noel insisted he doesn’t always travel around in 4x4s either, when asked by the Guardian’s Q&A host.

9 – He thinks Glastonbury is simply the best thing around

“This f***ing festival is the greatest gathering of people on the f***ing planet. All the other festivals are just gigs in fields.”

Strong praise for Somerset’s world famous gathering.

10 – Oasis might have ruined all the fun for musicians these days

Asked about the band’s antics with drugs and sex, captured in the Supersonic documentary, Noel said the fun in his day might have resulted in a more controlled atmosphere now.

He singled out One Direction star Harry Styles, now trying to go solo, to illustrate his point.

“Harry Styles ain't going to get caught snorting coke off a prostitute.”

11 – The Oasis reunion wasn’t ruled out – it could still happen at Glastonbury 2017!

He was asked about the future and his ‘next’ project.

The crowd at Williams Green chanted ‘OASIS, OASIS’.

And the questioner pointed out two other members of the band are at Glastonbury this year.

In response, Noel said: “No comment. Enjoy the film!”

So it’s still unlikely, but there remains a slim chance of a shocking Oasis reunion at Glastonbury 2017.

Source: www.somersetlive.co.uk

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