Noel Gallagher, the former lead guitarist and songwriter for British rock band Oasis, is infamous for being outspoken and controversial. Along with his brother Liam, Noel was responsible for some of the most outlandish statements in music throughout Oasis’s heyday in the 90s and early 2000s. Although frequent disputes with Liam caused Oasis to split in 2009, Noel has remained active, launching a solo act called Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with his latest album, Chasing Yesterday, released in March. Whether you love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny that Noel has a way with words and a penchant for being endlessly quotable. Here are just a few of his most memorable quotes.
10. On Tidal: “Do These People Think They’re The F-ckin’ Avengers? They’re Going To Save The F-ckin’ [World].” I Was Speaking To Chris [Martin] The Day After, And I Said, “Are You After A Nobel Peace Prize? Is That What You’re After?” They Were Like, “We’re Going To F-ckin’ Save The Music Business.” And I’m Just Sitting There, Thinking, You Might Want To Write A Decent Chorus For A F-ckin’ Start.
Noel Gallagher hasn’t lost any of his bite in 2015, as he recently took the music streaming service Tidal and the musicians behind it to task in an interview with Rolling Stone. It’s a hilarious takedown of the expensive music service, but it’s still hard to shake the feeling that had Tidal come along 20 years ago, Oasis probably would have jumped on board. Still, no one’s really looking for logical consistancy from Noel Gallagher; controversial statements are more than enough!