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Noel Gallagher tells fans not to expect anything from US tour

Noel Gallagher, set to embark on a North American tour with Oasis on December 3, has told his fans not to bother coming if they expect anything from the live show.


 "Don't come and see us if you're expecting anything." He said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I can't offer anything apart from the music that's coming out of the speakers."


He asserted that Oasis are now in the same league as The Rolling Stones and that fans should apply the same criteria for deciding to see Oasis live as they do the Rolling Stones. "Everybody's heard of the Stones, everybody knows what they sound like, everybody knows what they do. You either go because you like it or you don't. It's easy."


 At the same time, Gallagher assured fans that, while he can't speak for Oasis live performance as a whole, he, personally, will not disappoint. "I am fucking brilliant every night I go out there. I could give a fuck about anybody else in the band. They look after themselves. But I am always cooking on a solid eight-and-a-half out of 10."


In his typically backhanded manner, Gallagher also had a few kind words to say about Ryan Adams, who will be touring with Oasis. "I got a lot of respect for the man. He's a great guitar player. He's a little eccentric. He wears stripy socks and platform shoes, but not everybody's perfect. I wouldn't be on tour with him if I didn't like him." [Rolling Stone]


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Noel Gallagher has proved time and time again in 2008 that when it comes to being a massive douche he exceeds all expectations.

G-Harp the Producer

G- Harp you must have met the man many times?

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This guy never fails to amaze with his arrogance. I really want to believe that his entire media personality is a brilliant sarcastic ruse.

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I've gotten used to it and find him entertaining.

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I find him completely entertaining. I just miss my weekly dose on the Russell Brand Show since Russell's resignation from the BBC.

Gabi Porter

I'm with daba and gabi on this, the man is simply entertaining at this stage.

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Honestly, I'm a big Oasis fan, but there's this instance, there was the Jay-Z Glastonbury conflict back in April,
I don't really get why he's been so bitter

G-Harp the Producer

I would say he's simply entertaining...but I don't think he was being ironic with the "nobody's perfect" statement. Given all that he says, a comment like that goes beyond saying entertaining, comical stuff.
Also, it's obvious he takes himself really seriously. Not sure why he felt the need to make this statement. U.S. acts are typically known for shows that are simply about the music whereas more of the spiced up shows with huge imagey going on in the background are more of a European style.

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I'm talking about typical indie shows large and small...I guess as far as large-scale bands go, everything's a huge production.

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How do people not see that Noel is obviously joking about pretty much everything right away. People are just way too used to Rock Stars that take themselves to seriously and are up their own arse to realize that Noel takes nothing, least of all the music business, seriously.

I mean honestly "I am always cooking on a solid eight-and-a-half out of 10." That statement makes absolutely no sense if he is being serious. Who would say that without a health touch of sarcasm?

As well as the bit about Ryan Adams. Obviously he's kidding around. Although I am guessing that he actually does joke with Ryan about his wardrobe.

If you realize that everything that Noel says is basically tongue in cheek...he is hilarious!

Samantha Dijker

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