Johnny Marr: ‘Noel Gallagher owes me a fortune in rent’

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Former Smiths axeman recalls 90s days with ex-Oasis chief

Johnny Marr has revealed that Noel Gallagher owes him a fortune in rent.

The Smiths former axeman said the ex-Oasis chief stayed at his home rent free during the ’90s.

But the guitarist said he couldn’t face charging his friend rent and taking on landlord duties. He told Fantastic Man magazine:

I had a place in London up until about ’97, ’98 when Noel Gallagher vacated it, because I’d let him borrow it for a couple of years. I couldn’t be bothered being anyone’s landlord. I think he owes me a lot in back rent. At what, £2,000 a week?

The pair are long-term friends and both are Manchester City fans.

The axeman recently teamed up with Best Coast and Tom Vek for a new side project.

Meanwhile, tickets for Noel Gallagher‘s ‘High Flying Birds’ arena dates went on sale this morning. He is currently sitting on top of the UK album chart with his debut solo album.