GLASTONBURY: NOEL COMMENT

And no other gigs this year, but the band went into the studio yesterday to start work on their fourth album.

Noel Gallagher has scotched the persistent rumour that Oasis will play an unannounced set at the Glastonbury Festival in June : “We’re not doing Glastonbury and we’re not doing any other festivals,” he said. “We won’t be playing until we put the record out, which will be next year now…We’re not playing anywhere this year, I can tell you that. Well I’m not playing anyway. Unless the other four are doing it without me and I don’t know about it! I’ve not been told anyway!”

Speaking to NME last week at a playback of the new Beta Band album last week, Noel also said that the recent court case involving Oasis and former drummer Tony McCarroll was

“… something that dragged on for two years when it could’ve been sorted out in the 10 minutes it was at the fucking court door.

“It’s just a waste of two years of everybody’s time. The only winners in the end was the lawyers, you know. So it’s like, although the lawyers’ got a load of money, we got something that we didn’t really want and he got something that he didn’t really want, and it’s all bullshit at the end of the day. But, you know, that’s just the business innit? That’s just the way it is.”

Noel also confirmed that Oasis would begin recording their new album on Monday March 29.

As NME has previously reported, it will be produced by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, the man behind Mansun‘s ‘Six’.

Noel said “Everything’s going to plan…well, there is no plan (laughs), but it’s all going according to that plan! It’ll all become apparent i