Noel Gallagher: ‘Russell Brand is strangely intriguing’

Shockwaves NME Awards host catches Oasis man's eye

Oasis’s Noel Gallagher has reacted to former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand’s declaration of love for the guitarist.

In celebration of Gallagher’s 40th birthday, which takes place on May 29, Brand posed wearing a garland round his neck with the legend: “Noel I love you too”.

The Oasis star said: “The boy’s desperate cries for love are pathetic, yet strangely compelling. I thought we had a strictly platonic relationship based on nothing more than our rapier-like wit and a mutual lusting for my missus.”

He told The Sun: “Seems all along he’s just wanted to use me like one of his blow-up dolls. I’m disgusted yet strangely intrigued.”