May 10, 2004 12:32


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NOEL GALLAGHER has announced OASIS will play no new material at the band's forthcoming headlining slot at GLASTONBURY.

Oasis will play the festival with Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey on drums. The festival appearance will be his first with the band.

"It's a pity that we haven't actually got any new stuff to play but I think we kind of George Best'ed it the last time we headlined it. So this time will be great I think," Noel explained to BBC 6 Music.

"Then again we're not doing ourselves any favours because Zak's first gig will be to 150,000 people but y'know. He's rehearsing all the Oasis songs now."

The star also shed light on why the band continued without Franz Ferdinand producers Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes.

"We're in the studio at the moment, it's going alright, one step forward two steps back, but it's going alright. I dunno whether it'll be out by the end of the year. We didn't sack our producers, we just ran out of time."

He added: "They had to go off and do their Franz Ferdinand thing and we sort of gave ourselves about three or four weeks with them, and we just ran out of time, but there wasn't a sacking.

"We're trying to get this album finished and it's taking a little bit longer than expected but there isn't any rush on it really. We were trying to get it out by Glastonbury but it doesn't seem to be working out that way now."

Noel also spoke of new friends [/a], whom he met at the band's show at the London Astoria last week (May 6).

He concluded: "If we don't there's no rush really - [a] will look after the charts for us, I'd have thought."

The band headline Glastonbury on Friday June 25.

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