Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody brushes off boozing accusations

Singer claims he was misquoted in recent newspaper reports

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody brushes off boozing accusations
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has rubbished recurring stories in the UK tabloids that he has an alcohol problem.

Reports earlier this month implied that the Snow Patrol man was battling to give up alcohol, but Lightbody has since told BBC News that the quotes used in the offending article were old.

"Those quotes were taken from an interview I did 18 months ago," he said. "And even that interview was about a time in my life when I was 26, 27, and out of control.

"The journalist then used that interview to imply that this was an ongoing problem."

Lightbody added that he was currently as "sober as a judge".

The band's new album, 'A Hundred Million Suns', is released on October 27.

Read More On This Artist

Snow Patrol Merchandise
More News
Copies of U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' Record Store Day release sold with Tool EP inside
Fall Out Boy: 'No one else can do anything the way Green Day does'
Jay Z wins lawsuit against sound engineer claiming co-ownership of hit songs
Kanye West joins the Weeknd onstage at Coachella - watch
Glastonbury resale tickets sell out in 12 minutes
Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Karen O and more pay tribute to Lou Reed at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Florence + The Machine unveil new track 'As Far As I Could Get' - listen
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle
Run The Jewels release new track 'Bust No Moves' - listen
Florence + The Machine's second Coachella set cut to 30 minutes due to broken foot
Four Tet plays surprise set at London's Phonica for Record Store Day - watch
Jay Z's Tidal streaming service parts ways with CEO just two weeks after launch
Video evidence of Suge Knight's alleged hit-and-run attack released by court - watch
Prince's Facebook page allegedly hacked, hacker says he 'doesn't care about his...
Marilyn Manson to play hitman in new crime film 'Let Me Make You A Martyr'
Lou Reed would be 'amused but secretly delighted' by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame...
Emily Eavis denies tabloid reports that Prince pulled out of headlining Glastonbury
Royal Blood don wigs and Hawaiian shirts for 'Conan' performance - watch
Future Islands reveal Record Store Day song 'The Chase'
Tyler, The Creator reveals 'Cherry Bomb' album bonus song 'Yellow' - listen
Michael Bublé apologises after body shaming accusations: 'Women are to be celebrated and...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM