Noel Gallagher has revealed that he once had the opportunity to meet Courtney Love but chose to hide from her instead, saying he couldn’t handle the Hole singer’s “rowdiness”.
Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Gallagher talks briefly about Love and admits that there is a reason the pair have never met.
“I read an interview with her once and she said, ‘I can’t fucking believe this. I know everyone in London and I’ve never fucking met Noel – was he hiding from me?’ And the answer is: yes,” he says.
Gallagher the continues: “I was in a studio in LA and we were in the back recording [2005 Oasis album] ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’. And reception called us as said ‘Just to warn you: Courtney Love’s just walked in. I knew Liam was running around in reception and I though, ‘Brilliant, that’s a fucking meeting of minds right there.’ I could hear her shouting, ‘Where’s Noel? I gotta meet Noel!’ So I grabbed a cig, exited out the back door and went straight back to the motel and locked the door. I was like, ‘I can;t be dealing with her rowdiness – fucking hell, no way.’ But I applaud her.”
Gallagher recently reiterated that he finds Alex Turner boring and said that nobody he criticises should take offence as he never makes things personal. This followed comments he made in which he stated that he would “rather drink petrol from the nozzle” than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman give another interview.
Earlier this week (March 4) it was revealed that Alt-J said they have “made it” after being criticised by Gallagher for their facial hair choices.
Alt-J recently became the latest victims of Gallagher’s sharp tongue with the former Oasis man admitting that he can’t accept their choices in facial hair. Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: “One of them’s got a moustache, and that’s unacceptable.”
Noel Gallagher was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival and will also headline Latitude. The singer previously criticised the state of the current British music scene because of its lack of working class musicians.