Noel Gallagher defends Alex Turner comments: ‘His interviews are lacklustre’

Singer previously said that he would rather drink petrol from the nozzle than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman

Noel Gallagher has reiterated that he finds Alex Turner boring and said that nobody he criticises should take offence as he never makes things personal.

Gallagher recently stated that he would “rather drink petrol from the nozzle” than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman give another interview. Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Noel explains his thinking about the outspoken comments he makes about other musicians.

“What is there to be offended about?, Gallagher said. “I never say anything about their persona. I don’t diss anybody’s character. Alex Turner wouldn’t be offended by that, why should he be? I guess he could be by the headlines, because they’re like ‘Noel Calls Queen A Cunt’, but I was just talking about rock star interviews in general. Alex is a fucking top dude in a fucking top band, and a very attractive man. His interviews, on the other hand, are lacklustre.”


“It’s even worse for solo artists,” he argued. “But if someone says fucking ‘Noel Gallagher’s shit’, they’re not saying I’m shit, they’re saying my music’s shit. And you can’t be a fan of everybody’s music, can you? I stand by everything I’ve ever said. Apart from Damon [in 1995, Noel said he hoped the Blur singer and bandmate Alex James would ‘catch Aids and die’]. I’d have found that offensive.”

“I find it odd when bands say ‘it’s such an honour to be a bunch of cunts’. I read something in a magazine where a guy from Bastille said that it was such a fantastic honour that I’d said in an interview that in the ’90s I would’ve taken him out after one interview. I just thought, ‘You fucking dick’.”

Earlier today (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.”

Last week it was reported that Gallagher had jumped to Ed Sheeran’s defence after previously criticising the singer in an interview with NME earlier this year, in which he remarked that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley. “He’s a good lad and I won’t have a word said against him,” Gallagher said.

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.