Noel Gallagher: ‘One Direction have only got, at most, five years left’

Gallagher performs and chats on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'

Noel Gallagher appeared on James Corden’s The Late Late Show last night (June 1), performing his song ‘Lock All The Doors’ and discussing the respective splits of One Direction and Oasis.

Gallagher was quizzed on his recent comments about One Direction and, specifically, the departure of Zayn Malik earlier this year. Noel spoke about the pop group earlier this year with his comments leading to brother Liam insulting him on Twitter.

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However, Noel’s stance remains the same as he told Corden: “I can’t understand why he [Malik] would do it because they’ve only got, at most, five years left. He should just stand at the back, smoke weed and get laid. But he should get himself a good accountant.”

The possible end of one group led Corden to grilling Gallagher on Oasis’ split in 2009. “It was in a festival in Paris,” he said of the night the band split. “As I left the band, I was walking out of the dressing room and somebody came in and said ’10 minutes to stage time.’ And that was it. And we left a load of French people very, very upset in a field.”

There “were proper fistfights backstage”, Gallagher added. “Yeah, yeah yeah it was great, even towards the end. I did leave on a high though.”

Watch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds perform ‘Lock All The Doors’ on The Late Late Show below:

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released their second solo album earlier in 2015 when it went to number one in the UK Albums Chart. He plays the Calling Festival in London this July, and headlines Latitude festival later in the summer.