Noel Gallagher claims that Bono can drink more than Morrissey

Former Oasis guitarist says the U2 singer will be 'on the bar singing opera' at 6am

Noel Gallagher has discussed the drinking abilities of Bono and Morrissey in an interview, claiming that the U2 frontman can handle his alcohol better than the former Smiths singer.

Having been quizzed by Noisey on who between the pair and Bobby Gillespie could drink the most, the ex-Oasis man replied, “Bono, hands down. Bobby don’t drink [He gave up alcohol in 2008]. Morrissey is good crack.”

Gallagher added, “[Morrissey] can drink… [he] doesn’t really get drunk though – he remains equally as vicious from the fucking minute you meet him until seven hours later. I lighten up once I’ve had a drink. Not Morrissey.


“But Bono, he is really fucking brilliant company. I’ve been drinking with him, and I’ve been leaving a bar at 6 in the morning and he’s on the bar singing opera. And he’s got a fucking gig the following night with 70,000 people. And I’m being escorted out like James Brown – fucking pissed.”

In the same interview, Gallagher said that he “could never forgive” his brother Liam over their numerous bust-ups. Oasis originally split in 2009 with Noel citing an inability to work with his brother at the time as the key reason.

Reminded of ‘Wibbling Rivalry’, a spoken-word single released in 1995 that included a recording made by then-NME writer John Harris of the brothers arguing during an interview in 1994, Gallagher said, “The ‘brawling’ might have been blown out of all proportion by the song and The Mirror… If I think back to it now, my argument [in the recording] is ‘Be a cunt all you want but let’s do the gig first and then be a fucking dick’. His argument is ‘I’m just being a dick all the time’. Repeat endlessly until fucking 2009.”

Gallagher continued to detail the frequency of his bust-ups with his younger brother. He recalled: “I remember countless gigs where three songs in he’d just pop his fucking headphones out and just get off. You’d be doing a guitar solo and you’d get to the end of the song and think ‘It’s not that mad for him just to disappear during the guitar solo and not sing the rest of the song – he’s obviously gone back to fix his sunglasses or something’. Then you’d just go ‘Where’s Liam gone?’ And he’s got off. What do you mean he’s got off? ‘He’s got a sore throat’. What a cunt. Then you’ve got to go out and say in English to a perplexed Japanese people… and they’re all like ‘What the fuck is going on here? Where’s the singer gone?'”

“I could never forgive him for that. Ever,” Gallagher added.

Recent tabloid reports suggested that Oasis would reform without Noel. However, a representative of Liam told NME that Gallagher had “no comment” on the rumours.