Noel Gallagher: ‘Shakespeare is all fucking gibberish’

Gallagher also speaks out about abolishing the smoking ban

Noel Gallagher has branded the work of William Shakespeare ‘fucking gibberish’.

Recalling watching Jude Law in a production of Hamlet, Gallagher explained of the four hour production that there “wasn’t one single minute that I know what was going on”. He added:

I was thinking ‘I know they’re speaking English but it’s just all fucking gibberish’. I can appreciate the action and the way they learned all those lines but… what the fuck was going on?

Speaking to ES Magazine, Gallagher also revealed that if he was Mayor of London for the day, he would abolish the smoking ban. He said:

I’ve smoked since I was a teenager and now poor souls like me have to stand outside. What really annoys me is that in the winter we’re all outside shivering, with all the squares inside, and then in the summer the squares come outside and it’s like, ‘This is for smokers, get back inside with your Birkenstocks’.


Noel Gallagher‘s second solo single ‘AKA… What A Life!’ is now streaming online in full, scroll down to the bottom to the page and click to listen to it.

The track will be released formally on Sunday (September 11) and will be accompanied by a brand new B-side ‘Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me’.

Gallagher‘s debut solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ will be released on October 17, with previous single ‘The Death Of You And Me’ and ‘If I Had A Gun’ both set to feature in the tracklisting.

‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ features a number of tracks that were written during his years as a member of Oasis and will be released through Gallagher‘s own Sour Mash Records.

A second album, recorded with psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous, is due to come out sometime in 2012.