Noel Gallagher: ‘I’d be up for collaborating with U2 or Coldplay’

High Flying Birds man also reveals hatred of iPhones

Noel Gallagher has indicated he’d be happy to collaborate with Coldplay or U2 – mainly due to the size of their record sales.

The High Flying Birds man told the Sunday Mirror he’d be up for working with anyone who “sells 50 million albums”.

However, the interview perhaps indicated that Gallagher has a selective memory, as he also claimed that he’s never been asked to do a collaboration.


This is despite the fact he has featured on a number of artists’ tracks over the past 16 years, including two hook-ups with The Chemical Brothers – on 1998’s ‘Setting Sun’ and 1999’s ‘Let Forever Be’.

Gallagher has also appeared on tracks by Ian Brown, Paul Weller and more recently Miles Kane, along with a number of other collaborations.

The former Oasis leader commented:

I’ve never been asked to do a collaboration. I guess I just don’t give off that come-and-get-me vibe. I wouldn’t be adverse to doing one with Coldplay or U2.

The singer/guitarist also commented on his hatred for Apple’s iPhone, claiming that they are for “Cockneys” and are “far too big”.

He added: “I just want a basic 1994 Nokia mobile. I can keep it in my back pocket and just do the basics with it – phone and text. What would I need a camera on it for?”

Gallagher is currently in the middle of his debut UK and Ireland solo tour. He’s due to play at London’s HMV Forum tonight (30) and The Roundhouse tomorrow (31).


He has also announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for next year, which is due to kick off at the Manchester MEN Arena on Feburary 13 before visiting Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Birmingham.