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Old 07-04-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Sir Noel bashes U2 on Politics and C. Martin over Drugs (Noel being a dick)

Oasis Star Noel Gallagher Spent A Million Pounds On Drugs, He Tells Corriere Della Sera Newspaper | Showbiz News | Sky News

The 42-year-old also labelled Chris Martin from Coldplay an ''idiot'' after he claimed not to have taken drugs and slammed the rival band and U2 for using concerts as stages for "'rock politics".
At the peak of the Britpop era, Noel and brother Liam's hedonistic excesses were well known and their partying was legendary.
Gallagher once revealed he had taken cocaine at a Downing Street reception in a toilet reserved for the Queen.
In his interview with Corriere Della Sera, he said: "I look at Chris Martin who says he has never taken drugs in his life and I think he is an idiot.
"Doing drugs is the most beautiful thing about being in a rock band.
"Up until 1998 I must have spent £1m on drugs then I stopped because it is bad for your health, brain, life and for people around you.
"But while you use them - except for heroin which kills people and which I have never tried - as you lot (Italians) would say 'Mamma Mia'."

Martin branded an 'idiot'


Turning to bands who used concerts to get across a political message, Gallagher stormed: "We get on the stage and play.
"I have been to loads of concerts where bands don't play they just talk about politics.
"At a U2 or Coldplay concert there is always a message about poor people or people dying from hunger.
"OK, but can't we just have a nice evening? Do we always have to feel guilty?"
Gallagher - who with the rest of Oasis met Tony Blair several times at the height of their fame - also spoke of his own political views and said: "I grew up with Labour in opposition.
"I heard their policies on education and minimum wages and I thought they were right.
"Then they got into government and wow, I got to know them.
"Then as time passed they became like all the others - it was like when you find out Father Christmas doesn't exist.
"I don't vote any more - anyway it doesn't matter as nothing will change."
Oasis are due to play three concerts at Wembley Stadium this week and will end their current tour in Milan on August 30.


His politics comments

Drugs comments BIG - being a total dick there. DRUGS are BAD
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
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What a fucking retard. This just confirms what I always thought about the guy.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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"I don't vote any more - anyway it doesn't matter as nothing will change."
Then who's the idiot?
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Im going to support Noel here.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Is anything at all, remotely construed as negative, considered a "bash" these days?

Seems Noel's comment about U2 is shared by a lot of people.
Perhaps even people who've joined the One Campaign.
Maybe some people would just like to hear Streets without obscuring/ruining the intro.
It's arguably the pivotal moment of any U2 concert.
Or maybe just go straight into One, let the song deliver it's own message?

I support the same cause that Bono's preaches but I think it's an evident issue.
Either people get it or they don't. If they don't get it, then maybe it's time to move on a little bit. Be a rock band with it's 'cause' in the subtext, where it could be said to be arguably more effective. ZooTV? POPmart? Maybe even Elevation, it's hard to remember.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:00 PM   #7
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Good point, U2DMfan. I get annoyed when people write "don't attack Bono's speeches- you've got to expect that ." Nonsense. Bono was not always like that- he might have preached on Rattle and Hum but there less of it on ZOO TV and virtually none on PopMart or Elevation. He didn't have to preach to make points on those tours because music and irony were far more potent vehicles. His behaviour from the start of the Vertigo tour has spoiled things. Streets works best without chat and One works best when it sticks to the ambiguity of the studio version.
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Still the best band ever
they rocked Roskilde!
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"OK, but can't we just have a nice evening? Do we always have to feel guilty?"
Agree with him here.
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"I heard their policies on education and minimum wages and I thought they were right.
"Then they got into government and wow, I got to know them.
"Then as time passed they became like all the others - it was like when you find out Father Christmas doesn't exist.
"I don't vote any more - anyway it doesn't matter as nothing will change."
He's got a good point here.
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who is Noel Gallagher?
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Still the best band ever
they rocked Roskilde!
Ya, better than the Beatles according to them. Hahahahahahahahaha
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It's all been downhill since Morning Glory.
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who is Noel Gallagher?
I don't know..
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