Noel Gallagher: My kids in the charts? I’ll always be the daddy…
SOME Might Say Noel Gallagher is a bit full of himself after warning his kids not to follow in his footsteps.
The rocker believes he has set the bar way too high for his children to even consider a career in music.
‘I’d say, “Pass me that guitar and I’ll show the benchmark here, son,” and play Don’t Look Back In Anger.
‘Then I’d put the guitar down to almost certainly a deathly silence, and say, “Yeah, f***ing dream on? Now, go put the kettle on!”’
Time will tell if daughter Anais, 17, and sons Donovan, nine, and Sonny, six, will heed dad’s advice.
Marking his 50th birthday next week, the Oasis legend assures fans he isn’t heading for a mid-life crisis. ‘No earrings, no tattoos, no leather trousers,’ he insists, dryly noting: ‘Maybe I’d be buying a £250k motor this morning if I had a licence and could be bothered learning to drive.’
The High Flying Birds frontman says there is a rock’n’roll-shaped hole in the industry.
Making a thinly-disguised dig at estranged brother and ex-bandmate Liam, he told Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush: ‘There’s no rock stars any more. If the rate of your share price depends on people like Bobby Gillespie, Liam and Richard Ashcroft, wouldn’t you rather it rest on the reputation of Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran?’
Earlier this week, Liam, 44, told NME he’ll never get bored of having a pop at Noel as: ‘I f***ing find it funny’.
Listen to the full interview on Monday at 8pm on Absolute Radio.
Author: Tom Stichbury