Back in the heyday of Britpop you may remember that Noel Gallagher wished Blur members Damon Albarn and Alex James would â€œget aidsâ€, well now he says he didnâ€™t mean it.
Gallagher says that he was set up by a scheming journalist while he under the influence of chemical substances.
He told XFM of the incident: â€œIt was kinda a bit of a stitch up by the journalist. I was in this dressing room after we played Irvine Beach in that Big Top, and we were all fucked taking drugs - she was taking drugs an all, and I wonâ€™t name her on the fucking radio because thatâ€™s probably not the best thing legally to do - but I kinda thought we were speaking off the record, but of course there was a tape recorder on.â€
He added: â€œBut, there you go. I obviously donâ€™t wish thatâ€¦ A bad cold I should have said. Flu maybe?â€
Gallagher also said he now regrets his rant against KT Tunstall when he associated her with James Blunt. He said: "I gotta say this, I was in Q magazine a while ago slagging off KT Tunstall, and I was kind of shocked at that cos Iâ€™d only been speaking to her ten minutes before and I donâ€™t really mind her music and sheâ€™s a really sweet girl.â€
â€œI really didnâ€™t mean to lump her in with James Blunt, itâ€™s just that she plays an acoustic guitar. I apologise for that cos I thought she was really cool but I was kinda horrified. I was like â€˜Oh no, I didnâ€™t say that?â€™ cos she was alright and sheâ€™s not as bad as James Blunt. Heâ€™s rubbish.â€
However he continued he feud with Bloc Party by attacking their highbrow tendencies. â€œEvery time I read an interview by that shower. Itâ€™s like theyâ€™re talking about their favourite music, â€˜Yeah, I heard a Bjork B-side that was interestingâ€¦â€™ People that analyse music? Itâ€™s either good or its bad. So it either makes sense to your brain or it doesnâ€™t.
â€œThereâ€™s no such thing as interesting. Iâ€™ve never sat down and listened to a record and gone and analysed it that much that that I was â€˜interestedâ€™. Itâ€™s like, put it on and within two minutes youâ€™re going, â€˜Its rubbish, turn it off, turn it off!â€™ or stick it on again.â€