Gallagher: 'He was necking it. Top Man. I love him'
Ashley Clements

11:54 12th May 2013

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Noel Gallagher has revealed that he was in awe of Morrissey's drinking skills when the former Smiths frontman once visited the Oasis dressing room before one of their gigs for a quick beverage.

Gallagher seems to judge a fellow musician's character by the amount of vodka they can handle and was thoroughly impressed by Morrissey's efforts.

The 45-year-old told the Daily Star: "I asked him what he wanted to drink, and he said vodka.

"I swear to you, he had about three-quarters of a pint of vodka with a splash of tonic.

"He was necking it. Top man. I love him."

Fancy a pint...of vodka? Morrissey's alcohol intake impressed Noel Gallagher 

The High Flying Birds singer has recently admitted that he finds it difficult to find the enthusiasm to keep working on new material and as he is 'too bone idle' to get back to work or explore new avenues like Damon Albarn's work with other musicians and his operas.

Gallagher told Q magazine: "I’m too bone idle for that. Damon? F**king hell, I was sayng to him, ‘Have you ever had a month off?’ I used to be like that, but I do like resting on my laurels.

“Every time I think about going back to work ‘AKA... What A life!’ will come on the radio and I’ll go ‘Haha, what’s the point? F**king done it. Going to the Groucho [club], see you later.”

Below - Noel Gallagher's big gob: pop stars feel the force

  • Noel Gallagher on pop music: "Back in the 90s the Top 20 was mostly bands and now it's all manufactured pop. They have got their careers to think about. So you don't get anybody swearing or even admitting to smoking. If you are being yourselves nobody can touch you. We never brushed anything under the carpet, so to speak. If I was asked a silly question I used to give a silly answer."

  • Noel Gallagher on Muse: "I saw the drummer from Muse smoking an electronic cigarette. A cigarette with a battery in. I had to say to him: ‘Really? Really? Is that where you are at? Do me a favour mate, either have a proper one outside, or don’t have one.’ It lit up green when he had a drag of it. Nonsense. He said that immortal line – ‘Oh you know how it is mate’. And I said ‘I’m sorry mate, I actually don’t.’"

  • Noel Gallagher on Justin Bieber: "Is it rock 'n' roll to be two hours late? It depends on what he was doing in those two hours. Was he snorting coke off prostitutes? Or was he playing bridge? That’s not very rock ’n’ roll, is it? My cat sounds more rock ’n’ roll that that. I just know his name - Justin. Whatever. I don’t know anything about him. I know people really f**king hate him, don’t they."

  • Noel Gallagher on Paloma Faith: "You look at the 'best' now. Paloma Faith? Do me a favour. Who’s f**king decided she’s a star?"

  • Noel Gallagher on Emeli Sande: "Emeli Sande? That is f**king music for grannies. I don’t get it. I must have been asked to write songs for people about 20 times. 'Hey man — we should write some songs together'. F**king write your own songs. I spent 46 years busting my a**e to get here, slaving over a line in a song for a month. So no, I won't write a song with you, you little p***k."

  • Noel Gallagher on 'middle class bands': "I'd talk to Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons thinking, 'I'll just do the fucking seven nights myself, what the fuck am I asking these people for?' and I got turned down a lot. Everybody says yes to your face. Everybody. And then the agent will call, and their management will call and then their PR will call and say, 'Ah, they're going to be in Australia at the time.' Really? Well they never said that to me. What's interesting is all the working class bands said yes straight off the bat, no f**king inkling of when it was."

  • Noel Gallagher on the Brit Awards 2013: "There was nothing going on at the Brits, there was nothing going on at the aftershow parties. There seemed to be a lot of young people in hats, with iPhones. They're either all involved in some massive video game that they're all hooked up to, or they're just texting each other saying 'Where are you, what are you doing?' And they've all got hats. Where did the hat come from? We’re going back to some Dickensian nightmare. I don’t understand it. People with hats and Blackberrys under the age of 30 should be shot. Or stoned to death."

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