Noel Gallagher on Russell Brand's revolution: 'He does talk a lot of s**t'

“He says, 'Come on mate, back us' and I'm like, 'If you make me the Duke Of Manchester then I'm in',” the Oasis guitarist said

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Noel Gallagher renewed his honoured title of the music industry’s friendliest troll by critiquing friend Russell Brand’s relentless media campaign for social change and political reform.

“Well, I love Russell but he don't half talk out of his arse sometimes,” he told Noisey during a filmed interview.

“His fine, muscular, pert arse. He does talk a load of shit. I couldn't see him overthrowing a table of drinks. Do you think he's going to put himself in charge? Hmm, I wonder.”

Russell Brand joins the protesters in Parliament Square during the Million Mask March on 5 November 2014 in London

He continued: “I was out with him the other night and he says it with a straight face. 'There is going to be a revolution.' And I'm like, 'F**king hell, mate, give us a shout when you're going down The Mall with your pitchforks and that, I'll come and serenade you with my loot before we eat the Queen.

“He says, 'Come on mate, back us' and I'm like, 'If you make me the Duke Of Manchester then I'm in'.”

The comedian first set out his impassioned call for political reform in an online essay for the New Statesman, published in November 2013.

In it, he criticised the “existing Westminster framework” and declared that he had never voted because he was utterly disenchanted by modern politics and regarded modern politicians as “frauds and liars”.

“Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot,” he wrote, before questioning, “Is utopian revolution possible?”

Asked by Time Out in October this year whether he felt his utopian ideal was worth giving up his life for, he told them: “There’s no point doing it if you’re not.


“If they say, ‘We’ll kill you if you keep saying this,’ and then you go, ‘Oh, all right, I’ll do a podcast about ballbags,’ then don’t bother.”

He added that revolutionaries didn’t need to die for the cause, but observantly pointed out that people are going to die at some point anyway, whether they are involved in reform or not.

“We’re all in the death seat,” he continued. “We’re all waiting. It’s coming.”

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has been busy scrawling football-related abuse on former Manchester United defender Gary Neville’s guitar.