Noel Gallagher: 'Yes, I have been hiding from Courtney Love'

The singer said he could not deal with her 'rowdiness'

Antonia Molloy
Monday 09 March 2015 13:37
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Noel Gallagher said he once hid in a hotel room to avoid the Hole singer
Noel Gallagher said he once hid in a hotel room to avoid the Hole singer

Noel Gallagher has reportedly gone to great lengths to avoid Courtney Love over the years – once locking himself in a hotel room to side-step her "rowdiness".

The Oasis singer, who is well-known for being openly controversial, has turned down the chance to meet the rock artist.

But he told NME that the decision was a calculated one on his part.

"I read an interview with her once and she said, 'I can't f**king believe this. I know everyone in London and I've never f**king met Noel - was he hiding from me?' And the answer is: yes," he told the publication in an interview.

"I knew Liam was running around in reception and I thought, 'Brilliant, that's a fucking meeting of minds right there.' I could hear her shouting, 'Where's Noel? I gotta meet Noel!'

"So I grabbed a cig, exited out the back door and went straight back to the motel and locked the door. I was like, 'I can’t be dealing with her rowdiness – f**king hell, no way.' But I applaud her."

Gallagher has made his views about a number of musicians very clear over the past few months. In January he bemoaned the state of modern music, singling out Ed Sheeran as a false example of "subversive" art in a world of "polished pop".

And last month he said he would rather "drink petrol" than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner talk.

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