Noel Gallagher revealed that Keith Richards once asked him, “Who’s the bigger side?”, Referring to Liam Gallagher and Mick Jagger.
The former Oasis star, 54, has a feud with his brother Liam, 48, while Keith, 77, has worked with Mick, 77, for five decades as members of the Rolling Stones.
Speaking on Absolute Radio’s Hometime, Noel recalled how he met rocker Keith in the Bahamas on New Years Eve.
Blunt: Noel Gallagher revealed that Keith Richards once asked him, “Who’s the bigger side?”, Referring to Liam Gallagher and Mick Jagger
He said: “So I go up to the bar and there’s Keith Richards, who looks exactly what you imagine, a scarf and a hat, and his son is a friend of mine.
‘Marlon, said “Daddy” and he suddenly turns around and says “Ah you’re still here, it’s you” but he said a good thing, you’ll have to beep him but it’s a bright line.
“His second line was,” he said, “one thing I always wanted to ask you, who’s bigger, your singer or mine? “and I said,” Well as your singer wrote some of the greatest lyrics of all time, I’m going to say mine. “
“And he was like ‘your band, you were pretty interesting over there for a while’, and I was like ‘I could actually tell you the same thing. “But he was awesome and such a dude. It kind of reaffirms your faith in all of your heroes when you meet Keith because he’s the man.
Tension: The former Oasis star, 54, has been feuding with her brother Liam, 48, for years (Liam pictured in 2020)
Story: Keith, 77, worked with Mick, 77, for five decades as members of the Rolling Stones (Mick pictured in 2019)
Noel decided to leave Oasis after Liam contracted laryngitis before the V Festival in August 2009, with the band canceling the concert.
Noel released a statement, blaming his brother for the cancellation, but cited Liam’s hangover as the reason.
Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he did – after which he left the band saying, “I just couldn’t continue working with Liam for one more day.”
The two brothers then formed new groups and have since been embroiled in a public feud.
Noel told Keith: “Well, as your singer wrote some of the greatest lyrics of all time, I will say mine” (Keith pictured in 2019)
Keith and Mick have had a better relationship, Keith admitting that he likes the leader “99 percent of the time.”
He previously told The Sun: “I can never praise Charlie [Watts] enough and I can congratulate Mick Jagger 99% of the time.
‘Mick knows what I mean and he will say the same about me. There are things going on between Mick and me because it’s just two guys working together. You only hear about the weird burst. I like the man 99% of the time. ‘
Thinking back on his time at Oasis, Noel said he felt the band should have given themselves a different name based on the bands they wanted to emulate.
Feud: Noel decided to leave Oasis after Liam contracted laryngitis before the V Festival in August 2009, with the band canceling the concert and the brothers arguing (Liam and Noel pictured in 1996)
He said: “When we started Oasis we wanted to be a cross between the Pistols and the Beatles, we should have called ourselves The Sex Beatles, I mean that would have been a big name, right. “
Noel also opened up about his love for the U2 song Where The Streets Have No Name and his friendship with Bono.
He said, “This first side of The Joshua Tree is crazy, it’s crazy, it’s like a thriller. All the songs, you know every word of every song, even if you don’t own it and I get a little frustrated when people tell me “I don’t like U2”, and I’m like “no what you say don’t like Bono, do you? ”
“It’s like you didn’t tell me you didn’t like a single note they ever made, that’s bullshit, that’s absurd, but this particular song is amazing.”
When asked why Bono was so divided, Noel replied, “I told him that, so I’ll tell you, nobody likes a benefactor, nobody likes it. That’s why people like I am a bad guy.
Fall out: Noel released a statement, accusing his brother of the cancellation, but cited Liam as the reason for the hangover. Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he did – after which he left the group (pictured together in 1995)