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‘Sir’ Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher would like to become a Sir.
While the former Oasis guitarist would like to receive the official title that comes with a Knighthood, he’s not sure he’d like to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE) – an awarded given by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to people for acts of community service, as well as to civil servants and entertainers for great achievement in their job – because he thinks they are accolades for “lollipop ladies”.
During a live web chat last night (22.08.11), he said: “I’d make everybody call me Sir Noel. ‘Good morning, Sir Noel.’ Not an MBE or something lollipop ladies get. I’d love the queen to touch me with a sword – every middle-aged man’s dream.”
The 44-year-old musician – who has started a new project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – also thinks his brother and ex-bandmate Liam taking him to court for allegedly lying about the break-up of Oasis in 2009 is “getting out of hand,” adding: “It’s not cool.”
Unlike Liam and his new project Beady Eye, Noel is still planning to play Oasis songs he wrote live, as he regards them as his own, rather than belonging to the group.
He explained: “There are four Oasis songs in the setlist. I may go as far as five.
“I don’t really see them as Oasis songs any more, I see them as my songs. I wrote them myself.
“We’ve all got to move on.”