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Oasis’ Studio Bribe
Dean Samways , July 22nd, 2008 11:32

Noel Gallagher

Ego juggernauts Oasis today declared that they kicked U2 and producer Rick Rubin out of Abbey Road studio in order to record their new album.

Guitarist Noel Gallaher is claiming this morning that the band paid the owners of the legendary London studio to evict the Irish rockers.

The situation dates back to last December when U2 had been booked to take up the controls in the sound-booth.

“U2 were booked in there with (producer) Rick Rubin. I was like, ‘U2? U2 have to have a fucking six-hour meeting (to discuss) whether to get tea or coffee in the rehearsal room! They are not coming in here any time in the next five years’.”

Talking to Mojo Gallagher went on to say, “The guy from Abbey Road was like, ‘I've got it block-booked for the exact time you want it.’

“We actually went down to Abbey Road with a bag of money, and said, ‘We can pay for the studio now’.”

Dig Out Your Soul, Oasis’ new studio album is released on October 6th, preceded by the single, ‘The Shock Of Lightning', out on September 28th.

Although there’s a wait for the album, the band have already released the artwork which you can see below.

Dig Out Your Soul