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Oasis' Noel Bans NME From Gigs
The Quietus , June 8th, 2009 07:06

Bite the hand that feeds, etc

Noel Gallagher refused to allow NME journos into this weekend's Heaton Park rallies, accusing the paper of trying to stir up a feud between Oasis and tin-pot rockers The Enemy.

Writing on his blog, Gallagher harrumphed "There's been an attempt by the NME to try and start some juvenile, pathetic feud between the bands in the run-up to these gigs. Can I assure everyone that there is not and never will be anything between the working classes and its heroes." What on earth is the multimillionaire on about there?

"If I personally see any weasel from the NME at these gigs (which is highly unlikely) they'll be getting escorted off site. In fact, you could do me a favour here. If you see an NME journalist at any of the gigs (and let's face it, they're pretty easy to spot; they don't stray far from hospitality, wear God-awful clothes - particularly the shoes - got dreadful hair and that kind of 'mug me' look about them), give 'em a clip round the ear-hole from me and tell 'em to behave."