Noel Gallagher: ‘I spent ?1m on drugs and enjoyed every minute’

July 6, 2009 by  


Noel Gallagher has claimed he spent ?1 million on drugs before quitting in 1998.

The Oasis made the claim when discussing Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who insits he does not indulge.

The guitarist told Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera: “I look at Chris Martin, who says he has never taken drugs in his life, and I think he is an idiot. Doing drugs is the most beautiful thing about being in a rock band.”

“Up until 1998 I must have spent ?1 million on drugs – then I stopped, because it is bad for your health, brain, life and for people around you. But while you use them – except for heroin which kills people and which I have never tried – as you lot [Italians] would say, ‘Mamma Mia’.”

Noel also complianed about his fellow rockstar’s politcial outbursts.

“We get on the stage and play,” he declared. “I have been to loads of concerts where bands don’t play, they just talk about politics. “At a U2 or Coldplay concert there is always a message about poor people or people dying from hunger. OK, but can’t we just have a nice evening? Do we always have to feel guilty?”

Noel will be playing with the rest of Oasis at Wembley stadium this weekend.