Noel Gallagher has talked about the time he was invited on a night out by Morrissey. With Morrissey having bad blood in almost every direction, it’s hard to say how the meeting went between the two up until now.
The former Oasis guitarist is a friend and collaborator of The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, but it turns out he’s been friendly with the band’s frontman as well. Speaking to Radio X‘s Johnny Vaughan, he said: “I had a night out with Morrissey once in LA. It was one of the funniest nights I’ve ever had with anyone. He’d cancelled a load of gigs because he had pneumonia and I was out in LA with people who knew him and he texted me. He said. ‘Bring your credit card.’ And I get to this bar and he’s sat there and I go, ‘I thought you cancelled all the gigs [because of] pneumonia?’ And he said: ‘And yet here I am’.”
Noel wouldn’t just talk about Morrissey in the interview either. He would also praise the band itself as well as Johnny Marr.
He spoke about working with Marr on his latest work: “Oh. Just amazing. He’s just a dude. I’m lucky enough that I can call him and say ‘Do you fancy playing on the record?’ And he obliges. The fascinating thing about him is he refuses to be sent the tracks beforehand. He just turns up on the day and then you just play it and he just reacts to it on the day.”
He then added: “I’m more of a writer than a player, but Johnny can do both. So watching him do that thing is special for me, because I’m such a fan of The Smiths.”
It’s safe to say that Noel is nothing like Liam Gallagher in the respect that Noel can praise others.