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Irish Echo : Noel Gallagher Loves U2

jeudi 17 février 2000

Source : Irish Echo

Condensed from The Irish Echo :

New & Noteworthy By Eileen Murphy

Noel Swears He Loves U2

In a recent Hot Press interview, Noel [Gallagher] was asked if there was any established band that he could point to and say, "I want to be like them in 10 years’ time."

"U2, man," Gallagher replied. "Totally. I’ve said that to people and they go, ’Ugggh, fluffing hell ! U2.’

"Think about it. For them four to stay together that long, with the same management and people around them, is fluffing staggering."

Perhaps remembering Oasis’s own hard slog in trying to break the U.S. pop charts, Gallagher continued, "America didn’t break them, they broke America. They smashed it all the way around the world. They’ve done some pretty fluffing cutting-edge music, and when you meet them, they’re the nicest fluffing guys in the world. They can drink any cunning lads in the room under the table."

So, come on Noel, tell us how you really feel : do you like them ?

"I don’t care what anyone says," he huffed. "They write brilliant fluffing songs !"

Fashionably Loud

Jetting in for the BT [Brown Thomas] show were Mick Jagger and his model ex, Jerry Hall, his celebrity ex, Marianne Faithfull, model Christy Turlington, singers Mick Hucknall and Ron Wood, race car driver Eddie Jordan, Natalie Imbruglia, Patrick Bergin and three of the Corrs siblings.

Holding court were the members of U2, with Bono, Adam and the Edge sitting sedately in the front row, cheering on their mate Larry Mullen, who decided to shake his little tush on the catwalk. Joining him were Simon Le Bon, Steve Collins and the guy voted "sexiest man in Ireland," Boyzone’s Keith Duffy. Eager to let the audience know exactly what won him this coveted title, Keith stripped down to a T-shirt and a pair of briefs before sauntering offstage.

The after-parties took place at U2’s Clarence Hotel, where Keith presumably kept his pants on while he partied with the other VIPs into the wee hours. In fact, one report states that the party moved upstairs to the penthouse when the hotel staff needed to clear the Tea Room restaurant for breakfast . . .

Braveheart, Weak Stomach

So, Bono’s movie, "Million Dollar Hotel" has been screened at the Berlin Film Festival, and there’s still no news of a U.S. distributor. The Star newspaper in Ireland hints that Mel Gibson is unhappy with the final cut of the film and that this may have induced him to skip a scheduled appearance at the festival.

Gibson’s business partner, Bruce Davy, insisted that nothing should be read into the star’s absence.

"Mel’s just finished ’The Patriot’ and is beginning ’What Women Want,’ " he explained. Hey, Mel - we know what women want, and it looks just like you . . .

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