How often do you get to see a true Rock ‘n Rolla opening up about his childhood, his wild days and his drug habits? Not often, right? Most interviewers tend to stroke the star’s ego for fear of insulting and end up tiptoeing around the touchy questions we all want to hear the answers to. In so doing, we end up hearing the same bullshit answers which is about as entertaining as an Australian rugby derby. Thankfully veteran Irish presenter Gay Byrne doesn’t give a toss about insulting anyone and asks deep questions like “What’s it all about?” “Why are we here?” “Is there a God?” and “What happens when we die?” In this gem of a ‘The Meaning of Life’ episode, Gay tucks into Rock ‘n Roll legend Noel Gallagher and manages to get him to discuss some pretty personal experiences. Noel is as cool as ever. Naturally.
In May of this year, the greatest rock band to come out of England since The Beatles – a.k.a Oasis (and you can quote me on the ‘greatest rock band’ bit) – celebrated 20 years since the completion of their début album ‘Definitely Maybe’. When the album was released in August of ’94 it shot straight to number one in the UK Albums Charts and marked the beginning of the band’s success in America. Not only has the album sold over 8 million copies worldwide but along with Blur’s ‘Parklife’ was credited as sparking the revival of British Rock and Pop music. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. With all of that razzmatazz in mind, let’s remember that it is the Friday before a long weekend and you are probably focusing on your plans for said weekend rather than the work you need to squeeze in before 17h00 comes around. Hopefully this will get you through it all. Plug in those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy!