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Noel Gallagher: God is an Oasis fan

January 02, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • Noel Gallagher says he has his sales pitch ready to get through the pearly gates.
Noel Gallagher says he has his sales pitch ready to get through the pearly… (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

John Lennon got verbally crucified in 1966 for declaring that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, Noel Gallagher has topped that by asserting that God is a fan of Oasis.

Noel, the former lead songwriter of the Beatles-obsessed band from Manchester, told Britain's the Sun newspaper that he already had his sales pitch ready to persuade St. Peter to open the pearly gates when he arrived in the afterlife.

"I'd say, 'You've heard "Don't Look Back in Anger"?' and they'd say, 'Of course.' I'd say, 'Look, it's me, let us in. I can play you a tune. I robbed some stuff, I took a lot of drugs, but I'm all right.' "

This isn't the first time Gallagher has noted certain similarities between himself and the Almighty. According to the Sun, when Gallagher was honored by the British music publication NME last year for being a "Godlike Genius," he agreed with the sentiment. "I accept that I am now a genius, just like God," he said.

God could not be reached for comment.


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