Noel Gallagher has revealed he wanted Fatboy Slim to remix a version of new solo track ‘AKA…What a Life!‘, but was turned down by the dance DJ as he believed it is already ‘great’.
Noel was speaking to The Sun newspaper ahead of the release of debut solo single ‘The Death Of You and Me‘ next week, and discussed the inspiration behind ‘AKA…What a Life’, which is said to evoke his 90s collaborations with The Chemical Brothers.
“I asked Fatboy Slim to remix the song because I ******* love him,” Noel explains. “But he said he couldn’t do anything with it as it’s great.”
“I was thinking of the piano from Rhythim Is Rhythim‘s ‘Strings Of Life‘. It was very acid house to begin with and so I was thinking of giving it to someone. I thought about Madonna then Sara said, ‘Don’t be daft, Madonna won’t sing it. When are you likely to see Madonna?’ So that spoiled it.”
“It took me back to the Hacienda where, for three years from 1988 to 1990, I practically lived. I loved it and I wanted something to remind me of it.”
“But I still wasn’t sure so I played it to our office and all the girls loved it. Once girls like it, you’re on to a winner. The song’s easily up there with the best things I’ve ever done.”
It has also been revealed today Noel is being sued by brother Liam Gallagher over claims he made surrounding Oasis’ cancellation of a V Festival headline appearance two years ago this month.
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