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    Noel Gallagher: Oasis beats Coldplay And U2

    noelgallagher2005.jpgOasis guitarist Noel Gallagher [pictured] has declared that his band is better than U2 and Coldplay. And he insists the other bands know it.


    "They know that we shit over them," Gallagher said yesterday on the eve of the British band's sold-out Festival Hall show. "We've got two guitarists in our band. They've only got two between them. End of story.


    "Me, Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Bono (U2) have a friendly rivalry. Not that we're in some celebrity club, but I do talk to them on a regular basis and they know we're the bollocks. They were on their hands and knees begging us to play Live8. It wasn't a big enough show for us."


    Oasis has had a remarkable comeback this year. Next week its new album Don't Believe the Truth is set to be the band's third consecutive British No. 1 this year with the Noel and Liam Gallagher duet Let There Be Love.


    "Coldplay and U2 haven't had three No. 1s in a row," Gallagher joked. "Coldplay haven't had any No. 1s in the UK, actually."


    Gallagher scoffed at rumours he's feuding with brother Liam after an incident in Brisbane. "It's bollocks," Gallagher said. "It's quite preposterous. Things are fine."


    Gallagher is a fan of Australia. "I'd move here if it wasn't so far away. It's like America weather-wise, but it's not full of fat idiots," he said.


    Oasis's final Melbourne show is at Festival Hall tonight.

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