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Noel Gallagher's shoe addiction

Noel Gallagher's shoe addiction

Jul 15 2013, 3:34am CDT | by

Noel Gallagher quit drugs by buying trainers. The former Oasis star claims his obsession with footwear helped him kick his cocaine habit in 1998, with him replacing one expensive addiction with...

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Noel Gallagher's shoe addiction

Jul 15 2013, 3:34am CDT | by

Noel Gallagher quit drugs by buying trainers.

The former Oasis star claims his obsession with footwear helped him kick his cocaine habit in 1998, with him replacing one expensive addiction with another.

He told The Independent newspaper: "When I gave up drugs I had to obsess about something, and I'm not into cars, not into jewelry and all that kind of thing, and I had loads of guitars, so I set off on a quest to collect adidas trainers."

However, Noel's love of footwear soon spiraled out of control and he started spending hours scouring shops for new trainers instead of sound-checking and doing interviews with his band.

He laughed: "I had silly amounts - you couldn't open a cupboard without 20 pairs of adidas trainers falling out."

The rocker even used to put two pairs of trainers in each box to hide the scale of his habit from his wife Sarah McDonald, but recently decided to downsize his collection because it was taking over his life.

Noel said: "I kept the best ones back, I've probably got about 20 or 30 real vintage pairs, and I put the rest back out there - I gave them to charity shops. Funnily enough when I go to Camden market I still see some of my pairs there and I've been very tempted to buy them back."

Now the 'Little By Little' singer has hit 46, he is trying to make the most of his love of trainers while he still can.

He revealed he once spent a drunken night with Paul Weller and the musicians "scientifically worked out that the cut-off age is 50 for wearing trainers".

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Big Star Documentary Forthcoming

Jul 18 2014 5:48am CDT | Source: Clash Music

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'Nothing Can Hurt Me' to gain wider release...A golden, shining example of power pop, Big Star's reputation - seminal, iconic, critically acclaimed - sits as a neat counterpoint to their initial commercial failure. Lauded by everyone from R.E.M. to Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream to Noel Gallagher, the group's catalogue remains a much cherished document. New documentary 'Nothing Can Hurt Me' made its ...
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2 weeks ago

Resonators: An exhibition of iconic photographic works by Scarlet Page opens at ArtHouse

Jul 9 2014 10:09pm CDT | Source: Art Daily

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Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Noel Gallagher, Brian May and Paul Weller are all Resonators. They are guitarists - guitar heroes - and with the rest of rock’s elite are the subjects of photographer Scarlet Page’s exhibition of epic portraits in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, which will be shown at ArtHouse, London’s newest independent cinema and events venue in Crouch End, N8. The daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin (the ‘guitarist’s guitaris ...
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5 weeks ago

Watch: Noel Gallagher, Miles Kane Discuss Paul Weller

Jun 13 2014 6:42am CDT | Source: Clash Music

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As 'More Modern Classics' emerges...Paul Weller is continually evolving. Never content to rest his laurels, the iconic songwriter always seek to find a new challenge. New compilation 'More Modern Classics' brings together some of the singer's most successful cuts from the past 15 years, showcasing his challenging, abstract side against his Art Pop persona. Out now, Clash awarded the compilation 7/10 arguing that the al ...
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