In an exclusive interview with 6 Music, Noel Gallagher explained that he has no plans to follow in Radiohead’s footsteps when it comes to Oasis’ new album Dig Out Your Soul, as he has no intention of making the record free for fans to download.
Noel expressed his opinion on the honesty box policy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows where fans could pay as little – or as much – as they wanted. “I wouldn’t have thought so. That’s not our bag,” He explained. “I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. F*** that.”
“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing. Y’know? A great way of getting a load of marketing for free really, but good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders.”
Noel also discussed Oasis’ ground breaking new record deal with Sony, which involved a worldwide profit-sharing arrangement for their next three albums and their back catalogue. Check BBC 6 Music for the full story.