Noel Gallagher Sounds Off

Noel Gallagher is never half as angry as it seems. The outlandish, outspoken former Oasis guitarist and current High Flying Birds frontman does seem to have an opinion — often loud and expletive-filled — on everything. But as he talks to Rolling Stone right before the start of High Flying Birds' North American tour kickoff, his tone is more Statler and Waldorf on The Muppet Show than fire and brimstone. At 47, he hasn't quite reached "cranky old man" status yet.