GQ magazine has awarded the Men of the Year 2013 accolades in the Royal Opera House in London.
We don’t really care about the complete winner’s list. The fact we care about is Noel Gallagher received the Icon Award, handed out to him by Matt Smith.
The publication posted a fragment of the interview with Noel Gallagher, who eloquently addressed the issue of being a rockstar:
I don’t do rock star stuff. I don’t wear sunglasses all the time – I tend to wear them when it’s sunny. I don’t have an entourage, and when I do it’s pathetic. Never more than two people. I was at a festival in Norway and Rihanna’s just arrived with a hundred people. Fucking small army. And I had to go into this room, which was all just racks of clothing and stuff that designers and punters had brought to give to Rihanna. And they all had these cards in front of them, saying: ‘Dear Rihanna, we are such huge fans, please accept this $90,000 handbag from whoever and whoever’. And I’m reading all these cards as I’m waiting to go in… so I went back to my dressing room and got the little bowl of Cadbury’s Sensations and left it there on her table with a card saying ‘Dear Rihanna, please accept these chocolates on behalf of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’. And she took them. She fucking took them: Noel Gallagher.
Last year, Noel Gallagher received the Godlike Genius accolade, awarded to him by NME.
GQ Magazine has been published monthly since 1957 and was formerly known as Gentlemen’s Quarterly.
September 4th, 2013.