A bag of cash helped Oasis
overturn a ban from bosses of fabled London studios Abbey Road - and steal recording space from U2
. Rocker Noel Gallagher
has revealed he and his bandmates were told they'd no longer be welcome at the studios after turning them into late-night party spaces during the recording of Be Here Now
Gallagher admits the rockers had upset Abbey Road bosses by "blasting out Beatles
records at four in the morning" and "doing loads of drugs" there.
But when he decided to record Oasis' new album, Dig Out Your Soul
(Due Oct. 6), at the former home of the Fab Four, he took advantage of U2's famous deliberating and bribed Abbey Road bosses with cash.
He tells Mojo
magazine, "U2 were booked in there with (producer) Rick Rubin
. I was like, 'U2? U2 have to have a f--king six-hour meeting [to discuss] whether to get tea or coffee in the rehearsal room! They are not coming in here any time in the next five years.' The guy from Abbey Road was like, 'I've got it block-booked for the exact time you want it.' We actually went down to Abbey Road with a bag of money, and said, 'We can pay for the studio now!'"