AceShowbiz - Noel Gallagher is looking forward to meeting "perky nannas" on his upcoming tour. The High Flying Birds frontman, who confirmed in January that he was splitting from his wife of 22 years, has joked that he wants to talk to older female fans when he goes back on the road to promote his latest album "Council Skies".
After being given his favorite Australian confectionery, "a Perky Nana", the 55-year-old musician told Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 show, "A perky nanna? I'm hoping to meet a few of those on tour if I am being honest." Zoe had told Noel about her confusion over how the banana flavored snack was pronounced, "I thought this was called a perky nanna."
Noel, who has 15-year-old Donovan and 12-year-old Sonny with Sara MacDonald as well as 23-year-old daughter Anais with ex-wife Meg Matthews, added his 75-year-old mum Peggy thinks "Council Skies" is his best album yet. He added, "People are saying it's my best record. Well, my mum is. Can we put that on the ad?"
The former Oasis guitarist also told Zoe he will be getting fit ahead of his U.K. tour, saying he had been unable to work out while on the road as he only exercises at home. He added, "I would rather spend a small fortune to put a gym in my house than go through the embarrassment of being in a public gym. Frankly, if I get photographed coming out of a gym in gym gear, it's over."
"Nobody needs to see it, nobody will see it. I do go to the gym regularly. The older you get, you have to or you just end up looking like an old rock star," he went on to elaborate. "It's amazing how addictive that kind of thing becomes. I never went to the gym until I was 40."
"I find if I put the gear on, I am going," he further added. "That for me is more difficult than actually doing the hour-and-a-half. As long as I can put the little socks on and the trainers and the ill-fitting top and the questionable shorts with the spandex to protect your hamstrings, if I can do that, I'm going to the gym."
Noel and Sara announced they were divorcing in a joint statement that appealed for privacy and said they would "together continue to look after their children" as "their priority."