As an avid Manchester City Football Club supporter, Noel Gallagher was asked by Coleen Rooney, wife of Manchester United star footballer Wayne Rooney to sign a guitar for her husbands 22nd birthday.
As Noel explains n the video below, he and Oasis guitarist Gem Archer took pride in repainting the £2,000 tiger flame, cherry sunburst Gibson Les Paul Classic. They had the guitar painted in sky blue paint and wrote out the chorus of Manchester City anthem Blue Moon. Noel then wrote “Happy Birthday Spongebob” signed Noel Gallagher.
Rooney was asked about the guitar prank…
Is it true Noel Gallagher sent you a guitar for your birthday?
“Yeah, he did. Colleen asked him. I’m a big fan of Oasis, she bought the guitar and then sent it to them to sign for my birthday. I was happy with the guitar he gave me but a bit disappointed with his comments afterwards. He said I gave it away to charity but I’ve still got it in the house.”
It’s the second time Noel has wound up a United player. He signed a guitar for Gary Neville with the message “Happy birthday, knobhead”. Gary Neville on being given a guitar by Noel Gallagher said,
“Yes, it is true. What he didn’t realise was that he’s given me the most valuable piece of memorabilia I have in my household for my kids to sell when I leave this earth.”
Here’s a radio clip of Noel with Russell Brand talking about the Wayne Rooney guitar and how Wayne got back at him by beating Man City with a goal and sending Noel an autographed photo of him scoring the goal.
Noel then sent the photo back with a sticker of Spongebob on Wayne’s face. Classic…