Noel Gallagher: I don't need to be the best any more
Noel Gallagher doesn't think he has to be "the best" any more.
The rock superstar sees the music industry differently to when he first started off in Oasis in 1991 and after making music doesn't feel he needs to "prove" himself to anyone.
Talking about what motivates him to make music now, he said : "With all of that (20 years in music) behind me, though, I've come to approach music like this: I write all the time. When I write something that I think is good, I record it. Once I've got 12 together, I've got an album. Once I've got the album, I go and play it to the people - and, quite frankly, try and sell them some f**king T-shirts.
Then, I shall count the money when I get home, go on holiday for six months and start the process over. I don't feel like I have to be the best any more. Everything I ever wanted to achieve from being in a band, I was able to achieve in about six weeks."
The 48-year-old rocker has admitted that when he and his brother Liam Gallagher signed their first record deal in 1993 to Creation Records, he did develop a competitive streak because he wanted Oasis to be the biggest band in the world.
But once they realised that dream in the 90s he then lost his edge.
He told website Music Feeds: "I was never an idealistic young man. I didn't really want to change the world. I just had a knack for songwriting. When I got a record deal, though, something twigged. I wanted to be the best. Once we became the biggest and the best, the motivation kind of went. I felt like we'd proven ourselves."