John has joked with Q that he is yet to find any upsides to being a solo artist.
Speaking in a Q25 video interview to mark his appearance on the cover of our special 25th anniversary issue, Q304, which is out now, the former Oasis leader.
The Chief declares in the video interview you can watch above: Its more of a pain in the arse [being solo] to be honest. Everything is on you isnt it? Its a lot more peaceful but it can be a lot more solitary, I dont mind that. I enjoyed making the record on my own, that was kind of easy but the hard bit is starting on Monday when I to rehearse with the band and all that.
I wouldnt say Im really pumped in the air kind, like I fucking cant wait. If someone was to call me now and say we should call this off this has been a huge mistake, Id go Yep, OK, lets fucking go but you know you cant. I guess ill grow in to it. I hope I do.
Watch the full interview now, which also includes details on The Chiefs debut solo , his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous which will be released next summer, the release of lost Oasis track Stop The Clocks, his opinions on the Olympics and who he thinks the most influential artist of the last 25 years is (give you a clue, he was in Oasis )