Noel Gallagher has admitted he lost a notebook full of unseen Oasis lyrics early in the band's career.
The 53-year-old rocker revealed how he penned a substantial amount of material around the time the group were working on their 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, but the notes have never appeared after they went missing over 25 years ago.
Speaking on Matt Morgan's Funny How? podcast, he said: ''I did lose a load of lyrics early on in Oasis.
''We got slung out of a hotel in Manchester - The Britannia, The Midland... one of those - by the police and a lyric book went missing.
''It has not surfaced, and it was in 1993 or 1994, so somebody has just launched it in a bin haven't they?''
The Wonderwall hitmaker also reflected on how the band potentially ruined their own chances at breaking the US.
''It was the start of our big crack at America and our first gig was an absolutely f***ing shambles of drugs and booze," he said.
He added: ''The American tours were always fraught with tension. We were just being drunk and idiots - young and daft and running with the wheels off.''