ALAN McGee wants you to know that he never owned John Lennon's tooth.

All the other stuff - discovering Oasis in King Tut's when he'd only gone hoping to meet a girl, selling 60 million records as head of Creation Records, the excessive drug use, the drug-induced breakdown on a plane to Los Angeles, the spell in rehab, the fights between the Gallagher brothers - that's all true.

But he has never, ever owned a former Beatle's tooth.

"When I last looked online 4300 websites think I sold John Lennon's tooth for $30,000 to a Canadian dentist," he says.

"Because the NME printed it. Mani from the Stone Roses to this day still thinks I'm trying to clone John Lennon. But I've never owned it."

As anyone who reads his new autobiography, Creation Stories, will know, it must be one of the few stories about Alan that is just that, a story.

In his time at Creation, McGee worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, House of Love and, of course, Oasis, and he has stories about every one of them.

Alan McGee, who grew up in Mount Florida, left home when he was 16 after being beaten up repeatedly by his father (he moved in with his mate Bobby Gillespie's family for a night).

He got a job with British Rail before becoming manager of The Jesus and Mary Chain in his early twenties.

In the book he describes the band, made up of argumentative East Kilbride brothers Jim and William Reid, as "just totally depressing people".

"I think at that point they might have been," he tells me as we sit in a posh London hotel discussing the book.

"Until I started hanging out with Primal Scream I genuinely thought managing a band was like that.

"Then I went on the road with Bobby Gillespie, Throb and Andrew Innes and we were having a party on the bus, never mind before we got to the gig. That was great fun.

"But the Mary Chain was a great place for me to start with musicians.

"By the time I got to signing Oasis I was used to brothers having it out with each other."

The book is as full of excess as you'd expect, but it is not about settling scores, he says.

"Correct me if I'm wrong," he says.

"I don't think I'm vindictive in that book and if I am I don't mean to be.

"I'm not spilling on people. I'm not settling scores. I think Morrissey's book is about settling scores."

All the partying and the pills finally came to a head in 1994.

He has been clean for nearly 20 years now, and if he has an addiction now it might be property.

"Bizarrely for a guy who up to 1996 didn't own a house, I then went and bought nine houses," he says.

"I've bought and sold, bought and sold."

That is the sign of an addictive personality, I tell him.

"Yeah, totally. I went from zero to nine houses," he admits.

"I've done well out of property. I've done better out of property than I've ever done out of music, though it's not as if Housing Weekly are going to phone me up and say 'Can we do an interview with you?'"

These days he lives with his wife Kate and his 13-year-old daughter Charlie in Wales.

He has been dabbling with film. He plays himself in a movie called Kubricks, which he says will be released online on Christmas Day and there may be more in the offing.

He's also returning to the music business with a new label, 359.

Living in Wales he doesn't get much chance to see his football team Rangers these days.

And no, he tells me, he's never owned shares in the club either, despite what he internet says.

He's actually quite sanguine about the club's current travails.

"I think it's probably good that Rangers went down to the bottom league because it's going to teach humility, and if we're ever going to get rid of sectarianism, which I hope we will, then going to Peterhead and Arbroath will help," he says.

"In two or three years' time hopefully we'll have lost that part of the Rangers thing."

That's one thing you can't say about him, he says. He has never been a bigot.

As he says: "I married a Jew, most of my friends are Catholic.

"You can be a Rangers fan and not bigoted. Bobby Gillespie is Celtic, Norman Blake (of Teenage Fanclub) is Celtic. Noel Gallagher is Celtic. I signed a load of Celtic fans."

Anyone know who John Lennon supported anyway?

l Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label, by Alan McGee is published by Sidgwick & Jackson, priced £18.99