Noel Gallagher


Noel Gallagher (born 29.5.1967) Noel Gallagher is the main songwriter, guitarist and sometimes singer of the British rock band Oasis. Oasis rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the Britpop movement.

Childhood: Noel Gallagher was born in the Burnage area of Manchester. His Irish parents are Peggy and Tommy Gallagher. He has an older brother Paul Gallagher and a younger brother Liam Gallagher.

Noel has said in interviews that he had an unhappy childhood and that his father was an abusive alcoholic. Noel developed a stammer as a child and had to share a bedroom with his younger brother.

When Peggy Gallagher left her husband in 1976, she took the three boys with her. As a teenager, Noel was often in trouble with the police and hung around with football hooligans known as the Mayne Line Crew. He has stated that watching The Smiths perform 'This Charming Man' on Top of the Pops was the moment that made him want to be a guitarist (thanks to Johnny Marr's guitar playing). He was also a fan of The Beatles, T. Rex, The Small Faces and The Rolling Stones.

In 1988, Noel Gallagher met Graham Lambert, the guitarist of Inspiral carpets, at a Stone Roses gig. After auditioning to be the band's singer and being rejected, Noel became a part of the band's road crew. Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets has said that Noel Gallagher owes his career to Inspiral Carpets.

Music Career: When Noel returned from touring the USA with Inspiral Carpets in 1991, Liam had joined a band called The Rain. He joined the band, insisting on becoming the sole songwriter.

In May 1993, Oasis travelled to King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, as they had heard that Alan McGee was on the hunt for new talent for Creation Records. McGee signed the band and The Verve's Richard Ashcroft liked the band so much he invited them to open for his band on tour.

'Supersonic' was Oasis' debut single. Their debut album, Definitely Maybe, was released in August 1994. It went straight to number one in the UK and was, at the time, the fastest selling album of British history. When they toured the USA that year, Noel briefly left the band, disappointed with the response they received in that States. He went AWOL briefly and the rejoined the band in Minneapolis.

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Was released in 1995 and became another number one album for Oasis. The lead single from the album was 'Some Might Say'. Noel's reputation in the press around this time was created less for his music and more for his and Liam's heavy drinking, partying lifestyle. They were frequently photographed out with celebrity friends such as Paul Weller, Mani and Ian Brown.

Noel Gallagher then contributed the song 'Fade Away' to the charity album Help! and was accompanied by Johnny Depp and his girlfriend at the time, Kate Moss. He was also joined by Paul Weller and Sir Paul McCartney and called the band Smokin' Mojo Filters. In the past, Noel has also collaborated with The Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown and The Prodigy.

The media created the banner 'Noelrock' to describe a certain type of band around at the time, including The Boo Radleys, Cast and Ocean Colour Scene.

The band's third album Be Here Now was released in 1997. At around this time, Noel Gallagher was invited to 10 Downing Street by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Be Here Now was followed by 2000's Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. He was publicly criticised for the move, especially by Damon Albarn of Blur.

Noel Gallagher invited Gem Archer (formerly of Heavy Stereo) to join Oasis for their fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, following the departure of Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs. When their drummer Alan White left, he was replaced by Zak Starkey, the son of Ringo Starr. Starkey had previously drummed for The Who.

In 2008, Noel Gallagher got himself in hot water when he criticised Michael Eavis for booking Jay-Z to headline that year's Glastonbury festival. Jay Z retorted by walking onstage singing 'Wonderwall', whilst his wife Beyonce looked on.

Noel Gallagher quit Oasis in August 2009, following a fight with Liam Gallagher.

Personal Life: In 1997, Noel Gallagher married Meg Matthews in Las Vegas. When they met, Noel was actually dating Meg's housemate, the MTV presenter Rebecca de Ruvo. Meg and Noel's daughter Anais was born in 2000 but they divorced shortly after her birth. The grounds for divorce was Noel's affair with the Scottish publicist Sara MacDonald.

Noel and Sara have a son together, named Donovan. He was born in 2007.

Noel Gallagher is good friends with Russell Brand and often appeared on Brand's BBC Radio 2 show.

Noel Gallagher is a keen sports fan and follows Manchester City. He is a close friend of the former City player Joey Barton. He is also a fan and friend of the boxer Ricky Hatton.

In 2008, Noel Gallagher announced that he was selling his Ibiza home because it was too close to the home of James Blunt, who, he says, makes "terrible music."

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Noel Gallagher Changes His Mind About Ed Sheeran: "I Won't Hear A Word Against Him"

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Noel Gallagher seems to have reversed his stance on Ed Sheeran, having previously described the ‘Sing’ star headlining Wembley as symptomatic of a world he couldn’t bear to live in. In a new interview with Shortlist, however, he was asked about his issues with Sheeran and replied “I won’t hear a word against him.”

So why the reversal? Normally when the former Oasis songwriter has a beef with someone, it rumbles on for years. Just ask Damon Albarn. But it appears that Gallagher’s change of heart is down to Sheeran following up on a promise to perform at the Teenage Cancer Trust show in the future.

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Noel Gallagher has changed his mind about Ed Sheeran

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T In the Park 2015 Announces Killer Line-Up For Its New Venue

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Amazing acts have been announced to perform at this year's T In The Park including Kasabian, Avicii and Fatboy Slim. Despite notorious festivals to match up to, it is looking very likely that this year that T in the Park will blow people away.

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T in the Park has moved to it new home in the grounds of Strathallan Castle. Organisers DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager are ecstatic about the festival's first year here, playing host to 85,000 fans this summer. Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: 'This year is going to be a very special one for T in the Park as we make the beautiful grounds of Strathallan Castle our new home, and we're thrilled that some of the biggest artists in the world will be joining us in this historic first year.'

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Noel Gallagher on Nigel Farage, "He's Mentally Incapable of Running a Corner Shop"

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Noel Gallagher has dismissed Nigel Farage's chances of being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, saying the UKIP leader is "mentally capable of running a corner shop, far less a f*cking country." In an interview with The Quietus, the singer-songwriter took swipes at the country's political leaders and tipped Boris Johnson to be the next PM.

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"I'm not into politics any more, I don't read about it," he said, "These days, my own view is that if they truly, truly wanted to f*cking better the lives of the people, surely they must all realise that a little bit of conservatism married with a little bit of socialism, married with a little bit of fucking UKIP and a little bit of Green and a little bit of Lib Democrats would be kind of perfect."

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Noel Gallagher's Mystery Illness: 'The Doctor Said I Would Drop Dead Without Medication'

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Noel Gallagher thought he'd seen the worst of his health troubles with his years of substance and alcohol abuse, but he's now revealed that he was on the verge of death following his first High Flying Birds arena tour. There wasn't too much high hope for Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career to reach the heights of his 90s glory, but when Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds reached number one with their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were propelled immediately into huge venues and impressive festival slots. However, returning to the stage and taking a much more frontal role took it's toll on Gallagher's health by 2013 in more ways than one.

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Noel Gallagher on the brink of death with poor health

'It was awful,' he explained in an interview with The Telegraph. 'I had glandular fever, then I went for my annual health check-up and, honest to God, I felt all right when I went in, and the doctor made me feel like I was about to drop dead in the street when I came out.

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Alt-J, The Libertines And The Jesus And Mary Chain Among Best Kept Secret 2015 First Announcements

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The Netherlands' Best Kept Secret Festival won't be a secret for long if they keep introducing stellar acts such as this each year! The first line-up announcement includes Alt-J, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

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Joining the third line-up for Best Kept Secret this June is some of the finest indie, rock, punk and electronic artists the world has to over, with 35 more acts yet to be announced. Alongside newly reunited headliners The Libertines on Friday, June 19th 2015 are alt-rock veterans The Jesus And Mary Chain, playing the full tracklist of their 1985 debut album 'Psychocandy'. Aussie chart topper Chet Faker will also make an appearance, with Alabama's St. Paul & The Broken Bones who are currently on their 'Half The City' tour.

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Picture - Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald... London United Kingdom, Sunday 8th February 2015

Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Picture - Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald... London United Kingdom, Sunday 8th February 2015

Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald - the EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Opera House at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Daytura Dreamer

Noel is the greatest musician on the planet and is the most talented songwriter in the history of music.The joy he has brought to my life, the way his music has inspired, helped, lifted and moved me is something unique, because he is unique.

8 years 1 month ago
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Noel is the sexiest person in the whole universe.. and I know nobody as honest and talented as him. I think he should completely replace Liam..

8 years 4 months ago
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