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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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'It's Not Happening': Noel Gallagher Will Not Reunite Oasis For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


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If you can believe it, 2019 will see the 25th anniversary of Oasis' first album 'Definitely Maybe', which means that the band will finally be eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, Noel Gallagher insists he has no interest in the whole thing.

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With all the talk about an Oasis reunion flying about (i.e. Liam Gallagher saying that he'd love one and Noel Gallagher vehemently shutting that idea down), it seems Noel has no plans to reunite the band for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, should they be nominated next year.

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Noel Gallagher Sounds Off About Politicians, Brands Jeremy Corbyn A "Communist"


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Doing what he does better than virtually every other musician except his own brother, Noel Gallagher has sounded off about the state of the world in an interview – including lashing out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whom he branded “a communist… f*** him”.

Renowned for giving tonnes of great copy to interviewers, the 50 year old former Oasis songwriter is promoting his third High Flying Birds album Who Built the Moon?

He sat down with Paste magazine this week, and when asked about his political views, he had a pop at Donald Trump, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Noel Gallagher Hates 'overrated' Brian Wilson


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Noel Gallagher has insisted Brian Wilson is ''overrated'', adding that he ''hates'' the Beach Boys legend.

The Britpop icon took aim at the 'Good Vibrations' hitmaker in a scathing attack when his own experimental arrangements on 'Who Built the Moon?' were compared to those of the classic songwriter.

When it was suggested he got carried away in a similar way to Wilson, he fired back to Paste: ''F***in' hell - I hate Brian Wilson! And you know what? If there's a more overrated person in the music business than me, it's that guy.

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Noel Gallagher Is Contemplating Writing An Autobiography


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Noel Gallagher is contemplating writing an autobiography.

The 50-year-old singer and songwriter - who is known for being in Oasis with his brother Liam before they split in 2009 - has admitted he has been offered ''quite a bit of money'' to pen a book based on his life, although the painstakingly long process puts him off.

Speaking to Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio on Sunday (26.11.17), he said: ''I've been offered. quite a bit of money. But a few friends of mine have written books, for example, Johnny Marr, and it went on for years, I would say, 'What are you up to?' [Marr said] 'Oh, still writing a book!' And I was like, 'I'm never gonna write a book, if it takes this long!' And I was saying to him. 'How do you go about it?' And he was saying, 'Well, you devote four or five hours a day to it.' I was like, 'Four or five hours a day!' It's like being back at school.

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Noel Gallagher leaving BBC Radio Two after promoting his new album 'Who Built The Moon ?' - London at BBC Radio Two Studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th November 2017

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Noel Gallagher's Voice Improved


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Noel Gallagher thinks his voice has improved since he quit smoking.

The 50-year-old former Oasis guitarist is releasing his third album with his band High Flying Birds on Friday (24.11.17), and has said that whilst his voice has naturally gotten better as he's aged, he believes putting down the cigarettes has also had an effect on his vocals.

When asked if he thinks being older has improved his voice, he said: ''Yeah, Paul Weller says that his voice is getting better, too. I gave up smoking recently. That might have something to do with it, but I think mine has been getting better. I'm more expressive, and I suppose the more solo albums that you make, you should be getting better.''

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Noel Gallagher Says Liam Has "Legitimised" Online Hate Directed At His Family


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Noel Gallagher has explained that the primary reason why he doesn’t foresee an Oasis reunion is that his younger brother Liam has “legitimised” online abuse being directed toward his family.

Characterised by sibling feuding that increasingly became more interesting than their actual music as their career progressed, Oasis split in 2009. Liam and Noel have not spoken to each other since, but their war of words has continued in the press and latterly via social media, with Liam regularly taking digs at his older brother on Twitter.

50 year old Noel, about to release his third solo album later this month, doesn’t have any social media platforms, and explained to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ programme that his resistance to Twitter and the like is because of the abuse he and his family receive – and that’s partly down to Liam’s influence.

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Liam Gallagher Tugs At The Heartstrings As He Confesses Missing His Brother


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Could it really be possible that Liam Gallagher has turned into a big ol' softie? It looks like the former Oasis frontman could be wanting to end his famous feud with his brother Noel Gallagher, though it seems only for the musical prospects that their union would bring.

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The 45-year-old recently dropped his debut solo album 'As You Were', though he has been consistently vocal about his desire to be in a band again. He confessed in a recent interview that he really felt the absence of his brother while writing the record.

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Metallica's Manchester Tribute


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Metallica performed Oasis 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in Manchester at the weekend.

The song has become an unofficial anthem for the North West England city since Manchester Arena was rocked by a terrorist attack after an Ariana Grande concert in May, and the 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers led their fans in a sing-along to the track during their sold-out gig at the venue on Saturday (28.10.17) evening.

Drummer Lars Ulrich tweeted a clip of bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett performing the track and admitted the emotional moment had given him ''goosebumps''.

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Noel Gallagher Puts An End To Oasis Reunion Idea Once And For All


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No matter how hard fans push for it, Noel Gallagher is adamant that there won't be an Oasis reunion in the future. His brother Liam might be well up for it, but not even the temptation of millions of dollars is enough to persuade Noel to reunite with his former bandmates.

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Oasis fans should probably give up hope for a reunion now, because it seems like nothing is going to change Noel's mind. He's got plenty going on as part of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and he doesn't see any point in getting the old crew back together.

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Noel Gallagher Says Oasis Reunion Would Be The 'death' Of Him


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Noel Gallagher has silenced rumours Oasis will reunite.

The 'Don't Look Back In Anger' hitmaker has been embroiled in a bitter row with brother Liam since the iconinc Britpop group's breakup in 2009, and he has shrugged off the idea of a nostalgic comeback, and he has insisted getting the band back together would be the ''death'' of him.

He told Q magazine: ''I've been very consistent about it. I don't need the money, I don't need the glory, I don't need to relive the memories.

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Noel Gallagher and Bob Geldof at the 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' red carpet event at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th May 2017

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Noel Gallagher at Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Friday 31st March 2017

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Noel Gallagher seen entering the Channel 4 Stand Up To Cancer Gala Fundraiser held at the Westminster Methodist Central Hall, London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016

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Noel Gallagher

Date of birth

29th May, 1967

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Sex

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