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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."
The John Lewis Christmas advert features Oasis song ‘Half The World Away’.
Liam Gallagher has reportedly hit out at brother Noel after he allowed Oasis hit ‘Half The World Away’ to be used as the soundtrack for the new John Lewis advert. According to The Mirror, Liam has even gone so far as banning him from visiting their family pub over the Christmas holidays.
Liam Gallagher has labelled brother Noel a ‘sell-out’.
A source told the newspaper, “Liam has been making his usual snidey remarks about the song being on the John Lewis advert. When he first heard about it he was ranting in his own local pub in Hampstead, north London, to just about anyone who’d listen.”
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Brands Brother Noel A 'Sell-Out' Over John Lewis Advert
Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher hands a 20 pound note to a homeless man as he and his wife Sarah leave San Carlo restaurant in Manchester at San Carlo Restaurant - Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 21st November 2015
No Oasis documentary movie could be complete without the following.
Any Oasis fans who happened to see the powerful documentary film Amy earlier this year will have been delighted by the news that the team behind it is to make a piece about the Mancunian Britpop legends.
Asif Kapadia, who directed the Winehouse doc, is taking a production role on the as-yet-untitled project, with the rest of his team assisted director Mat Whitecross, himself having made the fictional Stone Roses-centred movie Spike Island and the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.
With “unprecedented access” granted to the Oasis archives, we can hope for a ton of unreleased footage and music as the film-makers chart the entire history of the group. However, here are ten milestones in Oasis’ history that should definitely be included.
Continue reading: 10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include
This came in response to Gallagher's latest broadside aimed at modern pop stars, on whom fame is apparently "wasted".
Earlier this week, 48 year old Gallagher had taken aim at the new generation of chart acts – as history tells us he is prone to do from time to time – telling Esquire in a lengthy rant that everybody except Kanye West was boring and didn’t deserve the trappings that come with their fame and fortune.
Ellie Goulding has said that Noel Gallagher actually quite likes her music
Continue reading: Ellie Goulding Says Noel Gallagher Actually Rather Likes Her Music
Their relationship has been non-existent since Oasis's 2009 split, but they'll be co-operating for the upcoming documentary about their ex-group directed by Mat Whitecross.
More details about the upcoming Oasis documentary film being produced by the makers of Amy, as both Noel and Liam Gallagher have offered their co-operation to the project and will both feature in the movie. It’s unlikely that they’ll appear together, but we can live in hope.
The two brothers were the sole constant members of the often turbulent Britpop giants, whose commercial fortunes peaked in the mid ‘90s but whose popularity endured until their eventual disintegration in Paris in August 2009. They have not worked together since and are believed not to have had any contact at all, though they have occasionally fired pot-shots at each other through the press.
Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009
Continue reading: Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film
Asif Kapadia will direct a feature-length documentary on the band, charting their rise to fame.
Asif Kapadia, the director of award wining documentaries Senna and Amy has chosen Oasis as his next subject. Kapadia and James Gay-Rees will produce a feature-length documentary on the 90s Britpop band that will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”.
Oasis will be the subject of a new documentary by Asif Kapadia.
According to Screen Daily, “the filmmakers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”. The film will be directed by Mat Whitecross, who previously worked on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Spike Island.
Continue reading: Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds topped UK charts with his second album 'Chasing Yesterday' in February 2015, and now the band have unveiled the b-side to single 'Lock All The Doors', entitled 'Here's A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)'.
A book and DVD will also be available, and don't miss them on tour in November.
Reverend & The Makers are back already with their fifth studio album 'Mirrors'; and it's so good, even hard-to-please Noel Gallagher has some positive words to say about it. The musical project also incorporates other medias, including a DVD and book release this Autumn.
Reverend & The Makers to launch their creative project 'Mirrors'
'Mirrors' is a forthcoming concept album which the Sheffield indie five-piece recorded partly at the local 2 Fly Studios, and also in Jamaica's Geejam Studios. It has been produced by the band's former guitarist Dave Sanderson alongside Alan Smyth (Pulp, Arctic Monkeys) with mixing from Youth. The epic first track entitled 'Black Widow' will be available immediately with all album pre-orders. A psychedelic number featuring exotic drums, scuzzy guitars and drowned out vocals, it's the perfect hazy summer anthem to bring the sun into the Fall.
The Oasis guitarist has previously criticised Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service.
Noel Gallagher has made his feelings pretty clear regarding Apple’s new streaming service ‘Apple Music'. The former Oasis member has called Apple’s latest venture ‘arrogant’ and added that the service's radio feature was ‘some sort of George Orwell shit’
Noel Gallagher has not signed up for his Apple Music trial.
Speaking to the Varvet International podcast Gallagher said, “Apple Music, world radio: is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on? How can you be so arrogant that you can say, ‘We now fucking own world radio.’”
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Brands Apple Music 'Arrogant' And 'Orwellian'
Noel was surprised by how much he enjoyed the first half an hour of Kanye's Glastonbury set.
One of the most forthright men in the music industry gave his opinion on another in a new interview – and the result was rather surprising. Despite not being a hip-hop aficionado, Noel Gallagher has given his reaction to Kanye West’s much-discussed Glastonbury headline set, describing his performance as “f***ing amazing” – for about half an hour.
The former Oasis songwriter memorably looked a bit silly back in 2008 when he dismissed Jay-Z’s booking – the first ever hip-hop headliner at Glastonbury – only for the rapper to put in a blinding performance. Now, while Kanye has proved rather more divisive, Gallagher admits that he was initially impressed, though he eventually lost interest through not being a fan of the genre.
Noel Gallagher really enjoyed Kanye West's Glastonbury performance - for a bit
Gallagher sounded off again about Zayn's departure from 1D almost three months ago on James Corden's 'The Late, Late Show'.
Noel Gallagher has spoken out on Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction in a new interview, expressing disbelief at the star’s choice not to tough it out with the group as, in his view, they have “at most, five years left”.
The former Oasis songwriter was talking to James Corden on ‘The Late, Late Show’ on Monday night, and said that he failed to grasp why Zayn would choose to quit the band when the group had a limited lifespan in any case. “I can't understand why he would do it,” he said, “because they've only got, at most, five years left.”
One Direction in happier times
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Can't Understand Why Zayn Malik Quit One Direction
Date of birth
29th May, 1967
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If you dance with me tonight, we’ll fight the dying of the light… https://t.co/RylivyEMS7
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"To get to this age and not have dyed my hair is a major achievement. No earrings. No tattoos. And no motorbike." https://t.co/HSrUgVSemR
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"Hard work and a fucking filthy tongue, that’s what I inherited from my mum". Noel in this month's @Esquire: https://t.co/HSrUgVSemR
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Spain! NGHFB are coming to Madrid and Barcelona in April! Tickets onsale 10am CET, Thurs: https://t.co/mh7wlLd84F https://t.co/MBb6UeLEmK
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NGHFB Head to Germany in April 2016! 14.04.16 Munchen, Zenith 15.04.16 Köln , Palladium Tickets onsale 12pm CET 2.11 https://t.co/oaZmWRPe4R
Noel’s going to be on @SoccerAM tomorrow morning from 10am. Here’s a throwback to 1998 to get you in the mood… https://t.co/kql7DWxo7c
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