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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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Liam Gallagher Teases Possible Return To Music - Social Media Reactions Split


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Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has taken to social media to tease a potential return to the music scene after a couple of years away.

43 year old Liam has musically been silent for a while, ever since his first post-Oasis project Beady Eye disbanded in 2014 after only two albums. In his own, inimitable style, he took to Twitter on Wednesday night (July 21st) to fire a warning shot to “plastic rock n rollers” that he was coming back for what was rightfully his.

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Is Liam Gallagher Finally Ready To Make Music Again?


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Liam Gallagher is said to be ready to make music again, nearly two years after his group Beady Eye disbanded. The frontman is reported to be heading to the studio to record his first solo music, after realising that an Oasis reunion with brother Noel is unlikely.

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher is said to be heading back to the studio.

A source told The Sun: ‘The penny has finally dropped with Liam. He can’t make any money sitting on his backside and with four kids to pay for, a divorce and a lavish lifestyle to keep up, extra cash will be handy.’

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Noel Gallagher , singer song-writer - Celebrities arrive at the BBC Radio 4 Maida Vale Studios at Maida Vale Studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Noel Gallagher and Singer Song-writer
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Paul Weller, Singer Songwriter, Noel Gallagher and Singer Song-writer

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Noel Gallagher and Sara Mcdonald

"Heartbroken" Noel Gallagher Pays Tribute To Prince At Glasgow Gig


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Noel Gallagher took the opportunity to pay tribute to the late pop icon Prince on the opening night of his latest UK tour last night in Glasgow, as the venue’s operators bathed the outside of the SSE Hydro Arena in purple light in honour of the star.

As reported late on Thursday (April 21st), Prince was discovered dead, reportedly in an elevator, at his Paisley Park home and studio complex in Minnesota at the age of just 57. No cause of death has yet been stated, but tributes have been flooding in from around the music world ever since the news broke.

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher performing at the Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena on April 21st

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Noel Gallagher , High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performing live in concert at the SSE Hydro at the SECC in Glasgow at SSE Hydro SECC - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st April 2016

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Noel Gallagher and High Flying Birds
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'Wonderwall' Voted Best British Song Ever By Radio X Listeners, As Oasis Dominate Poll


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In a revelation that will surprise precisely nobody, Oasis have thoroughly dominated a poll conducted by Radio X to discover the best British song of all time, securing not only the number one spot with ‘Wonderwall’ but also the rest of the top four.

There’s been plenty of scorn directed at the online poll, which has been run by the overwhelmingly white male-oriented station over the last week, as the now-defunct Manchester group had their songs ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Live Forever’ named as the rest of the top four respectively.

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009

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Sara MacDonald, Noel Gallagher, Anais Gallagher , Sonny Patrick Gallagher - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Noel Gallagher and Anaïs Gallagher

Noel Gallagher Describes Adele's Album As 'Cheesy Music For Grannies'


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Noel Gallagher is never one for mincing his words and the outspoken singer’s latest target is Adele and her million selling album 25. The former Oasis frontman has described the album as 'cheesy music for f***ing grannies’, during an interview with Music Feeds.

Noel Gallagher25 is not on Noel Gallagher’s Christmas wish list.

When asked what he thought of Adele, Gallagher said: "If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I’ll f***ing tell them… I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for f***ing grannies.”

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10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include


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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.

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Ellie Goulding Says Noel Gallagher Actually Rather Likes Her Music


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Ellie Goulding has responded to Noel Gallagher’s recent criticism of current pop stars, saying that the former Oasis rocker actually likes her music!

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 GouldingEllie Goulding has said that Noel Gallagher actually quite likes her music

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Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film


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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 GallagherLiam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009

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Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia


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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”.

Liam GallagherOasis 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.

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Reverend & The Makers Announce 'Best Ever' Album 'Mirrors', With Thumbs Up From Noel Gallagher


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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 2015 promoReverend & 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.

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Noel Gallagher

Date of birth

29th May, 1967

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Sex

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