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Noel spoke to BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' about his dislike for social media, and his younger brother Liam's influence.
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.
Is a Gallagher reunion on the cards for the future?
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.
Liam Gallagher live in Glasgow
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.
Metallica performed Oasis 'Don't Look Back in Anger' during their concert at Manchester Arena 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.
Continue reading: Metallica's Manchester Tribute
He doesn't see any point in getting the band back together.
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.
Noel Gallagher at 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' exhibition
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.
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Puts An End To Oasis Reunion Idea Once And For All
Noel Gallagher has claimed an Oasis reunion would be the ''death'' of him at this stage of his career, suggesting it would be a backwards step after his latest High Flying Birds album
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 will perform an intimate, phones-free gig in London, with recording devices banned from the venue
Noel Gallagher has banned mobile phones from his forthcoming show in London.
The former Oasis rocker has announced a gig at York Hall in Bethnal Green on November 1, and any fans hoping to attend with have to apply to Apple Music's event page by Sunday (22.10.17), - but they won't be able to record any of the activities inside the venue on electronic devices.
A statement on the event's website reads: ''Smartphones, smart watches and recording devices are not permitted inside the venue. Secure pouches will be provided by Yondr to hold devices during the show.''
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher's Phone Free Gig
He's not mincing his words when it comes to his brother's music.
Predictably enough, Liam Gallagher is not a big fan of his brother Noel Gallagher's latest single 'Holy Mountain', and said as much to his fans on social media. But, let's face it, he would've said the same thing without hearing it first. The gibes just keep coming.
Liam Gallagher at GQ Men of the Year Awards
The 45-year-old is Noel's biggest critic, and not even the latter's new album 'Who Built The Moon' - with his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - has impressed him. Having said that, the comments could have been a lot worse.
The band drop the first single from their new album 'Who Built The Moon?'.
Noel Gallagher and The High Flying Birds are set to drop their third studio album this Fall, with their new single 'Holy Mountain' being the first release in two years. What's more, they'll be embarking on a UK and Ireland wide tour next Spring.
Noel Gallagher at 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' exhibition
The new album saw the former Oasis member team up with producer David Holmes, and 'Holy Mountain' was one of the tracks created early on in the process. It's a lively number with a prominent horn instrumental from none other than Paul Weller, and will definitely be one the band plays for years.
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Gene Gallagher said that his cousin Anais looks like Noel 'in a wig'.
The endless sibling feuding in the press between former Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher has kept the media entertained for over twenty years.
Now the family rivalry looks set to continue with the bickering seemingly transmitted to their children, as Liam’s son Gene had a pop at Noel’s daughter Anais, saying that she looks like Noel in a wig.
Liam’s 16 year old son Gene took to Twitter to mock his cousin’s appearance, saying that she bears a resemblance to Noel with a “blonde wig”, after 17 year old Anais was snapped recently at the Tommy Hilfiger London Fashion Week with fellow celeb offspring Rafferty Law and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis.
He headlined the re-opening benefit concert this weekend.
The Manchester Arena was officially re-opened over the weekend, and with it came a very special performance from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. It was a sold-out event that sent Noel and his fans on an emotional rollercoaster as they remembered the lives lost only months ago.
Noel Gallagher at 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' exhibition
One of the city's biggest music venues opened on Saturday (September 9th 2017) for the first time since it was the target of a suicide bomb attack back in May. The incident certainly hasn't left people afraid to visit the site, however, and Noel Gallagher's 'welcome back' set was a complete success.
Could Liam and Noel reunite for the September 9th gig marking the re-opening of Manchester Arena?
Liam Gallagher just hinted at something that all Oasis fans have been desperate to hear for nearly a decade, suggesting that he might reconcile with his brother Noel to reunite the band for the re-opening of Manchester Arena next month.
The 21,000 capacity venue is due to re-open its doors in the coming weeks, with a star-studded benefit concert including Pixie Lott, Courteeners and Blossoms on September 9th to mark the official re-opening after the venue underwent refurbishment following the devastating terrorist attack back in May that claimed the lives of 22 fans at an Ariana Grande show.
Noel Gallagher’s solo project, The High Flying Birds, are topping the bill on the night, but Oasis fans quizzed his younger brother on why he wasn’t playing the show. The former Oasis frontman tweeted on Saturday (August 19th) that he could still appear at the gig - if he was asked.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Hints At Oasis Reunion For Manchester Arena Re-Opening
Noel and his band the High Flying Birds will top a star-studded benefit gig on September 9th as Manchester Arena re-opens.
Noel Gallagher is to headline a benefit gig marking the re-opening of Manchester Arena next month, the venue which was devastated by a terrorist attack back in May.
50 year old Gallagher and his backing band the High Flying Birds will re-open the Arena on Saturday, September 9th after refurbishment work was carried out. Other big stars in the shape of Courteeners, Blossoms and Pixie Lott will be a part of a stellar bill titled We Are Manchester, which will raise funds for the same memorial fund as the benefit gig back on June 4th.
It will be the first gig at the Manchester Arena since the atrocity that occurred back on May 22nd, when a terrorist detonated a suicide vest in the foyer of the venue as fans left Ariana Grande’s concert, killing 22 and injuring scores more.
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher To Headline Manchester Arena Re-Opening Charity Gig
Famous rocker Steve Earle has calls Noel Gallagher ''the most overrated songwriter ever'' and praised Damon Albarn.
The 'Copperheard Road' hitmaker has slammed the Oasis legend's lyrical ability and thinks his band rocketed to fame in the 1990s because they ''behaved badly'', but hailed fellow British musician Damon Albarn - who sang and penned tracks in rival group Blur - a ''real f**king songwriter''.
He told The Guardian newspaper: ''I dislike Man City because it is Oasis's club. Noel Gallagher is the most overrated songwriter in the whole history of pop music. They were perfect for the Brit press because they behaved badly and got all the attention. Blur were really great. That guy Damon Albarn is a real f**kin' songwriter.''
Continue reading: Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher Is 'most Overrated Songwriter Ever'
It's emerged that Noel started donating royalties from the 1996 track to the One Love Manchester fund as soon as it started being sung at vigils.
Amid a barrage of abuse from his younger brother Liam having not showed up to the recent One Love Manchester charity concert, Noel Gallagher has quietly done the classy thing by quietly donating royalties from ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ to the benefit fund.
The 50 year old guitarist and singer has reportedly been diverting the royalties from the 1996 Oasis hit since Manchester locals began using the song as an anthem of unity in the aftermath of the suicide bombing that struck Ariana Grande’s concert at MEN Arena just over a fortnight ago.
A couple of days after the atrocity back on May 22nd, video footage taken at the vigils that took place in Manchester showed spontaneous renditions of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ being sung by attendees.
Noel hasn't invited any of the rest of his family to his 50th birthday party later this month, according to Liam.
Liam Gallagher has claimed that his older brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel has not invited him or any of his family, “not even his own mother”, to his upcoming 50th birthday party.
Noel Gallagher turns 50 year old on May 29th, and is believed to be throwing a ‘cocaine-themed’ party based around the hit Netflix series ‘Narcos’, of which the guitarist and former drug addict is reportedly a huge fan, according to The Sun.
Invites seen via his wife Sara McDonald’s Snapchat are mocked up in the style of the promotional posters for ‘Narcos’ and show Gallagher in the pose of drug baron Pablo Escobar, complete with the series’ strapline “There’s no business like blow business.”
Noel Gallagher has been described as a ''chippy bloke'' who shows slight elements of wisdom by Russell Brand.
The 41-year-old comedian has a long list of celebrity pals, including the former Oasis band member, who he believes is a ''normal'' person, and will occasionally show a hint of ''wisdom'' when the air are together.
Speaking to NME magazine about the musician, the 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' actor said: ''Sometimes he's just a normal, quite chippy bloke from Manchester, but t other times you glimpse his wisdom.''
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Is A 'chippy Bloke'
Damon Albarn insists he has ''no agenda'' with Gorillaz and loves that they can record anything and make it work.
The 49-year-old singer loves the fact his animated band are able to adapt to whatever he is writing or whatever musical direction he is keen to explore and insists it doesn't matter if their songs don't match up with collaborator JAMIE HEWLETT's drawings of band members 2D, Murdoc, Russel and Noodle.
He said: ''I don't think that matters.
Continue reading: Gorillaz Have No Agenda
Director Mat Whitecross claims that the recently released documentary movie 'Supersonic' has made things worse between Noel and Liam.
Despite the resounding critical and commercial success, the recently released Oasis documentary movie Supersonic has actually made the rivalry between the Gallagher brothers worse, according to its director.
Mat Whitecross, who helmed the project, revealed that when he gave a preview screening to former frontman Liam Gallagher, he threw popcorn at the screen every time his brother Noel appeared.
Continue reading: Oasis 'Supersonic' Movie Made Gallaghers' Rivalry Worse, Says Director
There were a number of defining bands of the 90's but Oasis were indisputably one of the biggest. Having formed in 1991, brothers Liam and Noel both had a great desire to be in the biggest band in the world, but the thought behind that was perhaps a little more basic; they wanted to make music. Though Noel was a relatively late member of Oasis, after he joined he became the main songwriter and the band focussed on recording the songs he'd previously written.
Touring the county with little money, the boys were offered a gig in Glasgow at King Tut's Wah Wah and made the journey from Manchester up to the Scottish town. Upon arrival, it was touch and go as to if the Mancunian's would even get to play but eventually they managed to get an opening slot for the night's proceedings and they immediately caught the attention of Alan Mcgee who asked them to sign to his label there and then. McGee's deal with the band would come to fruition some months later when he secured the UK rights to releasing the group's music.
By 1994 Oasis would have recorded a number of demos and they were finally ready to release their official debut single 'Supersonic' which would reach the dizzying heights of number 31 in the UK Singles Chart - which for a group yet to make names for themselves was actually pretty good!
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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
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
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
This is a reference to Noel Gallagher's criticism that modern pop stars and bands seem to be very focussed on their careers.
He’s one of the biggest musical acts in the world today and could be forgiven for living a life of excess, but Ed Sheeran is determined to keep his feet on the ground and not let his career slide away.
During a new interview with the Big Issue, Sheeran addressed Noel Gallagher’s infamous recent criticism of new artists being “careerists” and too focussed on the financial side of their music, and it would seem that he takes the label as a compliment.
Ed Sheeran reckons modern pop stars are more "savvy" than those from the past
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Takes "Careerist" As Compliment, Not Insult
Ospreys are reported to have built a nest within the noise disturbance 'buffer zone' that the law is required to enforce, leaving T In The Park hanging in the balance.
The annual T In The Park festival in Scotland is under threat of cancellation if the local council for its proposed new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire fails to approve its application.
Opposition to the move from environmental protestors has been gathering momentum following a recent report that nesting ospreys had arrived within a proposed 2,500 feet ‘buffer zone’ designed by law to protect such species.
Kasabian are set to headline T In The Park - but will it even go ahead?
Continue reading: Could 'T In The Park' Be Under Threat Of Cancellation?
Noel Gallagher is king of the vinyl.
Noel Gallagher has topped the new vinyl record chart with his second solo record Chasing Yesterday. Vinyl records have been granted their own official chart in line with a boom in sales in the format in recent years.
Noel Gallagher topped the first week of the vinyl chart with Chasing Yesterday
Vinyl album sales are up to 69 per cent year on year - singles are up 23 per cent. 1.29 million LPs were sold in 2014 including albums from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan.
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Tops First Official Vinyl Record Chart
Sarah Macdonald and Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher and wife Sara MacDonald leave Groucho Club in Soho laughing and joking as they made their way to their car - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th August 2013
Date of birth
29th May, 1967
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