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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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Gallagher Sibling Rivalry Passes To Next Generation As Liam's Son Slams Noel's Daughter


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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.

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Noel Gallagher's Emotions Get The Better Of Him During Manchester Arena Re-Opening


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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.

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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.

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Liam Gallagher Hints At Oasis Reunion For Manchester Arena Re-Opening


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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.

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Noel Gallagher To Headline Manchester Arena Re-Opening Charity Gig


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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.

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Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher Is 'most Overrated Songwriter Ever'


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Steve Earle has called Noel Gallagher ''the most overrated songwriter ever''.

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.''

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Noel Gallagher Quietly Donates 'Don't Look Back In Anger' Royalties To Manchester Fund


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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.

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Noel Gallagher To Introduce Supersonic Screening At Glastonbury


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Noel Gallagher will reportedly introduce a screening of Oasis documentary 'Supersonic' at Glastonbury.

The legendary rock group's guitarist might not be playing the iconic music extravaganza, but he'll make the special appearance at 9pm at the William's Green tent on June 23.

Meanwhile, the 'Live Forever' hitmaker - who recently turned 50 - recently revealed his new record with High Flying Birds will be released on November 9.

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Noel Gallagher Hasn't Invited Liam To His 'Cocaine Themed' 50th Birthday Party


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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.”

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Noel Gallagher Is A 'chippy Bloke'


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Noel Gallagher has been described as a ''chippy bloke'' 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.''

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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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Gorillaz Have No Agenda


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Damon Albarn has ''no agenda'' with Gorillaz.

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.

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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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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

Date of birth

29th May, 1967

Occupation

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Sex

Male

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