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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."
Noel Gallagher reckons no-one likes a do-gooder. He’s so wrong.
In a recent interview, Noel Gallagher shared the reason he thinks so many people seem to inexplicably hate U2’s Bono. According to him, “nobody likes a do-gooder”, and Bono is certainly well known for his work with the likes of Amnesty International, DATA and the One Campaign among others.
Noel added in his chat with Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush and Richie Firth: “That’s why people like me, I’m a do-badder.” I think you’ll find you have your critics too, Noel!
Anyway, here are six do-gooding musicians that everyone loves, just to prove that philanthropy hasn’t fallen out of favour.
Continue reading: Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here Are Six Do-gooders People DO Like
Your 2019 Christmas playlist has arrived.
Every year a handful of new festive tunes flood the airwaves, and some are better than others. This year has been no different, and while we'll always have our favourite Christmas standards like 'Fairytale of New York' and 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', these new songs have rather put a smile on our faces...
Wandering Star - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Definitely one of those anthems that gets a place in our all-time favourite Christmas songs, Noel Gallagher unveiled 'Wandering Star' ahead of the release of his forthcoming EP 'Blue Moon Rising', which is set for release in March 2020. The video for the track stars This Is England actor Stephen Graham as an unlikely Santa.
Continue reading: Seven Best Christmas Songs Of 2019
The 2018 Q Awards packed a few surprises at London's Roundhouse last night.
The Q Awards shook off some of the criticism traditionally directed towards it for being a bastion of male, pale and stale guitar rock by announcing a number of surprising winners at its 2018 ceremony last night – including new punk acts IDLES and Goat Girl.
The Best Breakthrough Act was shared by the two groups after voting became too close to pick an outright winner between them.
Comedian Mo Gilligan presented the gongs on Wednesday night (October 17th) at the iconic music venue the Roundhouse in north London.
Continue reading: All The Big Winners At The 2018 Q Awards
The latest music news rounded up, including Dave Grohl covering Nirvana, new Lana Del Rey and Nick Cave albums and a Noel Gallagher book.
Dave Grohl PERFORMS NIRVANA’S ‘IN BLOOM’
Since finding colossal fame on his own terms with Foo Fighters all those years ago, Dave Grohl very rarely breaks into his former band Nirvana’s catalogue.
However, this week he made an exception, taking to the drums for a guest spot alongside Trombone Shorty at Los Angeles’ Voodoo Threauxdown Festival for a rendition of ‘In Bloom’, the classic fourth single from Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Continue reading: Music News Round-Up: Dave Grohl Covers Nirvana, Huge 2019 Ed Sheeran Gigs, Noel Gallagher's First Book
Footage emerged earlier this month of Liam Gallagher apparently getting physically aggressive with girlfriend Debbie Gwyther.
The recent footage of Liam Gallagher grabbing his girlfriend by the neck appears to have had more damage than that which is immediately obvious, with his brother Noel deciding to rule out, for good, any possible Oasis reunion after seeing it.
Noel, the older of the two warring siblings, is said to be “disgusted” with his younger brother after footage emerged last week that seemed to show Liam arguing with his partner, Debbie Gwyther, and showing him apparently grabbing her throat.
A source told The Sun on Thursday (August 30th): “Noel has now said there’s no chance of a reunion happening now. He doesn’t want to take to the stage with Liam after what he’s done.”
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Now Refusing Oasis Reunion In Any Circumstances After Liam Footage
A comparatively commercial list of 12 nominees for the 2018 Mercury Prize was revealed on Thursday.
Arctic Monkeys have become the joint second most-nominated artist in the history of The Mercury Prize, with their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino landing them their fourth nod as the 2018 shortlist was announced this morning.
Revealed on BBC Radio 6’s mid-morning show on Thursday (July 26th), Arctic Monkeys join PJ Harvey with four career nominations, both behind Radiohead’s five. The Sheffield-based group won in 2006 for their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, while Harvey is the only artist to have ever won the Mercury Prize twice (in 2001 and 2011).
They are joined on the 2018 shortlist by a couple of other second-time nominees. Everything Everything received a nod for their fourth record A Fever Dream, as did Wolf Alice for a second consecutive time with sophomore album Visions of a Life. Florence and the Machine’s fourth record High As Hope was also nominated, giving lead singer Florence Welch the third nomination of her career.
Continue reading: The 2018 Mercury Prize Nominees Are Revealed
Liam reached out to Noel on Twitter.
Despite endless months of taunting his brother on social media, Liam Gallagher has exhorted Noel to stop “f***ing about” and to reform Oasis.
In a new tweet this week aimed at his guitarist brother, 45 year old Liam wrote: “I forgive you now let's get the BIG O back together”. Fans of Oasis will be seeing Liam’s communique as a lifeline for a possible Oasis reunion.
Next summer will mark the 10th anniversary of the legendary band’s demise, which came after a bust-up backstage before a festival date in France in which Liam reportedly broke his brother’s guitar.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Urges Noel To Reform Oasis
Gallagher called out his brother for not keeping the faith.
Liam Gallagher has hit out at his brother Noel and branded him “miserable” in the aftermath of England’s exit from the World Cup last night.
The former Oasis frontman took to Twitter to post a series of tweets praising the England team, who got edged out by Croatia 2-1 after extra time in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final.
“That England team were biblical and the best thing to come out of this is that we got a proper manger Gareth Southgate you rule”, he wrote.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Slams Brother Noel After England's World Cup Exit
Noel Gallagher has listened to new Arctic Monkeys album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' and admits he doesn't know what to make of the experimental direction.
Noel Gallagher was expecting a ''few choruses'' on the new Arctic Monkeys album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'.
The 'Holy Mountain' hitmaker has had a chance to check out the Sheffield band's sixth studio album which has split the opinion of fans due to its experimental direction.
Frontman Alex Turner has described the concept behind the record as being the idea of a ''retirement home for rock stars on the moon'', and Noel, 50, has taken the time to give it a listen but admits he didn't enjoy the songs because most lack any classic choruses or melodies.
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Unimpressed With Arctic Monkeys Album
In an outburst on Twitter this week, Liam described his sister-in-law in pretty disparaging terms, and said she's the reason there won't be an Oasis reunion.
The likelihood of any Oasis reunion in the foreseeable future is getting more remote by the week, with Liam Gallagher now hitting out at his brother Noel’s wife, Sara MacDonald, on Twitter, claiming that she is the reason that the Britpop legends can’t get back together.
“Think it’s time to address the witch,” the 45 year old singer took to his social media account to say today. “You want me to drop dead – you have a screw loose and know the world knows.”
Liam continued: “She’s the reason Oasis is no longer – have to put it out there, she’s DARK.” Recalling an alleged incident apparently from their Oasis days, he wrote: “We were about to go on tour to [the] USA – she robbed Noel’s passport. Fucked with his head for a week – he came crying at my door, she’s proper dark.”
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Brands Noel's Wife Sara MacDonald A "Witch"
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
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
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
Noel Gallagher , Sara MacDonald - Noel Gallagher Sara MacDonald at Sexy Fish eatery Berkeley Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st October 2015
Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher former guitarist of Oasis and now High Flying Birds walks to a TV studio carrying a large ruck sack. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th January 2015
Date of birth
29th May, 1967
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