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Noel Gallagher hasn't "lit up the world" with his solo material, according to his brother Liam.
The two siblings have a famously fiery relationship which caused their band, Oasis, to split in 2009. While Liam has gone on to release music with his group Beady Eye, Noel has focused on his own material.
Noel has made disparaging remarks about Beady Eye's success in public, with Liam unsure why he feels able to point the finger.
"I tell you f**king what, we've all got a lot of graft to do, d'you know what I mean? Him too," Liam fumed to Q magazine. "He's sold a f**king few records, why wouldn't he sell records, he was the main songwriter of Oasis but he certainly hasn't f**king lit up the world."
Liam still harbours some animosity towards his brother for the way Oasis ended. The pair argued backstage at a concert in Paris, resulting in a broken guitar and Noel quitting.
Liam finds is hard to support his brother's new venture after what happened.
"Was I pleased for him [when he released his album]? What, for splitting up my f**king band? I'm not pleased for him, no," Liam said.
"I hope he's f**king happy but he doesn't look it. And he won't be happy when he hears we've done an out-there record that we're actually gonna f**king release before him. With our out-there record, you're gonna hear it next year, with his out-there record, you'll never hear it."
Liam Gallagher sets new Oasis reunion rumors straight
Liam Gallagher has rejected an offer to reform Oasis in 2015.
The year will mark the 20th anniversary of the band's iconic album
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Liam was questioned about the rumours and told Q
Magazine: "It was Noel who started that, I've never said a
f*cking dicky bird". "Listen we're doing our album. Hopefully
people are gonna dig it, which will allow us to go round the world and
tour it. And if that goes over to 2015, whoops, sorry about that. I've
got a new record, I'm buzzing off it, wouldn't be putting it out if I
thought it was gonna get laughed out of town so f*ck Oasis as far as
I'm concerned and f8ck Noel Gallagher."
Q then told Liam they had heard strong rumours from reliable sources
that the reunion is on.
He said "What, because Noel Gallagher's finished touring?" he scoffs.
"He'll be f*cking doing it on his own. Or with his f*cking High Flying
Smurfs. The thought of going onstage with that f*cking idiot anyway
and hanging out with his daft mates, the pretend drug addicts and all
his snobs from Sloane Street, f*ck that, not interested, mate. We're
Beady Eye all the f*cking way."
Noel Gallagher: I don't know when I' ll write next
Noel Gallagher compares writing songs to going fishing.
The 'Everybody's On The Run' singer views the songwriting process as completely unpredictable and after almost 20 years in the music business he compares his guitar to a fishing rod searching for a big catch.
He said: ''I refer to it (songwriting) as going fishing. There are songs and they're all just flowing through the river of life, and your guitar is a fishing rod and some days you get a catch, some days you don't.''
The former Oasis guitarist is planning to take a break from music following a year on the road touring his hit debut solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'.
Noel will only head back in the studio when he is bored of his wife Sarah MacDonald's moaning or he suddenly feels inspired.
The musician - who has two sons, Donovan, five, and Sonny, two, with Sara - said: ''I like to get as far away from it as possible when I've finished touring because it's so full on, not just the gigs, but all the other stuff around it.
''I don't know when I'll next write, it will either come from some kind of creative call from somewhere, or it will be the elbow from the wife. Which it was last time. You know, you get that over breakfast, 'When are you going to go back in the studio?' I'll wait for the nudge from Sara.''
Liam Gallagher on New Beady Eye Album: We're Definitely Experimenting
LIAM GALLAGHER is abandoning Britpop on the next BEADY EYE album.
The former OASIS man has been working with TV ON THE RADIO and YEAH YEAH YEAHS producer DAVE SITEK.
He said: “I hate the word ‘experimenting’, but we are definitely experimenting “In five words, it’s ‘majestic’, ‘imperial’, ‘out there’ and, er, what was the other one? Oh yeah, ‘heavy’.
“It’s different to the first. It’s been heads down, none of that nonsense from the Nineties. We’ve got our s*** together.”
Liam’s in bullish mood about his band’s second release, which is due out next year.
He added: “It feels like a really special album. You know when you normally go through a door and go, ‘Er, I’m not really sure about that’. “Well, we’ve f***ing booted the door off the hinges.”
Rocker Liam Gallagher has revealed that his best ever Christmas present was one of John Lennon's guitars.
The 40-year-old Beady Eye frontman, said: ''I'd say the best was when I got a John Lennon guitar. Off my missus. An acoustic, really nice acoustic guitar.''
Gallagher added that he has received his fair share of bad gifts, adding: ''Socks, slippers, I get all that . . . '
He's looking forward to spending his Christmas in New York this year.
''I always have a good time at Christmas, definitely. I've got a gaff in New York now, so I'm out there this time. In fact, I've spent a good couple of Christmases out there before; that's how I got the taste for it. I've got some unfinished business over there, as they say in the spirit world.''
Rock N Roll’s definitive photo collection: Rock Paper Photo
After tiring of long, fruitless searches through the Internet for
that perfect photograph, in 2010 music industry exec and film producer Guy Oseary decided to take action. That action wasRock Paper Photo;
now a one-stop-shop for a growing band of new talented photographers
and established icons to display their work, and an exhaustive resource
for both avid collectors and casual fans of all kinds to find that world
class, unique image.
With rock photography very much at the heart of Live4ever, we sat down with Jody Britt (Creative Director/Photographer Relations) and Tim Shopa (Director of Production)
at their pop-up store in New York City to discuss the site’s origins
and founders, as well as their bold, ambitious plans for the future.
Bradley Wiggins rocks after-party with impromptu Oasis performance
Bradley Wiggins shocked revellers at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year after-party by jumping on stage and belting out a few of his favourite mod songs with an impromptu guitar session.
The Tour de France champion, who claimed the top prize at last night’s glitzy event, celebrated his win in style by rocking out to classic hits by The Jam and Oasis with the hired band.
Wiggins hopped on stage and first asked the musicians if they knew The Jam classic ‘That Entertainment’, which they didn’t.
Not wanting to ruin a good party, they followed his lead, but with the Team Sky cyclist reluctant to sing, he invited anyone who fancied it to get up and give it a go, with a security guard eventually obliging.
Wiggins then requested the band join him in a rendition of Oasis smash hit ‘Wonderwall’, which he lead on guitar while the band’s singer belted out Noel Gallagher’s classic anthem with the help of the crowd.
The Sports Personality of the Year then took the party to trendy London nightclub Whiskey Mist, where he celebrated until 3am.
Liam Gallagher at Launch of Pretty Green Store in Japan
Following the launch of the first official international Pretty Green
store in Japan, Pretty Green founder and designer Liam Gallagher spoke
about the style inspiration, business philosophy and his own style that
culminate to define the brand.
Noel Gallagher's International Magic Live at the O2 is now available on iTunes.
International Magic Live at The O2 is the debut video album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Released on 13 October 2012, the album documents the band's performance at The O2 Arena in London on 26 February 2012, as part of their High Flying Birds Tour.
The footage was directed by Dick Carruthers, produced by Carruthers and
Jeremy Azis, and features the full performance from the show as well as
additional footage from the tour.
Beady Eye turning expectations 'completely on its head' with new album
Quest Management's Scott Rogers has told Music Week he believes the album currently being recorded by Beady Eye with their new producer Dave Sitek is 'probably the most exciting record' he has been a part of for 'as long as he can remember'.
Beady Eye's debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' garnered a generally positive response from critics of the 'better than was expected' variety upon its release last year, but often found itself wallowing in mid-paced, uninspiring rock despite one or two outstanding highlights.
However, the band's decision to record the follow-up with Sitek - lauded for his work with TV On The Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs - suggested a desire for something different amongst the former Oasis members this time round, an approach now apparently confirmed by Rogers.
"It's probably the most exciting record I've worked on for as long as I can remember," he has told Music Week. "Everyone thinks they know exactly what record Beady Eye are going to deliver, but they've completely turned it on its head."
"I think Liam Gallagher is making the best album of his entire career. That's a big statement because he's made some classic records - usually with his brother's songs. But Beady Eye are very talented players and writers and are technically fantastic."
Rogers also outlined the impact of Sitek on the sessions, and revealed the producer jumped at the chance to work on the album with Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock after being sent a selection of demos.
Noel Gallagher Opens Reunion Door Again: "..it’s on the cards. Forever""
Noel Gallagher has opened the door for an Oasis reunion after saying: “If the Stone Roses can do it, then anyone can do it.”
The 45-year-old singer claimed only two months ago that he would not reunite with brother Liam “even if all the starving children in the world depended on it”.
But he now appears to have mellowed to the idea. In an exclusive interview with the Standard in which he unveiled the line-up for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, he said: “I can understand the man in the street thinking, ‘That was such a huge thing, how can you walk away from it?’ I understand. When the Sex Pistols reformed I thought it was the greatest thing of all time.
“You can never predict what you’ll be doing in 20 years’ time, but I guess if everyone remains vaguely slim and has not gone bald, then it’s on the cards. Forever.
“But saying that, when I pick up a guitar I don’t think about an Oasis reunion. I’ve recently seen [guitarist] Gem [Archer], and Liam, and [drummer] Chris [Sharrock], and not one of them mentioned it.”
Gallagher is now taking a break from music and has taken up the mantle of curator of the TCT’s annual fundraising shows from The Who singer Roger Daltrey.
He said: “It’s not something I ever envisaged myself doing. But if I can help, I will help. I don’t know why it is, I never used to get asked to do f*** all in Oasis. Now, f****** hell! If I did everything I was asked to I would have an MBE. No question.
“I lost two uncles to cancer a few years back. It affects everyone. It’s the one thing that you hope science could sort out instead of, do we need to be sending robots to Mars? Do we need to be building bigger guns and bombs?”
Gallagher has produced a top line-up for the shows at the Royal Albert Hall in March. Performers will include Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Kasabian, Primal Scream and comedy stars Russell Brand and Noel Fielding.
Securing the artists was no mean feat. Gallagher added: “It’s funny, all the people that you think are gobshites and are the enemies of the Daily Mail, they’re the first people to say yes. Without a pause, Russell said yes. The people that you think are upstanding citizens, they’re the ones who wriggle out of it because they can’t be arsed.”
Full list of Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts as follows:
Tuesday 19 - Ryan Adams with special guest Beth Orton
Wednesday 20 - An evening of comedy with Russell Brand and Noel Fielding and very special guests
Thursday 21 - Primal Scream
Friday 22 - Kasabian
Saturday 23 - Noel Gallagher, and Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon
Sunday 24 - Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth
Noel, a longstanding supporter of the charity, was asked to get involved in curating the shows by Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE. Roger, currently on tour with The Who in America has been the driving force behind the concerts which have raised over £15million for Teenage Cancer Trust since they began in 2000. This is the first time Roger Daltry has handed over the role of curating the series of concerts.
Just when we thought there wasn’t anyone left on the planet who hadn’t been swept up in One Direction mania, straight-talking Noel Gallagher piped up.
The rock legend has poured scorn on today’s pop squeaks, saying that they are bland and boring.
Noel, 45, said: “Back in the 90s the Top 20 was mostly bands and now it’s all manufactured pop. They have got their careers to think about, so you don’t get anybody swearing or even admitting to smoking.”
Niall Horan, 19, from One Direction recently had to apologise to fans after being pictured having a sneaky cig.
But back in their heyday, Noel’s band Oasis were notorious for their hellraising antics and were regularly involved in feuds with other bands and celebs.
He said: “We were just being ourselves back in the day.
“If you are being yourselves nobody can touch you.”
The gobby Mancunian thinks stars now are too media trained and calculating, adding: “We never brushed anything under the carpet, so to speak. If I was asked a silly question I used to give a silly answer.”
He also isn’t a fan of social networking and slams celebs who use it: “I don’t understand the point of tweeting. Celebrities bastardise it. It’s a nonsense.”
And if you were holding out for a Gallagher fragrance, then you’ll be waiting a while.
“I’m not into that – having your own perfume. If I did, it would be called Toe Rag by Noel Gallagher.”
We don’t know about you, but we wish all celebrities could be as open and honest as Noel.