Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher



Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist.

Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe (1994), marked the beginning of the band's rise to fame as part of the Britpop movement. Oasis' second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995), reached the top of the album charts in many countries and their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Britpop eventually declined in popularity and Oasis' next two albums failed to revive it. However, the band's final two albums, Don't Believe the Truth (2005) and Dig Out Your Soul (2008), were hailed as its best efforts in over a decade and found renewed success. On 28 August 2009, following an altercation with Liam prior to a gig in Paris, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from Oasis and on 23 October 2009, he confirmed he would embark on a solo career.[1] Gallagher would go on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Gallagher's run with Oasis was marked by turbulence, especially during the peak of Britpop, during which he was involved in several disputes with Liam, and the brothers' fights and wild lifestyles regularly made headlines in British tabloid newspapers. Gallagher (along with Oasis) also shared a personal rivalry with fellow Britpop band Blur. However, he was often regarded as the spear-head of the Britpop movement, and at one point of time, NME termed a number of Britpop bands (including Kula Shaker, Ocean Colour Scene and Cast) as "Noelrock", citing Gallagher's influence on their success.[2] Many have praised Gallagher's songwriting, with George Martin claiming him to be 'the finest songwriter of his generation'.[3] In 2012, he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life.[4]

Conversely, Gallagher was voted the most overrated guitarist of the last millennium in a 1999 poll of fellow players,[5] and the ninth-most overrated ever in a 2002 listener survey[6] – he cited the former as the award he most enjoyed receiving.[7]



Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Wibbling Rivalry
"Wibbling Rivalry" is a single released under the name "Oas*s" by the Fierce Panda record label in 1995.
The Dreams We Have As Children
The Dreams We Have As Children is an album by musical artist Noel Gallagher, released on May 5, 2009.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: ‘Who Built The Moon’
  –  January 5, 2018
Bouncing right out the speakers from the get go and all the way through this collection of thirteen songs, this is an album Noel Gallagher has always promised, but somehow never quite delivered. There is not a weak moment as the music rampages from track ...
Liam and Noel Gallagher both among UK’s best selling albums of 2017
  –  January 3, 2018
The Official Charts Company is predicting a ‘bright future’ for British music after revealing UK artists dominated its best selling albums of 2017. Both Liam and Noel Gallagher made the Top 20, with the former’s debut solo LP As You Were the ninth ...
Noel Gallagher Leaves His Celebrated Past Behind Him on Who Built the Moon?
  –  December 31, 2017
With each note Noel Gallagher has written since the acrimonious dissolution ... Gallagher blindly dresses his music in genres in hopes of finding a fit. Much like a child tasked with picking out his own outfit, the final result is a piecemeal production ...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are live in session from Maida Vale
  –  December 27, 2017
Jo is joined by Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds for an evening of live music from the BBC's legendary Maida Vale Studios. There will be tracks from his new album 'Who Built The Moon?' plus some retro Oasis as well as a few classic Noel Gallagher's ...
Noel Gallagher doesn't need to be stadium rocker
  –  December 27, 2017
Noel Gallagher doesn't need to be a stadium rocker anymore because ... out big arena tours and he's convinced it would be ''undignified'' if he did. Speaking to Music Feeds, he said: ''I've conquered the world enough, I've got enough money.
Noel Gallagher says he's done with stadium tours and gets a dig at Guns N' Roses too
  –  December 26, 2017
If nothing else, Noel Gallagher can never be accused of withholding his opinion ... In an interview with Australian outlet Music Feeds, the elder Gallagher was asked if the likes of Guns N' Roses and their reunion tour was a tempting proposition for ...
Noel Gallagher calls Apple ‘arrogant’ and Apple Music’s Beats 1 ‘Orwellian’
  –  December 26, 2017
“Noel Gallagher has waded back into the streaming debate, accusing Apple Music of being ‘arrogant’ and ‘Orwellian,'” The Guardian reports. The Guardian reports, “The former Oasis man, who has been critical of streaming services such as Tidal in ...
Noel Gallagher doesn't want to be a 'stadium rocker'
  –  December 24, 2017
Noel Gallagher doesn't need to be a "stadium rocker" at his age ... continue to ask him because it makes him realise he was "something of real worth". He told Music Feeds Online: "I mean, it's quite flattering in a way because it means that you did ...
Noel Gallagher Squashes Oasis Reunion Talk And Mocks Guns N’ Roses All In One Go
  –  December 23, 2017
Noel Gallagher is pure entertainment when it comes to his interviews ... Noel’s reliable wit and pro wrestler style boasting were on display in a recent chat with Australia’s Music Feeds. After noting that he doesn’t think about Oasis anymore ...
Noel Gallagher says women are equals in the music business
  –  December 20, 2017
The former Oasis star insists he has never witnessed any sexual harassment of female singers in the 24 years he's been a signed musician and he thinks it's because women are respected for their talent. Noel - who is married to Sara MacDonald - made his ...
Noel Gallagher Slams Industry Sex Offenders, Chats Oasis’ Future & Bringing His ‘Scissor Queen’ Down Under
  –  December 18, 2017
Everybody knows that Noel Gallagher is not a known giver of fucks. That’s why interviewing the Oasis legend almost feels like a music journalist’s rite of passage. Especially in today’s climate of knee-jerk outrage where saying the wrong thing can ...
Apple Music's next exclusives come from Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith
  –  December 15, 2017
It's apparently cornering the market in British concert films. Apple isn't slowing down on exclusives any time soon. It's releasing Apple Music-only concert films from two British superstars, Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith. Gallagher's Who Built the Moon ...


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