Profile: Noel Gallagher on a high flying decade

The former Oasis star has released an impressive double album to mark his first ten years as a solo artist. While some fans may feel his outfit can’t match the swagger of Oasis, Noel is happy that he thought of a ‘great title’

Noel Gallagher is still feuding with his brother Liam, but the pair founded another company this year, so an Oasis reunion may not be out of the question

Three days after the Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, Noel Thomas David Gallagher was born in Manchester. The producer of that epoch-defining album and so-called fifth Beatle, George Martin, would later emphatically say, “I consider Noel to be the finest songwriter of his generation.”

George Martin’s grandiose words wouldn’t exactly be shared by everybody. “In an American magazine I was voted The Most Overrated Guitarist of the Millennium,” Noel proudly ...