Monday February 17, 2020

The first Noel

Noel Gallagher remains every bit as opinionated as he was two decades ago, when he first became a household name of rock. Here, he holds forth on the genius of Johnny Marr, the non-genius of James Blunt, the gentrification of rock ’n’ roll – and a po

1st March, 2015
Noel Gallagher: ‘The British working class doesn’t have a voice anymore’

They really don’t make rock stars like Noel Gallagher any more. The Mancunian motormouth is a true blue character in an era of stifling triviality.

Gallagher has been an ever-reliable quote machine since Oasis’s Definitely Maybe became the fastest-selling debut in chart history back in 1994. No other figure in modern music has even come close to taking his place as a first-rate raconteur.

“I met 3D [Robert Del Naja] from Massive...

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