By John Curley
Former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher laid out his plans for the future—and provided his take on the 2009 breakup of Oasis—at a press conference that was held on Wednesday, July 6th at the Electric Cinema in London’s Notting Hill.
Gallagher will be releasing his first solo album, titled Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, on October 17th. Gallagher’s new band, which goes by the name of the album, will embark on a tour shortly after the disc is released. The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
Everybody's On The Run
If I Had A Gun...
The Death of You and Me
(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
AKA... What A Life
Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks
AKA... Broken Arrow
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Stop The Clocks
Gallagher has also recorded a second, more experimental solo album with Amorphous Androgynous that will be released in 2012.
The breakup of Oasis was discussed at length by Gallagher during the press conference. He previously had not made a public comment about it. And he did admit that he regrets the way that Oasis ended, as there were only two concerts left on the tour. Gallagher opined that if he had finished the tour and then the band had taken some time off afterward, they might still be together. He apparently has not spoken to his brother Liam since the Oasis split.
Gallagher stated that he would be playing Oasis songs in concert, saying, “They’re my songs and I wrote them all by myself and I’m proud of them and I’m proud of what they mean to other people and I’m proud of where they sit with what I’ve done now.”
To watch the press conference (which includes some foul language) in full, click below:
To watch the portion of the press conference in which Gallagher discusses the split of Oasis, click below:
To listen to the press conference in full, go to the XFM London Web site and click on the audio link near the bottom of the page.
For more on this story, see http://www.noelgallagher.com/.