Early life[ edit ] Cranwell Drive, Burnage, Manchester, where the Gallagher brothers used to live pictured Aside from Liam, he also has an elder brother named Paul. He and his brothers were often beaten by their father, who was an alcoholic,  and he was often reclusive. Liam described him as "the weirdo in the family". Due to their unease around their father, he and Paul both developed stammers. Six years later, she finally left him, taking the three boys with her.
When his mother took a job working in the school canteen, Gallagher ensured that he stopped by to visit her during lunch before skipping the rest of the day. Gallagher was particularly inspired by the debut of the Smiths on Top of the Pops in , performing their single " This Charming Man ". He later reflected that "from that day on However, the relationship between father and sons continued to be tempestuous; Gallagher said that "because we were always arguing we'd still be working at nine o'clock every night".
There he sustained an injury when a heavy cap from a steel gas pipe landed on his right foot. Following a period of recuperation, Gallagher was offered a less physically demanding role in the company's storehouse, freeing up time for him to practise guitar and write songs. He claimed to have written at least three of the songs on Definitely Maybe in this storehouse including " Live Forever " and "Columbia". He later called the storehouse "The Hit Hut" and claimed the walls were painted gold.
He is left-handed, but plays right-handed. The two became acquainted and Gallagher became a regular at Inspiral Carpets shows. When he heard singer Steve Holt was leaving the band, Gallagher auditioned to be the new vocalist.
He struck up a friendship with monitor engineer Mark Coyle over their love of the Beatles , and the pair spent soundchecks dissecting the group's songs. He attended one of their concerts at Manchester's Boardwalk, but was unimpressed by the group's act. After rejecting an offer from Liam to be the band's manager,  Gallagher agreed to join the band, on the condition that he would take creative control of the group and become its sole songwriter. According to another source, Gallagher told Liam and the rest of the group after having heard them play for the first time: His control over the band in its early years earned him the nickname "The Chief".
Together, they found the money to hire a van and make the six-hour journey. When they arrived, they were refused entry to the club because no one notified the venue that Oasis had been added to the bill. The band eventually secured the opening slot and played a four-song set that impressed Creation founder Alan McGee. Gallagher has since claimed that he only had six songs written at the time, and has put his success in the interview down to "bullshitting".
The single was later followed by Oasis' debut album Definitely Maybe, which was released in August and was a critical and commercial success.
It became the fastest-selling debut album in British history at the time, and entered the UK charts at number one. The conditions were poor, and he felt the American audience—still preoccupied with grunge and metal —did not understand the band. It was during this time that Gallagher wrote " Talk Tonight " as a "thank you" for the girl he stayed with, who "talked him from off the ledge".
He was tracked down by Creation's Tim Abbot and during a trip by the pair to Las Vegas, Gallagher decided to continue with the band. He reconciled with his brother and the tour resumed in Minneapolis. This preceded their second album, What's the Story Morning Glory? Though it suffered initial critical apathy, the album became the second fastest-selling album ever in the UK, entering the UK album charts at number one and peaking at number four on the US Billboard chart.
Gallagher spent extravagantly, buying various cars and a swimming pool, despite the fact he can neither drive,  nor swim. He's also afraid that he was very high during the 90s and drunk most of the time. He can only tell you that it was a fucking brilliant time in his life, and he was naming everything after everything.
Naming cats after cigarettes, though. One of his finer moments, he must say. Originally, Noel had wanted to take lead vocals on "Wonderwall", but Liam insisted on singing it. As compensation, he decided he would sing lead vocals on "Don't Look Back in Anger". Gallagher became so influential that a June NME article argued that "If Noel Gallagher, the most successful songwriter of his generation, champions a group, then said group are guaranteed more mainstream kudos and, quite possibly, more sales.
And since Noel has taken to championing only five or six groups, then it's a powerful cabal he's promoting. John Harris typified these bands, and Gallagher, of sharing "a dewy-eyed love of the s, a spurning of much beyond rock's most basic ingredients, and a belief in the supremacy of 'real music'". He left for his room, later commenting "as far as I'm concerned, I haven't got a father. He's not a father to me, y'know? I don't respect him in any way whatsoever". Following the worldwide success of Morning Glory?
As with the previous two albums, all the tracks were written by Gallagher. After an initial blaze of publicity, positive critical reviews, and commercial success, the album failed to live up to long-term expectations, and public goodwill towards Be Here Now was short-lived. Look at Phil Collins. His depression and paranoid well-being inspired the song "Gas Panic! He claimed to have quit using illicit drugs on 5 June Gallagher stated in , "I liked drugs, I was good at them.
But I'd had panic attacks for about a year and I stopped because I wanted to. After you make the decision, it is quite easy. In , Gallagher was criticised for attending a high-profile and well-publicised media party at 10 Downing Street , hosted by the newly appointed Prime Minister, Tony Blair , along with other celebrities and industry figures who had supported New Labour in the run-up to the general election.
Both brother Liam and Blur's Damon Albarn declined their invitations, with Albarn commenting "Enjoy the schmooze, comrade. As a result, the fourth studio album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants , was recorded by just the Gallaghers and drummer Alan White , with Gallagher playing all guitar parts.
The show proved successful and a further series of sets took place in March saw Gallagher perform in Moscow—the first time an Oasis member has performed in Russia. The Dreams We Have as Children features classic and rare tracks from the Oasis canon along with several cover versions of some of Gallagher's favourite artists. Departure from the band[ edit ] On 28 August , Gallagher quit Oasis after a fight with his brother, Liam.
A little before midnight on Friday, Gallagher posted a statement on his message board called "Tales from the Middle of Nowhere" on the band's website announcing his departure. He played a mostly acoustic set, and played a variety of Oasis album tracks and B-sides. Lead singer David McDonnell has been co-writing with Gallagher and are looking to collaborate on future solo projects together.
Kane also revealed that he will appear on Gallagher's forthcoming album, playing guitar. Well I've not even started it, so I don't know. The video for the debut single was released on 25 July at 8: On 9 September , Gallagher along with his band, served as the headline act of "We Are Manchester," a benefit concert to mark the reopening of Manchester Arena following a terrorist attack there in May. Other projects[ edit ] In an interview with NME in whilst promoting his solo debut album Everyday Robots , Damon Albarn hinted at a collaborative project with Gallagher.
Despite the years of animosity during Blur and Oasis' respective heyday, Albarn said: It would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once. It's fine when you're young, but I'm almost In , he moved out of his family home to live with Louise Jones, whom he described as his "soulmate" and for whom he wrote " Slide Away ".
They had an on-again, off-again relationship before finally separating in June , with Gallagher stating, "I don't think I'll ever get over it. He had met her in through her roommate, MTV presenter Rebecca de Ruvo , whom he was dating at the time and whom he left for Mathews. After the divorce was finalised, Gallagher admitted he had only claimed to have cheated in order to speed up the divorce process and that he had never actually been unfaithful.
He wrote "Waiting for the Rapture" about their meeting. Coincidentally Pizzorno drew his hometown team Leicester City with Gallagher's Manchester City for the Third round tie in which both teams drew and Manchester City proceeded to win in the replay. He participated in the unveiling of Umbro sponsored football kits with captain Vincent Kompany. In the advertising campaign, the two men are pictured wearing the new Manchester City home and away shirts for the —13 season.
Formerly, the footballer introduced Gallagher to 80, fans during Rock Werchter music festival in Belgium. I love the color and energy of it all. It took me a while to get it, but I like it a lot. He is often criticised for the praise he gives to his own songs.
He points out "If you'd written ' Live Forever ', you'd be walking to a different tune the next day too. In a Guitar World interview, he described himself as "a fan who writes songs" and stated, "I'm not saying, 'I'm the greatest songwriter in the world. And I'm gonna put them all in this song"'. His response to critics about the topic of "blatantly pinching riffs" was, "No, I don't feel guilty.
But you feel pissed off because you didn't do it first. By , Gallagher reflected "There is a bit of truth in that statement. Like the bit in "Champagne Supernova" about slowly walking down the hall faster than a cannonball. What does that mean? And the answer is, I don't know what it means. I don't care what it means. It must mean something, though, because I play it to a sea of people every night and they seem to understand it.
That's all that matters, I guess. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants included Oasis' first ever album track written by his brother Liam.