Noel Gallagher explains why he still performs the songs of Oasis. The singer served as the lead vocalist of the band years ago.
During a recent interview, the 50-year-old musician said that it is a must for him to perform Oasis songs even when he is on his solo tour. In the past, Gallagher typically performed 12 Oasis songs out of his 20-song set during his concerts. Now, he just performs about five songs by the rock band.
"The only conscious thing that I would do because those songs are part of people's lives particularly in England, I wouldn't have Charlotte [Marionneau] play the scissors on an Oasis song... I'm aware of what those songs mean to people," said Gallagher.
Noel Gallagher Is Grateful To Oasis
While speaking with Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Gallagher also dished on what the Oasis songs mean to him at present time. He said that the band's songs got him to where he is in his career at the moment.
"I wouldn't be that arrogant as to go out and not perform at least five or six [Oasis songs]. I wish I could do 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Slide Away' and maybe some of the earlier stuff but they just don't suit my voice," explained Gallagher.
'Who Built The Moon?'
Gallagher was part of Oasis from 1988 to 2009. On Aug. 28, 2009, he announced his departure from the band following an altercation with his brother. After leaving Oasis, Gallagher formed the High Flying Birds and released three studio albums with them.
He and his band will be promoting their latest project Who Built The Moon? by going on a tour together. Their series of shows will kick off on April 22 at the Brighton Center in Kentucky and will wrap up on July 19 at the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
Last year, Gallagher talked about Who Built The Moon? and said that the compilation encouraged him to take a new approach to his songwriting. The singer also worked closely with David Holmes on the album.
"It was a fascinating way to work because you never quite knew what the [expletive] was going on. You'd write half a song, then a year later come back to it and you'd say, 'What's going on here?' 'Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. I did a thing on this and kind of shifted...' 'Amazing.' Because I come from the organic school of songwriting, which is to sit, play, and work it out," said Gallagher.