Noel Gallagher Reveals The Greatest Problem Of Performing With Liam Gallagher

Noel Gallagher recently appeared on The Evening Show with Dan O’Connell and discussed his experiences performing with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds compared to Oasis. When asked whether he gets nervous before the performance, he replied:

“Never, and it really f***ing annoys people as well.”

He went on and referred to his brother Liam the ‘tambourine player’ and ‘a loose cannon,’ and shared his experience:

“Towards the end of Oasis you were always stepping into the unknown because the tambourine player was a bit of a loose cannon and it was like, ‘Well is this gig gonna finish?’ Now you put a band together and all the people around you, you know, it’s cool. I don’t get nervous at all.”

Noel also mentioned he couldn’t relate to the bands that come together before their performances and motivate each other:

“Even in the early days with Oasis, we used to see bands at festivals go into a huddle before the gig and we’d be like, ‘What do you think they’re f***ing saying to each other? Right lads, you go to keep tight at the back, make sure you go forward as a unit, defend as a unit, give it your best, play to the whistle?’ I mean, what are you f***ing saying? I’ve seen thousands of bands do it, I wouldn’t know what to say.”

The former Oasis songwriter talked about his brother’s unpredictable behaviours before. In another interview, he said:

“You never knew what mood Liam was going to turn up in, and I found the whole thing really f*cking stressful. My overriding feeling was this is just so f-cking unnecessary. This is the dream that we’ve all lived for, and you’re still moaning about some sh-t that went on 18 hours ago. It’s just nonsense. Singers are the kings of blaming sh*t on everybody else. I was writing the songs, so I was directing it. I knew what I was doing.”

The tension and conflicts between the two brothers have been a recurring theme in interviews and on social media. In May, Liam Gallagher called his brother ‘a coward’ when asked about a possible reunion. He tweeted:

“Well, I put it out there; he won’t call. I mean, he should call me because he’s forever going on about it: you’d have thought by now he’d have some kind of plan. And if he’s got a plan, he should get someone to call… He doesn’t have to speak to me; I know he won’t speak to me; he’s a coward.

He’s the coward who wishes AIDS on people and doesn’t show up to play music for his hometown after a tragedy. You want more cunty bollox. I don’t wish AIDS on people. I turn up and play the music for the people of Manchester who have just had a terror attack while you sit on your dingy sipping champagne, and you got the audacity to call me a coward. Sit down you. End.”

You can read about the rest of the interview here.