Liam Attack Caused Oasis Split
Noel Gallagher reveals what happened in Paris as he announces two solo albums...
So, rather than just going under his own name, the highly antipated new material by the Oasis man will be released under the moniker Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on October 17.
The first album was recorded in London and completed in LA earlier this year - co-produced by Noel himself and David Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, Marilyn Manson).
Among the collaborators are the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings.
The tracklisting for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds:
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
Noel Gallagher's second album - a currently untitled companion to the first - is the result of Noel's continued collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous and will be out in 2012.
Speaking at a press conference today Noel finally answered the question we all had in mind... what happened between him and his brother and bandmate Liam in France that caused the Oasis split?
"For whatever reason [Liam] went to his own dressing room and he came back with a guitar and started wielding it like an axe." Noel told the amassed journalists.
Noel went on to label it "a really unnecessary violent act," continuing, "he's swinging this guitar around and he nearly took my face off with it."
"There were people who were in the band not saying anything, looking the other way, and it wasn't even a big dressing room. We're all involved in it and nobody is saying anything. So I was like, you know what, Im f*****g out of here."
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will embark on a tour this Autumn and Noel told Xfm fans can expect, unlike at Beady Eye gigs, to hear Oasis songs in his set.
"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," he told Xfm's Sunta Templeton.
"You've really got to be on stage and see the reaction of crowds when you play Don't Look Back in Anger and The Masterplan and stuff like that. Unfortunately them songs are like drugs to me and I don't think I'd ever play a gig without them"
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