Noel Gallagher has revealed that he was massively hungover during a recent performance at the 02 Brixton Academy in London, as he joined former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr onstage.
The former Oasis guitarist accompanied Marr on the Smith’s “How Soon Is Now” as well as Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life,” a last minute addition that Gallagher wasn’t expecting, according to NME.
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“I don’t think I’ve ever been so f***ing hungover onstage in all my life,” Gallagher observed.
“If somebody had come up to me and said ‘You don’t have to do this’ I would have been, like, ‘F***ing, yes’. It was my wife’s birthday the night before and we’d smashed the a*** out of it. I forgot I was playing with him. I promised him because he played on my record. He said ‘Get up and do How Soon is Now’ and then he drops another song on me on the day. But I did it because I’m a f***ing trooper.”
Recently, Gallagher announced his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, while releasing the first single, “In the Heat of the Moment.” Tickets for Gallagher’s upcoming arena tour of the U.K. sold out in just 10 minutes, as the Inquisitr noted. Rumors of an Oasis reunion emerged as Noel’s brother Liam brought an end to his band, Beady Eye, yet Gallagher quickly asserted his intention to focus on his solo band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
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Longtime fans of Gallagher’s music will be keenly interested to know that his new album contains a track related to his 1996 collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, “Setting Sun,” according to the International Business Times.
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“There’s a song on this record that has taken me 23 years to finish,” Gallagher noted.
“It’s called ‘Lock All the Doors.’ I gave a bit of it away to the Chemical Brothers in the ’90s when we did ‘Setting Sun’ and I always meant to finish it but I could never get a way for the verse to tie in with the chorus.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release Chasing Yesterday on March 2, 2015.
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