Noel Gallagher took over the famed Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles Thursday night to play a packed house five songs off his upcoming High Flying Birds album “Who Built the Moon?” out Nov. 24.
But of course questions during the Q&A quickly turned to Oasis and the band’s 25th Anniversary of their first album “Definitely Maybe” which is coming up in two years.
Why is that number significant? It means they can be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gallagher explained he’s already been contacted by the organization and told them straight up “it’s not gonna happen.” Normally, of course, bands get together to both perform and accept the award but he told the audience he would not attend if they got inducted. On whether he thought Oasis deserved to be honoured: “Well, I certainly think I do.”
Yes the Gallagher brothers continue to take jabs at each other every chance they get. With Liam posting these two tweets after hearing some of Noel’s new record.
In response to the tweets Noel proclaimed total “indifference.” As to whether he had heard Liam’s new material due out next week. He said he’d heard the single. And repeated his go-to line of total “indifference.”
During the hilarious discussion with media, fans and record execs, Noel was also asked about President Donald Trump. He told the audience he had to be careful what he said, because he already has a tough time getting into the country. He added that Trump was an “interesting individual” and “unique.”
Out of the five songs we heard, one of the songs is sure to create a lot of buzz – the opener to the “Who Built The Moon?” album, “Fort Knox” – a moody, kind of psychedelic trip in which Noel doesn’t even really sing.
He explained it was actually influenced by Kanye West’s “Fade”. Noel had run into the studio saying how much he loved it after hearing it for the first time. In fact Noel actually wanted to send “Fort Knox” for Kanye to use as his own. But once it was done Noel said he realized, “It was just too fu***** good” so he kept it for himself.