NOEL GALLAGHER DEFENDS OASIS NO-SHOW AT LIVE 8

The star says it would have been "nice" to take part...

NOEL GALLAGHER has defended his band [url=]OASIS’ decision not to take part in the LIVE 8 events next month (July 2) .

The star told Ananova his band had already arranged a concert on July 2, at the City Of Manchester Stadium, when Bob Geldof announced his plans for the series of shows, which includes a UK show in Hyde Park, London.

Gallagher told Jam: “If it was possible, it would be nice to take part.”

He added: “It’s the general thing that rock stars should be doing something to f***ing sort this out. And it’s like, ‘Well, all right, that’s what (Coldplay

‘s) Chris Martin are for.’

“I don’t like the way that somebody suddenly decides that all the bands in England are going to f***kin’ play and everybody jumps to attention.”