B-SIDES HERE NOW!

But Noel Gallagher tells NME.COM that the revamped set will not contain any new material...

NOEL GALLAGHER has told NME.COM that OASIS will not play any new material on their forthcoming ‘TOUR OF BROTHERLY LOVE’ with the BLACK CROWES – instead focusing on “album tracks and B-sides”.

Speaking informally to NME.COM following [a][/a]’s show at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night (April 25), Gallagher said that the band were unsure about performing uncompleted songs from their forthcoming fifth album – which would then be judged by critics before the album’s release.

He said: “The thing is, if we play new tracks that aren’t finished, and we haven’t worked out where the chorus comes, then someone is going to fucking review it, like you. Before you know it people’ll be saying ‘Same old..’, you know?”

However, he said the US tour, due to start next month, would have an emphasis on “album tracks, B-sides and outtakes”. Joking that an American audience would think the old songs were new material anyway, Gallagher said only four songs from their recent world tour would be played. Instead the band plan to play tracks including ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Columbia’, ‘Slide Away’, ‘Fade Away’, ‘Headshrinker’ and former live favourite, a cover of The Beatles‘ ‘I Am The Walrus’.

Gallagher, who was joined by Oasis members Andy Bell and Gem Archer, denied the band have given their new album the working title ‘Longtime Servant Of The Gun’.