Noel Gallagher: 'I don't write songs for The Observer, The Guardian or NME'

'I wanted everyone to like Oasis,' says singer

Noel Gallagher: 'I don't write songs for The Observer, The Guardian or NME'

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Noel Gallagher has claimed that he is not interested in writing songs for The Observer, The Guardian or the NME.

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, the High Flying Birds man said he had always been concerned with creating music that "everyone" would like and had never been fussed about experimenting or "pushing the envelope".

"I once said that I wrote songs 'for the man who buys the Daily Mail and 20 Bensons every day'," he said. "And I meant that at the time. I'd consider myself to be just an average man in the street who's been blessed with a talent to write songs."

He continued: "I don't write songs for The Observer or The Guardian, or for the NME or Mojo. I'm not bothered about pushing the envelope. I wanted everyone to like Oasis, not just some people in Oxford, a few people in Hull and a couple of people in Glasgow."

Earlier this month (August 17), Gallagher denied he had been working on new material with former Blur rival Damon Albarn and also ruled out the possibility of reforming Oasis to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album 'Definitely Maybe' next year (2014), saying: "No, it definitely won't happen."

He did, however, confirm that he has started work on a new Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album. "I've got tons of songs left over from the last one. I'm writing, putting stuff together. Yeah, I'll definitely make another one, that's for sure," he said. "I don't wanna go back out on the road, though - that's the thing."

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