Noel has said that the album was inspired by Jefferson Airplane track ‘High Flying Bird’. Meanwhile, the format of the title is a homage to the original name for Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Noel told XFM, “I had a bit of a eureka moment, so I wrote it down. I thought, that looks really cool. I doesn’t mean anything, you know?”
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“That’s all rock’n’roll is; retelling this great fucking story,” Mr. Gallagher shared with NME. “Music snobs will think when this band come along that it’s all been done before, but it’s only a story that needs retelling for a new generation. Rock’n’roll is gone at the minute but it’ll never die because Neil Young said so.”
Noel recently said that Oasis were the last great traditional rock ‘n’ roll band. He told Time Magazine, “We came along before the internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man. We don’t live in an era where indie rock bands sell 60 million albums. Oasis were the last great, traditional rock’n’roll band.”
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“I don’t, maybe I just sat there and I thought, ‘This has gone on too long.’ I can’t remember what exactly I was thinking, but it’s like, why do people change jobs? You just sit there one day and you think, ‘I didn’t feel like this yesterday, but I feel like it now. I’m off,'” Noel said.
Noel spoke yahoo.com about his upcoming tour dates: “Frontmen come alive when they come onstage. I’ve got to wait and see what happens. I’m a bit… I wouldn’t say I’m nervous, but I’m trepidatious, if indeed that is a word. I’m not a natural frontman as of yet. But then again, my inner Elvis might take over when I hit the stage!”
You can listen to Noel’s new single ‘AKA…What A Life!’ right here. The was released with a brand new B-side ‘Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me’.
We recently caught up with Noel for a video interview, which you can watch by clicking here.