Noel Gallagher says he would do Bond theme ‘in a heartbeat’

But, singer claims, you have to be a household name in America to get the job

Noel Gallagher has said he would be interested in writing the theme to a Bond film, but he does not expect to get the job as he is not well known enough in America.

Gallagher made his big screen ambition known in a new interview with German publication N-TV, telling Ingo Scheel that he would write a song for the long running 007 series “in a heartbeat”.

“I would do it if I was asked. I would do it in a heartbeat,” he said. “And I could do it and it would be great, but I’m not a star and for that you have to be a big star. You have to be someone in America.”

Sam Smith is currently the favourite to follow Adele’s Skyfall theme in the next Bond film. Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Lana Del Rey have also been mooted for the role. Spectre is set for release on November 7.

Gallagher also touched on the subject of being branded “too old for radio” in the same way Madonna has found herself in recent weeks. The High Flying Birds man confesses he will eventually suffer the same fate.

“This is gonna happen to me, too, they’re not going to play my songs either. But that’s cool, cause when
my records come out they go to the top of the charts. Radio tries to tell you that you don’t exist and yet the people are putting you to the top of the charts and therefore you do.”

Gallagher recently concluded his UK arena tour, making a triumphant return to Manchester along the way. He was joined onstage at Manchester Arena by Johnny Marr and the pair performed ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ together during the encore.

Over the weekend, Gallagher posted a photo of himself holding a backstage pass to one of his brother Noel’s concerts. Liam Gallagher posted the image to his Twitter account, followed by the caption: “Keeping it in the family…LG x”

Recently, Noel Gallagher said his younger sibling Liam should make a solo album and “put his balls on the line”.