Noel Gallagher: ‘I miss playing guitar with Oasis’

High Flying Birds chief admits he misses 'kissin' the sky' and playing lead guitar

Noel Gallagher has admitted that he misses playing lead guitar with his former band Oasis.

Gallagher walked out on the band in August 2009 following an altercation in Paris, and went on work on his first solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, which he released last month (October 17).

Over recent weeks, he and his brother – Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher – have traded public barbs over the possibility of an Oasis reunion in the future, with Noel recently rubbishing his sibling’s claim that he is “desperate” for the group to reunite.

In an interview with, the guitarist didn’t discuss the prospect of an Oasis reunion – but did admit he missed playing lead guitar with the band.

He said:

In Oasis, I was doing a completely different thing than what I’m doing now. I was playing lead guitar. And… I do miss that. I miss being at the end of the stage and just turning up my fucking amp as loud as possible and kissin’ the sky. I do miss that, I have to say.

However, he also added that he was “enjoying” his role as a rhythm guitarist and said he believed he was “much better” at it than playing lead.

Gallagher also gave some details about his second solo album – a project with psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous, which is slated for release in 2012. “There’s 13 tracks on it, three of which are the singles from this album,” he said. But they’re vastly different versions – they’ve been remixed and psychedelic-cized.

“There’s 10 original songs on it. It’s not an electronic record; it’s a psychedelic rock record. Ironically, as there’s not a lot of guitars on the current record, there’s possibly too many on the next,” he added.

Noel Gallagher is currently touring in support of his debut solo album, and will play a UK arena tour in February.

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