Noel Gallagher to host new radio show for Absolute Radio

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Suede's Brett Anderson will also present shows

Noel Gallagher will present a radio show on Absolute Radio next month as part of the station’s new Real Music Matters campaign.

The series of shows will run every Saturday throughout February and March, with the former Oasis man presenting a show on February 15 from 9pm-11pm. He will be joined by Russell Brand’s comedy partner Matt Morgan.

Other shows will be hosted by Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie, Suede‘s Brett Anderson and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. Anderson will kick the series off with a show on February 5, while Gillespie will host shows on March 12 and 19. Kerr will lead proceedings on February 13, 20 and 27.

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Gallagher, meanwhile, recently discussed the possibility that he will one day write a James Bond theme, stating in a new interview that he would if he was asked.

Speaking to NME in September last year, the former Oasis man said that he would record a Bond theme “in a heartbeat”, but added: “They usually want people who are famous in America, don’t they? I’m only famous in Manchester. And bits of south London.”

Asked about the prospect again, Gallagher has now said: “If I was asked to write a Bond song, yeah, sure. The thing is, I’ve never had to chase anything.”

Speaking to The Sunday Times in an interview published earlier this month (January 10), Gallagher added: “With Oasis, starting that band seemed impossible, and all my ambitions have seemed impossible, so I’m not remotely ambitious for anything that is attainable. Now I’ve done a bit, I don’t really give a fuck any more about achieving anything. I just want to write the best songs I can.”