Noel Gallagher to appear on charity single ‘Boob Spelt Backwards Is Boob’ alongside Hozier

Irish DJ Greg McQuaid behind track, which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Noel Gallagher has contributed to a new charity single which will also feature artists including Spandau Ballet and Hozier.

The project has been launched by Irish DJ Greg McQuaid, who hosts a radio show on KFOG FM in California. The song is called ‘Boob Spelt Backwards Is Boob’, according to Ireland’s Herald, and will be released on Thursday (October 1) in aid of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

“Getting Hozier was really huge. When you have one of the biggest artists on the planet involved, convincing others to contribute becomes a lot easier,” Greg told the Herald.


“We recorded his part back in April. He didn’t have time to come by the radio station so we recorded him at the Masonic where he was playing three sold-out shows.

“It was cute because his tour manager and road crew were all walking around backstage singing the chorus as we were trying to record it.”

It is also reported that Florence + The Machine’s Florence Welch was “keen to lend a hand” to the project.

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Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has said that while he will always consider reforming Oasis if the money is right, he has no sympathy for fans who complain that they didn’t get to see the band perform live.

Gallagher made an appearance on Radio X, the newly branded XFM, last week (September 21), speaking to breakfast show presenter Chris Moyles.

The DJ asked him whether he’d ever reform Oasis. “Probably not in the very near future,” Gallagher replied, adding, “one should never say never though, when someone’s waving a cheque for a quarter of a billion…”


“I’m sure there are countless, thousands of people who would love it,” he said of the potential reformation. “But there’s one that wouldn’t…me.”

Gallagher continued: “I do say: ‘We were together for 20 years, if you didn’t see us, tough…I didn’t get to see the Sex Pistols. The second lot of gigs we [Oasis] did at Wembley were infinitely better. As a live band, we got better – as the songs got worse.”