Noel Gallagher gave Bradley Cooper rock star advice for ‘A Star Is Born’

"The hardest thing in the world is pretending to be a rock star.”

Noel Gallagher has revealed he gave Bradley Cooper advice on how to be a rock star ahead of the actor’s role in A Star is Born.

The remake of the classic film, which sees Bradley Cooper play a seasoned musician who falls in love with an up and coming star, was also Cooper’s directional debut.

The film – which starred Lady Gaga and opened in October to positive reviews– features a scene that was shot at Glastonbury, where Bradley Cooper surprised fans in 2017 by taking to the Pyramid stage.


Now, Gallagher has revealed that he has known Cooper for six years and took the actor to his first Glastonbury.

He told Q Magazine: “He used to say to me, ‘I want to get it right.’ The hardest thing in the world is pretending to be a rock star.”

And Gallagher went on to add that he was impressed with Cooper’s acting skills in A Star is Born.

He added: “For somebody who isn’t a singer or a guitar player he carries that shit fucking well.”

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in ‘A Star Is Born’

Gallagher went on to joke that Cooper had said there was “a bit of” him in character Jackson Maine – with one of Gallagher’s “moves” being in the film as he walks across the stage, bends both arms and claps twice. Gallagher added: “I was like, ‘That is me. That’s my patented fucking move!’”


Earlier this month, Gallagher released an official book titled, ‘Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going)’, which told the story behind the rocker’s biggest ever tour with his band High Flying Birds.

It also followed the story of the making of Gallagher’s latest album – 2017’s ‘Who Built the Moon?’ – with a series of stunning images by former Man City photographer Sharon Latham and words from Noel and his band mates.

The rocker also recently gave an update on his next solo album during a Q&A for the book, where he claimed the next output would have a “70s disco” feel and would hopefully be released next year.

He went on to joke: “There’s only so many times you can write a song about the rain or use the word ‘shine’, and I’ve got away with it a fucking shitload. I’ve used the chords from ‘Wonderwall’ six times, and let me tell you – it’s not drying up yet.”

During a recent interview, Gallagher claimed he is “better looking and has a better band” now he’s not in Oasis. While he also recently compared life on the road as a solo artist to life on the road with Oasis.

Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper has seen huge success with his directional debut – but the actor recently revealed he originally approached Jack White about playing the lead character.

The film has grossed over £33 million at the UK box office, but was recently knocked off the top spot by Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which grossed an impressive £6.48 million in its opening weekend.