Noel Gallagher: ‘Once you’ve been in Oasis, there’s no point being in another band’

Guitarist also says he 'doesn't like being the centre of attention'

Noel Gallagher has admitted that he felt he had to make his musical comeback as a solo artist, as he felt there was “no point” in being in another band after being part of Oasis.

The guitarist, who is currently promoting his debut solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, which is released on Monday (October 17), has said that he hates “being the centre of attention”, but felt he had no other option.

He told the Express Tribune: “I don’t like being at the centre of attention. But once you’ve been in a band like Oasis, what’s the point of being in another band? There’s only one option and that’s doing it yourself.”

Gallagher also spoke about how much more he enjoyed making his solo record compared to recent Oasis albums, saying that it was great to work all day rather than in short bursts.

He added:

As soon as I was in the studio it was great. It was a completely different experience. The process of the work was far more enjoyable for me. I would spend two weeks in the studio and then take three weeks off. But in those two weeks I would work 12 hours a day nonstop, whereas in Oasis, I would do my bit and then sit down for six hours and wait for someone else to do their thing.

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