Gallagher picks up sticks for new band...

Noel Gallagher has formed a new band called Tailgunner who, it’s rumoured, will play low-key UK dates in September.

At the moment, the three-piece features Noel on drums, ‘Definitely Maybe’ producer and one-time Oasis live engineer Mark Coyle on guitar and vocals and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey on bass. Insiders say Tailgunner, named after a specialist US porn magazine, are looking to make their live debut at a pub gig some time next month but it’s not likely Noel‘s new project will overshadow his work with Oasis.

A spokesperson for Oasis confirmed the existence of the project, but wouldn’t comment on rumours that Creation had given Tailgunner a deal, merely to say, “There’s nothing going on with it at the moment. It’s too early to say.”


Coyle and Stacey have both been earmarked as replacements for Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs who left the band in March following their return from a studio in France. Last week Bonehead claimed he left the group to spend more time with his family.

He said: “Liam and Noel were very cool about it P I think they were shocked but there’s no problem. I might go and see them in concert one day as a fan but I’m happy with the decision.”

As Oasis will not be playing gigs until next year, it’s unlikely a replacement guitarist will be announced until then. The first single from the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 1997’s ‘Be Here Now’ LP will be called ‘Go Let It Out’.

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