'Sir' Noel Gallagher

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 August 2011
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher would like to be Knighted, but he doesn't want to receive ''an MBE or something lollipop ladies get''

Noel Gallagher would like to become a Sir.

While the former Oasis guitarist would like to receive the official title that comes with a Knighthood, he's not sure he'd like to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE) - an awarded given by Britain's Queen Elizabeth to people for acts of community service, as well as to civil servants and entertainers for great achievement in their job - because he thinks they are accolades for "lollipop ladies".

During a live web chat last night (22.08.11), he said: "I'd make everybody call me Sir Noel. 'Good morning, Sir Noel.' Not an MBE or something lollipop ladies get. I'd love the queen to touch me with a sword - every middle-aged man's dream."

The 44-year-old musician - who has started a new project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - also thinks his brother and ex-bandmate Liam taking him to court for allegedly lying about the break-up of Oasis in 2009 is "getting out of hand," adding: "It's not cool."

Unlike Liam and his new project Beady Eye, Noel is still planning to play Oasis songs he wrote live, as he regards them as his own, rather than belonging to the group.

He explained: "There are four Oasis songs in the setlist. I may go as far as five.

"I don't really see them as Oasis songs any more, I see them as my songs. I wrote them myself.

"We've all got to move on."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Fri 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01993 810530

With The Coral.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jul

£45–£70 / 0131 225 9846

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 19 Jul

£60.50 / 0131 225 9846

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