Noel Gallagher's Beady Eye jealousy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 February 2012
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is "jealous" of his brother Liam's new band Beady Eye, because he wishes guitarist Gem Archer had joined his solo venture

Noel Gallagher is "jealous" of Beady Eye.

The 'If I Had a Gun' singer is envious that his brother Liam managed to convince all of the other final members of Oasis - bassist Andy Bell, guitarist Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock - to form a band with him because he wanted Gem to be in his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Noel - who left the group in 2009 following a bust-up with Liam - said: "I should have had custody of Gem, and I'm f***ing jealous that he's in Beady eye and not in High Flying Birds, I've gotta say. He's my mate, but no.

"I left with dignity and grace and everybody did their own thing."

Oasis experienced several line-up changes over the years but Noel believes if the band ever reformed, only the final incantation of the group would be involved.

He said: "It would be the last line up. We always used to say whoever was onstage that night, that was the definitive line up.

"The last gig we ever did. To me, is the definitive line-up. So it's always me, Gem, Andy, Liam and Chris Sharrock."

However, the rocker doesn't believe a reunion will ever happen.

He told NME magazine: "I don't think either Oasis or The Smiths will reform. I think Morrissey and Marr, probably, but I don't think The Smiths will ever reform. And Oasis, at the moment, no. Morrissey and Johnny Marr is probably more on the cards."

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.

Cardiff Castle

Fri 24 May

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Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 May


Heaton Park, Manchester

Fri 7 Jun


Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

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