Noel Gallagher making progress on third album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 March 2015
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has revealed he is already halfway through his third solo album, despite only releasing his second effort this week

Noel Gallagher is already halfway through his third solo album.

The 'Ballad of the Mighty I' hitmaker - who only released second LP 'Chasing Yesterday' this week - criticised Led Zeppelin rocker Jimmy Page for not making more new music and dwelling on the past as he revealed he is already making progress with his next record.

He said: "Lyrically I can look back from time to time, you can look back in a song, like 'The Dying of the Light,' for instance, you can take on a character in a song that's looking back, but me personally, I'm already halfway through recording my next album.

"I mean, as much as I love Jimmy Page -- and I f***in' love Jimmy Page, as a guitarist and a guy, he's a f***in' brilliant, brilliant man -- all he ever does is f***in' remaster Led Zeppelin records. D'you know what I mean? F**k me! Get a job!"

The 47-year-old rocker also spoke about the "struggle and chaos" of his time in Oasis, comparing it with his "really cool" solo career that is packed with "twists and turns".

He told the new issue of Vogue magazine: "I'm going to give you an analogy here. If you could sum up my career with films, Oasis was a cross between 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Saving Private Ryan' - it was all about the struggle and the chaos. My first solo album was like 'Titanic' - it was a love story - and this part of my career is like a really cool TV series, like 'Breaking Bad'.

"Oasis was an all-action big-budget thriller, y'know what I mean? Planes crashing on beaches... and this is a bit more serene and majestic and a bit more interesting. A film is one story, but a TV series can go on for months and get inside your brain with different twists and turns, which is how I see it at the minute."

Meanwhile, it was announced yesterday (03.03.15) that Noel will headline Latitude Festival in July.

The rocker will top the bill at the family-friendly event in Suffolk alongside Alt-J and Portishead, with acts including Manic Street Preachers, James Bay, The Vaccines and La Roux also performing.

Tickets for the festival, which takes place across the weekend of 16-19 July, are on sale now.

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

£50.63 / 029 2087 8100

Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 May


Heaton Park, Manchester

Fri 7 Jun


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