Noel Gallagher has revealed plans to sell his original Oasis masters to the highest bidder.
On a heavy promotion campaign amid the impending release of his new single through The High Flying Birds, Gallagher has been hitting headlines all week with not-so-subtle digs at his estranged brother Liam.
With calls for Noel and Liam to put their differences behind them and bring back Oasis, Noel has been pouring cold water all over those expectations by repeatedly exchanging insults with his sibling.
Having released all the Oasis material through Creation Records and Big Brother labels, Gallagher revealed that he is due to receive the full back-catalogue of masters in the coming years. Detailing further, Gallagher said the originals are “due to come back around to [him] in about four or five years.”
Noel, who created Sour Mash Records in 2001 and released his solo and High Flying Birds material though his own format, has admitted he holds no sentiment to the Oasis masters and will be shipping them off to the highest bidder at the earliest opportunity: “Trust me, I will be selling mine to the highest bidder. Well, what am I going to keep them for? So my kids can benefit? No, no, I’m gonna sell them,” he said.
Taking a more humorous approach, the Mancunian then joked: “I’m going to buy a plane, a yacht, I want a chimp with a top hat, and I’ll buy a rocket. And then I’ll leave the kids with the other stuff from the 2000s.”
See the full interview, below.
In a more recent interview, Noel mocked his estranged brother, Liam Gallagher, following his performance at Glastonbury Festival 2019 and the impending release of his next solo album.
Taking up a major spot on the Pyramid Stage late on Saturday evening, Liam Gallagher performed a set which combined his recent solo material with an extensive back catalogue of Oasis hits.
Despite impressing the crowd at the time, Liam’s performance hit the headlines for different reasons when Noel Gallagher’s wife, Sara Macdonald, called Liam a “fat twat” via her social media channels while he was performing. In reaction, another family feud was created when Liam supposedly “threatened” Noel’s wife because of the comments.
Now, while speaking to the Guardian in a new wide-ranging interview, Noel was drawn into the conversation about Liam’s use of Oasis songs during his solo shows: “I’d read somewhere that it was a headline set in the making, so I thought: ‘Fucking hell, better watch this,’” he began.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed for a man in my entire life,” he said in reference to Liam’s performance at Glastonbury. “He’s pulled off the incredible magic trick of making those Oasis songs sound weedy and thin.
Noel Added: “And he looked like he was having the worst day of his life, walking around in what looks like a pair of my son’s pyjamas, shouting into a mic about some perceived injustice … if you can’t sing ’em, don’t play ’em!”