Noel Gallagher: 'Being A Solo Artist Is Harder Work Than Being In Oasis'

Noel Gallagher has spoken about his career as a solo artist and has admitted that he finds it "a lot harder work" than being in Oasis.

Noel Gallagher: 'Being A Solo Artist Is Harder Work Than Being In Oasis'
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Noel Gallagher has spoken about his career as a solo artist and has admitted that he finds it "a lot harder work" than being in Oasis. The guitarist, who released his debut solo album "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" late last year, told NME Radio in an inteview which you can hear at the bottom of the page that he doesn't actually miss playing with Oasis at all. Asked how he was finding life as a solo artist and if he missed being in Oasis, Gallagher said: "No, I don't say that in a callous way. I don't think about it too much. If it was great I wouldn't have left, if it was all shits and giggles then I'd wouldn't be doing this. I don't miss it, I enjoy what I do now". He continued: "This is a lot harder work than Oasis was, this is very hard on the brain, Oasis was hard on the soul. This is hard, you've got to be on it every night. When I was in Oasis, I'd shuffle on hungover, having been up late, by the time we got to my bits in the set I'd be very warmed up, but now I've got to be on it from the start". Gallagher also admitted that his lengthy solo tour has meant his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous has "fallen by the wayside". Asked about the tour, he said: "I'm on the road till November. The record blew up on the road and I don't know if it'll happen like this again. We've just kept adding gigs and gigs. My second album has fallen by the wayside because we've just kept adding gigs". Meanwhile, Gallagher has confirmed the release of his first solo live DVD on October 15. "International Magic Live At The O2" will feature the full gig from his February 26 show plus a second disc which will include footage of his performance from the NME Awards, where he was crowned this year's Godlike Genius, plus an acoustic set at The Mod Club in Toronto and three music videos from his recent singles.
Thanks to NME for the report.

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    "This is a lot harder work than Oasis was, this is very hard on the brain, Oasis was hard on the soul. This is hard, you've got to be on it every night. When I was in Oasis, I'd shuffle on hungover, having been up late, by the time we got to my bits in the set I'd be very warmed up, but now I've got to be on it from the start". In other words, he is just getting old and can't do what he used to?
    Phaustho
    If he doesn't miss being in Oasis, why is he still playing Oasis songs live? I know he was the main songwriter in Oasis, but that tendency sounds too much like "nostalgia" to me. This, or he's playing Oasis songs as a strategy to get Oasis fans' attention.
    Blackdog71
    Well he has released just 1 solo album and he pretty much plays all of it live in addition to some of his solo B sides and an unreleased track (Freaky Teeth). His solo material dominates the set list. If he just did the solo stuff 'critics' would say that he is short changing the paying customer. The Oasis songs he plays are not, in the main, the 'hits'. They are mainly Oasis B sides....though they are great songs. At the O2 Arena (London)in February he did do Wonderwall and The Importance of Being Idle but these were both dropped for the recent arena shows. Supersonic is a done as a solo acoustic number (very good too). He closes the show with 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. Nostalgia? No! I don't think so and anyway, as you say he wrote the songs!
    FUNKYM0NK413
    I believe he said that the fans would give him too much crap if he didn't play Oasis songs.
    Maniac206
    He also said that he will not reform Oasis, "Not even if all the starving children in the world depended on it".