Noel Gallagher Brushes Off Suggestion That He Coordinated Album Release Dates With Liam

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Noel Gallagher performs headlining the 'We Are Manchester' benefit concert at Manchester Arena on Sept. 9, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Noel Gallagher has no time for publicity ploy theories.

The former Oasis guitarist, releasing Who Built the Moon? with his band the High Flying Birds this week, was asked in a recent interview with Vulture whose idea it was for him and brother Liam to time their album release dates so close together. (Liam Gallagher's As You Were dropped last month.)

"What are you suggesting?" Gallagher remarked, before responding.

"Well, if you didn’t coordinate this with Liam, it was pretty lucky timing. He said a bunch of funny things about you in the press last month, and now you get to answer him. In a time when it’s hard for artists to hold people’s attention, you two have a pretty good racket going, publicity-wise," the reporter pointed out.

"It’s slightly annoying," Gallagher said. "My shit is not reacting. It’s not reactionary on that level to anybody’s. When your record’s ready, it goes, and that’s the end of it, and if it’s near to the other fellow’s, then that’s it. I don’t give a fuck whether he puts his album out the same day as mine. I will thank him for promoting my record, though, and it’s not even out yet."

Now that that's been cleared up, check out Noel's new album when it's out on Nov. 24. You can preview one of his new songs, "Holy Mountain," here. "My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it," he said.


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