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Celebrity spotting at Coachella day two

COACHELLA, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Celebrity-spotters said they were busy at the final day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.
Churches filling pews with secular music

Churches filling pews with secular music

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Churches in Britain say they are filling pews by allowing concerts by modern performers ranging from big names like Adele to up-and-coming alternative rockers.

Adele, Coldplay, U2 win at Q Awards

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Singer Adele was named best female artist and her song "Rolling in the Deep" was named best track Monday by the music magazine Q at a ceremony in London.
Liam Gallagher sues brother over Oasis gig

Liam Gallagher sues brother over Oasis gig

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher says he had no choice but to sue his own brother over remarks he made when the band canceled a 2009 gig in Great Britain.
Cowell: Gallagher a possible 'Idol' judge

Cowell: Gallagher a possible 'Idol' judge

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- British TV personality Simon Cowell said Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher could potentially serve as his replacement on "American Idol."
Gallagher: Internal conflict split Oasis

Gallagher: Internal conflict split Oasis

LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- British singer Noel Gallagher says his split from the rock group Oasis was due in part to "intimidation" from his fellow band mates.
Noel Gallagher quits Oasis

Noel Gallagher quits Oasis

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Noel Gallagher says he has quit Oasis, the British rock band he helped create in 1991 with his brother Liam.

TV host Ross to join Brand for broadcast

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand said Sunday his attempted radio comeback will include an appearance by TV host Jonathan Ross.

Singer Daltrey eyeing charity successor

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones says he has been asked by British rocker Roger Daltrey to assume control of charity performances from him.
Oasis to perform at Electric Proms

Oasis to perform at Electric Proms

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Noel Gallagher has confirmed his British rock band Oasis is on the bill for the upcoming five-day BBC Electric Proms music festival.
Oasis lead guitarist injured by intruder

Oasis lead guitarist injured by intruder

LONDON, Ontario, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Canadian concert by British rockers Oasis was postponed following the injury of lead guitarist Noel Gallagher by a stage intruder, the group said Tuesday.
Gallagher wants crackdown on knife crimes

Gallagher wants crackdown on knife crimes

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher expressed how disturbed he is by the rising number of knife crimes among youths when he accepted an award in England this week.
Winehouse involved in Glastonbury scuffle

Winehouse involved in Glastonbury scuffle

BRISTOL, England, June 29 (UPI) -- Amy Winehouse was caught up in a minor scuffle with an unidentified person while performing at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, the singer's spokesman says.
Glastonbury fest defends Jay-Z booking

Glastonbury fest defends Jay-Z booking

GLASTONBURY, England, April 16 (UPI) -- Emily Eavis, the organizer of England's famed Glastonbury music festival, said she is honored U.S. hip-hop artist Jay-Z is headlining the event.

'7 Ages of Rock' covers Oasis

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Noel Gallagher, lead guitarist of the British band Oasis, says he picked up the guitar because of the Manchester band The Smiths.
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British singer/guitarist Noel Gallagher from Oasis attends "The Brit Awards" at Earl's Court in London on February 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967), an English musician of Irish background, is best known as the former lead guitarist, backing vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis.

Raised in Burnage, Manchester with brother Liam, Noel began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, Noel worked for local Manchester band, Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with the Inspiral Carpets, he learned that Liam had formed a band of his own, known as The Rain, which eventually took on the name "Oasis". After Noel returned to England, he was invited by Liam to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist.

Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe (1994) marked the beginning of the band's rise to fame as head of the Britpop movement. Oasis' second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? reached the top of the album charts in many countries. Britpop soon declined in popularity, and Oasis' next three albums failed to revive its popularity, however the band's final two albums Don't Believe the Truth (2005) and Dig Out Your Soul (2008) were hailed as the band's best efforts in over a decade, which found the band renewed success. On 28 August 2009, following an altercation with Liam prior to a gig in Paris, Noel announced his departure from Oasis and on 23 October 2009, he confirmed he would embark on a solo career.

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