Noel Gallagher: I was mistaken for Liam outside Abbey Road Studios
Noel Gallagher said he was mistaken for his brother Liam as he walked past Abbey Road Studios in London.
The rocker, who was at Oasis with his brother for years until their rowing split them up in 2009, also revealed that he has already started working on his next solo album.
Since leaving Oasis, the guitarist has released three albums with his solo project High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher, including his latest album, Who Built The Moon? in 2017.
Speaking at the Q Awards, where this record was nominated in the Best Album category, he told the Press Association that he had already started recording a follow-up.
He said: “I’ve been in the studio before.
“I was at f ****** Abbey Road for two weeks and passed this zebra crossing every day to be recognized.
“Tourists walked barefoot. Still no one has stopped.
“I got pulled over once by a black cab driver who walked by and was like ‘okay Liam? “”
The Beatles recorded almost all of their albums and singles at the famous Abbey Road studios between 1962 and 1970.
Oasis, notable fans of the Fab Five, recorded the 2008 album Dig Out Your Soul and 1997 Be Here Now there.
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Gallagher, who is also nominated for Best Solo Artist at the Q Awards, added that he was not fazed by the mixed reactions to his latest album.
He said, “I don’t think any record I’ve ever made has been universally appreciated, other than Definitely Maybe. Many people hated this one more than they hated the last.
When asked why he thought that was the case, he replied, “Because these are f ****** idiots. What else could it be? “
Gallagher, who was accompanied to the awards ceremony by his wife Sara MacDonald, also said he enjoys the process of music creation more than ever.
He said, “When you are young everything is in front of you. Now, with a little bit of time behind me, it’s different.
“How many records are you going to make?” When you’re in the studio, you have to give it your all. I love it. I love him now more than ever before.
The awards, hosted by the music magazine in association with Absolute Radio, will see a host of stars being honored at the London Roundhouse at Chalk Farm.
Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers, rapper Professor Green, Mercury Wolf Alice Prize winners, singer-songwriter Nadine Shah and Brett Anderson of Sweden were among the stars on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony.