7 June 2017

Noel Gallagher 'Was Never Asked To Play One Love Gig By Organisers'


Noel Gallagher was reportedly never asked to perform at the One Love Manchester gig by organisers.

Following Noel's 'no show' at Sunday's concert, his younger brother Liam took a very public dig at the High Flying Birds frontman on Twitter.

However, reports suggest Noel had never been invited to play by organisers or Ariana Grande's manager Scooter Braun in the first place.

“Noel has been getting a real bashing for not being at the gig, which is totally out of order," a source said.

“The fact he wasn’t asked to even perform at any point by any of the organisers makes a mockery of Liam’s claims.”

They added to The Sun: “Noel also felt the concert was aimed at fans of pop, not rock, a belief shared by Manchester icons Johnny Marr, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Morrissey."

It comes as it was revealed the 50-year-old rocker had quietly made an incredible gesture by donating all the proceeds from Oasis’ 1995 hit Don't Look Back In Anger to the We Love Manchester fund.

The song, written by Noel, became an unofficial anthem for the victims of last month’s Manchester bombing after grieving people attending a memorial broke into a spontaneous rendition following a minute’s silence.

A source told the Mirror: “Very soon after the attack, Noel contacted the charity and offered to donate subsequent royalties from the track to the victims’ families.

“But he insisted it was done on the proviso that it was not publicised.”

Earlier Simon Kelner wrote in the i newspaper: "I happen to know that Noel has been donating all profits from sales of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ since the bombing to the We Love Manchester campaign.’

Noel acknowledged those claims as true, as he retweeted a link to the article on his official Twitter account.
Since the gig, Don’t Look Back In Anger leapt to No. 27 in the Official Charts midweeks on Monday, after re-entering at No. 66 in the wake of the attacks last Friday.

A spokesman for Noel said last week: “Sadly, Noel will not be at the concert this weekend. "He’s been out of the country on a long-standing family trip since before the concert was announced and is unable to attend.

“Needless to say he is very supportive of the event and wishes everyone huge success on the day.”

JohnnySource: www.mirror.co.uk

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