Noel Gallagher reveals he wants Liam Gallagher to "put his balls on the line" and go solo
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he hopes his brother Liam Gallagher will record and release a solo album.
Speaking to Q, the guitarist said that he was "very f***ing sad" when he learned about the demise of Beady Eye, the band his brother had formed in the wake of Oasis's split, but he was convinced his younger brother wouldn't stay out of the limelight for long.
He said: "I’m very f***ing sad about Beady Eye, because I know they really wanted to make it work. I wanted it to work for them. I was out with Gem Archer the other night. The vibe I’m getting is that it was a shock, although not completely surprising."
Then asked what he thought his brother should do next, he said: "I’m amazed Liam has chucked it in, but he won’t stay out of the limelight for long. I think Liam should make a solo record – put his balls on the line, put his name up in lights and go for it."
Noel Gallagher will release his second solo album Chasing Yesterday in March of next year.
The album is the second the former Oasis guitarist has released under the name of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and features new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. You can hear that track at the bottom of the page.
The LP will feature 10 tracks on the standard edition and 13 on the deluxe edition, including a new version of 'Freaky Teeth', which Gallagher played live on his last solo tour.
Gallagher will tour the UK in March, playing five arena shows, you can find full details here.