Noel and partner Sara MacDonald welcomed a baby boy named Donovan Rory MacDonald Gallagher September 22, 2007. It is the first child for the couple, but the second for Gallagher, who has a 7 year old daughter, Anais, with ex-wife Meg Matthews.
Noel and the rest of Oasis collected the prestigious Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the BRIT Awards in February 2007.
Noel co-wrote and co-sang the song Setting Sun by the Chemical Brothers.
Noel's childhood nickname was "Brezhnev", after the Russian president known for his bushy eyebrows.
Noel wrote Wonderwall for his then-wife Meg Matthews.
Noel had a hard time learning how to play guitar at first. His teacher made him play left handed (since he is left handed). It was only after he started playing right handed that "it all made sense."
Noel attended his first concert when he was 13. He saw The Damned at the Manchester Apollo.
Noel's song Married With Children was inspired by his ex-girlfriend who told Noel "your music s****", which forms part of the lyrics.
The intro to Noel's song Don't Look Back In Anger is taken from John Lennon's song, Imagine.
Oasis has only played one gig without Noel, that one being their first gig on August 18, 1991. Noel was in the audience to see the show. He joined the band shortly thereafter.
Paul Weller has guested on several Oasis tracks; Noel returned the favor by playing guitar on Walk On Gilded Splinters on Weller's Stanley Road LP. The pair also collaborated as the Smokin' Mojo Filters.
Noel wrote the foreword for a reprint of Oasis biographer Paolo Hewitt's Jam book, A Beat Concerto.
Noel wrote the song Whatever in less than 10 minutes.
Noel is 5'7".
Noel once auditioned to be lead singer for The Inspiral Carpets but didn't get the job.
Noel is diagnosed with dyslexia.
See also: Oasis.
Noel: (on his brother Liam) It's a good thing we don't live in the United States, where guns are accessible, because I'd have blown his head off by now. The problem is, I can't fire him because my mom would kill me.
Noel: I've got a backlog of 30-odd songs just sitting there. I don't know what the f**k I'm going to do with them all. Could I give them to someone else to sing? Well, there's a few that sound like girls could sing them, but who? F**king Amy Winehouse? She'll be dead before I write another one.
Noel: (after being sued by Coke) Now we all drink Pepsi!
Noel: In Newcastle some geezer jumped up on the stage and punched me in the eye. It went off pretty bad; there was a riot at the gig. You always get that in England. There's always someone in the front giving you the finger. Did they queue up for six hours just to come down and call me a wanker? I don't understand that mentality. It's very strange.
Noel: I'm embarrassed when I see Brits abroad; they have their tops off, wear flip flops, and shout at the top of their voices.
Noel: (on the creation of Oasis) When we started off, we wanted the girls, the cocaine, the fur coats. It wasn't like it was an act; it was almost like working-class people winning the pools. We went bananas.
Noel: All I ever wanted to do was make a record. Here's what you do: you pick up your guitar, you rip a few people's tunes off, you swap them round a bit, get your brother in the band, punch his head in every now and again, and it sells. I'm a lucky bastard. I'm probably the single most lucky man in the world -- apart from our Liam.
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