Noel Gallagher To Release Solo Album, Will Play Oasis Tracks On The Tour

Jul 6, 2011, 14:57 by Sarah Long

Former Oasis member Noel Gallagher announced he will be coming out with his solo album this fall. He added he will still play some Oasis tracks on his solo tour.

Gallagher said that his debut solo CD, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds," will be released in the United States on November 8.

At a press conference promoting the album Wednesday in London, England, Gallagher said that while his album was not "Stadium Rock," he believed it would still appeal to fans of Oasis, according to the Guardian.

"They're my songs and I wrote them all by myself," he said at the conference, as reported by the BBC. "I'm proud of them and what they mean to other people.

The guitarist also revealed that since the album only has ten songs, which is not enough to fill up a full set list, he will play Oasis tracks on tour. He also admitted the songs still appeal to him.

"Unfortunately those songs are like drugs to me," he added. "I don't think I'd ever do a gig without playing them. That would be crazy.

"That would be like Paul McCartney doing the O2 and just playing Wings stuff."

Noel Gallagher's first solo album was recorded in London and finished in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of this year, the BBC reports.

The musician, who starting writing material after Oasis split in 2009, is also releasing a second album next year.