Noel Gallagher Donated Royalties From ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ to Manchester Relief Fund
Yesterday, Noel Gallagher was publicly taken to task by his brother Liam for skipping Sunday's One Love Manchester concert. However, today we've learned that Noel is donating his royalties from the song "Don't Look Back in Anger" to the victims' families.
As reported by NME, Gordon Smart of Radio X defended the elder Gallagher. “I’ve seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend,” he said. “It’s only right to point out, and I don’t think this is public knowledge because I’m sure he would never mentioned it, but I found out today that as soon as ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went to the families. That was before any gig was mentioned.”
Liam joined Coldplay onstage at Old Trafford Cricket Ground to sing Oasis' "Live Forever" on Sunday. Then he called Noel a "sad f---" for not showing up. Noel was reportedly out of the country with his family, but Liam still shot back with, "Weren't we all love get on a f---ing plane and play your tunes for the kids." But maybe he wouldn't have criticized him had he known of his brother's plan.
“It seems wrong to me that Noel’s getting a hard time for a reunion he was never part of," Smart continued. "It’s a shame any attention at all has been taken away from a really special occasion at Old Trafford. But there you go, true fact. He gave his blessing for the songs without any drama at all. Loads of amazing musicians from Manchester couldn’t play the gig, but none of them have been dug out. All that has come from that night is good will from most people.”
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