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29 May 2017, 17:42
On his 50th birthday, the Oasis man reflects on reaching his half-century.
Noel Gallagher is 50 years old today. And, to mark this momentous occasion, he has been in a reflective mood and wonders if his music will continue to be as popular when his own children reach that age.
Speaking to Radio X’s John Kennedy, Noel said: “It’s incredible with the Oasis songs, the famous ones. They will hopefully live forever. And my kids will benefit from them. And their kids, hopefully.”
Only this week, Don’t Look Back In Anger was adopted by crowds in Manchester as a moving anthem to remember those who lost their lives in the terrible attacks in the city on Monday 22 May.
And there were emotional scenes when Liam Fray performed the song at a homecoming Courteeners show at the Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday night (27 May).
Noel continued: “When I look at my beautiful children playing around in the back garden and I think, I won’t be around when they’re 50, sadly.
“My own parents are still around and I feel kind of guilty that I didn’t have my kids earlier. They’re not gonna have me around.
The world is getting worse. Society is getting worse and worse. It crushes you a little bit to think what’s going to become of them?”
You can listen again to What A Life: Noel at 50 via the Radio X online player or via the app.