No Noel Solo Side Project
Following media speculation in the last couple of weeks that Noel Gallagher plans to work on solo side project, Oasis have released a statement to say that the rumours are untrue.
Gallagher has also been reported to be playing this year's Glastonbury, but this is also now officially refuted as "simply wishful thinking or conjecture."
The statement on their official website oasisinet.com says: "Noel Gallagher is not preparing to launch into a solo career nor will he be playing at Glastonbury this June, as have been strongly suggested in some circles. He is an avid fan of the festival and will no doubt be on site checking out a few of his favourite bands again this year. Noel, along with Gem, have had a great time performing their semi acoustic shows recently and will continue to do so when it feels like a good idea, however Glastonbury is not on the agenda."
The statement goes on to say that Oasis, as a band, will be concentrating on making a new album, stating: "The summer of 2007 is set to be a relatively quiet time for Oasis with the band members writing and demoing new songs."
Recently Noel Gallagher has been performing a few semi-acoustic shows with bandmate Gem Archer, as well as headline appearances at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The only scheduled solo performance, as such, will be Andy Bell who appears at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in London early next month.