NOEL GALLAGHER SAYS HIS CHILDREN WILL NEVER BE AS GREAT AS HIM. BUT DONATES PROCEEDS FROM HIS SONG TO MANCHESTER ATTACK VICTIMS

The former OASIS frontman warned his children to steer clear of the music industry – because they will never be as good as him.

Gallagher, 49, said his children can “dream on” if they are thinking of following in his footsteps.

Asked how he would feel if they broached the subject with him, he told Absolute Radio: “I’d say ‘pass me that guitar and I’ll show the benchmark here, son’ and play Don’t Look Back in Anger.

“Then I’d put the guitar down to almost certainly a deathly silence, and say, ‘Yeah, f****** dream on? Now, go put the kettle on!”

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Family man: Noel Gallagher with his wife Sara Macdonald, daighter Anais Gallagher and son Donovan Gallagher (Chris Jackson/Getty)

Gallagher has three children – sons Donovan and Sonny, six, with wife of six years Sara, 45 – and daughter Anais, 17, from his marriage to Meg Mathews.

The High Flying Birds frontman said he often gets into trouble with his wife for not encouraging his children to do their homework.

He said: “[Sara] will ask ‘Will you make him do his homework?’ And I’d be like ‘Yeah, in a minute.’

“I’ll just say ‘I never did any homework, look at me!’ I do get a b******** for that.

“I don’t know what the average dad is but I wouldn’t consider myself the average dad.”

Gallagher is gearing up for his 50th birthday and assured fans that he isn’t about to have a mid-life crisis.

“No earrings, no tattoos, no leather trousers,” he said. “Maybe I’d be buying a £250k motor this morning if I had a licence and could be bothered learning to drive.”

Days after receiving criticism for missing Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert, it’s been reported that the Oasis songwriter has donated profits from his song Don’t Look Back In Anger to the victims of the attack on 22 May.

Manchester’s Radio X DJ Gordon Smart spoke out in defence of the Mancunian rocker, announcing that he had organised the charity payments long before the gig on Sunday evening.

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Noel Gallagher with his brother Liam


“It’s only right to point out”, Smart told his listeners, “and I don’t think this is public knowledge because I’m sure he would never [have] 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.”

In the days leading up to the concert last Sunday evening, rumours had swirled of an Oasis reunion.

Liam Gallagher turned up on the night, performing Live Forever with Coldplay, but Noel was nowhere to be seen. Liam then seized the opportunity on Monday morning to reignite their long-standing feud, tweeting: “Noels out of the f***ing country weren’t we all love get on a f***ing plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f***”.

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