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Noel Gallagher On The Best Thing On Being A Solo Artist

Noel Gallagher has been asked what's the best thing about being a solo artist.

He told the new issue of Q "You don't have to do things by committee. I've taken a few projects now to the point where I thought they were shit and just canned them. You can do that. To be a solo artist and an independent artist is a great place to be because you don't answer to a record label, you don't answer to an A&R department. It can be hairy at times, trying to make it all work, but it's better than I thought it would be. I thought it would be hard work and it's been a breeze. If you can write and you can play, you've got it all".

When questioned on why he thought it would be hard work he said "Well, I'd never done it before. When bands break up and the guitarist goes solo you can count on two fingers the guitarists who have been any good. It's usually the other guy.  Robert Plant and Jimmy Page for instance, Ian Brown and John Squire for instance. What I had in my favour is I'd sung and done gigs, not through desire but necessity, to get the band out of the shit. So nobody was freaking out when they heard my voice. Usually when a guitarist goes solo you go, "Is that what you sound like? Fucking hell!"

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