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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Swoop In

Former Oasis guitarist and principal songwriter Noel Gallagher now rolls with a band 10 members deep. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds includes a brass section and a scissors player (really). Noel and his birds perform songs their latest album Who Built the Moon? and Noel talks with World Cafe's Talia Schlanger about drawing inspiration from Blondie and Kanye West, how it feels to perform Oasis' huge hit "Don't Look Back in Anger" these days, and his theory on coffee and the TV sitcom "Friends" ruining rock and roll. Noel also addresses the personal stories that are off-limits in his songwriting, including the abuse he experienced at the hands of his father when he was a kid and what he's doing to try and make sure his own children have a different upbringing than Noel and his famously feuding brother Liam Gallagher had.

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