Noel Gallagher Says David Bowie's New Album Proves Reunions Shouldn't Rely On The Past
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.06.2013
Bowie's singing something new...
NME spoke with Noel Gallagher about Davie Bowie's comeback album The Next Day (which will be out on March 12), which he said "blew his mind" and shows that returning acts don't have to rely on past material.
He said: "It's great to hear his voice singing something new. The more you hear 'Where Are We Now?' the better it gets. The video's mad – like his fucking cat directed it. What it proved to me is that reunions are fucking shite. If you had turned on the news and it had said, 'David Bowie is to do a fucking series of concerts next year,' everyone would have gone, 'Oh great, can't wait, that's it, let's talk about something else.' But we're still talking about that song. New music and records rule, but reunions for gigs are shit, you know."
He also praised Bowie's ability to keep the album a secret and said he doubts that Bowie will never perform the new songs live, as any live dates would be "fucking bedlam".