One of the more talked about performances at the One Love Manchester benefit concert was Coldplay being joined on stage by Liam Gallagher. That collaboration had people wondering if Noel would be next to join them, thus leading to an Oasis reunion.
That did not happen, as Noel was out of the country and people were quick to criticize him not being at the event. Noel did send a message explaining his absence, but what’s more than that is that he has been donating royalties from ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ to the victim’s families.
“Noel’s brother Liam later hit out at his sibling for not performing at the charity gig, calling him a “sad fuck”.
However, speaking on Radio X this evening (June 6), host Gordon Smart revealed how Noel “secretly” donated his royalties from the song to the cause.
“I’ve seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend,” Smart said. “It’s only right to point out, and I don’t think this is public knowledge because I’m sure he would never 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.”
“Loads of amazing musicians from Manchester couldn’t play the gig, but none of them have been dug out. All that has come from that night is good will from most people.””
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