Johnny Marr and Paul Weller have hailed Noel Gallagher and declared that "he doesn’t need to reform his former band Oasis".
Both Marr and Weller have worked with Gallagher and they claim his current live set up and recent Number One album 'Chasing Yesterday' is some of his best work ever.
Weller told NME mag: "I couldn't give a fuck if Oasis got back together again because I like what he does now," and added: "He gets better and better I think. His new album is wicked."
Marr said: "When I played with him recently [Marr joined Gallagher onstage at Manchester Arena last month], it's interesting because he's filled up this arena and he's managed to do it by inventing a new kind of Noel music which does what you want from it. He still does big melodies, big choruses and places really amazing feeling in there. But it's a new kind of thing he's doing."
The pair also said Gallagher has become an institution in British guitar music over the last 21 years. Marr added: "He's a songwriter, he's been around and been so well known for years, he's a bit of a national treasure. He's serious about what he does."
Weller also revealed that he is planning on finishing a new track with Gallagher when the pair get chance. "The biggest problem I think is keeping him in the studio long enough," he added.
So? What do YOU think? Is Noel Gallagher a national treasure?
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