Noel Gallagher was honoured with the BMI President’s Award at the BMI London Awards yesterday in recognition of his ‘influence on songwriting within the music industry’.
Reflecting on his career during interviews on the red carpet, Gallagher reiterated his indifference towards an Oasis reunion, but accepted it’s a past he will always be associated with. “We broke up because of a perfect storm of little things,” he told the PA.
“Once it was done it was done. It was me and the other fella. I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without him, he wouldn’t have got anywhere without me.”
“I’m going to cryogenically freeze this hairdo and that will probably stay out in the universe forever, being my representative – the news reels will say ‘ex-Oasis’. I’m cool with that. I’m not bothered about my solo career being compared to that, nothing is going to compare to that. We were the best band of our era by a fucking mile.”
Gallagher was hailed as ‘one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation’ by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill last month when he was announced as this year’s recipient of the President’s Award.
“His originality and authenticity have inspired musicians and fans around the world, both as the songwriting genius behind Oasis and as a solo artist,” he added.