Noel Gallagher Donates ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ Royalties To Manchester Fund


It has been revealed that Noel Gallagher ‘secretly’ donated the profits from ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ to families of those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Manchester two weeks ago. 

The rock legend has been heavily criticised this week, and was called a ‘sad fuck’ by his younger brother, for not appearing at Ariana Grande’s ‘One Love’ concert.

But it turns out Noel Gallagher wanted to do his bit to help a little more low key.

Radio X host Gordon Smart confirmed royalties from the anthemic song to the cause, before he even knew of the gig that would be held.

Smart said: 

I’ve seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend. 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.


Smart went on to defend Gallagher’s absence, saying that there were plenty of other musicians who couldn’t make it, but none of them seemed to be so heavily criticised.

He continued: 

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.

Top gesture, our kid.