So what if his band can't make the charity gig...
Daniel Melia
11:40 17th June 2005

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher has been defending the none appearance of his band Oasis at the Live 8 concert in July.

The band are already set to perform at the City of Manchester Stadium on July 2 and are unable to make the concert in London’s Hyde Park the same day reports Launch.

Gallagher said: "If it was possible, it would be nice to take part. It's the general thing that rock stars should be doing something to fucking sort this out. And it's like, 'Well, all right, that's what Bono and [Chris] Martin are for'."

"I don't like the way that somebody suddenly decides that all the bands in England are going to fuckin' play and everybody jumps to attention."

Other notable no-shows for the event are Blur and Radiohead who turned down offers from Bob Geldof to play the event.

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