4 June 2023


NOEL GALLAGHER was the new guest to perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of their Radio 2 Piano Room sessions. Among new material he played a cover of Joy Division classic Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Why that one?

NG: “You can’t get out the BBC without doing a cover. When they asked me to do this I was like ‘I’m afraid I’m all Bob Dylan-ed out… I don’t know what to do. I would play this song, this version of it, at home down the years. When they asked me to do it, I was like ‘How can I get away with that?’ Because it’s such an iconic [song] and, being from Manchester… well, this is going to be tricky. But now I’ve got my own studio, I went and did a little demo of it and I was like ‘You know what? I think I might be able to pull this off.’ So we’re going to do ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by the Divs.”



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