Richard Ashcroft Could Work With Noel Gallagher

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Richard Ashcroft has said that he is open to working with Noel Gallagher and said that it could happen some time in the future. The Verve singer will be releasing a new solo album later this year.

He will release his new album These People on May 14th, which is his fourth solo album to date. Speaking in a recent interview with NME, Richard Ashcroft spoke about the possibility of working with Noel Gallagher on a new album.

He first spoke about the adulation he has for Noel saying “You can get as many songwriters in a room as you want for your new talent show contest winner, it’s never gonna sound like a great Noel Gallagher song sung by Liam, it’s never gonna reach ‘Live Forever’, it’s never gonna be [Verve song] ‘Lucky Man’. We know that.”

He then responded to recent claims that Noel is interested in doing an album with him. Ashcroft said “It’s a great compliment for Noel to say something like that, and in the future who knows what might happen. I wish things like this would’ve happened years ago.”

Richard Ashcroft also spoke about his fondness for his fellow Britpop rivals “Even the guys we had a bit of friction with, I look back and wish them luck.”

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