Following the Manchester terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert last month, Noel Gallagher quietly donated the royalties from Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” to help the victims’ families, NME reports. A representative for Gallagher confirmed the news to Pitchfork. Liam Gallagher chided his brother yesterday for not participating in “One Love Manchester”—the all-star concert Grande held on Sunday—and called him a “sad fuck.” In response to Liam’s tweets, Radio X host Gordon Smart defended Noel by revealing the news about his donation.
“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,” said Smart. “That was before any gig was mentioned.” Coldplay covered the song at Grande’s benefit, leading the audience in a sing along. They thanked and defended Noel on Twitter earlier today.