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Noel Gallagher decided to release solo album after 'annoying' his wife

After saying wife Sara MacDonald "really doesn't like" his new solo project", Noel Gallagher says she is responsible for his decision to launch a solo career because he was ''annoying'' her by being at home so much.

The former Oasis guitarist took a break from music after quitting the band in 2009, but decided to get right back to it.

He said in an interview: "I was in a band, right? And I left. And then I wrote some songs. I had a lot of songs left over from the band. And then I wrote some other songs. And after a couple of years sitting 'round the house, I had a baby. Moved house. My wife decided it was time for me to do something because I was annoying her."

Gallagher and MacDonald married in June 2011 and have two sons, three-year-old Donovan and 10-month-old Sonny.

Noel recently admitted that starting a musical career without his former Oasis bandmates - brother Liam, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, all of whom are now in Beady Eye - is a daunting prospect.

Speaking about his new project, 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', he said: "They're a collective more than a band. Anyone can join and anyone can leave. I was sat in bed one night before I got my band together. I said to my wife, 'It's just dawned on me, I've got to find five other people. I won't know their wives or girlfriends, or mates, and I've got to share a tour bus with them.'

"It's like giving up drugs and moving on to a new circle of friends."

His debut solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is out in October and his tour starts the same month.

Watch the press conference for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' in London here: